Particularly telling about this is that the first push this far out from the election is to throw Obamacare under the bus instead of defend it. Both ads jumps right into to blasting the law on three consecutive fronts, only then following up by mentioning the pre-existing conditions clause.
Even left out of that mention is that it was part of the Affordable Care Act.
These ploys reek of utter desperation as it becomes clear that Obamacare’s cratering numbers are giving them an electoral albatross they simply can’t afford to own.
A similar refrain is all but assured to seep into red state Senate contests.
It’s not hard to imagine the Democratic machine propping up Mark Pryor, Kay Hagan, and Mary Landrieu in the same fashion, nor is it ridiculous to imagine Michelle Nunn in Georgia saying she would’ve taken on the White House had she been in the Senate.
Unfortunately for all of them, though, associations, paper trails, and voting records don’t lie.
Reality is that none of these Democrats have made a credible effort to rein in the law, and many of them aided its passage in the first place. And you need only follow House Majority PAC’s money trail to find Pelosi running that show, saying whatever needs to be done in an attempt to recapture the majority.
That’s unlikely to happen, though. The Washington Post pegs Democrats’ chances of taking the House at a mere one percent. Others contend the Senate is in closer reach for Republicans than ever expected this time last year.
At this point, one thing is very clear. Obamacare as an issue isn’t going anyway anytime soon, despite their best efforts at changing the topic. That evidently hasn’t worked, considering they’re now throwing their own creation under the bus.