Posted: 10:01 am Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Ralph Hudgens: No longer an Obamacare ‘obstructionist’ 

By Jim Galloway, Greg Bluestein and Daniel Malloy

Ralph Hudgens, right, the Republican state insurance commissioner, in a 2010 file photo. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

Ralph Hudgens, right, the Republican state insurance commissioner, in a 2010 file photo. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

Last year, when Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said he would do “everything in our power to be an obstructionist” when it came to Obamacare, he became the national example — as far as Democrats were concerned — of red-state hard-headedness to the law.

But there are signs that Republicans have begun to de-emphasize their attacks on the Affordable Care Act. And Hudgens is an example of that, too.

First, a bit of background from Bloomberg:

Republicans seeking to unseat the U.S. Senate incumbent in North Carolina have cut in half the portion of their top issue ads citing Obamacare, a sign that the party’s favorite attack against Democrats is losing its punch.

The shift — also taking place in competitive states such as Arkansas and Louisiana — shows Republicans are easing off their strategy of criticizing Democrats over the Affordable Care Act now that many Americans are benefiting from the law and the measure is unlikely to be repealed.

Your daily jolt on politics from the AJC's Political insider blogNow, as for Hudgens. The state insurance commissioner told our AJC colleague Nicholas Fouriezos on Wednesday that he just got caught up in the heat of the moment last August:

“I spoke to a Republican group in Rome, Ga., and I said I was going to be an obstructionist, but I can’t be. I mean, I was talking to a Republican group and I was throwing them some red meat. …

“I’m not a fan of it. I don’t think it’s going to work. But there’s nothing I can do about it. “

Perhaps more important, Hudgens said four insurance agencies that are expected to join the Georgia health insurance market place, bringing the number up to nine. The new four: UnitedHealthcare, Cigna, Assurant and Coventry  – did so after waiting to see what would happen in the first year of the ACA’s implementation.

“They know what the prices are, they know what the experience is, so they took a wait and see attitude and now they’ve come in,” said Hudgens, who faces Democrat Liz Johnson in a November general election.

Hudgens said the additions will give consumers more choices, at least, on paper. The new companies could also bring down the cost. “The consumer in Georgia is going to be able to choose between nine companies, but really they’re choosing the same product,” Hudgens said. “The pricing is not going to be the same but the coverage is.”

However, Hudgens said still didn’t see the benefits for most Georgia citizens. “The only reason I see for an individual to go into that federally facilitated exchange and buy a product is if they are eligible for a federal subsidy. There is a real question in that federal district court ruled strict compliance with the language of the ACA says that if it’s a federal exchange (like in Georgia), no subsidies are available.”

A separate court ruling found exactly otherwise — so the point remains in dispute.

***

Three of the four top Democratic and Republican candidates will be on a stage in Macon this afternoon.

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon, with a sold-out audience of 1,100, will feature a debate/forum/comparison shopping opportunity featuring two of the three candidates for U.S. Senate. Libertarian Amanda Swafford was not invited.

You may watch the noon confrontation between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue by clicking here, courtesy of 13MAZ. If you miss it, C-SPAN plans a delayed broadcast.

Gov. Nathan Deal will have the stage in a preliminary greeting – but Democratic rival Jason Carter will be working the crowd, we were told this morning. It wouldn’t suprise us if former U.S. senator Sam Nunn and former Gov. Sonny Perdue are in the audience, too. This is their home turf.

Update at 11:06 a.m.: The Democratic campaign of Jason Carter sends word that the gubernatorial candidate will not be at this afternoon’s gathering.

***

The New York Times now gives Perdue an 88 percent chance of victory.

A series of polls showing Perdue ahead has the race tipping in the Republican’s favor — resulting, in the paper’s “Leo” forecasting model, in an increase in Republican hopes to take over the Senate in January.

***

The conservative-leaning Washington Times is needling Democrat Jason Carter over his support for gay marriage.

The piece calls on Gov. Nathan Deal to pressure the Democrat to say “unequivocally whether he would be prepared as governor to fully defend Georgia’s state constitutional amendment, enacted by the people, that defines traditional marriage.”

Responding to pressure from gay media organizations this month, Carter’s campaign said he supports “civil marriage equality,” a position roundly criticized by the Times. You can read the full piece here.

