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Democrats seek ways to limit Obamacare fallout after Florida defeat
Yahoo! News ^ | 3/16/14 | Steve Holland and Thomas Ferraro - Reuters

Posted on 03/16/2014 10:36:27 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his Democrats face the challenge of limiting fallout from Obamacare and drumming up voter enthusiasm in the November congressional elections, problem areas exposed by the loss of a Florida candidate who had led in the polls.

The defeat of Democrat Alex Sink by Republican David Jolly in a special election last Tuesday has raised anxiety levels for Democrats as they struggle to hold on to control of the Senate in November and pick up seats in the Republican-held House of Representatives.

Paramount on the Democrats' list of concerns about November is the need to ensure that voters feel motivated to go to the polls. Obama won handily in presidential elections in 2008 and 2012, but Democrats lost control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections, when his name was not on the ballot.

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White House officials see Obama as a critical factor in emphasizing to Democrats the need to vote in elections in which his name will not be on the ballot. A prolific fundraiser, the president is in the midst of an active schedule of headlining events to raise money for Democratic candidates. His next event is in Miami on Thursday night.

Obama will help frame the debate around economic issues, they said, part of his drive to highlight the need to improve the quality of life for the middle class and fault Republicans for blocking his agenda.

While the White House is emphasizing the need for party unity, there is a recognition that some endangered Senate Democrats in more conservative states will put some distance between themselves and the president.

Democrats are in search of the best way to talk about Obamacare on the campaign trail.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014issues; 2014midterms; aca; democratcare; democrats; donkeycare; fallout; florida; jackasscare; obamacare
In the end and as usual, they will be forced to steal ballots, votes, polling booths, just to keep the glowing coals of opposition from erupting into a massive inferno that will consume all of them, not just a few.

I always thought Hillary was the one you did not speak of.. now it's Obama too.

1 posted on 03/16/2014 10:36:27 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Cathey Park of Cambridge, Massachusetts wears a cast for her broken wrist with "I Love Obamacare" written upon it prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's arrival to speak about health insurance at Faneuil Hall in Boston October 30, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


2 posted on 03/16/2014 10:38:57 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama will help frame the debate around economic issues, they said, part of his drive to highlight the need to improve the quality of life for the middle class and fault Republicans for blocking his agenda.

So basically continue doing what he's done all along.
3 posted on 03/16/2014 10:39:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NormsRevenge

” “Obamacare has come to symbolize something more than just healthcare. It’s the general dissatisfaction that people have.””

Oh, I see. It’s not about what everybody says it’s about. It’s about something else entirely, something that is NOT the fault of Democrats. Denial is not just a river in Egypt.


4 posted on 03/16/2014 10:51:35 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, I’ll be darned: Sink sank, and David’s Jolly.


5 posted on 03/16/2014 11:07:14 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The GOP must ensure the Obamacare albatross hangs from every Democrat's neck and stinks to high heaven.

Of course, we are talking about the stupid party!

6 posted on 03/16/2014 11:20:41 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: DakotaGator

It’s just that the GOP does not work for us.

Conservatives have no representation in government. the constitution has no representation in government.

THe people who vote for the GOP, as it is, are stupid. They vote for people like cornyn and Romney and McCain.

they like Rubio because he doesn’t say ugh when he talks for 45 minutes straight about nothing. cornyn doesn’t answer his phone. McCain came back from the war after getting shot sown after a couple of missions and spent the rest of his entire career in Hanoi in a prison camp, so people pretend he’s good, thye like Rand Paul with his weird hairdo for absolutely no reason to like him they are stupid.


7 posted on 03/16/2014 11:57:00 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Gee...how I miss H. R. Gross.


8 posted on 03/16/2014 11:58:43 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Time magazine to label him “the useful pest”

H R Gross must have been very good


9 posted on 03/16/2014 12:01:33 PM PDT by stanne
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To: NormsRevenge
Democrats are in search of the best way to talk about Obamacare on the campaign trail.

I'm sure RATS will attempt to NOT chat about it.

Since they're exempt, every last stinkin' one of them should be asked how neat it is to keep their doctor.

10 posted on 03/16/2014 12:01:55 PM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: NormsRevenge

Perhaps Mary Landrieu will starting reading Green Eggs and Ham.


11 posted on 03/16/2014 12:06:46 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: NormsRevenge; All
If Democrats want to save their country club membership in Congress in the 2014 elections then they need to bypass Obama concerning Obamacare Democratcare by doing the following.

Democrats need to constitutionally bypass Obama by promising voters that they will work with Republicans after 2014 elections to use Congress's power, under Clause 2 of Section 7 of Article I, to override Obama's predictable veto of a bill to repeal constitutionally indefensible Obamacare Democratcare.

Then, contrary to what activist justices want everybody to think about the constitutionality of constitutionally indefensible Obamacare Democratcare, since the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for public healthcare purposes, Democrats need to do the following.

