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How should Democrats deal with Obamacare in 2014?
CBS News ^ | 4/05/14 | Jacqueline Alemany

Posted on 04/05/2014 3:34:27 PM PDT by Libloather

For Senate Democrats running this year in Republican-leaning states, their struggle with how to deal with Obamacare's unpopularity left them biting their nails a bit harder after President Obama announced Tuesday that the health care law hit its 7 million enrollment goal.

While the White House continues touting the benefits of the law, polls consistently show more Americans disapprove of Obamacare -- a disconnect that's not helping as Democrats try to fire up voters in their effort to fend off a potential Republican takeover of the Senate.

But at a time when the economy is overwhelmingly viewed as the most important issue that the country faces, Obamacare could be the deciding issue of the midterms if Democrats allow it to be, pollsters and strategists in both parties say.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2014; democratcare; democrats; obamacare; repeal
Next helpful headline from CBS: How should Republicans repeal Obamacare in 2015?
1 posted on 04/05/2014 3:34:27 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

The ‘Rats should repeal it. It’s their only hope.


2 posted on 04/05/2014 3:35:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

“The ‘Rats should repeal it. It’s their only hope.”

That would be spitting in their base’s face. They’ve worked all these years to get universal health control as that’s the holy grail of socialism; ultimate control. It’s the power base from which all other power bases will derive. If they repealed it they’d be primaried out of their job anyway. They really have no choice but to ride this bronco to the very end.


3 posted on 04/05/2014 3:40:44 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Paladin2
Repeal it?
No, they should double down on it. Fully 50+% of the American population is beholden to the Federals for their income or insurance or something.
That alone should give the Democrats a plurality and if they can properly phrase their message they win in a landslide.
4 posted on 04/05/2014 3:41:20 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Libloather

Donkeys need to get demoralized and stay home for the next 10-20 elections...


5 posted on 04/05/2014 3:42:10 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Tupelo

Well, if they cut me a check for my promised $2500 every year, I might come around....


6 posted on 04/05/2014 3:43:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Libloather

The media will see to it that Americans believe Ocare is the best legislation ever put forth


7 posted on 04/05/2014 3:45:14 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: Libloather

The Dems should gloat about ObamaCare.

They should brag about how they passed it all on their own.

They should promise not to change a thing about it.

They should point out that those who liked their policies and lost them because of ObamaCare were too stupid to know what was good for them.

The little people need to learn to be grateful to Obama, Pelosi, Reid and their followers for getting rid of policies that may have been thousands of dollars a years cheaper, with much lower deductibles and co-payments, but were substandard because they didn’t cover birth control and gender reassignment.

The Dems need to embrace their major accomplishment of the century - along with the unemployment and underemployment that came with ObamaCare.


8 posted on 04/05/2014 3:46:25 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Libloather

The toads at SeeBS all have a tear running down their legs right now. They know Americans have figured out that ObamaCare is a thieving scam and that their commie ‘RAT comrades are going to be in heap big trouble (A little Native American lingo) come November. They’re really worried about their commie ‘RAT “massas”.


9 posted on 04/05/2014 3:47:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We are human beings. The debate, ANY DEBATE, is NEVER OVER!)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

The problem is that it’s easy to lie to people about what others think, but people aren’t likely to buy a line of bullsh!t about how great a chocolate cupcake tastes if they have tasted it themselves and recognized it as a pile of crap.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 3:48:06 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Paladin2
The problem is, they do not have to cut the checks, just promise they will. After the election blame the Republicans for the lack of funds. Then wait it out. Ain't gonna be any recalls. Ain't gonna be any impeachments. conservatives get the blame and Liberals get reelected and reelected and reelected and reelected until retirement time.
11 posted on 04/05/2014 3:49:39 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Paladin2
Well, if they cut me a check for my promised $2500 every year, I might come around....

That would just about offset the $1800/yr increase I got in Dec. , no more HSA and the extra 2.5% of AGI to write off as medical expenses

12 posted on 04/05/2014 3:49:55 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Gen.Blather
no choice but to ride this bronco to the very end.

