What the Heck… Karl Rove Warns Republicans to Stop Attacking Obamacare?
By nearly every metric, Democrats are finding that Obamacare is a millstone around their necks for the upcoming 2014 midterm elections. Yet so-called Republican Karl Rove is telling the GOP to stop attacking Obamacare? What is he thinking?
Yet, even as Rove says Republicans shouldn’t Attack Obamacare, elections statistician Larry Sabato Says Obamacare is killing Democrats. What is Karl Rove thinking by telling Republicans not to attack Obamacare very hard while Larry Sabato is saying the Dems are extremely vulnerable on Obamacare?
Rove made his comments in a new Wall Street Journal piece.
“The only thing that could rescue Democrats is for Republican candidates to appear as advocates for the pre-ObamaCare status quo. Hopefully, there’s not much of a chance of that.”
On the other hand, Larry Sabato said this:
“The problem that is, when you are on the offense, using your time in the public arena, to discuss a subject that people have more or less already made up their minds about and don’t like it, you’re wasting your time in the arena,” he said.
Sabato also pointed out the minority of the public that does favor Obamacare is not very enthusiastic about it, a possible recipe for disaster in midterm elections.
“But the majority who oppose Obamacare are much more charged up, and they’re the people who tend to turn up in a low turnout midterm election.”
Is Rove trying to say the GOP should work to keep Obamacare and just tinker on the edges of it thereby taking a great issue away from GOP candidates?
Why would he be saying this when it is clear that Obamacre is a major stumbling block for Democrats going into this election?
Maybe we are seeing that Karl Rove is a lover of big government after all?
Warner Todd Huston
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