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Dems caught in Obamacare uproar
Politico ^ | 10/21/13 4:59 AM EDT | Jonathan Allen and Jennifer Haberkorn

Posted on 10/21/2013 11:34:30 AM PDT by Olog-hai

It’s not the GOP that President Barack Obama has to worry about in defending his botched health care rollout; it’s fellow Democrats.

They voted for the law, sang its praises for three-plus years and still believe in the promise of health care reform. But now they face a conundrum: stay in lock step with Obama and risk their credibility as advocates for the law’s benefits or publicly criticize the administration for its recent problems—especially a failure to more quickly acknowledge, and rectify, the major malfunction of its Internet marketplace.

It’s a particularly vexing question for Democrats worried about their party’s chances in the 2014 midterm elections, and, increasingly, they’re opting for the latter strategy. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; liberalagenda; obamacare; zerocare

1 posted on 10/21/2013 11:34:31 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Democrat politicians are NOT going to denounce their exemptions from CronyCommunismCare.


2 posted on 10/21/2013 11:36:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

They may get permission to gripe about it, especially if they live in marginal districts, but they sure as hell aren’t going to get permission to actually do anything about it beyond a handful of token votes. The Lords of the privy seal will see to that.


3 posted on 10/21/2013 11:38:35 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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To: Olog-hai
I love the spin language. "Caught."

Why I was just tryin' to do the Lawd's work, helpin' the common folk get their health in-sure-ance.

An' all of a sudden, why... I find myself "caught in the uproar!" What's a body to do, I ask you?

4 posted on 10/21/2013 11:41:27 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Olog-hai

Dems must admit their king is a fool, and so are they for believing in him and his folly.


5 posted on 10/21/2013 11:43:18 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Olog-hai

I do see a way to expedite this thing. Make Congress and the Executive use it exclusively. If it’s so great there wouldn’t be any problem with that, right?


6 posted on 10/21/2013 11:46:13 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Olog-hai

It is heavily and squarely round their necks. We can relieve them of the burden by removing them from office.


7 posted on 10/21/2013 11:48:38 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Olog-hai

Coming soon to an MSM (aka propaganda wing of the DNC) outlet near you: “How Obamacare is really the Republican’s fault.” A story of how mean spirited racist Republicans willed Obamacare toward failure by opposing it. If they had only gone along things would have rolled out smoothly.

Starring: John McCain as the Manchurian Senator who will somewhere, somehow fully validate whatever twisted logic the DNC crafts to blame Republicans, Mitch McConnell as the Coward who will sit in silence as he wets his depends, John Boehner as the Emotional Speaker of the House who will cry his eyes out as he is overwhelmed by the moment, every other Senate Republican who will take turns screaming at Ted Cruz for not just going along with it all and Harry Reid, as the dirty bastard who runs the prison camp where the Senate Republicans are held.

Directed by, the Beltway Intelligencia who just know better than you hick ass crackers.

Produced by, THE ONE!!

Believed by: the low information sheeple of the United States who just want Santa Claus everyday of the year and to be able to watch their Jon Stewart without interruption.

This show is rated TV P for pathetic and predictable. Warning, extreme hurling may ensue.


8 posted on 10/21/2013 11:49:07 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Olog-hai
"Obama will discuss the rollout Monday morning in the Rose Garden, and “directly address the technical problems with HealthCare.gov,” a White House official said. "

It's not my fault and just demonstrates the need for fundamental change that I'm working to provide..

9 posted on 10/21/2013 11:55:49 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai

Overall the Shut Down affected few people and it will not harm the GOP long term. BUt Obamacare is a specter that will haunt them until it is destroyed or replaced.


10 posted on 10/21/2013 11:57:39 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: Olog-hai

When the lies would no longer work, Josef Goebbels fell from popularity, too.

Of course, much, much irreparable damage had been done by then.


11 posted on 10/21/2013 11:57:48 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: pallis

The really sad thing is, SOME of them, and MOST of their constituents, believed and STILL believe that this is supposed to help people.


