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Obamacare’s unpopularity blunts Obama’s attacks on Romney-Ryan Medicare plans
Mimai Herald ^ | August 18, 2012 | Marc Caputo

Posted on 08/19/2012 1:53:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Obamacare was supposed to be President Barack Obama’s legacy. But it’s looking like a political millstone.

The mammoth and unpopular health insurance overhaul weighed down Democrats in 2010 when Republicans helped turn seniors to their side.

....“This could cost us the election,”...the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s political director wrote in a fundraising email last week. “We have to get the facts out to voters immediately.”

.....Right now, Romney might be winning the public-relations war in Florida, according to a poll from Rasmussen Reports,.... Asked which plan “scares you more,” the poll found 54 percent of Florida seniors said Obamacare, while 34 percent said the Ryan plan. Overall, 48 percent were more scared of Obamacare and 41 percent were more worried about Ryan’s plan,...

The Ryan-Romney plan would give new recipients a capped subsidy through Medicare to buy private insurance in 2022, and would only impact those who are currently under age 55. That distinction should allay concerns of seniors and those about to retire.

...Many Democrats grouse that, were it not for Obamacare, they wouldn’t have faced a senior backlash in 2010 and would have more standing among seniors to attack the Romney-Ryan plan. Democrats hope that Obamacare’s negatives are old news and that the Romney-Ryan plan will suffer a worse fate in 2012 than Obamacare did two years ago.

Pollster John Zogbyreported a nationwide poll showing the Romney ticket got a “Ryan bump” of seven points — buoyed largely by a surprising increase of Republican-ticket support among 18-29 year old voters.

“The irony for Obama is that he’s one of the best story tellers that we’ve seen in the presidency and he happens to be particularly inept in telling the story of Obamacare,” Zogby said. “It’s not that he lost control of the dialogue. He never had it.”....

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; bhohealthcare; democrats; elections; fascisthealthcare; healthcare; medicare; obama; obamacare; romney; socialisthealthcare

1 posted on 08/19/2012 1:54:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The man couldn’t even tell his own story without getting Ayres to write it for him! How is he supposed to be good at creating a narrative?!


2 posted on 08/19/2012 2:18:50 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr

The MSM and those who see Obama as their pathway to European socialism will write the script they want voters to believe.


3 posted on 08/19/2012 2:21:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The fact that they literally told us to go sh## in a hat you are going to get this whether you like it or not has still got me reeling. Remember “we have to pass it so you can find out whats in it”?


4 posted on 08/19/2012 2:26:45 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
41 percent were more worried about Ryan’s plan

But they're not worried about a (Death) panel of unelected bureaucrats deciding what medical procedures they can have.

F'ing boneheads. They deserve whatever happens to them.

Obamacare Hidden Panel of Unelected Officials Beyond Congressional Control

5 posted on 08/19/2012 2:28:32 AM PDT by Daaave ( 'The flesh eating djinn of Komari.')
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To: skr

You took the words right out my mouth, or keyboard. Best storyteller? What a jerk. He’s a storyteller alright - and its all fiction.(lies)


6 posted on 08/19/2012 2:33:04 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: ronnie raygun
And that needs to stay front and center in voters' minds.


Opponents of President Obama’s health care plan try to get into a heated town hall meeting in Ybor City on Thursday night. [Aug 2009]

YouTube: Harry Reid: If I Got the Cornhusker Kickback I'd Shout It From the Rooftops


Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California holding the gavel used to pass Medicare Reform, laughs as she walks across the street and into the U.S. Capitol as the House prepares to vote on health care reform in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sunday, March 21, 2010. Walking with Speaker Pelosi are from left, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md. , Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. , and Rep. John Larson, D-Conn.

7 posted on 08/19/2012 2:36:53 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yuup Folks know he is a liar and that will be more evident daily now. He is so “Done” you can stick the fork in him.


8 posted on 08/19/2012 3:33:04 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
In order to defend Obama care it would be important to know exactly what is in it. He can thank himself and his congressional leadership for voting for and enacting a bill that several years after passage still offers daily revelations of what it says and means.
9 posted on 08/19/2012 4:21:41 AM PDT by JIM O
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The cuts are targeted at insurance companies and hospitals, not beneficiaries. Whether they’ll reduce services in future years is an open question.

BS. It's already happening. Look at how many doctors won't accept new patients on Medicare. It's obvious what more cuts will do.

10 posted on 08/19/2012 4:26:23 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: MulberryDraw
BS. It's already happening. Look at how many doctors won't accept new patients on Medicare. It's obvious what more cuts will do.

The lie and stupid people is Obama's shield.

11 posted on 08/19/2012 4:34:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“”and he happens to be particularly inept in telling the story of Obamacare,” Zogby said.”

From the Urban Dictionary:

Ineptocracy

(in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers. syn- socialism.

Unless we can get Obama out of the White House, this country is headed for ineptocracy.

The economic crisis in Greece is a classic example of the dangers of ineptocracy.


12 posted on 08/19/2012 4:35:56 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

Passing Obamacare didn’t tell us what was in it.

Sebelius did.

What is in it is regulations that can change daily according to what this heathen woman running HHS says is in it.


13 posted on 08/19/2012 4:41:33 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The GOP should be running ads showing the massive hiring of new IRS agents that is planned
Public should love that


14 posted on 08/19/2012 5:13:02 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“This could cost us the election,”... “We have to get the facts out to voters immediately.”

Good grief! Isn't that the typical libtard response to anything that blows up in their faces? Not that their Marxist vision for America is fundamentally flawed, but that they have to do a better job of selling the sheeple said snake oil.

15 posted on 08/19/2012 5:13:02 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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Not that their Marxist vision for America is fundamentally flawed, but that they have to do a better job of selling the sheeple said snake oil.

Just another way Obama's administration is just like Clinton's

Same rational
16 posted on 08/19/2012 5:16:47 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
....“This could cost us the election,”...the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s political director wrote in a fundraising email last week. “We have to get the facts out to voters immediately.”

The voters KNOW the facts. That's why they reject it.

17 posted on 08/19/2012 5:18:06 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There has to be a video available of Obama promising open hearings on healthcare with them being carried by CSPAN

The GOP should run it along with the headlines where it was passed in the middle of the night to”Save His Presidency”


18 posted on 08/19/2012 5:22:44 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“...non-partisan AARP ?”

That’s a laugh.


19 posted on 08/19/2012 5:42:22 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Vigilanteman

It is so very difficult for Obama to convince others how badly his opponent sucks, when he is viewed as the king suck of all time!

It is all I can do to look at the man’s face these days.


20 posted on 08/19/2012 6:08:57 AM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“The irony for Obama is that he’s one of the best story tellers that we’ve seen in the presidency...

Even I could be a great story teller if I was reading something off a teleprompter that was prepared by a professional speech writer liar.

Look what happens when nobama's crutch is removed: "You didn't build that..."

There is a youtube video, sorry I don't have the link handy, several minutes in length of nobama fumbling over and over when he goes off teleprompter. He's no better than a doofus without his crutch.

21 posted on 08/19/2012 7:48:59 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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