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Defend ‘Obamacare’ unabashedly, some Democrats say
Associated Press ^ | Apr 16, 2014 9:02 PM EDT | Charles Babington and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Posted on 04/16/2014 8:10:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The outlook for the president’s health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it’s time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.

Activists in one Senate race are doing just that. Other Democratic candidates, however, remain wary, unsure that a modest dose of good news will be enough to offset countless TV ads denouncing “Obamacare.” Those worries are well founded, say Republicans who shrug off the developments Democrats tout. […]

Republicans already were pushing their luck by vowing to “repeal and replace” the health care law without having a viable replacement in mind, says Thomas Mills, a Democratic consultant and blogger in North Carolina. Now, he says, Democrats have even more reasons to rise from their defensive crouch on this topic.

“Democrats need to start making the case for Obamacare,” Mills says. “They all voted for it, they all own it, so they can’t get away from it. So they’d better start defending it.” …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; democrats; obamacare; zerocare
Desperation.
1 posted on 04/16/2014 8:10:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Democrats should run on it... what a wonderful idea.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 8:12:36 PM PDT by GOPJ (MSNBC reporters couldn't spot a criminal if he was at the company Christmas party.)
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To: Olog-hai
Democrat comment on Obamacare = "The Emporers New Clothes" story book.

Too afraid to state the obvious.

3 posted on 04/16/2014 8:13:56 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Olog-hai

If they want to go and sell lousy government-dictated insurance in a marketplace you can buy from only once a year, the Democrats can be our guest.

They’re in deep denial.


4 posted on 04/16/2014 8:14:23 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Olog-hai

Translation : spin and lie like a mother f###er and count on the MSN to back you up.


5 posted on 04/16/2014 8:14:35 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s ObamaInsurance and it sucks.


6 posted on 04/16/2014 8:23:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Olog-hai

The only way to defend Obamascam is to lie about it. It worked in 2012 for the Rats, and with our advocate media it might work again in 2014.


7 posted on 04/16/2014 8:27:27 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: GOPJ
Defend ‘Obamacare’ unabashedly, some Democrats say

["some"] == ["not running this year"]

8 posted on 04/16/2014 8:32:59 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The big lie has been busted already. How many more lies can they tell to bring back any semblance of legitimacy?


9 posted on 04/16/2014 8:35:07 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Lie Big! Project delusion!

There are people just begging to buy it.


10 posted on 04/16/2014 8:42:48 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Olog-hai

Snare.


11 posted on 04/16/2014 8:55:34 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Olog-hai

Gosh I sure hope they don’t do that. They would sure win if they did. They can do ANYTHING to us just dont run on Obamacare!


12 posted on 04/16/2014 9:09:17 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Olog-hai
"The outlook for the president’s health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter,"

To who?

13 posted on 04/16/2014 9:12:11 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Olog-hai

They will defend it until the new insurance rates for 2015 are published in July or August - then they’ll run for the hills ...


14 posted on 04/16/2014 9:16:52 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Olog-hai

Any True Believer would defend it enthusiastically, without hesitation or doubt. The rest should be purged from the Party.


15 posted on 04/16/2014 9:40:15 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Kozak

Because everyone will believe television over their real life dying friends and relatives.

The old addage that you can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time intrinsically admits that there are circumstances where fooling all of the people is not possible.


16 posted on 04/16/2014 9:43:29 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

PT Barnum was right.


17 posted on 04/16/2014 9:47:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
The architects of Obamacare never thought that they could long fool the public into believing that the scheme provided functional medical care.

They did believe that things would fall apart gradually and that they would be able to shift the blame to the Republicans and harness the anger generated.

They miscalculated.

Had they gotten Romney into office the blame would still have gone where they desired.

Someone posted the following quote on another thread:

“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.” - Alexander Hamilton

18 posted on 04/16/2014 10:02:44 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Mr. K
>>>"The outlook for the president’s health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter,"<<<

To who?

The Grim Reaper.

19 posted on 04/16/2014 10:03:43 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: MrEdd

The number of people have dead and dying relatives this November because of Obama care is going to be a tiny number. They are hoping they can lie and spin with the majority of voters, and based on past experience, they may get away with it, look at how they were able to take a victory lap about the fictitious 7 million enrolled and have the MSN declare it a huge success. Will it work? I doubt it, but what alternative do they have?


20 posted on 04/16/2014 10:06:55 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Kozak

I know two. It will be more than you are aware of.

In addition, many with less serious ailments have lost the treatment their previous insurance provided. Over five million adequate policies have gone poof so far. Not all of those people never used their insurance. Spin can’t cover something this widespread.


21 posted on 04/16/2014 10:23:28 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Olog-hai

Please, please, please, electioneering Democrats, you ALL need to spend your entire propaganda bandwidth on how you voted for Obamacare and will defend to the death any changes to it.


22 posted on 04/16/2014 11:37:56 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

I think they’re out of imagination on that one. But by all means, they should stay the course.


23 posted on 04/17/2014 12:55:29 AM PDT by Olog-hai (Master Yogurt, is Dark Helmet my fatherÂ’s brotherÂ’s nephewÂ’s cousinÂ’s former roommate?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“It worked in 2012 for the Rats, . . “

What worked in 2012 for the Democrats was having the GOP run the one candidate against Obama who could not effectively use Obamacare as an issue, it is tough to oppose government healthcare when you implemented it in your state as governor. Anyone else could have called out the lies and made Obamacare the issue defining the campaign. Instead the Dems chose the “war on women” as the central campaign issue and won the election.


24 posted on 04/17/2014 3:35:14 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: goldstategop

Wait now. I saw a poll in the media saying Obozocare has helped ten million people.
This has to be true, right?
:D


25 posted on 04/17/2014 4:28:30 AM PDT by snarkytart
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