Jan Brewer Called an "Ally of Obamacare" -- Is it Really Surprising?

Right next to what you would expect to be a story about hell freezing over is a story with the headline "Arizona's Jan Brewer becomes unlikely ally of Obamacare" in Politico.

Seeing as Governor Jan Brewer has signed budgets that call for cuts in Medicaid coverage (remember the transplant debacle?), and joined in on the lawsuit seeking to stop the Affordable Care Act, her defense of Obamacare -- or, at least, her acceptance of the law's Medicaid expansion -- might seem surprising.

Brewer seems to fancy herself as the anti-Obama, as evidenced by her sticking her finger in the President's face; although that wasn't healthcare-related, it was Obama-related.

But now, it's become pretty clear at home and across the country that Brewer's very serious about her Medicaid "restoration" plan, and she seems to have a pretty good shot of having her plan passed by the Legislature.

This plan also has the super-right-wingers crapping themselves, as evidenced in this video below (a somewhat coherent conservative opinion can be found here):

The thing is, Democrats and Republicans alike tend to be fans of "free" money from Washington, so at the end of the day, are you really surprised that Brewer's being called an "ally of Obamacare"?

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Matthew Hendley
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