Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Democrats Running Away From Obamacare

Health Care Reform is supposed to be the crowning achievement of Democrats in this Congress. Nancy Pelosi called passage, "my proudest achievement in Congress." Robert Gibbs claimed President Obama would be talking about HCR on the campaign trail for Democrats this year. You might guess these proud Democrats would be running ads touting their vote for this historic legislation. You would be wrong.

The Politico reported:
...By contrast, party officials in Washington can’t identify a single House member who’s running an ad boasting of a “yes” vote — despite the fact that 219 House Democrats voted in favor of final passage in March.

One Democratic strategist said it would be “political malfeasance” to run such an ad now.

Democrats have taken that advice to heart; it appears that no Democratic incumbent — in the House or in the Senate — has run a pro-reform TV ad since April, when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ran one.

On the other hand, five Democrats who voted against Obamacare have run ads touting their no votes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Democrats don't want to publicize their greatest achievement? This is too funny.