Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say
With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.
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#1 Apr 17, 2014
defend the indefensible
lose any election
Go America !! Go GOP !!
Since: Mar 10
#2 Apr 17, 2014
If you like your surrendercrat, you can keep your surrendercrat.
Since: Jun 08
#3 Apr 17, 2014
By all means, please defend
"If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it, Period"
By all means please defend
"if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, Period"
Go for it.
#4 Apr 18, 2014
defend a ridiculous job killing / poor healthcare law
do not defend our laws or borders
cheat at the ballot box
act like a silly femboy
it's the demonicrat way
#5 Apr 18, 2014
Boy, would love to!
Hated old health care - taken weeks to cancel it - still awaiting reimbursement
Signed up for new healthcare - less expensive - keep our doctor - and yes we have been paying our monthly premiums.
With less money out of our bank account and more importantly - with peace of mind.
Since: Sep 13
#7 Apr 18, 2014
8thboy suffers from his own self-inflicted wounds. Have you made today's payment for governor waddles $1 million dollar attorney fee for that bridgegate whitewash? You poor joisey trash.
#9 Apr 18, 2014
Defend Obama Care unabashedly so the DemocRATs can figure out how to defend Hillary Health in 2016.
It's all about image and perception in "PROfessional" politician world.
#10 Apr 18, 2014
Boy, the proof is in the pudding, dear.
ie I am paying less for my health care in 2014 than in 2013.
Not MIGHT - just facts.
#11 Apr 18, 2014
Signed up for new health CARE or INSURANCE?
High or low deductible and copay plan?
Co insurance required?
Subsidized INSURANCE or paid for it on your very own?
#12 Apr 18, 2014
Yes, dear, our family are paying our monthly premiums though less than the $2700 for the old plan with blue shield.
Since: Mar 10
#13 Apr 18, 2014
Some advice for Democratic candidates from consultants: Don't use the word "recovery" in your speeches.
Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.
So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over "how much trouble people are in, and doesn't convince them that policymakers really understand or are even focusing on the problems they continue to face."
In addition, Stan Greenberg, James Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word "recovery" is trumped by a Republican assertion that the Obama administration has had six years to get the economy moving and its policies haven't worked.
Coincidentally or not, Democrats have largely shelved the "R'' word.
President Barack Obama's only utterance of it in recent weeks was on April 8, and it was in the context of accusing Republicans of blocking progress on issues that "would help with the economic recovery and help us grow faster."
Additionally, at a news conference on March 26 where they announced a campaign-season agenda, neither Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., nor most of the other five lawmakers present uttered the word "recovery."
The strategic advice comes at a time Democrats are working to maximize turnout, particularly among women, for the fall elections, when they face a determined challenge from Republicans vying to add control of the Senate to their seemingly secure House majority.
Simultaneously, Democrats are struggling to respond effectively to persistent Republican attacks on the nation's health care law.
Drudge supplies a few links to remind us why Democrats would be in trouble if they mention "recovery:"
The White House "Summer of Recovery" - from 2010.
"Welcome to the Recovery" by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner - in 2010.
Harry Reid: "We are in a recovery" - 2013
You can't spin the failure of Obama's economic policies. Too many people are still hurting while a majority believe we're still in a recession. Since the Dems won't mention "recovery" it's up to Republican candidates to bring up the fact that there has been no recovery after 6 years - and bring it up often.
If the Dems can't talk about the economy or Obamacare, what will they have to say? You guessed it - minimum wage, income inequality, war on women, GOP are raaaaacists - you know, the usual.
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