One would question the motive of this administration to set into motion yet another delay in the “law of the land” known as Obamacare. Just months ago during the debate on the shutdown of the Government, Republicans were attacked by the liberal press for suggesting any part of a delay in the ACA (affordable healthcare act); but now President Obama is cloaking the decision as a way to “smooth out” the kinks of the process that is “working the way it should”. It was suggested by Ed Henry (Fox News WH correspondent) to Press Secretary Jay Carney this week that the news of yet another delay appeared a “political” one but Carney brushed off such notion, albeit in a not very convincible fashion.
So if the ACA is such a grand law as it is described by the true support system such as Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, then why are so many Democrats facing strong re-election challenges in 2014 doing everything they can to distance themselves from it? On MSNBC this week, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) touts that over 13 million people have benefited from Obamacare. Schakowsky was a guest on Al Sharpton’s Politics Nation show on a segment called “Shades of Nay” attacking Republicans for once again trying to repeal Obamacare. However, earlier in the segment Sharpton brags the number for enrollment of the healthcare law stood around 4 million. Maybe the liberal Democrats not running for re-election in 2014 assume no one is watching the network anyway so why bother to keep the talking points straight? So which is it then; a game of bullying being played with Republican grandstanding or a rousing success that any Democrat would campaign on?
Depends on the game of politics and no one is ever concerned about how this really affects the American people, that is obvious. For example, Harry Reid stood on the floor of the House session and called all the people who report they have lost their healthcare coverage due to Obamacare “liars” and then proceeded to blame the Koch brothers and calling them “un-American”. Amazing how two individuals whose political contributions came in at #59 on a list compared to those made by unions and other groups to the Democratic Party can be the scapegoat for Harry Reid’s tantrum? It is obvious we are seeing a repeated effort of Democrats from 2010 to blame the Koch brothers for everything. That strategy didn’t end well for the Democrats back then, but it appears when you can’t back your claims with facts you throw mud!