Today Democrats from both the House and Senate held a news conference following a meeting with The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer. He came to Capitol Hill to stiffen the spines of his fellow Democrats to preserve his signature health care law.
Vice President-Elect Pence, in a separate news conference, stood firm telling Republicans repealing and replacing Obamacare was at the top of President-Elect Trump’s list noting, “We’re going to be in the promise-keeping business. The American people voted decisively for a better future for health care in this country and we are determined to give them that.”
In the Democrats’ meeting, Obama urged his party's lawmakers to focus on emphasizing how the law has helped people. And he accepted some blame for not sufficiently promoting it.
It’s as if after ramming Obamacare down the throats of the American people in 2010 the Democrats were left measuring Neidermeyer’s horse to get the carcass out of Dean Wormer’s office following a prank-related accidental death in Animal House. The two sides traded insults throughout the day. They placed a placard on an easel bearing their new attack line: “Make America Sick Again.”
So it looks like our big defense of ObamaCare is a catchy slogan & hashtag. You can tell we put a lot of thought into it.— Josh Earnst (@NotJoshEarnest) January 4, 2017
Meanwhile, the Senate voted 51-48 Wednesday to begin debating a budget that, once approved, will prevent Democrats from using a filibuster to block future Republican legislation to void the health care law. The Senate is expected to complete the budget by next week, with House approval to follow.
"We're united in our opposition to these Republican attempts to make America sick again," says Sen. Schumer https://t.co/PHEXUQsVnN pic.twitter.com/0hpZP05y4Y— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 4, 2017
POTUS told Democrats to start calling the GOP health plan "TrumpCare", which is exactly what a 5 year old would say.— Josh Earnst (@NotJoshEarnest) January 4, 2017