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Rick Scott Flip-Flops On Obamacare

Teabaggers are losing their shit on the news that Florida Gov. Rick Scott has abruptly reversed his position on Obamacare. 
Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday he supports expanding Medicaid and funneling billions of federal dollars to Florida, a significant policy reversal that could bring health care coverage to 1 million additional Floridians. "While the federal government is committed to pay 100 percent of the cost, I cannot, in good conscience, deny Floridians the needed access to health care," Scott said at a hastily called news conference at the Governor's Mansion. Scott, a former hospital executive, spoke with unusual directness about helping the "poorest and weakest" Floridians — a stunning about-face for a small-government Republican who was one of the loudest voices in an aggressive, and ultimately unsuccessful, legal strategy to kill a law he derided as "Obamacare."
One teabagger reacted by calling Scott "the Benedict Arnold to the patriot and Tea Party movement in Florida."  Move over, Karl Rove.

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