So the media consensus is that the Tea Potty candidates (sometimes known as GOP or Republicans) are going to make the Affordable Care Act their one-trick pony in 2014. Apparently they think that killing health care for those who now have it and are benefitting from it is a best seller. The strategy will work only if Democrats run away. Here is an example of running forward.
Senator Mary Landrieu is one of the most vulnerable of red state Democratic incumbents, and her reelection challenges — like those of other red state Dems — are said to be all about Obamacare.
But in an interview today, Landrieu vowed to campaign aggressively against GOP foe Bill Cassidy’s opposition to the Medicaid expansion in the state, offered a spirited defense of the law — while acknowledging it has some problems — and even insisted he’d be at a “disadvantage” over the issue.
Look, Democratic candidates: if you dodge ACA, the TP will run on the issue anyway, so you might as well come out swinging and the sooner the better. Landrieu is your poster child.