Like every other position that the 60's communists now in power have taken they must ride it all the way to the bitter end. To do anything other would be an admission of failure of their ideas, and that they will not do...ever. If they think that they are going to lose the control they have now, I expect the "ethnic" version of the brownshirts to appear very soon.

13 posted on 04/05/2014 3:56:09 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Libloather

Democrats will deal with Obamacare the Chicago/Alinsky way by digging up old divorce, IRS, and High School records on their opponents. If that doesn’t distract voters enough they will declare a war on women, racism, and bigotry with the assistance of their media allies.


14 posted on 04/05/2014 4:00:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Libloather
Oh I know I know!!!, How about 'register as many illegal aliens to vote (as Democrats) at the same time they're being signed up for 0bamacare!!'..

I win, ding ding ding ding!! WINNER!!!!

15 posted on 04/05/2014 4:21:05 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CivilWarBrewing

That’s Paul Ryan’s plan to kill 0D0ntCare.


16 posted on 04/05/2014 4:37:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Libloather

17 posted on 04/05/2014 4:38:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Libloather

Not that I am recommending it but - how funny would it be if the Republicans took a page from the RAT handbook and start lamenting how the RAT’s won’t win another election unless they reach across the aisle to help repeal ObamaCare


18 posted on 04/05/2014 4:41:40 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Libloather

Why would they care? They haven’t been held accountable by the masses for anything in years and I hope but don’t see them starting now.

At worst I see them filing the serial numbers ( their names ) off of it.


19 posted on 04/05/2014 4:45:37 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Libloather

I really don’t see what the problem is. Nancy, Harry, and James Carville have all said the Democrats should all fully embrace this incredibly wonderful piece of legislation so beloved by out nation. And I agree. All Democrats running for election this November should tout their role in passing Obamacare and/or keeping it in place.


20 posted on 04/05/2014 4:53:59 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Libloather
The Democrats could demonstrate their seriousness by committing Seppuku (ritual suicide). After all it's about “affordable” health care, isn't it?

Ah, no it isn't. it's about power and control over your life.

21 posted on 04/05/2014 5:05:05 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Libloather
Simple...

Embrace the SUCK!

Let them run on it. It's their baby.

Unfortunately, RINOs are afraid of it and won't campaign against it.

22 posted on 04/05/2014 5:09:08 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Libloather
Relevant funnies sent to me in an e-mail:

If this doesn't cheer you up, nothing will...

"The liberals are asking us to give Obama time. We agree...and think 25 to life would be appropriate." (Jay Leno)

" America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask." (Jay Leno)

"Q: Have you heard about McDonald's' new Obama Value Meal?
A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it." (Conan O'Brien)

"Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?
A: A fund raiser." (Jay Leno)

"Q: What's the difference between Obama's cabinet and a penitentiary?
A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers, and threats to society. The other is for housing prisoners." (David Letterman)

"Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it started to sink, who would be saved?
A: America !" (Jimmy Fallon)

"Q: What's the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?
A: Bo has papers." (Jimmy Kimmel)

"Q: What was the most positive result of the "Cash for Clunkers" program?
A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road." (David Letterman)

Solution to the problem in Egypt:
They want a new Muslim leader, Give them ours.

23 posted on 04/05/2014 5:10:07 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Right is right even if nobody does it. Wrong is wrong even if everybody's doing it.- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Libloather

24 posted on 04/05/2014 5:13:49 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Right is right even if nobody does it. Wrong is wrong even if everybody's doing it.- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Gen.Blather

Dead wrong.

Look at the popularity of the plan even among their base. The party is a coalition, and Obamacare is literally killing people. As in already happening. As in no longer projected to happen which was the case when the Findlaw.com legal blog (no way to call that site a bastion of conservatism) deconstructed the bill three years ago.

The longer this goes on before the plug is pulled the more permanent the damage will be.

Mind you, I think they will soldier on with it. The globalists now in charge of the party may push us into civil war in a last ditch attempt to form a socialist state, but the increasing armament of the populace together with the impending collapse of the European Union makes successfully doing that problematic.


