Oct
26
2013

Democrats resolutely ignoring #Obamacare gnawing on their electoral entrails.

There are times when I wonder whether Barack Obama really wants the Democrats to retake the House of Representatives. Aside from everything else (with ‘everything else’ ranging from ‘the Democrats would have to strain to pretend to be moderates again’ to ‘Obama would lose his favorite devil figures’), it’d mean that Barack Obama would have to interact more with… with… with Debbie.

Democrats will be able to run on ObamaCare and win in 2014, the party chairwoman’s insisted Friday.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said the troubled rollout of ObamaCare’s enrollment website, which has frustrated thousands trying to enter the site and bruised the administration, won’t hurt Democrats in next year’s midterm elections.

(Via Hot Air Headlines) News flash: Obamacare has been electoral poison for Democrats since it was passed. And yes, that includes 2012: subtract out the blatant gerrymandering in California, Illinois, and Maryland and you see a distinctly subpar performance from the Democratic party in House races, and of course the GOP managed to pick the one guy who couldn’t yell at Obama over Obamacare*. But I digress: the point is, right now the problems that are most visible about Obamacare are simultaneously the ones that are both easiest to fix, and least, well, problematical. There’s no quick fix for the looming failure to get the right kind of people** to sign for the exchanges; certainly the administration’s current plan to just keep going isn’t the right answer.

Which is why I suppose that the administration hasn’t told Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stop ‘helping.’  Either that, or they just want to have an actual clown show going on while the boat continues to sink.  Odds about equal either way, I’m thinking.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*Mitt Romney should have done it anyway. I mean, he lost anyway, right?

**Which is to say, people who don’t actually need insurance.

5 Comments

  • acat says:

    Someone around here pointed out, a while ago, that Obama is not part of the normal Democrat hive.
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    I do not think he particularly cares – again, his gut runs on Suharto rules – which party controls Congress.
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    Mew

  • BigGator5 says:

    Point Of Order: I voted for the one person who could have taken Obama to the mat in the primary, Herman Cain. Just saying.

    • LiberExMachina says:

      Point of Order: I would have voted for Herman Cain in the primary if Wendy Davis did not project her racism on the entire state of Texas. Just sayin’.

  • Lady Penguin says:

    That’s what I find so interesting. Everyone keeps talking about the website, and the tech fixes. The reality of Obamacare is the opening of the letters the U.S. Post Office is so faithfully delivering…with the news of cancellation of policies or unaffordable polices.

    By all means, fix the website. The folks are going to find unaffordable and inadequate, Medicaid quality care. It clearly was a matter of magical thinking on the part of the Democrat voters – similar to the old ploy, “the check’s in the mail.”

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