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House Dem predicts losses over O-Care ("it's going to hit the fan")
The Hill ^ | 4/18/14 | Elise Viebeck

Posted on 04/18/2014 5:09:17 PM PDT by Libloather

A House Democrat who voted against ObamaCare said the law is likely to sweep Republicans into office in November.

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) had dire predictions for his party during a radio interview on Thursday.

"We will lose seats in the House," Lynch told Boston Herald Radio. "I am fairly certain of that based on the poll numbers that are coming out from more experienced poll sets down there."

He continued, "And I think we may lose the Senate. I think that's a possibility ... primarily because of healthcare."

The comments pit Lynch against party chiefs like Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The House minority leader and others have argued consistently that the healthcare law will be a political winner for Democrats this year.

Democrats are seeking to go on offense after Thursday's news from the White House that 8 million people have signed up for private plans on the insurance exchanges.

Lynch predicted the issue will again turn sour for the party a few years down the road because of several taxes within the law that have not taken effect. A levy on the most generous health plans, for example, will start in 2018.

"There's all these taxes and fees that are the tough medicine, that up to now ... haven't been implemented. I don't know who’s going to do that,” Lynch said.

"Maybe ... they expect the next administration is going to put these penalties in place. I think that’s the time it's going to hit the fan."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; abortion; boston; california; deathpanels; election2014; election2016; elections; house; massachusetts; nancypelosi; obamacare; rat; stephenlynch; zerocare
The exempt Hussein delayed the real pain. Good for him.
1 posted on 04/18/2014 5:09:17 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Not to worry.

They'll get even by passing amnesty the day after the midterm elections.

2 posted on 04/18/2014 5:10:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
With the help of the House leadership.

/johnny

3 posted on 04/18/2014 5:12:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Libloather
So the unabashed doubling-down is fizzling already?
4 posted on 04/18/2014 5:18:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Libloather
It's worth noting that this guy represents a district in Massachusetts, he voted against Obamacare in 2009, and he's still in office. If he's from a bastion of Marxism like Massachusetts (and the home state of Romneycare, as well) and he's still in office despite voting against Obamacare, then obviously the law is both a complete disaster and very unpopular as well.
5 posted on 04/18/2014 5:23:12 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Libloather
We shouldn't get too complacent. I remember in the summer of 2012 a Lib friend was lamenting the fact that the tickets to an Obama event in her city were sold out. Weren't we being told that his venues were only half full? I think it was reverse psychology. And with the extent that the Dems cheat, we will have to be vigilant so as not to let them steal ANY MORE ELECTIONS!
6 posted on 04/18/2014 5:23:41 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: JRandomFreeper
My heart just bleeds for Lynch and all his buddies.They ALL voted for this,now they come to the reckoning.
7 posted on 04/18/2014 5:28:07 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Libloather

Real iinteresting if it can turn into a mandate like the contract with america.


8 posted on 04/18/2014 5:34:03 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: originalbuckeye

Spot on. All those lackluster Obama rallies may have been real, but they created a false sense of security.

Like the Dems care anymore if they can’t even round up a rent-a-mob. It’s the phantom voters - literal absentee voters because they don’t exist - and votes from the grave that count. And then how about the millions of dem voters who reside inside the voting machines? It’s like entire cities and counties live in those things.


9 posted on 04/18/2014 5:35:19 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Libloather

8 million....why not say its 10 million or 12 million ?

these dopes just pull numbers out of the air about everything.


10 posted on 04/18/2014 5:37:18 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Libloather.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 5:38:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: originalbuckeye
over O-Care ("it's going to hit the fan"), originalbuckeye wrote: We shouldn't get too complacent.

No, we shouldn't. And people, if you can make phone calls, knock on doors, put out signs, or send money to conservatives, please do. Obamacare alone may not be enough to put us over.

12 posted on 04/18/2014 5:43:10 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Libloather.
A House Democrat who voted against ObamaCare... Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) had dire predictions... "We will lose seats in the House... based on the poll numbers that are coming out from more experienced poll sets down there... And I think we may lose the Senate... There's all these taxes and fees that are the tough medicine, that up to now ... haven't been implemented...

