Senator who yearns for single payer health care to Senator Ted Cruz: ‘Takes a bit of nerve’ to say Obamacare was ‘rammed down our throats,’ fails to mention no one read the law that was passed by one party, his Congressional exemption from the law

Dem Sen To Cruz: “Takes A Bit Of Nerve” To Say Obamacare Was “Rammed Down Our Throats”

Real Clear Politics

CHRIS HAYES: I want to talk budget process with you, which, man, will that keep the viewers around. But before we get to that — no, because I have to confess, I do this for a living, and I am so GD confused. I want you to explain things to me.

First of all, I have to get your response to Ted Cruz on the well of the Senate today: forced into law, straight, brut force. Is that your constitutional understanding of how Obamacare came to be?

SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-RI): Well, I think it went through both the House and the Senate, bicameral procedure, and I would note particularly that in the Senate, this was actually quite a bipartisan effort at the beginning, until the message came down to the Republicans to walk away at all costs. And we did hundreds of amendments in committee, many of them Republican amendments.

So, it’s a little bit like the orphan throwing himself on the mercy of the court, having killed his parents. To say that, you know, this was rammed down our throats because we all decided to walk away from it in order to damage the president, it takes a bit of nerve.


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Update:  The Canary in the Coal Mine

The poll data is clear and cuts across party lines: 92 percent of the public does not think it is right that Congress and their staff are letting the Obama administration exempt them from the costs of Obamacare. Yet it seems many in Congress still want to dismiss these findings in hopes that these sentiments won’t translate into actual voter preferences.

Incumbents facing reelections shouldn’t fool themselves. A recent real-world deployment of the issue shows it can powerfully impact candidates’ prospects.

We tested the effect of the congressional exemption issue in six different 2014 races…


Mark Levin: The People Have Had Enough Of These “French Republicans” 

NEIL CAVUTO: The issue isn’t so much as what Harry Reid has been saying about what Harry Reid has been saying about Republicans but what some mainstream Republicans have been saying about those Republicans.

MARK LEVIN: First of all, I just saw a poll that Harry Reid is the most hated man in Washington. Go figure. With his totalitarian mindset, who would be surprised. That’s number one. Number two, I have seen these French Republicans before. I have fought them my entire career. Anybody who served Ronald Reagan has fought them their entire career. Margaret Thatcher fought the equivalent of the same in Britain all these years. These are people who are quite happy with the status quo. They want to timidly play around on the fringes but they like big government…



Update 2: Black Liberals Explain Why Virtually Everyone Hates ObamaCare

Read the article and check out the graphic at Moonbattery



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