Democrats need to lead Congress to petition the states for a healthcare amendment to the Constitution, amendments for new federal powers required by the Constitution's Article V. (Note that such an amendment had been proposed in the House of Representatives before Speaker Pelosi irresponsibly rammed Obamacare Democratcare through the HoR, but Pelosi likewise irresponsibly ignored the proposal.) And if the states should choose to ratify the proposed amendment then Congress will actually have the constitutional authority that it needs to establish a national healthcare program and the Democrats will be heroes.

In the meanwhile, note that there is nothing stopping the states from exercising their 10th Amendment-protected state sovereignty by experimenting with their own healthcare programs, Massachusetts' RomneyCare such an example.

12 posted on 03/16/2014 12:11:23 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: NormsRevenge

Obamacare.

Repeal it!

Obamacare WILL kill people.

Immigration laws.

Enforce them!

CW2 is closer than the GOP thinks.


13 posted on 03/16/2014 12:18:37 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If the liberals want to defuse the disaster of Obozo Care:

1. They can threaten to release the CIA files on Pelosi, Reid, Schumer and other ObozoCare backers if they don’t resign in a week.

2. Then, get the files from Putin on Obozo and stand up Biden, and turn them over to Fox news, Free Republic, Rush and other conservatives.

3. Then, they can lead the way to removing Biden and Obozo from their offices and send them packing.

4. Then repel this horrible Obozo Care law like the prohibition law was repealed.


14 posted on 03/16/2014 12:33:43 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Dems have only one way out, force Obama to resign or impeach him!!! LOL


15 posted on 03/16/2014 12:37:28 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: NormsRevenge

John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Coordinator

Cathey Park is the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Coordinator. She is responsible for the planning, marketing, and implementation of Forum events, including outreach and fostering co-sponsorships with interested undergraduate student groups and Harvard Kennedy School centers and recruitment. Previously, Park coordinated the Institute’s “Women’s Initiative in Leadership” (WIL) created to address the interest and importance of female students at Harvard in developing leadership skills. In addition to overseeing WIL she worked on special events and conference. Park also served as the staff assistant in the JFK Jr. Forum Office and was responsible for student outreach, publicity, and staffing dozens of events during the academic year. Before joining the IOP, Park worked on the staff of former Harvard Kennedy School Dean, Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Born in Seoul Korea and raised in Portland, Oregon Park attended Boston University and majored in Political Science.

E-mail address:
cathey_park@harvard.edu


16 posted on 03/16/2014 12:44:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: NormsRevenge

John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Coordinator

Cathey Park is the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Coordinator. She is responsible for the planning, marketing, and implementation of Forum events, including outreach and fostering co-sponsorships with interested undergraduate student groups and Harvard Kennedy School centers and recruitment. Previously, Park coordinated the Institute’s “Women’s Initiative in Leadership” (WIL) created to address the interest and importance of female students at Harvard in developing leadership skills. In addition to overseeing WIL she worked on special events and conference. Park also served as the staff assistant in the JFK Jr. Forum Office and was responsible for student outreach, publicity, and staffing dozens of events during the academic year. Before joining the IOP, Park worked on the staff of former Harvard Kennedy School Dean, Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Born in Seoul Korea and raised in Portland, Oregon Park attended Boston University and majored in Political Science.

E-mail address:
cathey_park@harvard.edu


17 posted on 03/16/2014 12:44:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

They were right about one thing. Americans have to vote for Democrats to find out what the Hell else you can screw up next!


18 posted on 03/16/2014 12:45:41 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: NormsRevenge

surprised they haven’t done more to leverage trayvon to deal with obamacare in florida.

you ask how the hell...? I don’t claim it would be a rational campaign. these klunkheads are drumming up a campaign to stop non-existent people calling others “bossy” when nobody under 50 would even think to use the word.


19 posted on 03/16/2014 1:16:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Just PRAY that – UNLIKE LAST TIME – enough INFORMED voters with actual FUNCTIONING BRAINS who understand our history and how much damage the libturds have done here show up at the polls to send these MORONS packing – then ON TO PRISON!
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20 posted on 03/16/2014 2:17:40 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Amendment10

You’re expecting too much thinking out of this electorate.


21 posted on 03/16/2014 2:47:38 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: NormsRevenge
Come on! Nancy says its popular. Dems keep saying if the Republicans use this as their main running point they will lose. It's amazing how they are willing to give advice to Republicans on how to not lose. How many Dems are willing to embrace it and run on it?

I say when your instinct is to run against ObamaCare and the Democrats are advising against it go with you instincts.

22 posted on 03/16/2014 3:00:30 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Tonytitan; All
You’re expecting too much thinking out of this electorate.

Remember, politicians complain that a day in politics can feel like eternity.

Never give up!

Remember in November.

23 posted on 03/16/2014 3:04:53 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: NormsRevenge

Hitler’s Doctor

F-n funny.

http://safeshare.tv/w/jyeqLxShwx


24 posted on 03/17/2014 7:44:36 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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