Bob Kerrey: Tucson Shooter Was Angry About Repeal Of ObamaCare

Former Senator Bob Kerrey demonstrates quite aptly why it’s a good thing that he’s a former Senator:

“Tomorrow they were going to vote to repeal this health care bill — and it’s not going to go anywhere in the Senate — it’s one of the reasons that this guy was angry and pretty obvious that he is, at least from me, where I sit that he’s mentally ill and deeply troubled,”

This is the problem with 24/7 cable news. Eventually, there going to ask you to pontificate and, instead of saying something that makes sense, you’re just going to spew nonsense like this.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Contracts says:

    Bob Kerrey is apparently so obsessed with Sarah Palin that he’s adopted her speaking mannerisms.

  2. wr says:

    Ah, Bob Kerrey. One of those magic centrists beloved by the Broders of the world and laughed at by everyone else.

    Oh, except the students at the New School. I think they would have preferred “pelted with garbage” to merely laughing…

  3. dunce says:

    Why have a trial? Kerry has analyzed all the evidence and pronounced all republicans guilty. He knows this because he can read any psychopaths mind from 1000 miles away and any body who says he can not is spewing violent rhetoric and hate speech.

  4. Terrye says:

    I heard Kerrey on Imus, the whole interview was like this and Imus just sucked it right up.