Sen. Bill Nelson’s really weak statement on SCOTUS decision to uphold Obamacare

in Uncategorized by

THIS! This statement from Senator Bill Nelson is exactly why Democrats are in the minority in Florida:

“A lot of us feel the health-care law wasn’t perfect.  But it was needed.  Our system was broken and we had to do something.  Insurance companies were refusing to cover people or dropping those who got sick.  So, we passed legislation to prevent insurers from running roughshod over people.  And today, the Supreme Court upheld most of these reforms.  Now, I think it’s time we finish the job of fixing our economy and creating more jobs.”

The conservative Supreme Court just upheld the most important legislation passed since the Civil Rights movement and the Democratic US Senator of the state which was challenging the law leads off with, “A lot of us feel the health-care law wasn’t perfect.”

Weak, just weak.

Nelson’s statement should be dripping with the champagne he should have popped in celebration of today’s events.  Instead, he sounds like a Republican who grudgingly voted for the bill.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.