AG Candidate Ed Martin Puts 'Obamacare' Opposition On Wheels

The Attorney is using an old ambulance to collect petition signatures.

Chalk this up as one of the more unusual transportation vehicles utilized during the 2012 election season: St. Louis City attorney Ed Martin’s campaign for attorney general is using a retrofitted ambulance aimed at showcasing the Republican’s opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care plan.

Martin’s campaign announced last week that the “Ed Martin for Attorney General Campaign ‘Stop Obamacare’ Ambulance” would be traveling around the state to collect signatures against the health care law passed in 2010. 

“We are inviting citizens from across the state to come out to the ‘Stop Obamacare’ Ambulance Tour and sign the petition to stop the implementation of Obamacare here in Missouri,” Martin said in a statement. “The petition is meant to protect the rights of Missourians, something that Obama's Lawyer, Chris Koster, seems to have no interest in doing.”

Not everybody reacted to the ambulance favorably. Jane Dueker, a Stinson Morrison Hecker attorney who previously worked for former Gov. Bob Holden, said on Twitter, “in my opinion, ‘gimmick’ is polite. Crazy Eddie has now down shifted into [embarrassment].”

Koster, the Democratic incumbent, filed a brief last year arguing that the individual mandate portion of the health care law was unconstitutional. But the brief also stated that the rest of the law didn’t have to be voided. Martin’s campaign has argued that the document was inadequate.

In any case, Martin still needs to get past Livingston County Prosecutor Adam Warren in the Republican primary to face off against Koster. And Koster has an enormous financial advantage over both candidates.

wahhhbulance May 05, 2012 at 10:20 PM
The seniors need to get off of the government dime, too. Period. I'm tired of supporting their dead weight.
Rahib May 07, 2012 at 09:46 PM
"They teach their children how not to work . . ." Really? Do you have even a shred of proof to back up that outrageous statement, Mary, or is that what Sean Hannity told you to write?
Devon Seddon May 08, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Rahib, Kids watch what parents do. Whether people want the government to be the parent or not. Kids watch what their parents do. They should, parents should be their kid's hero. So, If it's OK for them, why wouldn't a kid see it as OK? It's the example they are shown. (Or what they're taught) So, with an understanding of that. You are now welcome to give me 'one shred of proof' that kids don't see their parents as role models or see this everyday as an example what to do. Or is that what EVERY OTHER NETWORK told you to write? That will be the tough one. When people disagree with you, you call them drones of one of your hated call-in talk shows. (It's funny, the 'party of the people' doesn't want the people to be able to express themselves over the air like they can on a call-in talk show. They don't care to HEAR what the people think. They think they should be one's that are entitled to TELL the people what to think. They've even banned government entities, including the Social Security Office from visiting talk shows & answering questions about what they do, and how to follow procedures... that is, until after the election of course. Try it, call 'em up and ask if they will do an interview with you. When they say they can't, ask why.) Isn't it odd that the people who are the product of media influence & bias, who are conditioned to think & talk in such a way by every major network, are always the first ones to turn around and try to project who/what they are onto you?
Devon Seddon May 08, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Careful citing the Riverfront Times. It's almost as dangerous as citing the Post.
Rahib August 27, 2012 at 09:37 PM
At least they are citing something, Devon. Still waiting for Mary to cite some proof for her outrageously bigoted statement. Also waiting for you to cite your proof (sound of crickets chirping).


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