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Embattled Democratic candidates promise to fix Obamacare
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | january 3, 2014 | rebecca berg

Posted on 01/04/2014 3:00:42 PM PST by lowbridge

For months, Sen. Mary Landrieu had been honing her message on Obamacare in advance of a tough 2014 re-election bid in Republican-leaning Louisiana.

Then, in November, Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group funded by the billionaire Koch Brothers, ran a scathing ad accusing Landrieu of “backtracking and avoiding accountability” in her support for Obamacare. The ad buy was big and aired widely, and Landrieu's team felt compelled to offer a more full-throated explanation of where she stood on the new health care law.

So Landrieu launched her first ad of the mid-term elections in December — nearly a year ahead of election day — portraying herself as someone prepared to fix, rather than abandon, the health care law. The ad includes news clips of Landrieu talking about legislation she introduced to allow millions of Americans who had health plans canceled to keep those plans indefinitely.

“I’m fixing it, and that’s what my bill does, and I’ve urged the president to fix it,” Landrieu said in the ad. Seemingly turning on President Obama, a fellow Democrat, Landrieu added, “This is a promise you made, this is a promise you should keep.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obamacare

1 posted on 01/04/2014 3:00:42 PM PST by lowbridge
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Congress is no better than the worst Reality TV program.


2 posted on 01/04/2014 3:03:06 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: lowbridge

Does she explain what her ‘fix’ is? Or will she sign that too, to find out what’s in it later...?


3 posted on 01/04/2014 3:04:29 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: lowbridge

End it, don’t mend it.


4 posted on 01/04/2014 3:05:49 PM PST by AU72
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To: lowbridge

To paraphrase Bill Clinton: “End it, don’t mend it.”


5 posted on 01/04/2014 3:07:07 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: AU72

GMTA


6 posted on 01/04/2014 3:07:39 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: lowbridge
Who was it that said, "A promise is like a pie-crust.....made to be broken?"

Oh, yeah! His name was Vladimir Illyich Lenin.

7 posted on 01/04/2014 3:08:13 PM PST by stboz
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To: lowbridge

Ya can’t fix stupid.


8 posted on 01/04/2014 3:08:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lowbridge

9 posted on 01/04/2014 3:10:59 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: lowbridge

It’s a secret fix, much like John Kerry’s secret plan.


10 posted on 01/04/2014 3:15:16 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Mr. K

Anyone but a LANDRIEU.


11 posted on 01/04/2014 3:18:10 PM PST by onthegulf
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To: lowbridge

She’s fixing it? Really?? How many democrats will vote for her Bill? Has she really brought anything before Congress?? She can SAY anything she wants and the LIV will believe and vote for her. Without concrete action, she has done nothing. Hey Mary, PROVE IT!


12 posted on 01/04/2014 3:26:58 PM PST by originalbuckeye (quality)
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To: lowbridge

She learned to lie from Benghazi Barry.


13 posted on 01/04/2014 3:35:02 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: lowbridge
We need to stop these people and their minions from referring to themselves as "Democratic"They're Democrats.

"Democrat" and "Democratic" have nothing to do with each other.

14 posted on 01/04/2014 3:38:20 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: elkfersupper

I believe the RAT Charter says “Democrat Party”.


15 posted on 01/04/2014 3:41:19 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: elkfersupper
Democrats hate it when their party is referred to as the Democrat Party. That is why I make it a point to call it the Democrat Party.
16 posted on 01/04/2014 3:42:02 PM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Gene Eric

“Congress is no better than the worst Reality TV program.”

Yeah, every evening I have this conflict, Congressional hearings or Duck Dynasty!


17 posted on 01/04/2014 3:43:02 PM PST by vette6387
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To: lowbridge

If you like your Senator, you can keep her.


18 posted on 01/04/2014 3:44:39 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: lowbridge
Do you think that Mary Landreiu actually is going to read the bill this time?

Sorry, the Democrats had their chance...they blew it bigger than life.

19 posted on 01/04/2014 3:50:24 PM PST by Lysandru
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To: lowbridge

She will win re-election because her people vote and Conservatives have better things to do than vote.


20 posted on 01/04/2014 3:55:51 PM PST by HChampagne
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To: lowbridge

The Democrat Party is the Communist Party of America.

They are enemies of the Republic.

A time of choosing is now upon us.

Change has indeed come to Amerika.


21 posted on 01/04/2014 3:55:53 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: lowbridge

Man, it must be fun to hold office in D.C. They’ll throw their dignity out the window if that’s what it takes to get re-elected. And lots of other things.


22 posted on 01/04/2014 4:18:11 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: HChampagne
She will win re-election because her people vote and Conservatives have better things to do than vote.

Yep; so much better to sit at home and split hairs over a single social issue. That'll show em!

23 posted on 01/04/2014 4:20:25 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: Mr. K

They better fix it like you fix a dog—cut off its balls!


24 posted on 01/04/2014 4:24:36 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: lowbridge

Despite what Freepers would like to see, her strategy might work. Arguing against Obamacare from the points of constitutionality, free-market, etc, work only for those who care about such issues, but not for other people who care about their immediate financial problems. Scotus’s decision makes it even harder to convince people on the street that it’s problematic legally.

So, Republicans need to be ready with this line of attacks, together with rich/poor issues. Not startled the way some candidates did in the past when the msm brought in abortion/ women issues.


25 posted on 01/04/2014 4:35:10 PM PST by paudio (Liberals teach Whites about guilt and shame much better than Christian churches do...)
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To: lowbridge

Freepers far and wide called this the second Roberts sold the country out. Politicians would be promising to fix this monstrosity, not get rid of it.
And here we are. This thing is a political tool worse than the tax code. Neither party wants to see its demise, too much campaign money for “fixing” things in it from the lobbyists


26 posted on 01/04/2014 5:04:26 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: lowbridge
Embattled Democratic candidates promise to fix Obamacare

I broke one of those curly tailed light bulbs today. I suppose that with a team of engineers and enough replacement elements it could conceivibly be "fixed" but the odds are rather long against it.

Instead, I swept it up and threw it in the trash, the same should be done with obamacare.

27 posted on 01/04/2014 5:06:18 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: lowbridge

She sold her ‘deciding vote’ in exchange for the “Louisiana Purchase”.

I’m sure there is video out there that says that.


28 posted on 01/04/2014 6:11:50 PM PST by Mack the knife
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To: Mack the knife

I wish “embattled” DIMocRATs read “imprisoned”.


29 posted on 01/04/2014 6:17:51 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: lowbridge

She did not read it. She has defended it after we found out what was in it and said she would vote for it again. Mary is dead meat in the next election.


30 posted on 01/04/2014 9:26:17 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Mr. K
Does she explain what her ‘fix’ is? Or will she sign that too, to find out what’s in it later...?

It looks like she made a "dear diary" entry, called it a potential bill, and will follow up with more entries to indicate how hard she is working to single-handedly "fix" it. She would probably get more support from her stoooopid base by just turning against it and trying to kill it.

31 posted on 01/05/2014 5:26:51 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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