12 posted on 10/21/2013 12:02:00 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ZULU
Overall the Shut Down affected few people and it will not harm the GOP long term.

It should not affect short term or long term. The House passed a bill that was to keep government open. Are you taking into consideration that the dems will keep this "blame republicans for the post-shutdown economy" we'll be hearing from now until the last day of Obama's stay in the White House?

You see, the shutdown should not affect the GOP short term let alone long term.

These dems still blame Bush for their problems. If their PR machine cannot work short term then why would anybody think it will work against the dems long term.

13 posted on 10/21/2013 12:07:39 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Olog-hai

This is like GOP-E’ers denouncing Obamacare. The dems see it as a purely political problems, having nothing to do with the fact that OCare will destroy America.


14 posted on 10/21/2013 12:09:40 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Olog-hai

ObamaCare should never have been released to the public until it had been tested on politicians first.


15 posted on 10/21/2013 12:19:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your sombrero! Here comes amnesty! The GOP is on a roll!)
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To: Olog-hai

I for one was wondering why the GOP would want to show down this train wreck.


16 posted on 10/21/2013 12:27:03 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: Olog-hai
I had asked this a while ago on another thread. At what point do the "red state" Democrats up for reelection in 2014 break ranks with Obama on Obamacare?

It looks like it's starting to happen. I hope they go down to defeat.

17 posted on 10/21/2013 12:33:04 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: ZULU

Overall the Shut Down affected few people and it will not harm the GOP long term. BUt Obamacare is a specter that will haunt them until it is destroyed or replaced.

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Almost makes you wonder if Republicans have actually planned it this way. Take the short fall, allow Dems to take 100% of the responsibility for a debaucle everyone KNOWS will fail . . . then swoop in at an opportune time and offer reasonable alternatives. You never know.


18 posted on 10/21/2013 12:42:11 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Olog-hai

The best strategy for the LIBs/DIMs/RINOs is to turn themselves into the nearest prison and start serving their sentences. Criminals all.


19 posted on 10/21/2013 1:18:06 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: ZULU

Rather than a “specter”, nobama him self is a “sphincter”...at best.


20 posted on 10/21/2013 1:20:28 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Olog-hai
It was the second time in a week that Pelosi had gone public with her dismay over the implementation of a law that she carried to enactment by winning tough votes on the House floor in 2009 and ’10.

I guess Nancy finally found out what was in the bill after she passed it.

21 posted on 10/21/2013 3:15:42 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Olog-hai

The ‘Rats and the RINOs own it all. Let them eat crap.


22 posted on 10/21/2013 4:18:28 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: LibsRJerks

If that is their thinking they are woefully defective. OBAMA WANTS it to fail. It will generate political pressure from MILLIONS of uninsured Americans for socialized medicine.


24 posted on 10/22/2013 3:48:05 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: tsowellfan

The Dems were successful to a limited degree here because the GOP did not hang this shut down on Obama AND because THEY blinked - not Obama.


25 posted on 10/22/2013 3:57:02 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: ZULU
The Dems were successful to a limited degree here because the GOP did not hang this shut down on Obama AND because THEY blinked - not Obama

Exactly! And when you have "representatives" of the republican party such as McCain and King going on CNN, cBS, NBC referring to the shutdown as the GOP controlled House shutdown it's almost impossible to change the minds of the American people. I mean, if part of the party concedes responsibility while nobody on the democrat side blames themselves - it's going to be hard to change the national consensus.

The real enemy are the RINOs that attacked Ted Cruz and the Tea Party. If I were a non- tea party republican I would not be able to condone such a dishonest act. McCain, Graham, King could only do such as thing if they dislike conservative republicans in their own party more than they dislike the most leftists of the democrat left.

These RINOs need to go by being primaried. If they win the primary, the Tea Party candidate needs to run against them as an independent. We need to rid ourselves of "republicans" who aid the democrats by attacking conservatives within their own party. They are MORE dangerous to the republican party than democrats could even think of being.

26 posted on 10/22/2013 11:39:50 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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