July 13, 2012
Senate Democrat Leader Reid Recently Embraced Richard Carmona’s Democrat Candidacy
PHOENIX – After being the only Democrat in the entire country to be recruited by President Barack Obama, today Democrat Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., embraced Democrat Richard Carmona’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate. During a conference call organized by President Obama, Reid openly embraced Carmona’s candidacy, because he knows if Carmona gets to Washington he’ll be a rubberstamp for his failed economic policies. Reid was the author of ObamaCare – which Richard Carmona supports. Additionally, as President Obama’s top lieutenant in the Senate, Reid personally twisted enough arms in Washington to muscle through the failed $825 billion stimulus.
“It’s no secret Democrat Leader Harry Reid is excited about Richard Carmona’s candidacy, because he know that Carmona will be a rubberstamp for his liberal tax-and-spend agenda,” said Arizona Republican Party spokesman Tim Sifert. “Given that we’re right next door to Nevada, Arizonans deserve to know when Richard Carmona and Harry Reid will campaign together in the Grand Canyon State.”
Richard Carmona Supported ObamaCare Which Was Written By His Party Boss Harry Reid
In September 2009, Carmona Said Health Care Reform Was Essential To Contain Escalating Costs. “Before the members of the public spoke, former U.S. Surgeon General and Tucson resident Dr. Richard Carmona told the crowd that health-care reform is essential to contain escalating costs and to change a system that focuses on ‘sick care’ rather than health. He added that he’s been disappointed at how many of the forums on national reform have devolved into shouting matches.” (Stephanie Innes, “Crowd Attentive, At Times Rowdy,” Arizona Daily Star, 9/1/09)
In March 2010, Carmona Announced Support For ObamaCare, Stating “We Need To Move Toward A Health Care System, Not The Sick Care System That We Have Today. This Legislation Moves Us Closer To That. This Bill Is Not Perfect. But These Are Complex Issues And We Must Move Forward.” “Carmona served as the 17th surgeon general of the United States under President George W. Bush. Last year, he participated in series of health care town halls that the congresswoman held in Tucson, Sierra Vista and Green Valley. ‘The issue facing our country is how do we get the best care for the most people at the least cost,’ Carmona said. ‘We spend more for health care than any other nation on Earth, but the metrics of our results don’t reflect that. We need to move toward a health care system, not the sick care system that we have today. This legislation moves us closer to that. This bill is not perfect. But these are complex issues and we must move forward. And then I hope we can sit down with level heads and make it even better for the benefit of the American people.’” (“U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Announces Support For Historic Health Insurance Reform Legislation,” Congresswoman Giffords Press Release, 3/20/10)