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.
Plouffe continued. Hopefully the website is working fine and people are enrolling for health care.”
Another example of allowing the dhimmicraps to control the terms of the debate. People are NOT enrolling for health care. They are NOT EVEN ENROLLING for HEALTH INSURANCE, which is the stated purpose of the insane ACA, AKA 0bama(don’t)Care.
Whole lot of ground between health insurance and health care, as the American sheeple are about to discover.
Cue the concern trolls in the Legacy Media: “If the GOP knew what was best, they wouldn’t touch ObamaCare with a 10 foot pole during the ‘14 elections!”
Yep, liberals are still living in their fantasy world.
When millions of people kicked out of their employer provided insurance in 2015 and forced into osamacare, they will have nowhere else to turn for health insurance.
SEN. HARRY REID (D-Nev.): In fact, one of our core principles is that if you like the health care you have, you can keep it. (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.8642, 8/3/09)
SEN. RICHARD DURBIN: We believe and we stand by this if you like your current health insurance plan, you will be able to keep it, plain and simple, straightforward. (Sen. Durbin, Congressional Record, S.6401, 6/10/09)
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): If you like your insurance, you keep it. (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/29/09)
SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-Wash.): Again, if you like what you have, you will be able to keep it. Let me say this again: If you like what you have, when our legislation is passed and signed by the President, you will be able to keep it. (Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.6400, 6/10/09)
SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-Mont.): That is why one of the central promises of health care reform has been and is: If you like what you have, you can keep it. That is critically important. If a person has a plan, and he or she likes it, he or she can keep it. (Sen. Baucus, Congressional Record, S.7676, 9/29/10)
SEN. TOM HARKIN (D-Iowa): One of the things we put in the health care bill when we designed it was the protection for consumers to keep the plan they have if they like it; thus, the term grandfathered plans. If you have a plan you like existing policies you can keep them. we said, if you like a plan, you get to keep it, and you can grandfather it in. (Sen. Harkin, Congressional Record, S.7675-6, 9/29/10)
THEN-REP. TAMMY BALDWIN (D-Wis.): Under the bill, if you like the insurance you have now, you may keep it and it will improve. (Rep. Baldwin, Press Release, 3/18/10)
SEN. MARK BEGICH (D-Alaska): If you got a doctor now, you got a medical professional you want, you get to keep that. If you have an insurance program or a health care policy you want of ideas, make sure you keep it. That you can keep who you want. (Sen. Begich, Townhall Event, 7/27/09)
SEN. MICHAEL BENNET (D-Colo.): We should begin with a basic principle: if you have coverage and you like it, you can keep it. If you have your doctor, and you like him or her, you should be able to keep them as well. We will not take that choice away from you. (Sen. Bennet, Press Release, 6/11/09)
SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-Calif.): So we want people to be able to keep the health care they have. And the answer to that is choice of plans. And in the exchange, were going to have lots of different plans, and people will be able to keep the health care coverage they need and they want. (Sen. Boxer, Press Release, 2/8/11)
SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-Ohio): Our bill says if you have health insurance and you like it, you can keep it (Sen. Brown, Congressional Record, S.12612, 12/7/09)
SEN. BEN CARDIN (D-Md.): For the people of Maryland, this bill will provide a rational way in which they can maintain their existing coverage (Sen. Cardin, Congressional Record, S.13798, 12/23/09)
SEN. BOB CASEY (D-Pa.): I also believe this legislation and the bill we are going to send to President Obama this fall will also have secure choices. If you like what you have, you like the plan you have, you can keep it. It is not going to change. (Sen. Casey, Congressional Record, S.8070, 7/24/09)
SEN. KAY HAGAN (D-N.C.): People who have insurance theyre happy with can keep it We need to support the private insurance industry so that people who have insurance theyre happy with can keep it while also providing a backstop option for people without access to affordable coverage. (Republicans Vent As Other Compromise Plans Get Aired, National Journals Congress Daily, 6/18/09)
SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-La.): If you like the insurance that you have, youll be able to keep it. (MSNBCs Hardball, 12/16/09)
