Is Obamacare a Liability for Democrats?
With midterm elections coming at a time of mass disapproval of Congress, both sides of the aisle are scrambling for seats. Part of this scramble involves those running for election or re-election deciding how to present their positions on current issues. For Democrats, hoping to protect their seats or gain some, they want to leave talk of Obamacare in the past.
According to The Cook Political Report, Democrats are still in danger — especially in many classically conservative states — for their support of Obamacare. The discussion of whether candidates should be touching the topic was ignited by an ad from Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas), which told Pryor’s personal story of having cancer and alluded to the benefits of Obamacare.
Pryor doesn’t even say “Obamacare” — he references support for a law he helped pass that “prevents insurance companies from canceling your policy if you get sick or deny coverage for pre-existing conditions,” the classic buzz-phrases of the Affordable Care Act.