***

Republicans are planning an event on Friday for a controversial Texas Republican.bettis

Democratic allies sent us word of the BBQ featuring Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, an outspoken proponent of the “‘birther” movement who once compared homosexuality to bestiality.

The Franklin County GOP is hosting the dinner with Gohmert and Rep. Doug Collins on Friday, and Gov. Nathan Deal is set to appear at a separate event there on Saturday – not with Gohmert.

Elizabeth Bettis, a grassroots organizing specialist who once worked for the Deal campaign but now works for the state party, is listed as a contact. We’re told Deal has no connection to the event, and that Bettis hasn’t worked for the campaign since the primary.

***

Republicans are telling Bloomberg News they feel bullish about expanding their majority in the U.S. House. Except for that pesky last white Democrat in the Deep South who’s still polling strong. From Bloomberg’s Al Hunt:

In the House, Republicans are confident they will add five to 10 seats to their majority, even while losing a handful of seats they now hold. One top strategist notes that in the party’s polling of the two dozen Democratic-held seats they’re targeting, there’s only one where the Democratic candidate tops 50 percent. That’s John Barrow of Georgia, who has held on to a Republican-leaning district for a decade with a conservative voting record and shrewd political campaigning.

And today Barrow dropped a new ad shot at the Port of Savannah, touting how when the Obama administration did not include any port deepening money in its budget “I took ‘em on.” He adds, “and this year, we finally got it done.”

It should be noted that while Congress did authorize the project to begin with state money, the administration has yet to cough up the dough.

The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons is also weighing in on the race with $56,000 for a three-week pro-Barrow radio ad buy. The group tends to give more to Republicans than Democrats.

***

Rep. Austin Scott, R-Tifton, who serves on the Armed Forces Committee, has a template for how U.S. forces should approach ISIL in Iraq and Syria: Colombia’s FARC revolutionaries, who are now engaged in peace talks with the government.

This is what Scott told constituents in Forsyth on Wednesday, via the Macon Telegraph, after saying we must change course in Iraq:

“In Colombia, we train and we equip and we provide intelligence. The ground game is carried out by their citizens. … You don’t have U.S. soldiers on the ground,” he said. “It has worked, and many of the things we have done in other countries haven’t worked.”

52 comments
anothercomment
anothercomment

Liz is going to rip Ralph a new one. Even republican women will remember Ralph's preexisting comments about women getting breast cancer at a Republican women's diner. He has allowed $600k Georgians to remain uninsured. He did nothing to negotiate better rates as other iC's did. He has allowed his buddies at State Farm and all state to home owners rates 25 and 25% based on hail BS. They don't even pay have of what a legitimate roofer charges for a real roofer. He has also let them get double did get auto insurance increases. Contractors are pissed because both State Farm and all state won't pay for work based on legal worker rates only the rates of illegal workers. That is not right.

Ralph's you are not going to win.

Jke
Jke

Bernie31 5 hours ago

@EdUktr - What our Dear in-house Palterer is opining about is the pseudology of his representatives who have decided on their own to fill our heads with the duplicity of their intent to move this Nation forward.

This is one of the most humorous things I've ever read. A parody of a comical skit from the late 80s? Is Bernie signaling that he or she has been playing us all this time? Perhaps Bernie and others here are the same. Is Bernie catfishing us?

honested
honested

Poor ralph hudgens.

He's doing everything he can to protect insurance company profits at the expense of Georgia Citizens.

All the while, attempting to circumvent the law and prevent Georgians from obtaining the affordable health care Federal law guarantees them.


Who elects these dolts?

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

I don't see hudgens' hypocrisy of embracing Obamacare as being any more despicable than the cowardice of national and Ga Democrats' running away from Obamacare. There is hardly a Democrat on the national stage who has had the cajones to stand up and voice a full-throated support of the program. Lundengen-Grimes in KY, Prior in AR and Landrieu in LA tout the success of their states' program, but never mention the ACA or Obamacare as the reason for it. As per her modus operandi, Hillary Clinton has nothing to say about it, until she determines which direction the wind blows. Nunn has given tepid response to question regarding it, Carter was a harsh critic when the web site malfunctioned and now only talks of Medicaid expansion without mentioning the ACA's role in it. At some point, when the success of Obamacare has become evident to everyone, these politicians will suddenly point out how they gave their enthusiastic support for Obamacare right from the get-go, and are largely responsible for it's success. In other words, they will be just as big a hypocrite as hudgens.

