Forget the results in FL-13. It’s just too idiotic to even begin to lend any credibility to the fact that since a Republican won in heavily Republican district where no Democrat has won that Congressional seat in 58 years, this proves that the country is against Obamacare and that Democrats are in trouble in 2014 AND 2016. It’s just too moronic. Jolly, the Republican, won by a little over 3,000 votes and one percentage point. So people like the moronic Chuck Todd should just STFU.
What is concerning is how Democrats around the country, except for those in staunch Progressive areas, are absolute sans balls when it comes to backing up their President and the greatest improvement to the health care system in the history of our nation. Republicans like David Jolly have no problem with running ads saying that they will “repeal every word of Obamacare immediately!” (I’m still waiting for Jolly to follow through on that idiotic statement) but Democrats like Alex Sink run ads saying they will “Keep the good parts of the law and get rid of the bad parts.” This implies that there are big problems with Obamacare and gives the other side an opening. As we have seen the Republicans can’t find real people with legit issues, they can only trump up phony complaints and march ignorant people in front of their cameras.
Why do we not see Democrats calling them out for their deceitful ways? Why do we not see Democrats running ads showing REAL people telling their stories about how the ACA has saved their lives? Why do we not see Democrats championing Obamacare the way Republicans denounce it? Why??
The only possible answer is that as usual Democrats are weak. They look at poll numbers and quiver. Even if they truly believe there are some things in the ACA that need to be changed they need to keep that to themselves, get behind the current law, win Congress back and THEN make the positive changes they want. But by making ads that are wishy washy in regards to the ACA, and hedging their bets, they are allowing the Republicans to dictate and shape the argument to their own benefit. You don’t see Republicans running ads saying that they just want to repeal a few things about the ACA, no they go all out balls to the wall against it.
I’m tired of these weak spineless Democrats. Combined with the lying, disgusting Republicans we have a government that is total horseshit. I’m over it. Democrats also need to explain to the people why NO Republican in the House or the Senate has ANY chance of repealing the ACA, it’s impossible because the President, if it got that far, would just veto it. It’s a totally moot point in the upcoming election and any Republican telling their constituents that they can repeal Obamacare is LYING!
Democrats need to wake up and defend the President the same way the Republicans usually do when one of theirs is in office. They need to go on tv and show why the ACA is vital to the well being of millions of Americans. They need to show those people telling their REAL stories from the heart.
Stop being afraid and fight and win! The weakness makes me sick.