August 20, 2014
WE'RE GOING TO REFORM IT, NOT REPEAL IT:
Obamacare Losing Power as Campaign Weapon in Ad Battles (Heidi Przybyla Aug 19, 2014, Bloomberg)
Republicans seeking to unseat the U.S. Senate incumbent in North Carolina have cut in half the portion of their top issue ads citing Obamacare, a sign that the party's favorite attack against Democrats is losing its punch.The shift -- also taking place in competitive states such as Arkansas and Louisiana -- shows Republicans are easing off their strategy of criticizing Democrats over the Affordable Care Act now that many Americans are benefiting from the law and the measure is unlikely to be repealed.
And in one of those delicious ironies, Republicans will be the ones to make it more universal but will restrict choice.
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 20, 2014 5:35 PM