Skip to comments.(Exempt) Dems don't want to talk O-Care
Posted on 04/27/2014 4:58:57 PM PDT by Libloather
To many Democrats, ObamaCare is a four-letter word.
Most Democrats in competitive elections are seeking to avoid the topic, opting not to tout the controversial law on their campaign websites.
In a review of battleground races, The Hill found that out of 50 Democratic candidates with active campaign websites, only 11 mention the healthcare law by name, either as "ObamaCare," "Affordable Care Act," or "ACA." Fourteen more mention the law, but not its name, and half the candidates omit it entirely from their websites.
President Obama has trumpeted that more than 8 million people have enrolled in ACA-related plans. Meanwhile, congressional Democrats have been more cautious, focusing on jobs and the economy.
"On campaign websites, nobody has to say anything they don't want to say," said David Karol, associate professor of government at the University of Maryland. "What they have on their website shows what they think will be helpful to them not what is important to them."
Republicans, on the other hand, clearly find talking about ObamaCare helpful, as 55 out of the 83 candidates in the same House contests mentioned the law by name on their websites.
The same trends were seen in an analysis of Senate candidates' websites. Of 37 Republican candidates with active websites, 27 mentioned ObamaCare by name. In the same races, 14 of 20 Democrats don't mention it at all, including Sens. Mark Begich (Alaska), Kay Hagan(N.C.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Mark Udall (Colo.) and John Walsh (Mont.) as well as challengers Michelle Nunn (Ga.) and Alison Lundergan Grimes (Ky.).
Republicans running for the Senate aren't as shy.
"ObamaCare is a cancer on our national economy and it threatens the quality of every American's health care," Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) asserts on his website.
"In Washington, politicians rarely admit when their policies aren't working," Terri Lynn Land (R-Mich.) states. "That is exactly what is happening today as a result of the health care law passed in 2009, commonly known as ObamaCare."
Polls have consistently shown that ObamaCare isn't popular, though leading Democrats predict that will change by Election Day on Nov. 4.
A few Democrats, such as Reps. John Tierney (Mass.), Cheri Bustos (Ill.) and Ami Bera (Calif.), refer to the health law in somewhat vague terms or criticize it.
Tierney calls it "historic health insurance reform," and Bustos's website says, "The new reform law is not perfect, but makes real improvements in our health care system."
Bera states, "The legislation signed into law makes strides to reform our broken system. However, the law fails to adequately address runaway costs."
"Democrats have a more complicated story to tell," Karol said. "There are parts of the law that are very popular."
Bob Dold (R-Ill.), who is running for his old seat against incumbent Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), acknowledges this on his website: "My position on the Affordable Care Act that was passed by Congress in 2010 has been consistent. I support parts of what was signed into law, but unfortunately I do not support aspects of the law that are having, and will continue to have, a severe adverse impact on jobs, businesses, and families in our district."
Some House Democrats simply don't say anything about the law. Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (Ariz.), Ron Barber (Ariz.), Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), Bill Enyart (Ill.), Ann Kuster (N.H.), and Pete Gallego (Texas) all avoid the issue.
Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), running in a conservative-leaning district, has said, "Heads ought to roll" over ObamaCare-related problems and noted he wants people to keep their health plans if they like them.
Rep. Chris Gibson (N.Y.), who is running in a district Obama won in 2012, is one of the few Republicans who doesn't mention the ACA on his campaign site.
Richard Tisei, a Republican seeking Tierney's seat in the congressman's blue district, calls ObamaCare a failure "despite the best intentions of its authors and the president."
The state controlled “media” sure as hell don’t want to talk about ObamaCare either. That’s why they’re pimping the Bundy/Sterling “racism” things so hard right now. “Racism” and death is all the commie DemocRATS have to sell.
David, how hard is it to say "We own you lock, stock and barrel. If you and your loved ones want to continue living, you better do as we say and come groveling to us begging for care. We drove your premiums up 3X, your deductible up 3X, we put thousands of doctors out of business, there are no doctors on your new plan, and you cannot travel 50 miles from your house before you are out of your coverage area."
Doesn't seem like a "complicated" story at all to me.
Guess what, when citizens give back to ALL of their politicians what happens to their loved ones under 0bammy care, we won’t have any more scumbags left to deal with.
The one thing any Democrat running in the midterm elections is willing to discuss about Obamacare is...
Look - over there! that shiny object - it’s the minimum wage! Let’s give America a raise! Let’s make sure women are paid the same as men.
Oh, and look over there - it’s RACISM!!!
Anybody notice how all this “racism” talk has largely removed the Obamacare disaster from the news?
True, but if not this, then something else.
Since the journ-0-list crew is a vital part of the regime.
“Anybody notice how all this racism talk has largely removed the Obamacare disaster from the news?”
Actually, I’m certain the MSM can always “find a racist” out there to further this goal.
(1) plugging unsuspecting enrollees into Democrat voter rolls----
(2) a vehicle for consolidating Dummycrat power.....
(3) w/ a multi-billion dollar slush fund.
The reasons for all those O/Care delays, fixits, exemptions, waivers, extensions, etc, are becoming crystal clear.
Local couple upset after receiving pre-marked voter registration card from "Covered California" (Cali O/Care)
10news | 03-29-2014 | Preston Phillips / FR Posted by Kevin in California
A local couple called 10News concerned after they received an envelope from the state's Obamacare website, Covered California. Inside was a letter discussing voter registration and a registration card pre-marked with an "x" in the box next to Democratic Party.
The Untraceable $8 Billion ObamaCare PR Budget---truly govt fraud at its finest. Egged on by Pelosi, no one in Congress told Americans about Section 4002---which mandates an $8B untraceable fund to "promote" Obamacare (apparently b/c Boobamba had so little confidence in his signature legislation).
In 2010 Taxpayers are extorted $500 million, in 2011, $750 million, 2012, $1 billion, 2013, $1.25 billion, 2014, $1.5 billion and in 2015 and on, $2 billion........
(Sniffle) gone are the blissful days when Dummies marched in lockstep w/ Obama. The grassroots disgust w/ Obamacare is putting a real crimp in Dims' campaign strategies. (sob)
THOSE WERE THE DAYS Dummycrats' once had fun kissing Obama's *** .....the kind of lock-stepping party loyalty not seen since 1940's era Europe.
As 2014 looms, things are decidedly different. Poor Dummies.
Kinda like Dr Strangelove vainly trying to control
his reflexive loyalty--to salute smartly to der leader.
An alert Obama official looks for (1) enrollees who've paid for insurance, (2) who are actually insured, (3) for millenials
duped into paying for other people's h/care, and, (4) for the
so-called "underserved" who had no insurance before
compassionate Democrats took pity and enacted the ACA.
It’s the magic word that makes leftists’ opponents curl up on a fetal ball and wet themselves,
and makes everyone else blind.