Skip to comments.David Plouffe to ABC: GOP Plan to Run Against Obamacare an ‘Impossibility’
Posted on 11/17/2013 5:49:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
On This Week With George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning, former Obama advior David Plouffe dismissed the comparisons between the second terms of President Barack Obama and former President George W Bushwho have similar approval ratings at comparative points in their presidenciesand also argued that Republicans would be unable to run against Obamacare once its working.
Guest host Martha Raddatz had asked if the troubled Affordable Care Act rollout was a political Katrina, an analogy thats been making the rounds.
First of all theres a qualitative difference between people dying in New Orleans and people not able to get health care, former Bush advisor Matthew Dowd said. But from a political standpoint its eerily similar to President Bush in the fall of 2005.
I disagree, Plouffe responded. I think Iraq was going on, which was getting more and more unpopular, the economy was beginning to soften. Its hard in these feeding frenzies in Washington to have perspective.
But where could we be in four or five months? Plouffe continued. Hopefully the website is working fine and people are enrolling for health care. Hopefully, we wont have another Washington dysfunctionwhich is one of the reasons people are upset, its not just health careand we pass a budget and move forward, and the economy continues to strengthen. So we could be in a much different place three, four months from now. No doubt this is challenging time, but I think you have to have some perspective here. The story could change.
The political notion that next years election, or 2016, the Republican platform is going to be getting rid of health care? Plouffe continued. Millions of people will be signed up. Its an impossibility.
Watch the full clip below, via ABC News:
I think he’s already counting on the 30 to 50 million illegals who will be eligible to vote in 2014 under their Freeway to the Big Pinata Act.
This is not about a website. This is about lying and destroying people’s health care.
well we’ve probably got at leasttwo election cycles before anyone will say itworks anything close to “well”.
“theres a qualitative difference between people dying in New Orleans and people not able to get health care”
One is a natural force, act of God, and the other a deliberate act of man.
Wait until we see the bailouts for insurance industry for their shortfalls when the signups themselves fall short. If people losing their insurance and seeing their rates go up 40-200% don’t do it, that surely will. I predict that will drive Americans absolutely batty. Nothing being certain, I suppose.
As for the impossibility of getting rid of Obamacare, history is littered with wrong political advisers.
This is about tyranny, destruction of our country, and destroying what freedoms we have left.
It's our duty to destroy the enemy. By whatever means possible. So be it.
The plan is for millions of people to be assimilated by the midterms. that has always been the plan.
Phew. I’m glad Plouffe let us know what strategy not to employ next year; it could’ve been a disaster! Thanks for looking out for us, Plouffe!
David Plouffe to ABC: GOP Plan to Run Against Obamacare an Impossibility
Translation: The Democrats are absolutely terrified of the idea.
Liberalism is a mental illness.
"The president's specific words: I'm really good at killing people, "
That is the whole point of this phase of the rollout, to get as many people signed up for more entitlements as possible. Of course, eventually it will all shift to single payer, which is the ultimate goal, but by then the left will have a death grip on the Federal Government and all 3 branches.
If they can get millions signed up, specifically .....
Yeah, but she get free birth control.
Your words, not mine.
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