Sen. Schumer admits pushing Obamacare was a 'mistake'

You can tell that Obama and his signature legislative accomplishment are a sinking ship based on who is jumping off it.  Kathleen Hunter of Bloomberg Politics reports:

“Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in electing Obama and a Democratic Congress in 2008 amid a recession, Schumer of New York said in a speech in Washington. “We took their mandate and put all our focus on the wrong problem – health care reform.”

Schumer said Democrats should have addressed issues aiding the middle class to build confidence among voters before turning to revamping the health-care system. He said he opposed the timing of the health-care vote and was overruled by other party members.

Translation: Don’t blame me in 2016.  I told you guys this would be a disaster.  We’re going to have to rebuild the Democratic Party after Obama has wrecked it, and I want to be the guy to lead the effort, with my friend Hillary Clinton turning the page and pretending we have nothing to do with Obama.

Asked about Schumer’s comments, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said, “I saw that he talked about the need to have an emphasis on the middle class, and that is something that drives us and this president every single day.”

Just pretend he didn’t say anything about Obamacare being a mistake.  Even Nancy Pelosi did better than that (via Washington Post):

 "We come here to do a job, not keep a job. There are more than 14 million reasons why that's wrong," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)told CNN in a statement.

I like that part about not keeping their jobs.

Obama loyalists are striking back at Schumer, and that’s the kind of political fight worth popping some popcorn and watching with glee.

Just wait: it will get worse.  Schumer may be obnoxious, but he is smarter than most of his congressional Democrat colleagues.  This is just the beginning.  The key moment to watch for is when a Democrat claims that he or she was “misled” about Obamacare.  With or without a mention of Gruber.  When that happens, Katy bar the door.

You can tell that Obama and his signature legislative accomplishment are a sinking ship based on who is jumping off it.  Kathleen Hunter of Bloomberg Politics reports:

“Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in electing Obama and a Democratic Congress in 2008 amid a recession, Schumer of New York said in a speech in Washington. “We took their mandate and put all our focus on the wrong problem – health care reform.”

Schumer said Democrats should have addressed issues aiding the middle class to build confidence among voters before turning to revamping the health-care system. He said he opposed the timing of the health-care vote and was overruled by other party members.

Translation: Don’t blame me in 2016.  I told you guys this would be a disaster.  We’re going to have to rebuild the Democratic Party after Obama has wrecked it, and I want to be the guy to lead the effort, with my friend Hillary Clinton turning the page and pretending we have nothing to do with Obama.

Asked about Schumer’s comments, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said, “I saw that he talked about the need to have an emphasis on the middle class, and that is something that drives us and this president every single day.”

Just pretend he didn’t say anything about Obamacare being a mistake.  Even Nancy Pelosi did better than that (via Washington Post):

 "We come here to do a job, not keep a job. There are more than 14 million reasons why that's wrong," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)told CNN in a statement.

I like that part about not keeping their jobs.

Obama loyalists are striking back at Schumer, and that’s the kind of political fight worth popping some popcorn and watching with glee.

Just wait: it will get worse.  Schumer may be obnoxious, but he is smarter than most of his congressional Democrat colleagues.  This is just the beginning.  The key moment to watch for is when a Democrat claims that he or she was “misled” about Obamacare.  With or without a mention of Gruber.  When that happens, Katy bar the door.