GOP’s 2014 Resolution: Keep Pounding Democrats On Obamacare

Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman, said Tuesday the GOP will continue to point the finger of blame for the Affordable Care Act at vulnerable Democrats.

hide captionReince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman, said Tuesday the GOP will continue to point the finger of blame for the Affordable Care Act at vulnerable Democrats.


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When a reporter asked Reince Priebus Tuesday if Republicans would respond to a question about any issue by somehow directing the conversation back to the Affordable Care Act, the Republican National Committee chairman answered tongue-in-cheek.

“The answer is Obamacare,” he said. “No, I’m just kidding.”

Well, yes and no. The ACA is the definitely the gift that keeps giving as far as national Republicans are concerned. That’s why Priebus made his playful remark on a teleconference to announce new GOP radio ads targeting several Senate Democrats and House members who echoed President Obama’s infamous promise that, under the ACA, people could keep health care plans they liked.

“I don’t think when you’re talking about something that takes up a sixth of the U.S. economy and something that has been as dramatically misrepresented to the American people and something that’s affecting everybody in their mailbox and in their lives, it’s not possible for this not to be the number one issue going into the 2014 elections. It’s just not.

“We’re not talking about a car registration fee,” Priebus added. “We’re talking about people’s health care, losing their doctors and their insurance. It’s polling right now, in some of our polls, it’s tied with the question of the economy.”

The radio ads, which Priebus said will be aired in 40 markets, are meant to hit congressional Democrats in their ACA weak spot. And they contain

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