Bernie31
Bernie31

Now Who are yer going ta Believe ME or Yer LYING Ears and EYES, so says the Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.

Will someone please Call for a Rotor ROOTER, we seemed to have some clogged Pipes.

Every time I go to Flush...Ralph keeps on returning with his LIES.

Bernie31
Bernie31

Ralph Here is yer clue -

GA Ins. Commissioner Ralph Hudgens - Tillman Hangar 2013 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fm-2J4F4v4

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens Hopes Obamacare Implodes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqbhPPj1vy0

Obstruction (Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc3A5iw4inw



"Let me Tell YOU what we are Doing, Everything in our Power to be OBSTRUCTIONIST" -   Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens


As you listin to the Lying Ralph...Take Notice of the Applause and Laughter of The Children Of Darkness.


These are yer God Fearing Jesus loving claiming Pretending republicans of Georgia.

The_Real_Centrist
The_Real_Centrist

Mr. Hudgens, by your own words you are an ACA obstructionist.  And now you are walking back from your position.  How convenient for you.

The_Real_Centrist
The_Real_Centrist

The Republicans on this blog are quoting polls without commenting at all on the Ralph Hudgens story.  How convenient for them.

findog
findog

So, did the GOP commissioner lie to the republicans in NW Georgia or is he lying to the rest of Georgia now?

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

Well - Hudgens has certainly made a fool of himself and proven to have very poor judgment.  This person should not be feeding at the public trough or charged with important public decisions.  Send him back to the farm.

DS
DS

“I spoke to a Republican group in Rome, Ga., and I said I was going to be an obstructionist, but I can’t be. I mean, I was talking to a Republican group and I was throwing them some red meat." --- Ralph Hudgens

So you lied. Got it.

“The consumer in Georgia is going to be able to choose between nine companies, but really they’re choosing the same product,” Hudgens said.

Wrong. The policies fall into broad categories (silver, bronze, etc.), but there can be differences in policy details, in-network doctors, and prescription lists (called "formularies").

Here's a tip: don't take any insurance advice from Ralph Hudgens. He's absolutely clueless.

And while we're at it, let's elect Johnson Insurance Commissioner in November. She's worked in the insurance biz; I have a lot more confidence that she would know what she's doing.

STHornet1990
STHornet1990

"The state insurance commissioner told our AJC colleague Nicholas Fouriezos on Wednesday that he just got caught........"

And there it is. He just got caught...... Like all partisan GOP hacks eventually do come campaign time.

MiltonMan
MiltonMan

"The New York Times now gives Perdue an 88 percent chance of victory.

A series of polls showing Perdue ahead has the race tipping in the Republican’s favor — resulting, in the paper’s “Leo” forecasting model, in an increase in Republican hopes to take over the Senate in January."


Yet The AJC keeps pumping up Mary Nunn.  Sucks to be a liberal in this state when one of the most liberal papers in this country has your golden child candidate going down in flames.

OmriMoggle
OmriMoggle

Only a hyper-partisan fool would defend this Obamacare mess, which is why nearly all Democrats running this year are avoiding talking about it.


Health insurance should be like car insurance and should kick in when there are major problems. Can you imagine what an oil change would cost if it was covered under your auto insurance? You don't bill your car insurance for oil changes or little scratches in your car's paint job.


Also - unlike the gov website, auto insurance sites actually work! I pay $24/month for car insurance at Insurance Panda. With healthcare dot gov, it takes me hours to get an unaffordable BS rate. Who can afford $600/month insurance?


All in the plan. Problems at the end so more can say they tried but couldn't so now anyone can get an extension, further helping enrollment numbers. Add this to the 38 changes made to the law since passage, the joke continues. But, it's the law of the land and cannot be changed!


