They’re actually arrogant enough to believe they can bamboozle the voters by pretending they have nothing to do with this mess. Sorry, folks, you promoted it, voted for it and when given every opportunity to delay you forged ahead, consequences be damned.
Yet now that their future in office is imperiled, they want to pretend they don’t even know Obama.
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.
Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) have all supported different changes to the law in recent days.
Reps. John Barrow (D-Ga.) and Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), both top GOP targets who voted against ObamaCare in the first place, have joined a GOP-led bill aimed at keeping people from losing their current insurance policies. Other House Democrats haven’t ruled out voting for similar legislation.
The widespread action is a sign that Democrats facing tough races are increasingly worried about the law’s adverse effects on their reelection chances.
“A lot of members are very concerned,” said Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), who has talked to several nervous members from swing districts.
I’m so old I can remember last month when the GOP obituaries were being written and the Tea Party was allegedly a millstone around their necks. Ah, fond memories.
Polls show the healthcare law’s troubles have erased any political advantage Democrats gained during the government shutdown, when Democrats grew optimistic they could keep their 10-seat majority in the Senate and compete for the 17 seats needed to win back the House.
A Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday showed Democrats tied with Republicans in a generic congressional matchup — a loss of a 9-point lead Democrats held over the GOP on Oct. 1.
It will only get worse. As Trey Gowdy noted Wednesday night it’s actually been a blessing in disguise for team Obama that people haven’t been able to access the troubled website, as more people would then see the outrageously high premiums, deductibles, etc., that they will be paying. Once the sticker shock fully kicks it there will be a full-scale revolt across the nation. While Obama won’t be on the ballot next November, every knows what party he belongs to and they will be punished.
Just wondering, does ObamaCare cover wounds from killer rabbits?