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ACA Delay May Hurt, Not Help, Dems in 2014
RCP ^ | 07/07/2013 | By Alexis Simendinger

Posted on 07/07/2013 7:19:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

O-B-A-M-A-C-A-R-E, the president's signature first-term legislative achievement, may spell another round of political trouble for many Democrats, who have some new explaining to do, thanks to the White House.

Whether employers are eagerly sidestepping a key provision for another year (as many learned they would after a concession Tuesday night from President Obama) or House Republicans persist in voting to repeal the whole law (which they’ve done nearly 40 times), it’s clear the Affordable Care Act continues to exist under a cloud more than two years after its enactment.

“This is a setback for the administration and for Democrats,” Jim Manley, a former senior communications adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, told RCP. “It puts the Democrats in a little bit of a bind. …What you’re going to see is Republicans seizing on this for everything it is worth.”

Indeed. Republicans on Capitol Hill predicted that by bowing to complaints from the business community about burdens within a complex law, Obama opened a door to the possibility of delaying the implementation of the ACA as it affects individuals, who are required by January to buy insurance or pay penalties in 2015.

“What is a Democratic candidate supposed to say in light of this: 'Yes, I supported Obamacare but thankfully we delayed it to protect you from how bad it is’?" asked Brad Dayspring, spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2014; abortion; aca; bhofascism; corruption; criminalpresident; deathpanels; delay; democrats; elections; fail; fraud; obama; obamacare; pelosi; reid; zerocare

1 posted on 07/07/2013 7:19:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If the rule of law doesn’t apply Obamacare, illegal immigration, etc., why should it matter when King Hussein’s minions commit massive voter fraud to steal the House and maintain the Senate in 2014?


2 posted on 07/07/2013 7:22:59 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Tagline copyright in violation of Directive 10-289)
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To: SeekAndFind

The editors of The New York Times, Mr. Obama’s most reliable sycophants, are deep in mourning, but working furiously to apply more rouge to the corpse before it turns the parlor too fragrant for a wake. It’s summer, and they’re running out of ice.
The “downside” to the delay in implementing the employer mandate is that it gives Republican critics the facts and figures, the “ammunition to portray the health care reforms as a failure,” The Times says. But not to worry, the year’s delay decreed by the president will allow the Internal Revenue Service time to figure out “how this mandate will work … it is more important to do this right than to do it quickly.”
It’s ever so reassuring to know the IRS is on the case.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/5/pruden-obamacare-called-fiasco-ages/#ixzz2YPuGEPX2
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3 posted on 07/07/2013 7:29:08 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

I think it’s odd that they can just delay this, assuming the bill has an employer mandate start date of 1-1-14 written into the text of the bill. You can’t just waive that date, but apparently Obama is going to get away with that.

Also, remember that Obamacare was passed in March 2010. We were told that different pieces of the law were being phased in over a period of years, so as to give everyone plenty of time to adjust to the new law.

So we’re saying that over three years later, the Obama administration is so incompetent that they haven’t been able to administer the employer mandate piece of the law in these three years? And so they need another year to do so? Is this for real or is it satire? What does this say about the competence of the Obama administration?

And what does it say about the media, Republicans, and everyone, that the president announces a delay in a major piece of this law, and nobody is calling him out to say that there is a firm start date in the law, which can’t just be waived at the whim of the president?


4 posted on 07/07/2013 7:30:26 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: peyton randolph

I don’t think they’ll have to steal the election. The Democrats have put together enough victim groups that all they have to do is make with the freebies and tell them that Republicans will restart slavery, segregation, kill women, homosexuals, the elderly, etc.

We have an army of Rachel Jeantels that vote now.


5 posted on 07/07/2013 7:33:59 PM PDT by TheGipperWasRight
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To: TheGipperWasRight
We have an army of Rachel Jeantels that vote now.

I guess that means we will have to print the ballots in cursive.

6 posted on 07/07/2013 7:37:43 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Tagline copyright in violation of Directive 10-289)
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To: TheGipperWasRight

This is not a national election.


7 posted on 07/07/2013 7:44:42 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: TheGipperWasRight
"We have an army of Rachel Jeantels that vote now."

We also have a larger (IMO) army of Joe Sixpacks who didn't vote for the patrician the Republicans nominated last year. They are going to be screwed by Obamacare, and their shrinking paychecks may well motivate them to get out and vote in 2014.