AvailableName
AvailableName

Hudgens is the perfect politician, "lie" to your base to stir them up and then "moderate" when facing the rational middle in the general election.  He sees no benefits?  How about the thousands with pre-existing conditions now insured that he would exclude and the hundreds of thousands he and Deal succeeded in excluding by refusing to expand Medicaid.  And the can't obstruct part?  He did his damnedest to make it hard for people to get to help people on the exchange.  The good insurance commissioner last fall:


“'We have passed a law that says that a navigator, which is a position in that exchange, has to be licensed by our Department of Insurance,' Hudgens told the audience. 'The ObamaCare law says that we cannot require them to be an insurance agent, so we said fine, we’ll just require them to be a licensed navigator. So we’re going to make up the test, and basically you take the insurance agent test, you erase the name, you write ‘navigator test’ on it.'”*


What an....... pick your own pejorative.


*http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/29/georgia-insurance-commissioner-bragged-publicly-about-sabotaging-obamacare/


Claver
Claver

“The only reason I see for an individual to go into that federally facilitated exchange and buy a product is if they are eligible for a federal subsidy. There is a real question in that federal district court ruled strict compliance with the language of the ACA says that if it’s a federal exchange (like in Georgia), no subsidies are available.”

Does that mean that Hudgens is going to support creating a Georgia exchange?  Or is he fine with Georgians losing their subsidies?

Bernie31
Bernie31

@honested What is Red, Stupid, closed minded, Bigoted, Racist, Prejudiced, Segregationist, Hates Education,  Denier of the Poor & Needy, Pro Corporations over the welfare of People, Homophobic, Self Righteous, Gun Rights LOVER and loves to carry Guns everywhere even in Church, ALWAYS SKERRED, FEARFUL, Poor Health, Spouse Abusers, Sex Deviants, Molesters,  Lover of Death and destruction, War mongers, Lover of all that is Evil,  Lover of the FETUS and Hater of the Child, Anti Welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, Lover of low paying wages, Hater of Unions, Denier of Women's Rights, Pretender to Love Jesus, Christian pretender and claimer, Fake Lover of old Glory, Hates America, Hates ALL Americans who is not White, Hate Healthcare for Americans, Home grown Terrorist, and Loves hanging Tea Bags on their Hats


There is yer Clue!

DS
DS

@

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@AuntieChrist


Those Democrats, however, are not as much a force for inhumanity toward citizens  not having health insurance as Hudgens has been, imo.  


Both of these types of politicians have highlighted all the more how courageous President Obama has been in forging ahead to insure that all Americans of the future have affordable health insurance and care. One day, imo,  this President will be seen for the greatness his vision has enveloped and how he has turned this nation and this world into a more humane one.  Only those who, now, go with polls and popularity as their visions cannot see that far-reaching truth about Barack Obama's substantive and transcendent contributions to our nation in keeping true to its original ideals. 

Bernie31
Bernie31

@AuntieChrist - Your really should drop and remove the word "CHRIST" from yer User name. For there is nothing in your words that you Post here is "CHRIST" like. or even remotely like Christ in any form or fashion.


May I suggest if I am not being to forward with my assertion. A more appropriate name to replace what is Truly and Honestly a reflection that matches your Words, Deeds ,Feelings and Thinking about your fellow Man, State Citizens and other country men of the USA and Men of the World who do not look,think or act as you.


That word would be "SATAN" or something along these lines Aides, yarner, Ananias, viper, Baron Munchausen, the archenemy, Cerberus, the Tempter, Cora, the Old Enemy, Dis, the Fiend, Erebus, the Evil One, Hades, the Devil, His Satanic Majesty, the Common Enemy, Loki, the Adversary, Mephistopheles, spinner of yarns, Old Nick, pseudologue, Orcus, prevaricator, Persephassa, pathological liar, Pluto, mythomaniac, Proserpine, habitual liar, Satanas, fibster, consummate liar, falsifier, devil-god, fallen angel, dirty liar, fabricator, equivocator, fabulist, diablo, false witness, deuce, fibber, Sir John Mandeville, fiend, Rhadamanthus, liar, Proserpina, palterer, Persephone, perjurer, Osiris, pseudologist, Old Scratch, serpent, Minos, storyteller, Lucifer, the Arch-fiend, Kore, the Demon, Hel, the Devil Incarnate, Father of Lies, the Evil Spirit, Dis pater, the Foul Fiend, Despoina, the Old Serpent, Charon, the Wicked One, Beelzebub, the serpent, Apollyon, yarn spinner, Aidoneus.

