During Ocare “Victory Lap”, Obama Recommends Dems Run On Other Things
Obama did his passive/aggressive schtick Thursday, yammering on about the “Affordable” Care Act, alternately insulting and denigrating Republicans/Conservatives then lamenting the loss of civility. What he wouldn’t do is recommend Democrats run on Ocare for the mid-terms
(The Hill) A defiant President Obama on Thursday announced that 8 million people have enrolled in ObamaCare plans while exhorting Democrats to “be proud” of what they’ve achieved.
Holding an unscheduled press conference at the White House, Obama took a victory lap on the healthcare law and assailed Republicans as refusing “to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working.”
“They said nobody would sign up. They were wrong about that. They said it would be unaffordable for the country. They were wrong about that,” Obama said.
So, Democrats, and Democrats alone, passed legislation that heavily mucks around with 1/6th of the US economy, a sector which affects every citizen’s life on a constant basis….now 100% since citizens are Required to carry health insurance…in order to see a net addition of 2 million private plans.(?) 6 million lost their plans thanks to Obama’s Lie Of The Year. Is it working that people with the new insurance are seeing their out of pocket costs spike to unaffordable levels? That their plans no longer cover the services they need? That they cannot afford the deductibles and co-pays?
I wonder who “they” are who “said nobody would sign up”? Personally, I’m surprised so few have signed up, when there were supposedly 30-45 million Americans without health insurance.
But Obama stopped short of advocating that Democrats run on the healthcare law in the midterm elections. He said lawmakers “need to move on and focus on the things that are really important to the American people right now,” principally the economy and jobs.
I love that talking point about focusing on things that are important to the American people: it exposes the reality of just how poorly Obamacare has been received, and is an attempt to deflect from the coming electoral box pain. Should we focus on how many more people will lose their health insurance plans come Fall 2014? How about the 93 million Americans slated to lose their employer sponsored plans, which is the mid-range estimate from Team Obama. How about those who are getting free condoms and birth control pills but have seen their cancer medication costs spike? Perhaps we can talk about the large number who are not completely reliant on the Federal Government for their health care, via Medicaid?
Don’t expect Dems to run on the economy nor jobs, considering how poorly the overall conditions are. Expect lots of charges of raaaaacism and a resurgence of the war on women talking points. Alas, people actually care about the damage wrought by Obamacare and worthless Dem economic policies.
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