8 posted on 07/07/2013 7:49:42 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
there is a firm start date in the law, which can’t just be waived at the whim of the president?

Obama is not waiving the date he is waiving enforcement of the mandate. The mandate will still be law and enforceable, but King Obama says he will look the other way until after the election.

9 posted on 07/07/2013 7:49:57 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: HerrBlucher

Well, then my question would be, can the president decide not to enforce the law? If he’s not called out on it, I fully understand that it won’t be enforced.

It seems odd to me also, as to why the president, even if he had authority to do so, would delay enforcement of his own signature legislation???


10 posted on 07/07/2013 7:56:49 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama and the Dems don't care if it's a trainwreck, as long as they can get some of the crack cocaine (i.e., subsidized coverage flowing. Desperate to hook those low info voters. The Republicans wouldn't mind either, if they can get their hands back on the levers, to have so much control over the Sheeple. The Revolution is a comin.
11 posted on 07/07/2013 7:59:02 PM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses whose sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
It seems odd to me also, as to why the president, even if he had authority to do so, would delay enforcement of his own signature legislation???

He is trying to cut his losses. He figures the political flak from the delay will not be as bad as from staying the course. Obama NEEDS a democrat congress and senate to finish us off before his second term is up. Although it seems we are already finished off anyway.

12 posted on 07/07/2013 8:00:03 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: HerrBlucher

So then the president knows that Obamacare is a disaster in terms of healthcare policy? He wants to cut his losses? He would have more political flak from staying the course? Of his signature bill, his historic legacy of an achievement? Amazing...................


13 posted on 07/07/2013 8:02:33 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego
So then the president knows that Obamacare is a disaster in terms of healthcare policy?

Of course he does. Improving health care was not the intent of Obamacare, the intent was to destroy our current system and grab lots of extra power over the citizenry.

14 posted on 07/07/2013 8:07:39 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Jim Manley, a former senior communications adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid [said]...’What you’re going to see is Republicans seizing on this for everything it is worth.’”

One can only hope. God knows, Sen. Reid would never do a thing like that. Wouldn’t even THINK of it!


15 posted on 07/07/2013 8:07:56 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“why”

To get campaign donations. It’s that simple.
Businesses would not have donated to Dems in the 2014 House and Senate elections.
If they’re smart they still won’t of course. But more will.


16 posted on 07/07/2013 8:11:34 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Obama does what he is told to do.


17 posted on 07/07/2013 8:20:16 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Eating sushi with a lib in Little Tokyo L.A. last Friday—after telling him my GGGgrandfather fought at Gettysburg, I said in a whiny voice “Please, All I want is my ObamaCare!”

Silence.

Sometimes sushi’s alright.


18 posted on 07/07/2013 8:29:55 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Obamacare was meant to fail. When the whole thing falls apart, the Dems will say that it just means we need a single-payer, government-run system like those swell systems in other countries. Teddy Kennedy (who has been sober for quite some time now) said this many decades ago. The libs knew government meddling would make things worse, and the ignorant populace would call for even more government to fix the problems government caused in the first place. It is nationalization by stealth.


19 posted on 07/07/2013 8:53:00 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: HerrBlucher
Obama is not waiving the date he is waiving enforcement of the mandate. The mandate will still be law and enforceable, but King Obama says he will look the other way until after the election

Sure, I'll take Obama's word for it. If I were an owner with conservative principles that are publicly acted upon, or that failed to donate to the Democrates, beware of isolated enforcement.

20 posted on 07/07/2013 10:25:44 PM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

‘Yes, I supported Obamacare but thankfully we delayed it to protect MY POLITICAL CAREER from how bad it is’?”

There, fixed it!


21 posted on 07/07/2013 10:26:37 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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While the enforcement deferral might elucidate one of many Obamacare fallacies, the GOPs belligerent amnesty efforts will surely counteract any Republican favorability for 2014.

The silly stupid party.


22 posted on 07/07/2013 10:30:03 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: TheGipperWasRight

Speaking of her uneducated self...
My pastors wife is a teacher and she was telling me some stuff that’s in that common core and also what they are teaching new teachers.
To new teachers- kids don’t need to waste time learning multiplication because they can use a calculator; they don’t need to learn to read be aide there r programs on computers that can read to them

Common core explicitly tells teachers to teach that democracies don’t work and communism is successful (yes I know and she knows we aren’t a democracy but that’s what most people think we are)


23 posted on 07/08/2013 12:05:26 AM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq (Teresa Davis)
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