Heidi Heitkamp Has No Integrity

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I don’t normally post a lot of videos produced by the Republican party, because they’re usually sort of shallow political point-scoring, but I really like this one from the NRSC celebrating the two-year anniversary of Heidi Heitkamp’s embrace of Obamacare.

The video juxtaposes video of Heitkamp’s vigorous, passionate endorsement of Obamacare with her more recent comments questioning the law. At the end, the video says “integrity matters,” and that’s an important point.

Heitkamp’s flip-flop goes beyond mere disagreement over Obamacare. Whatever you may think of the health care law, the fact is that Heitkamp is being dishonest about her position on the issue. She was once, literally, a cheerleader for the law standing on stage and leading rallies of liberals and union activists in support of the law. Now, as a federal candidate, she’s claiming she was skeptical of the law.

Yet, she never communicated that skepticism before.

It’s one thing for Heitkamp to embrace a policy that’s unpopular with North Dakotans. An honest disagreement on policy between Heitkamp and those she’s asking to elect her, while not politically convenient, is at least honest.

But Heitkamp isn’t being honest.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

    No integrity?  She’s perfect for Kent Conradwide’s seat.  

    • Roy_Bean

      Maybe Kent could introduce her to Angelo and they could be freinds too.

  • Camsaure

    The GOP leadership in ND is also lacking in some integrity. While I already had despised Hidey for her dishonest tactics. Poolman and Stein really have not any more integrity.

  • The Fighting Czech

    the only way I see Heidi gets elected,  is if she promises to take her brother with her,  and promises (strike that, Were talking about a politican here),  Signs a legal binding document,     to never let him talk into a microphone again anywhere within airwave’s reach of the tri state area. 

  • Jimmypop

    she cannot win and everyone knows it.

    she got greedy…. had she gone for the governors spot, should could have made this a real race. i don’t even want to vote for jack. has he spent all his surpluses and handed out big pay raises on his farm yet?

  • Camsaure

    I wish she would take that Harley Davidson jacket off. Being a lifelong Harley rider whom believes in freedom, I see this as offensive to that great motorcycle brand and their riders love for America and freedom.  Years back I remember seeing her in a leather jacket. Knowing how leftist she is and how she backs all fringe groups, I felt like asking her: How many cows did they have to kill to get enough leather to make your jacket?

  • Jay

    In other news Sayanythingblog.com needs to post daily, the Earth revolves around the Sun.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      What’s that supposed to mean?

      • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

         I think he’s calling you out for posting the obvious. 

  • O’Kelley

    That is Heidi in the vedio?????? The picture of her they use in the Grand Forks Herald must be her high school graduation picture.  In real life, she appears to be 20+ years older and 80 pounds heavier

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