Writing for The New York Times, Ashley Parker hypothesizes, “As Democrats approach the 2014 midterm elections, they are grappling with an awkward reality: Their president’s health care law—passed with no Republican votes—remains a political liability in many states, threatening their ability to hold on to seats in the Senate and the House.”
“The White House seems to understand the political necessity of allowing congressional Democrats to criticize the error-riddled rollout of the president’s health care law.”
“Many Democrats are reluctant to let Mr. Obama campaign for them, in part because of his low approval ratings.”
“If Democrats are being forced to spend resources in February attacking Obamacare, then this is a very grim foreshadowing of what November will bring,” said Andrea Bozek, the communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
One über liberal website proclaimed, “Now if only Democrats had approved an actually good health care reform proposal in the first place, they wouldn’t need to fall back on this pathetic defense.”
House Majority PAC designed ads in an effort to inoculate Democratic incumbents who parroted The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer’s infamous pledge, “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. Period. If you like your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan. Period.” The political action committee describes the ads as a means to “combat smear campaigns orchestrated by conservatives”.
"The problem Democrats have is larger than just the unpopularity of Obamacare, it's that voters no longer trust Democratic politicians like (Louisiana Sen.) Mary Landrieu and (Alaska Sen.) Mark Begich who have repeatedly been dishonest about the law," said Brad Dayspring, strategist at the National Republican Senatorial Campaign. "These were all lies repeatedly told by (them) and voters can't trust them to 'fix' the law."
These schlubs are inextricably tethered to Obamacare and they would do well to remember the words of George Washington who said, “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”
I smell fear and I like it. I like it a lot.