Skip to comments.Pelosi: O-Care won’t hurt Dems
Posted on 03/13/2014 10:54:03 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
March 13, 2014, 12:52 pm Pelosi: O-Care wont hurt Dems
By Mike Lillis
Republicans are wasting their time using ObamaCare as an electoral issue, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said Thursday.
Days after the healthcare law was seen as a decisive issue in her partys special election loss in Florida, Pelosi insisted GOP attacks would backfire and that Democrats would embrace ObamaCare on the campaign trail.
She said Democrat Alex Sinks loss to Republican David Jolly in Florida on Tuesday was an anomaly and blamed low turnout for her partys loss of what was seen as a winnable race.
The fact that it is an off-year election in other words, a non-presidential year and a special election is like a double-whammy in terms of reducing turnout, she said at her press briefing.
We feel confident about the fuller participation in November, and what that will mean for that election.
GOP leaders have been energized by their victory on Tuesday, as Sink's defense of the Affordable Care Act was a central issue of the campaign.
If youre a Democrat in one of those crossover seats, Id be panicked this morning, because their playbook theyve given [Democrats] is to run on ObamaCare, Rep. Greg Walden (Ore.), head of the National Republican Congressional Committee said Wednesday. Go support the president and go support ObamaCare, and they tried that out and it failed.
But Pelosi insisted Republicans are misreading the results in Florida.
I think the Republicans are wasting their time using that as their electoral issue, and they will find that out, she said.
Pressed by a reporter whether Democrats should shy away from the issue on the campaign trail, Pelosi didn't hesitate.
No, absolutely not, she said.
Pelosi has long argued that the healthcare law will become increasingly popular as more people recognize the benefits.
On Thursday, she said Democrats will embrace the law ahead of the elections.
"I'm very proud of our House Democrats and how they've not only embraced the Affordable Care Act ... but how proud they are of it," she said.
Of Sink's campaign message, Pelosi said she got it "just right."
"There are many good things about the Affordable Care Act that are good for the health and well-being of the American people. There're some things that need to be fixed, let's do that. And that is the message of our members," Pelosi said.
No, I think she’s right. The Democrats should all run on a “I made obamacare happen to you” platform. They should also come up with a list of all the other industries they would like to take over and destroy.
YOU are the anomaly, Nazi Peelousy.
*** The fact that it is an off-year election in other words, a non-presidential year and a special election is like a double-whammy in terms of reducing turnout, she said at her press briefing. ***
I wish someone had the guts to ask Pelosi if she’s saying Republicans are more reliable voters? And just what is it she’s implying about those who vote Democrat?
Hey there...San Fran Nan...read the bill to find out what is actually in it. You might be surprised.
She will still be saying that when 3/4 of entire Congress is Republican/Tea Party.
The only thing you “have to pass it to see what’s in it” is a stool sample.
Whistling pass the graveyard...
The dead can only come out every 4 years, not 2.
This would be the same Pelosi who said in October 2010 that there wsa “no way” Democrats would lose control of the House.
What I LOVE about Pelousy is that when she speaks publicly like this, we most often see the OPPOSITE happen in the near future. In this case, I think Pelosi’s phoning it in: the Dems are going to take it in the pants in November.
I was playing around with the state affordable health care site and it said I could be penalized $7,000.00 for not having health care in 2014. WHAT! Explain this MZ Pelosi.
Oh well...take it for what it’s worth.
Pelosi is still convinced that the Dems will retain their majority in the 2010 elections...
she hasn’t read it yet so she hasn’t a clue whether it will or won’t hurt the D’s
But is, and will hurt many Americans. Pelosi is just plain 100% scum.
Why would it hurt the dems? Isn’t 90% of it delayed specifically to not hurt the dems?
Dems: “Reality doesn’t exist!”
Dem Voters bark and clap like seals!