The Coming Obama Offensive: Republicans Torpedoed Obamacare
The Community Organizer Strikes Back
It sounds absurd, but President Obama actually believes that Republicans in Congress have something to do with the continuing Obamacare fiasco.
He said so during a forum for business leaders this week when he remarked that one side of Capitol Hill is invested in the failure of Obamacare. That makes fixing the problems more challenging, he said. What?
This is the opening shot of the soon to come full-court press that will shift the argument from a world-class policy failure to an ordinary political street fight. It’s pure Obama playbook. When in doubt or even against the ropes, demonize your opponent.
The Obamacare mess is so bad now that the president’s partisan wisecrack seems far-fetched. But the entire Democratic Party has nowhere else to turn. Soon the blame-Republicans chant will become a mantra.
Before long, there will be a new set of Democratic talking points that complain about lack of funding and a host of other Republican injustices that caused the Obamacare failure.
Republicans never wanted the law in the first place and didn’t vote for it. They certainly won’t help Obama in his most severe hour of need for help. So he has to blame them.
The class warfare howls are about to begin. Get ready.
During the course of his career, Walker has worked in Chicago, Washington DC, New York City, and Phoenix. He served as a reporter in Chicago, a press secretary and speechwriter in Washington, and in numerous positions in New York in corporate and financial services communications.
Walker is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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