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Pelosi: O-Care won’t hurt Dems
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Posted on 03/13/2014 10:54:03 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

March 13, 2014, 12:52 pm Pelosi: O-Care won’t 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 party’s 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 Sink’s loss to Republican David Jolly in Florida on Tuesday was an anomaly and blamed low turnout for her party’s 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 you’re a Democrat in one of those crossover seats, I’d be panicked this morning, because their playbook they’ve 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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democratcare; donkeycare; jackasscare
Delusional.........
1 posted on 03/13/2014 10:54:03 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Demented...


2 posted on 03/13/2014 10:55:51 AM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Catmom

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.


3 posted on 03/13/2014 10:58:08 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Sub-Driver

YOU are the anomaly, Nazi Peelousy.


4 posted on 03/13/2014 11:01:32 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Sub-Driver

*** “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?


5 posted on 03/13/2014 11:01:54 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey there...San Fran Nan...read the bill to find out what is actually in it. You might be surprised.


6 posted on 03/13/2014 11:02:10 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sub-Driver

She will still be saying that when 3/4 of entire Congress is Republican/Tea Party.


7 posted on 03/13/2014 11:10:17 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Catmom

The only thing you “have to pass it to see what’s in it” is a stool sample.


8 posted on 03/13/2014 11:11:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Whistling pass the graveyard...


9 posted on 03/13/2014 11:11:39 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: brownsfan

The dead can only come out every 4 years, not 2.


10 posted on 03/13/2014 11:12:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver; All
 photo tuescrashdummydems-1.jpg

11 posted on 03/13/2014 11:13:38 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver

This would be the same Pelosi who said in October 2010 that there wsa “no way” Democrats would lose control of the House.


12 posted on 03/13/2014 11:14:43 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


13 posted on 03/13/2014 11:18:34 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Sub-Driver

14 posted on 03/13/2014 11:19:12 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


15 posted on 03/13/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT by jetson
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh well...take it for what it’s worth.

Pelosi is still convinced that the Dems will retain their majority in the 2010 elections...


16 posted on 03/13/2014 11:21:02 AM PDT by Elpasser
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To: Sub-Driver

she hasn’t read it yet so she hasn’t a clue whether it will or won’t hurt the D’s


17 posted on 03/13/2014 11:21:06 AM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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To: Sub-Driver

But is, and will hurt many Americans. Pelosi is just plain 100% scum.


18 posted on 03/13/2014 11:23:34 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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Why would it hurt the dems? Isn’t 90% of it delayed specifically to not hurt the dems?


19 posted on 03/13/2014 11:28:52 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dems: “Reality doesn’t exist!”

Dem Voters bark and clap like seals!


20 posted on 03/13/2014 11:30:05 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: eCSMaster

Peel-O-seeCare pic. Her gavel’s all over it.


21 posted on 03/13/2014 11:31:55 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Projection much?


22 posted on 03/13/2014 11:32:07 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: Don Corleone

We know with absolute certainty her strategy for the Republicans is in their best interest. Or...not.
As a fellow Baltimorean who knew San Fran and her bevy of airhead belles, I have no respect whatsoever for this queen bee.


23 posted on 03/13/2014 11:33:10 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: dsrtsage

Rush is going over this right now.

It seems that the individual mandate delay wasn’t supposed to be known to anyone but “their buds”.

They extended the exemption for those that got cancelled,
and also for ANYONE who claims “hardship”. No proof needed.

Make sure you claim hardship if you are questioned.


24 posted on 03/13/2014 11:34:09 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cld51860
YOU are the anomaly, Nazi Peelousy.

I predict that "anomaly" will replace "unexpected" for the remainder of 2014. lol

25 posted on 03/13/2014 11:36:18 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All
She lost her job as House Speaker because she irresponsibly rammed constitutionally indefensible Obamacare Democratcare through the HoR, and now she's saying Democratcare won't hurt dems.

What is wrong with this picture?

26 posted on 03/13/2014 11:41:18 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Sub-Driver

right, i believe this as much as i believe she doesn’t mind not being 1st b1tch of the House too.


27 posted on 03/13/2014 12:00:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Sub-Driver

press can’t even ask logical follow-ups like”what specific things need to be fixed?” and “what have you specifically done to fix them nancy?”


28 posted on 03/13/2014 12:02:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: eCSMaster

bunch of street sweepers to clean up that slimy mess.


29 posted on 03/13/2014 12:03:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Delusional.......

. She's Botoxicated again.

30 posted on 03/13/2014 12:44:34 PM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: Sub-Driver

There is NO way even the idiot Dems can keep her a leader next time..


31 posted on 03/13/2014 1:38:24 PM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: Sub-Driver
Republicans are “wasting their time” using ObamaCare as an electoral issue, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said Thursday.

We all know Nancy Pelosi only has our best interests at heart... so we should follow her advice.../s

Where does she get off giving us advice? Democrat LOST the race in Florida... does she know that?

32 posted on 03/13/2014 2:00:33 PM PDT by GOPJ (From a bellwether to an "oh-whateverrrr" in less than a single news cycle. -freeper Fightin Whitey)
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To: Sub-Driver

“You have to hold the election to find out what O-Care does to the election.”


33 posted on 03/13/2014 2:46:18 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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