SENATE DEMOCRATS DON’T WANT TO GO ON THE RECORD AGAIN AS SUPPORTING O’S SIGNATURE BILL
The question seems logical enough, does it not? If Democrats are as committed to ObamaCare as they say they are – if the American public supports ObamaCare like Democrats tell us they do – if ObamaCare really is the panacea for all that ails healthcare in America – why would they not want to go on the record – four months before the election – and prove it?
For that matter, why does Barack Obama want to talk about everything under the sun except ObamaCare?
Speaking of desperate disingenuous Democrats, Harry Reid blocked yet another Senate vote on ObamaCare last night. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had proposed that the Senate vote on repeal of Obamacare soon after it returns from vacation in September, The Hill reports. “Let’s have a vote,” McConnell said on the floor. “Is Obamacare making things better or worse? Let’s show the American people what they want. It’s a vote they deserve.”
But Reid denied McConnell’s request: “Republicans are hopelessly stuck in the past,” he said. “They’re stuck in the past when insurance companies were king.” Dingy Harry said the issue was already decided when the Senate rejected an Obamacare repeal that was proposed in March. He also cited the Supreme Court decision in June upholding most of the law.
Hmm. Harry Reid worrying about Republicans being “stuck in the past.” Kinda like Democrats beating the 10-year-old dead horse to death about Romney’s time at Bain Capital. Or maybe it’s a little more like Reid himself making an unsubstantiated charge that Romney went ten years without paying taxes? Nah, we wouldn’t want to get stuck in the past.
The fact is, Democrats – including O – want to stay as far away from ObamaCare over the next four months as is possible. A floor vote in the Senate would be put them on the record again as supporting a tax monstrosity that continues to be unpopular with a majority of the public. Can’t have that happen before the election, can we?
Hell – most Democrats want to stay as far away from Obama as they can over the next four months. I hear there are plenty of rooms available in Charlotte, September 3-6.