DNC Chair: Obamacare 'an advantage' for the party in 2014
Does Democratic National Committee Chairperson Debbie Wasserman-Schultz know something that the rest of the sane world doesn't?
Or is she a delusional harpie living in La-La-Land?
DWS, as she is fondly referred to in the media, believes that Obamacare will be a winning issue for Democrats in the 2014 mid term elections.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.) said the bungled ObamaCare rollout and the president's debunked promise that if you like your insurance plan you can keep it wouldn't stop the Affordable Care Act from being a winning issue for Democrats in coming elections.
"I think actually that Democrats will be able to run on Obamacare as an advantage," the Democratic National Committee chairwoman said on CNN's "State of the Union."
"What we're not going to do is we're not going to allow the Republicans embracing the idea that we should stop people from being able to get access to quality, affordable healthcare," she added.
Some red state Democrats facing difficult reelection prospects have become increasingly nervous about the effects of the rollout on the 2014 elections and beyond. President Obama invited some Democratic senators to the White House last week, where they vented about the disaster surrounding the broken HealthCare.Gov website.
Obama also apologized last week to Americans who are losing their healthcare coverage, despite his promise that if individuals liked their plans, they could keep them under ObamaCare.
Wasserman-Schultz dismissed the importance of that claim on Sunday, saying it would affect "less than 5 percent of the folks on the individual market."
Such a pleasant fiction for Democrats. Perhaps train wrecks, weather disasters, earthquakes, and asteroid strikes will also be winning issues for the Dems in 2014.
I agree that the Democrats should not allow Republicans to embrace "the idea that we should stop people from being able to get access to quality, affordable healthcare." Too bad Obamacare doesn't fill the bill in that regard. And as far as only 5% being affected by Obama's promise that people can keep their health plan if they like it, someone should whisper in her ear that tens of millions of people will be unable to keep their group plan either.
And those notices from insurance companies will be going out to consumers right about the time people get ready to go to the polls next year.
I doubt too many sane Democrats will embrace Obamacare come next fall - not unless they don't want to be laughed out the building.