“Just to understand, it is not that employers are laying people off.” – Rep. Paul Ryan on the CBO report
THERE IS no watching Fox News Channel without coming away with the overwhelming impression that they don’t so much report the news as they do opine on it. That’s specifically true for their most popular pundits. It revolves around Roger Ailes who created the network to elect Republicans and spread the GOP brand and philosophy.
Anything that might have a chance of dragging down Democrats and especially President Obama they jump on, the best case being Benghazi, but that is hardly the only topic that they overplay until everyone is collectively doing an eye roll.
The latest is the CBO report on the Affordability Care Act. John Podhoretz jumped the whale today in the New York Post, which is one of the outlets that fuels FNC.
For the past year, Obama and his supporters have taken to demanding that ObamaCare’s opponents quit trying to undo it because it’s now the law of the land. Not so fast: With this and the other blows it has been dealt over the past six months, and undoubtedly with new blows to come, ObamaCare really and truly may no longer be the law of the land after the president leaves office.
It’s going to be a very rough year for Democrats with all the negative 30-second ads playing through their brains all year long.
There were some very hopeful signs in less than 24-hours on the latest hit to ACA. The Obama administration, Democrats, progressives and activist allies came out swinging. Hard.
Everyone knows what losing the Senate would mean for Democrats, but no one is more clear-eyed to that consequence than Pres. Barack Obama and the administration. Unlike in 2010, the White House seems to be ready to take the fight to the field. With Fox News Channel working their hardest against Obama, targeting ACA, the Republican call to arms, Obama and the Democrats are going to need all the help they can get.
The new law will free people, young and old, to pursue careers or retirement without having to worry about health coverage. Workers can seek positions they are most qualified for and will no longer need to feel locked into a job they don’t like because they need insurance for themselves or their families. It is hard to view this as any kind of disaster. [New York Times Editorial Board]