Thomas Sowell once said,
"When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear."
Our friends at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee have become masters of the latter. In a new memo released this morning, they write that Republicans have "confirmed that the effort to make Senate races a referendum on the President and the health care law has failed. Republicans are now discontinuing the strategy they’ve employed the last 18 months."
It was just last week that we explained
that although Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer are desperately trying to change the subject from Obamacare to something else, their problem is that the most likely voters in 2014 don't want to. There's a reason for that. The topics that Democratic Senators, campaigns and candidates are focused on discussing in 2014 aren't on any legislative agenda that will come before the House or Senate (ranging from personhood to the devastating situation of pregnancy resulting from a rape or incest).
The truth is that the economy remains stagnant. Yet Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Democratic Senators like Mary Landrieu, Kay Hagan, and the Marks (Begich, Pryor, Warner, & Udall) do nothing about it.
The truth is that Obamacare remains a disaster. Which is why the Administration still refuses to disclose essential facts about who is paying and actually signing up - while unilaterally delaying politically unpalatable parts of the law (and the reason why the Administration Official tasked with implementing the law resigned in disgrace
earlier this month.
The truth is that despite claiming to stand for women, Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Democratic Senators like Mary Landrieu, Kay Hagan, and the Marks (Begich, Pryor, Warner, & Udall) have done nothing to help young women find jobs, give women with families more flexibility, and women approaching retirement the peace of mind that essential programs like Medicare will exist and that opportunity will be plentiful for their children and grandchildren.
Democrats want to cynically insist that despite four years of polls showing that Obamacare is unpopular, that the fact that citizens are signing up for a program that they are mandated by law to sign up for is somehow a sign of popularity. It isn't, and they know that, which is why not a single Democratic candidate in a competitive battleground state has made their support for Obamacare a centerpiece of their campaign.
Think about it, if Obamacare was such a success, wouldn't vulnerable Democrats like Mary Landrieu, Mark Begich and Kay Hagan be barnstorming their states celebrating it? Wouldn't Barack Obama be traveling to New Hampshire, Arkansas, Colorado and Iowa touting the fact that despite four years of heavy doubt, Americans are now in love with the law? Wouldn't Democratic campaigns be running commercial after commercial touting the fact that millions are celebrating the law they were just forced (under penalty of law) to sign up for?
The truth is that Democrats are desperate to focus on things that survey
makes clear is an afterthought for people who do not reside at the DNC, DSCC, and the DCCC. Voters are too smart for that, in fact they are tired of being lied to by those controlling Washington.
If our friends at the DSCC truly believe that Republicans have conceded that Obamacare is a success, we have a challenge for not only them, but every Democrat running in a battleground Senate state.
We challenge any of these vulnerable Democratic Senators or candidates to focus on Obamacare in a series of town hall meetings, explaining why so many of the promises that they made have been broken and to make their reelection a referendum on their support for a law that they claim is such a success.
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