Health Care Lobbyist Throws White Trash Party on Capitol Hill: NASCAR Rednecks Mocked

Providing “suds and grub” at a townhouse on Capitol Hill, a lobbying firm for Barack Obama’s ObamaCare is asking supporters to get “gussied up in your Sunday jorts, mullets, and fullets and come on down to the White Trash Reception.” Mocking NASCAR is a big belly laugh with elitists on Capitol Hill.  Sounds racist to me. See a Jack Abramhoff video below.

Lobbyists are gearing-up for a major push, even though many backed-off awaiting the Supreme Court ruling. Considering that not a single Republican voted for ObamaCare, and every Democrat voted for it, how will lobbying be effective…now? Are they hoping to stop the Repeal vote? Or is this directed at the voter?

The House history of repealing ObamaCare:

To date, the House has voted 30 times to defund, dismantle and repeal the Affordable Care Act. In one of the first acts of the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives 18 months ago, the House first voted to repeal the health care law, January 19, 2011, passing the measure 245-189. At the time, just three House Democrats — Reps. Dan Boren of Oklahoma, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, and Mike Ross of Arkansas — joined the House GOP in supporting repeal. A month later, repeal failed in the Democrat-controlled Senate 47-51.

Congressman Allen West gets it. It’s a tax and a tax that Congress did not vote for or against:

“I don’t think it’s symbolic,” Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., told ABC Monday evening. “Now that we know that the truth is out there that this is a tax, we need to be able to let the American people know where we stand.”

Take a look at this:

Should we expect K Street’s floodgates to open with the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the act’s constitutionality?

Almost certainly, particularly coming in the midst of the presidential election.
An early signal is in how many companies and organizations have hired new lobby firms…

They’ve chosen some of Washington’s major players:

DLA Piper has signed on with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and MedCo Health Solutions. Blue Cross subsidiaries have also signed with Mehlman Vogel and ML Strategies.

Mercury/Clark & Weinstock is now representing the Federation of American Hospitals.

Ogilvy Government Relations registered this month as a lobby shop for Assurant, Inc.

Alston & Bird is representing Medical Mutual of Ohio and the National Association of Children’s Hospitals.

Bryan Cave registered in April as lobbyists for Centene Corporation.

Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock is representing Kindred Healthcare.

C2 Group signed with America’s Health Insurance Plans. Partner Scott Styles is a former senior vice president with AHIP…

According to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, the insurance industry spent almost $9.8 million last year on lobbying activities. Hospitals and nursing homes spent $20.5 million. Health services and HMOs spent $18.3 million.

 See chart of mammoth lobbying expenditures 2009 vs first quarter 2012 here. Read the White Trash Reception details here.

If the video disappears or does not play, view it here.

Jack Abramoff on Lobbyists and HealthCare (video)

  • montanaconserv

    If it was a true White Trash party, they’d be saying BYOB…. LOL! idiots.

    • montanaconserv – that’s about the only thing they leftout, other than the word “moonshine.”

  • Yea, right. It sounds like a normal Obama stump speech – talking to “folks” and dropping his g’s. They’all hopin’ he show-zup?

    • Ran, Capitol Hill has become the White Trash Capitol of America. “White Trash” no longer connotes “White” persons. Did you know that?

  • Just wait until November and the NASCAR rednecks go to the polls en masse.

  • What a bunch of arrogant morons.

    • Teresa, I consider them “the” white trash.

  • Well at least all of you can make me laugh about it. I completely agree, the only thing they left out was the BYOB. Some of my family members would be cringing at the NASCAR label though… oh well, they’ve earned it. White trash party coming our way. :/