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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Democrats Back Away From Original Justification For Jamming Obamacare Through

Byron York at The Washington Examiner discusses how fast and far Democrats, especially those up for reelection are running from Barack Obama's original justification for the House, Senate and White House's jamming through of Obamacare.

Remember this?

"This legislation will ... lower costs for families and for businesses and for the federal government, reducing our deficit by over $1 trillion in the next two decades," President Obama said when he signed the bill into law on March 23.

Well Democratic pollsters are encouraging Democrats to stay away from even mentioning cost reduction and lowering deficits with Obamacare, because the public still has not bought that line of bull.

It's no mystery why the party is in retreat. The public's disapproval of Obamacare hasn't changed in the last five months. The RealClearPolitics average of recent polls shows 52 percent of Americans oppose the new law, while 39 percent support it. A variety of pollsters -- Rasmussen, CNN, Pew, and CBS News -- all find significantly more opposition than support. And there's not just opposition but enthusiasm for outright repeal. "Overall support for repeal has ranged from 52 percent to 63 percent since the law was passed by Congress in March," writes Rasmussen.

The story might be even worse than that for Democrats. Everyone knows the public's top issue is the economy. It has been since before Obama took office. So when the president and Democratic congressional leadership devoted a year to passing national health care, Republicans charged they were ignoring the public's wishes. Now, when Democrats admit that Obamacare won't cut costs or reduce deficits, they open themselves up to a more serious charge: they spent a year working on something that will actually cost jobs and make things worse.

"Before it looked like they were just on the wrong topic," says David Winston. "Now, it makes it look like they're actually going to hurt the economy."

Read York's whole piece.

He is right, Judgment Day is coming for Democrats.... November 2010.

Time to stop Democrats from jamming through more of Obama's agenda against the wishes of their own constituents.

They have forgotten who they work for.

They do not work for Barack Obama, they work for the voters in their individual states that elected them and those voters will now have the chance to fire their asses and elect someone who will represent them and not Obama.