Surprise: Vulnerable Dems Work To Distance Themselves From “Affordable” Care Act

The same legislation all of them who were in office in 2010 voted for

(The Hill) Vulnerable Democrats are scrambling to find ways to stand apart from the White House on ObamaCare as the rollout of the high-profile law continues to struggle – and threatens their reelections.

A number of red state Democrats in the House and Senate are rushing to embrace legislation to amend ObamaCare, seeking to improve parts of the law that have led to public outrage, and insulate themselves from attacks as they head into election year in 2014.

Ones like Landrieu, Hagan, Begich, Pryor, Barrow, and McIntyre are just a few of the ones freaking out now that the law is going tits up. Of course, it’s going tits up in exactly the manner it was supposed to. This is what Democrats voted for, particularly in terms of giving HHS, and by extension the White House, enormous power and latitude to craft the rules for O-care.

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“A lot of members are very concerned,” said Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), who has talked to several nervous members from swing districts.

If the White House doesn’t quickly offer an alternate solution, Connolly warned more Democrats would back Rep. Fred Upton’s (R-Mich.) legislation, which would grandfather in all plans that would be canceled by the law’s requirements.

If these Democrats had voted in favor of doing The Right Thing for the American People, and refused to support this horrible legislation, they wouldn’t be in this situation.

Even amid the ObamaCare website calamity, Landrieu said the healthcare law is “worth fighting for.” She added, “It’s important we don’t lose sight of how important this bill is for the American people.”

This highlights one of the issues in politics, with Democrats backing the Party platform to the hilt, rather than doing what is best for the People. This law isn’t the way. And they really shouldn’t expect any help from Team Obama

“We weren’t making grandiose claims. He doesn’t have to run again, I don’t know why he needs to make such grandiose claims. Some of this stuff is just gratuitous rhetoric,” he said.

That’s right, Dems, don’t expect any help for 2014. Obama has his “legacy” to worry about, and he obviously doesn’t care how the ACA negatively affects citizens. The law was based on a lie, and Dems have lied about it ever since. Republicans stated exactly what would happen even before it was passed in the dead of night using bribes, extortion, and parliamentary tricks. And it will only get worse.

BTW, just to be clear, the numbers show a measly 106,000 signed up through the Exchanges, only 27,000 of which were from the federal exchange. Of course, these number do not specify how many actually paid for the plan. They include people who have may have a plan in their shopping cart and gone no further. We do not know how many are young healthies and how many have pre-existing conditions. Even worse, 396,000 people have been approved for Medicaid, so, we’re essentially moving people into true government run health care.

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