SEN. PAT LEAHY (D-Vt.): [I]f you like the insurance you now have, keep the insurance you have. (CNNs Newsroom, 10/22/09)
SEN. BOB MENENDEZ (D-N.J.): If you like what you have, you get to keep it Menendez is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which is expected to release a bill later this week. He stressed that consumers who are satisfied with their plans wont have to change. If you like what you have, you get to keep it, he said. (Health Care Plan Would Help N.J., Menendez Says, The Record, 6/19/09)
SEN. JEFF MERKLEY (D-Oreg.): [E]nsuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it The HELP Committee bill sets forward a historic plan that will, for the first time in American history, give every American access to affordable health coverage, reduce costs, and increase choice, while ensuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it. (Sen. Merkley, Press Release, 7/15/09)
SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI (D-Md.): It means that if you like the insurance you have now, you can keep it. (Sen. Mikulski, Press Release, 12/24/09)
SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-W.Va.): I want people to know, the Presidents promise that if you like the coverage you have today you can keep it is a pledge we intend to keep. (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Hearing, 9/23/09)
SEN. JACK REED (D-R.I.): If you like the insurance you have, you can choose to keep it. (Sen. Reed, Town Hall Event, 6/25/09)
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vt.): If you have coverage you like, you can keep it, says Sen. Sanders. (Sick And Wrong, Rolling Stone, 4/5/10)
SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D-N.H.): if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it My understanding is that if you have health coverage that you like you can keep it. As I said, you may have missed my remarks at the beginning of the call, but one of the things I that I said as a requirement that I have for supporting a bill is that if you have health coverage that you like you should be able to keep that. under every scenario that Ive seen, if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it. (Sen. Shaheen, Health Care Questions From Across New Hampshire, Accessed 11/13/13)
SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-Mich.): As someone who has a large number of large employers in my state, one of the things I appreciate about the chairmans mark is is the grandfathering provisions, the fact that the people in my state, 60 percent of whom have insurance, are going to be able to keep it. And Mr. Chairman, I appreciate that. Thats a strong commitment. Its clear in the bill I appreciate the strong commitment on your part and the president to make sure that if you have your insurance you can keep it. Thats the bottom line for me. (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/24/09)
SEN. JON TESTER (D-Mont.): If you like your coverage, youll be able to keep it, Tester said, adding that if Medicare changes, it will only become stronger. (Tester In Baker To Discuss Health Care, The Fallon County Times, 11/20/09)
SEN. TOM UDALL (D-N.Mex.): Some worried reform would alter their current coverage. It wont. If you like your current plan, you can keep it. (What I Learned: About Health Care Reform This Summer, By Your Lawmakers In Congress, Albuquerque Journal, 9/8/09)
SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-R.I.): it honors President Obamas programs and the promise of all of the Presidential candidates that if you like the plan you have, you get to keep it. You are not forced out of anything.(Sen. Whitehouse, Congressional Record, S.8668, 8/3/09)
Exactly! We have got to get off the website talking points because when the site is fixed, Obamacare won't be.
The website was like a sharp pain that the doctor manages to control with medication. Later they find out the pain was just a symptom of the deadly cancer brewing beneath the surface, unseen.
Fixing the website cannot in any way fix Obamacare, not a single part of it.
My tag line has said so for about two years now!
My tag line has said so for about two years now!
“...we could be in a much different place...”
A place that has bars...PRISON. Criminal liars and thieves.
Wait and see, Plouffe.
and also argued that Republicans would be unable to run against Obamacare once its working
Some pretty huge assumptions there buddy....
[Wait and see, Plouffe.]
Is Plouffe the original Poofter?
I am glad that someone gets the big picture.
Plouffe besides being poof, is sounding like Tokyo Rose after our Navy destroyed their Navy.
Nothing is impossible. We can just dump people off their crappy Obamacare plans, Mr plouffe. That is how it is done isn’t it?
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