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2016 Postmortem

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Fri Aug 16, 2013, 12:20 AM Aug 2013

The Republicans Plan is to DELAY Obamacare's implementation... [View all]

The Republicans aren't stupid enough to shut down the federal gov't over Obamacare, because it would be a public relations disaster.

I believe that their goal with this dog-and-pony show about shutting down the federal gov't (besides appeasing the tea-baggers) is to keep Obamacare in the minds of the general public and stir up anxiety about how Jan. 1, 2014 is fast-approaching, etc. so they can gain leverage to try and force the White House to delay more and more parts of Obamacare to 2015 or 2016. Delaying the law's implementation will give the Rethugs enough time to capture the Senate and maybe the White House before people feel the benefits of the law. President Obama CANNOT give in to this! It's bad enough that he's already postponed two elements of the law for one year (and it's awkward that the White House can unilaterally decide to delay the implementation of a certain part of a law which has already passed Congress and been signed into law?).

Nevertheless, we need to get Obamacare fully-implemented on Jan. 1, 2014. This will give us time to work out any quirks and also give people the opportunity to start experiencing the benefits of the law before the 2014 midterms and the start of the 2016 presidential campaign.

NO MORE DELAYS. We've waited almost four years since the law was passed for it to be implemented, and the time is now.

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Several aspects have been delayed... awoke_in_2003 Aug 2013 #1
+1 area51 Aug 2013 #2
All that does... Chan790 Aug 2013 #3
I'd say the opposite. Igel Aug 2013 #5
How refreshing 1StrongBlackMan Aug 2013 #8
To say that he hasn't the will to see the law implemented is sort of ludicrous IMHO Proud Liberal Dem Aug 2013 #6
GOPee delays implementation of National RomneyCare blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #4
You do realize that 1StrongBlackMan Aug 2013 #9
you have not been paying attention. it's the president who is Doctor_J Aug 2013 #7
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