25 posted on 04/05/2014 5:18:44 PM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Libloather

all democraps should be “relieved of job-lock”


26 posted on 04/05/2014 5:20:34 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Libloather

They will do what they always do: lie.


27 posted on 04/05/2014 5:23:24 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Libloather

Ignore obamacare and remind the media to shut up. Then push for citizenship for illegals and lots of free stuff for every living one of them in the country.


28 posted on 04/05/2014 5:30:30 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Libloather

Gosh I sure hope they don’t run on that platform!

That would be just awful. They would sure win if they ran on that.

They can do anything to us just don’t run on Obamacare!


29 posted on 04/05/2014 5:35:13 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Mr. K

SNICKER


30 posted on 04/05/2014 5:36:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Libloather

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31 posted on 04/05/2014 5:46:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Libloather

Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) tweeted at 6:10pm - 25 Mar 14:

PS: RE Ds Turnout fear, todays @CBSNewsPoll corroborates GWU poll - 70% of Rs are already excited about voting in Nov cbsnews.com/news/pollsters… (https://twitter.com/JaxAlemany/status/448597811349954561)


32 posted on 04/05/2014 5:48:58 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Libloather
Important to keep the numbers in mind.

Since enrollment started six months ago, close to 15 million low income folks have signed up for Medicaid (free) or heavily subsidized policies.

They are basically happy, and they outnumber the angry folks who lost their old policies by at least 2 to 1.

All the Democrats have to do is repeat the “Mend it, don't end it” theme again and again, and urge the MSM to stay relatively quiet about the worst problems and the worst predictions.

We already know that the GOP leadership has no plan to repeal ObamaCare, and the GOP has no compelling alternative health plan to replace ObamaCare.

I think the Democrats are home free on this issue for 2014, and I predicted exactly that several months ago.

If the Democrats can find a way to turn out their non-white voting base for an off year election, they will easily hold the Senate, and they will take back a couple seats in the House.

33 posted on 04/05/2014 5:53:53 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Libloather

Resign in disgrace.


34 posted on 04/05/2014 6:19:49 PM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: zeestephen

I fear you are right ... we don`t know how to get into the sewers with the Demonrats and fight ... by the time the insurance companies crunch the numbers and the next set of wake up calls go out to the sheeple it will be too late to save the republic ... the keystone of the socialist state will be in place ... Lenin must be smiling in his grave!


35 posted on 04/05/2014 6:23:21 PM PDT by galtman (America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.)
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To: Libloather

Nice of CBS to worry about Dems losing an election and to give them advice on it.

What else is the media for?


36 posted on 04/05/2014 6:50:08 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: Tupelo

“...if they can properly phrase their message they win in a landslide.”

It’s a long time until the midterms and a long time for Progressives to spin their way out of low poll numbers.

With their allies in education, media, government and elsewhere, they just might do it.

IMHO


37 posted on 04/05/2014 7:06:02 PM PDT by ripley
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To: Libloather

How should Democrats deal with Obamacare in 2014?

They should end it all. End it all right now.


38 posted on 04/05/2014 7:09:19 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Buck-I-Guy

So far even the MSM has not been able to make a silk purse out of this sow’s ear.

The only people digging it are the die-hard progressives who can not afford to give an inch because once this one is dead it won’t be coming back for a loooong time.


39 posted on 04/05/2014 7:32:58 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt

The Dims will not let go of 0 Care. If the pubbies repeal it, any of their stinking marxist programs like The Great Society and Social Security could be repealed. The myth the dims promulgate is that once their program is enacted, the program can never be eliminated. This idea needs to be broken and 0 Care is the perfect candidate.


40 posted on 04/05/2014 9:20:36 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Alberta's Child

With all of the delays in Obamacare most people will not realize for themselves how bad it is. If the employer mandate kicked in before the mid-terms every democrat running in the country would lose. These slimy SOBs were smart to delay it to make sure they have one more good election victory under their belts.
Will it work?
I don’t know but, I have no faith in the American sheeple. Esp the female 1/2.


41 posted on 04/06/2014 1:24:42 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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