Anyone of the above names would be Truer in word and deed. You should Thank Me, for helping You to really show to the World what and who you really are...Amen!  

As for me..I think " Consummate Liar" is the better choice when posting. How bout you?  

Bernie31
Bernie31

@EdUktr - What our Dear in-house Palterer is opining about is the pseudology of his representatives who have decided on their own to fill our heads with the duplicity of their intent to move this Nation forward.



Bernie31
Bernie31

@EdUktr - Here is another One proclaiming from on HIGH! 

Telling the REAL GOOD GOD FEARING Jesus loving and Believing Christian Folk of Georgia and NOT dem PRETENDIN REPUBLICANS!

To Fergit it, its Over, No need to fight, Hide, run for cover, git out de way, ski daddle, Git, Yer can't win,  yer Loss already, yer a loser, give up, no need to try, goin home, give it up, ain't gonna happen, yer wishin, yer up a creek wit out a paddle, down de drain, stuck,screwed, locked down, brought low, last, ain't on top, Beat up, abused, and monkey stomped.


All words from the FOLKS who brought to you JUDAS ISCARIOT...The Cheek Kisser! from long ago.


Don't listen to Sir John Mandeville aka (eduktr) or LOKI aka Ralph Hudgens  fer both speak with Forked Tongues and wandering ways.


Eduktr is another Play on Words...fer HIS real intent and goal is ta keep yer UNEDUCATED! Stupid,and uninformed.

To keep you in the Dark, with the shadows, the pit, the hole, the furnace, a place where there is NO Hope at ALL! Despair...


the Evil one is real tricky....he will tell you and show you who he really is but one must be discerning of his Game and intent.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@The_Real_Centrist


What is totally disgusting to me is that Insurance Commissioner Hudgens and Governor Deal have tried to obstruct Obamacare in Georgia, but now that the ACA is showing itself to be beneficial to Americans across the nation, Hudgens is modifying his position - again just to go along with the crowd.


Those who just go along with the crowd have no personal courage or character in my opinion.  Stand up for that which is simply the right thing to do when it is NOT popular.  THAT would take courage and character. Traits too often missing in some Southerners, from my observations of over a half-century.


Bernie31
Bernie31

@STHornet1990 This is a huge Cavern of Divide from BEING CAUGHT and being
a perfidious, Man who has been entrusted to Deal Not in procumbent behavior.

DanLovingood
DanLovingood

@MiltonMan Are you this clueless just like the rest of Georgia Republicans who defend these criminals, or simply stupid?  This isn't about poll, this is about politically deep-sixing every single one of the immoral Republican sons of bitches in November!  Ralph Hudgens,  Nathan Deal AND David Perdue are highest on the state-wide hit list.... And no, it feels very good right now to be a Progressive Liberal in Georgia right now.  How does it feel to live in Milton, mister millionaire?

findog
findog

@MiltonMan great so you republican's can stay home instead of going to the polls on Wednesday, November 5 because its in the bag...

Bernie31
Bernie31

@OmriMoggle If you are only Paying ($24) Twenty-Four Dollars a month for yer Car Insurance, yer must be driving a YUGO with a steering wheel and One Tire. Can yer please do me a favor.? Please provide for US yer daily Driving Route and traveling time, so We can avoid you and yer Ralph Hudgens approved Auto Insurance. 

Trust me! If you are in an accident and you are at Fault. I can expect to spend a LOT of Time fighting YOU and yer MICKEY MOUSE Insurance backed by Ralph until the end of time with NO Results.


what you have is NOT Car INSURANCE...what Yer have is "HELP ME OUT" Coverage.


Help Me Out coverage does not pay to have Vehicles repaired....


When you signed up for it...did you see that AFLAC DUCK?  I bet yer did!


Some People are So Gullible and can be so easily FOOLED!

Bernie31
Bernie31

@AvailableName " So we’re going to make up the test, and basically you take the insurance agent test, you erase the name, you write ‘navigator test’ on it.'”* 

Is this not the same TACTICS and STRATEGY that Republicans and Dixiecarcts did in the 50's & 60's to prevent African Americans from going to the Polls and Voting.

