So how do you deal with a major policy failure that is completely the responsibility of your party? From Harry Reid’s statements it seems you concentrate on living in a fantasy world and then trying to cajole listeners to join you in that fantasy.
The CNS News headline focuses on Obamacare, but the first quotation in the story strikes me as even more bizarre.
As he outlined the Democrats’ “agenda for the middle class” on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told a news conference that “in Nevada and around the country, we have people sitting at their kitchen tables or in their living rooms expecting us to do something to help them.”
Are there really people like that? How sad!
Reid seems to forget that we already had a nation full of people sitting around waiting for major help from the White House. They thought they were going to get quality health care for an affordable price. The opposite was delivered to them. So why would anyone think that the government is trustworthy now? Even if the government should help according to some peoples’ statist philosophy of life, why believe that the government is actually going to do so?
But Reid refuses to believe (or acknowledge that he knows) that the Democrats have lost credibility over the Affordable Care Act. He seems to be following in the James Carville tradition of denial.
Reid said the Democrats’ priorities “reflect the priorities of the middle class,” including “fairness and opportunity for all.” But what about Obamacare?
“So Obamacare — if you do a poll of anyone, that’s dropped way down in significance,” Reid said.
He insisted that the recent congressional election in Florida, won by a Republican who campaigned against Obamacare, had nothing to do with Obamacare: “That was a district that was very, very white and quite old. It’s a district that had been Republican for 60 years,” Reid said, ignoring the fact that voters there twice went for President Obama.
Of course, if it was so insignificant, Obama would not be delaying so many of the mandates in order to protect the 2014 elections for Democrats. The fact is that the middle class are “sitting at their kitchen tables” asking “We have worked so hard to get out of… debt … and for what?” Or, “How are we supposed to live?” Obamacare is hurting the middle class and they feel it.
Maybe these people are stupid enough to fall for Reid’s hypnotic suggestion, but I think we have reason to hope. If not even the youth want Obamacare, why would anyone else?