Quote of the Day, Pro-#Obamacare Trolls Will HATE Reading This edition.

Stu Rothenberg, after looking at the 2012 exit polls and noting that the same electorate that re-elected Barack Obama also supported repeal of Obamacare over not-repeal 49/44, finishes up with:

There is no denying that Obama won the 2012 presidential election. But that vote shouldn’t be held up as a vote of confidence for Obamacare. And it’s worth mentioning (again) that the Republicans taking a stand against the president were elected, too.

That they were, Stu. That they were. If Barack Obama wanted to have a mandate to keep Obamacare, let alone expand it, then he should have worked more to elect more Democrats in 2012. Then again, it’s long been known that Barack Obama is rather bad at getting his ostensible colleagues in the Democratic party elected, so possibly keeping him far away from close races in 2012 was a feature for his party, not a bug.

Moe Lane (crosspost)


3 thoughts on “Quote of the Day, Pro-#Obamacare Trolls Will HATE Reading This edition.”

  1. The Republicans in Congress are doing what they were elected to do, fight O’bamacare Tooth and Nail. That the President hasn’t grasped the situation is his problem. Anybody remember the Catastrophic Coverage Act of the late 80’s and the Fate of then Senator Dan Rostenkowski we may be seeing a replay in the near future.

    1. Umm.. ol’ Rosty didn’t lose his House seat or his Ways and Means chairmanship over it .. and wasn’t a Senator.
      (are you suggesting that Rosty, a Dem, was going to run against incumbent Dem Dixon in 1986, or against incumbent Dem Simon in 1990? Don’t see it.)
      Yes, the Catastrophic Coverage Act was terrible, only lasted a year, and .. was a fairly early example of the power of “senior” organizations such as AARP.

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