I’m disappointed with Kay Hagan’s latest TV ad boasting of the nonpartisan National Journal selecting her as the U.S. Senate’s “Most Moderate Senator, not too far left, not too far right – just like North Carolina.” I don’t know if we really need a politician who, so to speak, “is neither too hot nor too cold!”
We shouldn’t encourage those who are afraid to stand behind their votes regardless of their political leanings. Hagan voted for the Affordable Care Act, which added over 100,000 of the uninsured to the rolls of private health insurance plans. That number is amazing since our General Assembly and governor have refused to establish a state health insurance exchange.
If I were her, I’d be focusing on the good things that my votes brought to North Carolina and what the opposition did to deny legislation that would help my constituents. If I would call Hagan about Obamacare as one ad suggests, I’d tell her that far too many politicians are afraid to forcefully stand behind their positions, relying on misleading ads funded by outside groups. We need more honest politicians regardless of their party, not fewer.