As matter of fact, they now call it VOTER ID requirement.

Ya gotta LOVE the SLICK CRAFTINESS of Dearest Proserpine Hudgens when it comes to the lovely accumbency of our State Insurance Commissioner.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@DS "Timing is everything."  Indeed it is DS. Here we are just 10 weeks out from an election that will determine who holds the senate, with the ramifications from that impacting the direction of the country for a long time to come. First it would mean Obama could make no federal appointments in the final 2 years of his term, including the SCOTUS should Bader-Ginsberg retire. It means Hillary Clinton will be smeared over the next 2 years by BENGHAZI!!, having a deleterious effect on her's and any other Dem's chances in 2016. The same for the IRS 'scandal.' It might even mean whether Obama is impeached or not.

So 10 weeks out from this election, one Democrat finally has the courage to speak out in favor of the most important piece of legislation passed in this country since LBJ was president. Timing is everything, and this timing is p i s s poor. For four years most Dems have run from this landmark legislation and allowed the repuppies to control the narrative around it, from claiming death panels, sky-rocketing insurance rates, and labeling it a 'total failure.'  Not a one of them has tried to deflect these lies, stood up to these lies, and defended the ACA. Not even Obama. Their instincts have been to run from it, offer tepid support of it, if at all, or dodge questions on it. This includes Nunn and Carter, and the others I mentioned in my original comment.  Now they are paying the price for their reticence. Because the puppies have controlled the narrative, they cannot tout this landmark achievement because of it's negative connotation planted by the repups, in the absence of Dem defense of it.

Incidentally, Pryor never mentions the ACA or Obamacare in his ad, only that his insurance plan saved his life, and protects those with pre-existing conditions

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@DS


Thank you for sharing this ad, DS.  Mark Pryor had cancer and his insurance company would not cover it.  This is what Pryor said in the ad: No one should be fighting an insurance company while you’re fighting for your life.


I urge all Georgians to view this ad, and then go out and vote for Democrats in Georgia to elected office in November.  You, too, may be diagnosed with cancer one day.  Help the ACA to find firm footing in Georgia with your votes for Democrats.



AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@Bernie31 I am always seeking the advice of lunatics like you to guide me in my daily life, so I will certainly give your words the consideration they are due.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@MaryElizabethSings  Ralph Hudgens is a Man that lacks a Moral integrity and the where with ALL to do the right thing on the behalf of the People HE SWORE to GOD! on a BIBLE in front of his Wife, Family, Friends and The Citizens Of Georgia.

Ralph stood with his Right hand Raised and his Left hand on the Beloved HOLY BOOK and said He will be a Protector and Deliverer of GOOD to the People of Georgia.

Instead, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens through his EVIL, deceitful, Lying, double-dealing, falsifying, delusive, two-timing, shifty, tricky,treacherous, two-faced, unreliable, perfidious, fibbing, deceptive, misrepresenting, inventing, wrong,dissembling,equivocating,double-crossing,prevaricating, deceptive,misstating,mendacious,dishonest, accubation, wrong, accumbent, unveracious, couchant, untruthful, crawling, truthless, debasement, supineness, deceitful, subjacency, decumbency, squattiness, delusive, spread, depression, sprawled, dishonesty, shortness, duplicitous, roguish, equivocal, reposing, falsehood, recumbent, fibbery, reclining, flat, pseudology, groveling, prostrate, knavish, prone, lolling, prevarication, lowness, perjury, mendacious, perfidious, mendacity, misleading, mythomania, mendaciousness, perjured, lying down, prevaricating, lounging, procumbent, loll, proneness, hypocritical, prostration, forsworn, reclination, fibbing, recumbency, falsification, repose, false, resupine, duplicity, shifty, draped, sprawl, dishonest, sprawling, delusory, squatness, decumbent, stumpiness, deceptive, supine, deceit, treacherous, credibility gap, truthlessness, couche, untruthfulness, couchancy, unveraciousness, accumbency, Flapping lips created in whole cloth DAY ONE , had no intention of being a Protector nor a Deliverer of GOOD to nor For the People of Georgia.

Ralph Hudgens Truth was a sincere purposeful intention to abide and Govern by the National and State of Georgia Republican Party Platform and Directives at the time of his swearing in as  the Georgia Insurance Commissioner.

