Last week, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Attorney General Hector Balderas appeared on the front steps to the New Mexico Capitol building to join in a sad rally of a few dozen paid (mostly out-of-state) socialized medicine extremists from George Soros-funded “Protect Our Care,” bemoaning the Trump Administration’s repeal of the Obamacare’s Individual Mandate, which forced Americans to buy health care, or else they would be penalized with a hefty fee for not having health care.
Before the “rally” begun, Grisham screeched at the emcee, yelling, “It’s not the best idea… we’re speaking right in front of the sun, so…” while putting her arm over her eyes to block out the light. He replied, “oh, great, we’ll figure it out.” Grisham shook her head, and yelled even louder, “IT’S YOUR SHOW, YOU DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO!”
The emcee began his speech, invoking scare tactics and lies from the get-go, complaining about what he described as “the ongoing GOP sabotage, led by Donald Trump to take away your health care.”
While Michelle Lujan Grisham stood on a crate, yelling at the “crowd” and emcee of the shoddily put-together event, screeching about the Martinez Administration. After trashing Martinez’ supposed “violation of the Affordable Care Act, she said, “That’s going to be rebuilt brick by brick, service by service, provider by provider, all patients, and we’re requiring the same parody by our private insurance providers.”
In her signature MLG fear-mongering tone, Grisham warned of the consequences of Democrats losing in 2020. “If we’re not successful in the 2020 elections, and we don’t get our law enforcement and top lawyers engaged in the way that you’ve gotten your Attorney General engaged, there is so much to lose. I could be here all day. And the reality is this: if it weren’t enough to provide these health care guarantees to you and your families, without those guarantees, the costs of health care go up for everyone else. So that we then begin completely being priced out of the market. It will, in fact, collapse on itself,” she said.
Nothing like a little old fashioned alarmist screeching to keep someone awake through the sad excuse for a “rally.” Then, AG Hector Balderas took the stage, making sure to keep his remarks short, while still packing a punch (possibly literally).
Balderas looked fondly at what he called “victories… bringing the law together close with inspired citizens, and that’s what turns into this great street fight called America.” A street fight, huh?
Does that sound very peaceful or law-abiding for that matter, especially coming from the Attorney General? Well, Balderas doubled down, saying “We are going to protect the individual mandate, we’re going to continue to fight for women’s health options, and more importantly, we’re going to make sure that we understand this is about justice and civil rights. I’m not up here just as the state’s top law enforcement officer, litigating and prepare to take this all the way to the United States Supreme Court.”
So, he pretty much just clarified how he will use his office (as a supposed unbiased law enforcer) for a political means, and he isn’t afraid to boast about it.
The rally concluded with clapping and Grisham scolding event coordinators not to eat Coloradans’ green chile.