Chaney unfairly targeted by right

Mike Chaney, the Vietnam War veteran and for 15 years a state legislator who is now the state’s elected insurance commissioner, is a rare Republican. He’s an unabashed moderate.

Because he has shown compassion for Mississippians to buy medical insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (otherwise called Obamacare), he is being targeted by crazies in his party as consorting with the “enemy.”

Reminds an old-timer like me how the old Citizens Council use to brand as traitors any public figure who did not slavishly toe the Councils’ segregation line.

Tea-partiers and a handful of collaborators in Congress who shut down the federal government for three weeks in a mindless attempt to eviscerate Obamacare, brought pain to thousands of disadvantaged Americans.

Bill Minor