Ralph We are going to Pray fer You. But unfortunately No Prayer will help you to no avail on the day of Wrath from The Most High. You are going to have to account for yer EVIL Ways for your Treatment and Non-caring attitude of the Tens of Thousands of the Poor & Needy Of Georgia.

In your desire to keep faith with SATAN and his legions of Children of Darkness,you as the Georgia Insurance Commissioner chose DEATH, Illness,Pain ,suffering,neglect to a population overwhelming of Children,Seniors,Disabled,Handicapped, Mentally Handicapped, Mothers, Fathers, Parents, Grand Parents, Guardians and our Beloved Veterans.

Ralph, You missed a GREAT OPPORTUNITY to become a Great MAN and Leader of the People Of Georgia. A missed opportunity you will have to live with the rest of your sad and pathetic LIFE, until the day of your last Breath.

Your final words will be along these lines...."I should have done more for the People of Georgia. For that, I am Truly Sorry! " 

But those will only be empty words of a Dying Man on his Way to Judgement trying to gain Mercy and Forgiveness for his Evil deeds before God and Man.

We will pray for your Dark and Evil Soul for the Vile Actions of your evil words metted out, is delivered upon You Seven FOLD!

MiltonMan
MiltonMan

@The_Real_Centrist


...and predicted Obama would win re-election in a landslide.  You win some you lose some.  Hardly anyone predicted Cantor getting whipped.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@AuntieChrist @DS  - Dearest "Despoina", I could not help but notice how you CRAFTILY WEAVED Yer WEB of Lies to fit ye dastardly plans of even denying MORE Americans the Healthcare they Truly need and deserve. 

You are good a "Frabricator" of all that is of a Good report and helper of the Poor & Needy. My, your sly squatness to deflect and distort a worthy deed for the American People surpasses the supineness of your words does not leave much for the imagination.

 

I would like to request of ole Rhadamanthus here to provide US with more couchancy to consider or which path of mendacious words that we should consider as we think of the prevaricating plans of the Republican leadership of America.

In UDDER words yer LYNG through yer Yella stained coffee drinking Teeth with a smile. 

uh...huh.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@AuntieChrist @Bernie31 - You know when I think of it! Yer name is a PLAY on words...AUNTIECHRIST - really is ANTICHRIST!

You are a Bold one.....fer sure.

It seems Satan no longer HIDES in Georgia...He Boldly and with great Republican Pride displays his Face, Name, Words,Actions and Deeds Proudly! Right in yer FACES!  For all to see. 

He dares anyone to Challenge his dastardly Plan of extending his Reach wherever and whenever he can.

We must Rebuke the Evil one and Confront him where ever he is Found or Identified.

Get thee behind me....Spinner of Yarns.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@AuntieChrist @Bernie31 - Well I thanks Yer..am glad to be of service ta yer. 

As I was reading and thinking the name  "AUNTIECORA"

would give yer more cover to hide the horns of yer Evil ways. But as we all know "The SERPENT" always tries to come as CHRIST..namely the Anti-Christ.


uh..huh.

DanLovingood
DanLovingood

@Bernie31 Very good!  These recent conversions of Republican Georgia (and nationwide) politicians is sort of like the salvation that a lapsed Christian seeks while lying on his or her death bed after a life of wrong-doing to others.  Hudens (and Deal) are the most immoral and evil politicians of modern times. They both must be voted OUT and and we must vote in Liz Johnson for GA Insurance Commissioner and 

Jason Carter  for Governor!

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@Bernie31


The same holds true for all of the segregationists in Georgia of yesteryear who did not care a whit about the black people in our mist, but who were more concerned about satisfying the wishes of most white people in Georgia than simply doing the spiritually right thing.


They, too, will have to answer to God for putting corrupted peer pressure above what would have been the humane thing to do - in that day - which was to end Jim Crow.  The humane thing to do - now - is to help the ACA to succeed and to expand Medicaid for the working poor in Georgia.  Do Insurance Commissioner Hudgens and Governor Deal want to be known as the George Wallace's and Lester Maddox's of today's Georgia for how they have tried to obstruct the ACA  in Georgia?