How Democrats Will Run On Obamacare
Posted in the Grand Rapids Forum
#1 Dec 23, 2013
In 2009 and 2010, President Obama and his party took a health care system in which 85 percent had insurance coverage, and blew it up. Now, with Obamacare causing misery right and left, those same Democrats are screaming, "You can't go back!"
The national health care scheme they designed is so complex and has already embedded itself so deeply in the health care system, they argue, that it can never be repealed. The only course now is for lawmakers of both parties to "fix" Obamacare's problems.
The argument will be heard more and more as the burdens imposed by Obamacare -- canceled policies, higher premiums, higher deductibles, narrower doctor networks, restricted choices of prescription drugs and more -- become a reality for millions of Americans.
In such a scenario, Democrats will ratchet up their demands that Republicans join them in "fixing" the law. They will condemn Republicans who declare Obamacare beyond repair and decline to go along. And at the same time, Democrats will steadfastly refuse to back down in their full support of the law they -- and they alone -- passed that is causing all the trouble. The blame, they will argue, lies with the GOP.
It's an astonishingly brazen strategy. And it might work.
Of course, many ways Republicans would want to provide Obamacare relief -- Michigan Rep. Fred Upton's keep-your-health-plan proposal, for example -- won't win Democratic support. But the more fixes the GOP signs on to, the more incentive Democrats have to keep stonewalling all calls for repeal.
Other House Republicans are (finally) uniting behind an actual repeal-and-replace proposal. H.R. 3121 is the work of the Republican Study Committee, and, like another effort by GOP Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, would both repeal Obamacare and enact a package of Republican health care reforms. It would address the tax unfairness of purchasing health coverage for those who are not covered at work; the problem of pre-existing conditions; the purchase of coverage across state lines and excessive medical malpractice settlements.
Meanwhile, Obamacare threatens to turn into an enormous, rolling disaster. While Americans suffer, Republicans could find themselves arguing with each other, hung up on details, divided over the next step and under pressure to endorse Democratic fixes to a law they never supported — in other words, deep inside the Obamacare Trap.
All of this of course was completely unnecessary as national health care wasn't even in the top 5 of Americans' concerns back in 2008. From the start this has been a manufactured crisis the left needed to divide the nation and conquer the GOP.
There's your Hope & Change. A trick to win elections and garner more dependent voters.
#2 Dec 23, 2013
62% of the people now oppose Obamacare. Surprise, surprise!! All these hip and gay ads to sign people are not working very well. Maybe they should get some pot smokers and abortionists to try to persuade people. Or maybe some of those guys that $hit on police cars. Let's not hold back now!
Since: Mar 09
#3 Dec 23, 2013
"How Democrats Will Run On Obamacare"
If they want to get re-elected,.....they will run away from it.
#4 Dec 24, 2013
But how many if polled would support a full repeal with a minimally-voiced alternative by the GOP? That's the key. The GOP has to go formulate a feasible alternative, fully supported by the entire republican party, not just Boehner who has the popularity of a pimple - and then advertise it without the help of the liberal main stream media, who, along with the progressive leaders, will be denouncing it at every turn.
If the GOP can't successfully pitch an alternative plan their won't be enough support, and the democrat's little trick to turn this thing around on the GOP will begin. It's an uphill battle the whole way, and I personally don't think the GOP has the right stuff to beat the progressive vote-harvesting machine yet.
#5 Dec 24, 2013
The left knows they're in for another mid-term spanking - which is why this plan makes the most sense to reduce their losses and get in a few hits on the GOP. Running away from Obamacare is not an option for the democrats and they know it. If they run away it would be tantamount to admission they supported a completely flawed law. The ramifications would be enormous.
Instead, they'll brazenly stand behind it and wait until the GOP begins to offer alternatives, at which point they'll just spin them into oblivion and insist the only way to make this work is to keep Obamacare at this point as it would be too late to repeal it. Unconditional surrender by the GOP is the answer they'll say behind closed doors, as they deem any option the GOP offers DOA - all the while publicly making great political theater about how the GOP is just the party of no.
The left has done this all along and it got them this far. They've taken their hits, but to a progressive radical it's just acceptable consequences in the war against America. Why would they stop now?
#6 Dec 24, 2013
Just like the ACA managers in particular states that are now being thrown under the bus by the progressive radical brain trust, you'll see democrat politicians from various non-key states being abandoned and sacrificed like pawns. This very much is a chess game for the radical progressive movement, who will stop at nothing to topple America. Gaining control over our health care, in essence our bodies, was absolutely key to the plan, which is why they manufactured it as such a big concern in 2008.
Ever wonder why health care suddenly became the number one priority at a time when the economy, jobs, wars, our borders, and energy had been up until then the main concerns of Americans?
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