Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Barbara Norton and Highway To Health Care

The Make America Happen bus stopped in Shreveport yesterday. The group is touring the country promoting ObamaCare. Make America Happen is part of AFSCME which is American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which is part of the AFL-CIO; no surprise that they support ObamaCare.

There were some local politicians in attendance at the Highway2HealthCare bus stop at County Market in Shreveport yesterday; Representative Barbara Norton was there (she's also the godmother of Hurricane Chris and introduced him in the Louisiana legislature earlier this summer) and City Councilman Joe Shyne. Shyne was convicted in federal court of extortion in the early 1990s and later pardoned by Governor Mike Foster.

The Highway for Healthcare Now website says, "AFSCME is part of Health Care for America Now (HCAN), a national grassroots campaign of more than 950 organizations in 46 states representing 30 million people dedicated to winning quality, affordable health care we all can count on in 2009. Our organization and principles are supported by President Obama, Vice President Biden, and more than 190 members of Congress."

This video is La. State Representative Barbara Norton refusing to speak about ObamaCare. It was sent to me by Matt Sciba, who shot the footage.


G. R. said...

Talk about being damned if you do and damned if you don't. At least there's hope in what happened here.
Barbara Norton knew she's ignorant and didn't want to open her mouth and prove that fact, but in the mean time by not speaking she proved she's ignorant.

I guess thisincident disproves the old saying, "It's best to keep your mouth shut and let people think you're a fool, than open your mouth and remove all doubt."

Jim said...

First time I've ever known Norton not to open her mouth and make a fool of herself . .

Anonymous said...

Barbara Norton is proof positive you don't have to have intelligence to win an elected position. In some cases, like Barbara's, just tenacity.

She has run for just about every thing she could from city council, school board, etc. for over twenty years and never won. The only reason why she won this time was that her opponent was goofier than her.