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Chris Christie Praises Obamacare Medicaid Expansion At Town Hall, South Carolina Responds

Chris Christie, thy name is hypocrite.

The hypocrisy of Chris Christie is typical of most conservative politicians. Don't pay attention to what they say, only what they do. IOKIYAR. Chris Christie's RGA recently attacked South Carolina's State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, who is challenging Republican Gov. Nikki Haley for the South Carolina governorship for supporting medicaid expansion there.

The Republican Governors Association is attacking the South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate for supporting Obamacare's Medicaid expansion -- even though several RGA members, including its chair, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, have adopted the expansion. The Washington Post reported that the RGA had made a $200,000 buy to air a new ad against State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, who is challenging Republican Gov. Nikki Haley for the South Carolina governorship.

"Remember this guy, Sheheen? Well first, Sheheen supported much of Obamacare. But then he refused to support the lawsuit to stop it," the ad says. "Now, Vincent Sheheen wants to use Obamacare for a $2 billion expansion of Medicaid in South Carolina. "It ends with the ominous text: "Vincent Sheheen's Plan: Even More Obamacare."

As I said before, what a lyin' sack of garbage the RGA is, but what's even more amazing is that Christie is not shy about flaunting his support for Medicaid expansion. Has he bullied the press so much that hey won't even question his actions in South Carolina while doing just the opposite in his own state?

We worked together, but he's just dead wrong on this,” Christie said. “The President made a mistake. As a guy who's in these jobs, mistakes get made... But you can't be stubborn about it.” The governor argued that they need to “start over” on health care, but did not favor repealing the law.

Christie addressed the fact that New Jersey accepted Medicaid expansion, an optional portion of the law that many Republican governors rejected.

“We expanded Medicaid, because we believe that folks are better off going to see physicians and having care than going to emergency rooms all the time. ... But the rest of this program does not make any sense,” he said.

His answer comes as the Republican Governors Association, which he chairs, is taking heat for targeting a Democrat in the South Carolina gubernatorial race for supporting Medicaid expansion. Democrats have seized on the attack to try to paint Christie as hypocritical.

South Carolina has responded to the bogus attacks on Vincent Sheheen by going after Gov. Christie:

A Democratic candidate for South Carolina governor has called out Gov. Chris Christie as a hypocrite after the Republican Governors Associate attacked the candidate for his stance on Medicaid expansion - a stance Christie himself has taken in New
Jersey.

In a letter to Christie, Sheheen asked for an explanation.

"You and I have the same position on this issue—keep our own federal tax dollars working for the people of our states," Sheheen said. "Then today, the Republican Governors Association, which you Chair, launched attack ads against me for taking the same position that you and seven other GOP Governors have taken on Medicaid expansion."

Sheheen asked the governor to show what sort of impact the federal money has had on the state, and if it was a positive one, rescind the attack ad.

"So please – provide us with the numbers on the impact that your choice to accept federal Medicaid dollars has had on New Jersey to clarify this matter once and for all, Sheheen said. "And if, as you predicted, that choice to reclaim your state's tax dollars has benefited New Jersey, then I call on you to have the RGA take down this misleading attack ad."

The national media as well as NJ's localites should pounce on Gov. Christie over this monumental bait and switch game that he's playing.

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