Skip to comments.How should Democrats deal with Obamacare in 2014?
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.
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The ‘Rats should repeal it. It’s their only hope.
“The Rats should repeal it. Its 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 If they repealed it they’d be primaried out of their job anyway.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.
Donkeys need to get demoralized and stay home for the next 10-20 elections...
Well, if they cut me a check for my promised $2500 every year, I might come around....
The media will see to it that Americans believe Ocare is the best legislation ever put forth
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.
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”.
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.
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
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.
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.
I win, ding ding ding ding!! WINNER!!!!
That’s Paul Ryan’s plan to kill 0D0ntCare.
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
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.
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.
Ah, no it isn't. it's about power and control over your life.
Let them run on it. It's their baby.
Unfortunately, RINOs are afraid of it and won't campaign against it.
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.
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.
all democraps should be “relieved of job-lock”
They will do what they always do: lie.
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.
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!
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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.
Resign in disgrace.
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!
Nice of CBS to worry about Dems losing an election and to give them advice on it.
What else is the media for?
“...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.
How should Democrats deal with Obamacare in 2014?
They should end it all. End it all right now.
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.
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.
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.