13 posted on 04/18/2014 5:54:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ezekiel

“It’s the phantom voters - literal absentee voters because they don’t exist - and votes from the grave that count. And then how about the millions of dem voters who reside inside the voting machines? It’s like entire cities and counties live in those things.”

Absolutely! the dems don’t need to worry about the eligible voter, they’ve got enough ephemeral voters to win every election from now on, plus all the 47% + illegals that will be able to vote in future elections.

Dems retain control of Senate will be the MSM story the night after this November’s election. and then all the stories on the MSM will return to focusing on how women are being denied equal pay, restrained by an invisible glass ceiling, denied the right to free access to birth control and abortions as they prepare the way for Hillary to ascend to her “deserved” place in the White House as America’s equal rights champion for women come January 2017.

The Dems’ rallying cry will be: isn’t it time that America had a woman president? and of course that has merit, but why should that woman be Hillary Clinton? when, if she is the best female leader that America has to elect, we are indeed in trouble as a nation.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 6:20:50 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: originalbuckeye; All

The Pubbies need to come up with something else as a campaign issue in addition to ObamaCare.


15 posted on 04/18/2014 6:28:45 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Libloather

I’m against deceit in all circumstances . . . and . . . the end does not justify the means, but I am wondering if the gop is waving immigration as an incentive to win some Hispanic votes (coupled with the possible trouncing of the dems) and then pull out the rug after the election.

To this end, the gop has got to be insane to believe that legalizing 12 million liberal welfare cases is going to benefit them.


16 posted on 04/18/2014 6:29:09 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Farmer Dean

Lynch did not vote for ObamaCare. He voted against it.


17 posted on 04/18/2014 6:34:55 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Din Maker

Really,I thought that every last Dem voted for it.


18 posted on 04/18/2014 6:36:17 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Din Maker

HOW ABOUT INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM PLAIN AND SIMPLE!!! HOW ABOUT SMALLER GOVERNMENT PLAIN AND SIMPLE!!!!


19 posted on 04/18/2014 6:36:48 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Libloather

‘bout time.


20 posted on 04/18/2014 6:36:58 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Libloather

I’d love to see a few in New Marxland (aka New England) be defeated. John Larson would be nice (know him, at home talks like a moderate votes like a Marxist.)


21 posted on 04/18/2014 6:56:43 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: kingattax

how did it go from 7 to 8 million when enrollment period ended around the 1st?


22 posted on 04/18/2014 7:29:29 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Kit cat

HOW ABOUT INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM PLAIN AND SIMPLE!!! HOW ABOUT SMALLER GOVERNMENT PLAIN AND SIMPLE!!!!
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You’re kidding; right? I mean, those are the biggest issues with you and me, but, the average American voter doesn’t give a rat’s rear about Individual Freedom and Smaller Government. I heard on the radio just yesterday: 87 million Americans are working. 104 Million Americans are on the Government dole. All people care about is if they get “theirs” from that big Santa Clause in Washington D.C. known as the United States Gubmint.


23 posted on 04/18/2014 8:42:55 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Din Maker

You are SO RIGHT about this HOWEVER LIV voters tend NOT to vote
in midterms!!!! OBAMMIECARE has hurt ALOT of people sure they NOW
have SO CALLED INSURANCE but, THEY HAVE NO CARE, DOCTORS,
OR HOSPITALS you can’t SPIN this no matter how hard they try!!!! Having individual freedom is the CORE of rebuking OBAMMIECARE!!!!!


24 posted on 04/18/2014 9:03:58 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Kit cat

Too radical!


25 posted on 04/18/2014 11:24:47 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Libloather

Maybe this is real strategy. Lose the House and Senate for a couple of years, complain about the deadlock, and push for real change you can believe in with Hillary (or whoever) in 2016.


26 posted on 04/19/2014 5:25:13 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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