Obamacare’s Most ‘Ardent Supporters': Republicans
Posted at 11:24 a.m. on Feb. 28, 2014
Greg Sargent discovers a new trend: “Republican candidates in 2014 who, when discussing health care, sound an awful lot like the most ardent supporters of the Affordable Care Act.”
Sargent points to a number of Republicans who – while not naming Obamacare – are embracing the fundamental tenets of the ACA.
It’s “possible we’re now seeing the beginnings of how Obamacare fades as an issue. Republicans abandon repeal and start rhetorically accommodating parts of the law and/or its overall moral goals, without offering their own solutions, and it slowly bleeds into something of a wash (though it will probably remain a net negative for red state Dems), even as other things (the candidates, the economy, local concerns) take over as more important factors.”