In a move that is clearly meant to save their bacon, the Obama Administration is reported to be planning a delay in Obamacare enrollment until after the upcoming 2014 election cycle:
The Obama administration plans to delay the start of next year’s ObamaCare enrollment period, a move pitched as a way to give consumers and insurance companies more time to study their options — but which also conveniently pushes the second round of enrollment past the 2014 midterm elections…The administration will allow consumers to start signing up on Nov. 15, 2014, as opposed to Oct. 15. Enrollment will last until Jan. 15, 2015, instead of Dec. 7.
So sign up starts on Nov. 15th 2014, when the elections are on Nov. 5th, 2014; but I’m sure its just to let everyone explore their options right? The Administration knows that Obamacare is now a losing issue, with people reacting negatively when they hear the name, and the Administration slowly trying to drop the term.There is no way that Democrats can possibly run on Obamacare as a positive issue, especially those who voted for it, which is why the Administration is trying to shield their vulnerable seats from the consequences of running on Obamacare by delaying the consequences of Obamacare itself.
This is an issue the GOP needs to hammer HARD; the Republicans need to stress at every point possible what the Democrats are doing with Obamacare; point out the convenience of the delay for their opponents; point out that Obamacare is such a devastatingly bad law that even its authors and signers are doing everything possible to make sure they are not hurt by it. The people need to have the lows to which the Democrats will stoop, pounded into their heads; they need to be warned that the Democrats cannot be trusted to not do this again if re-elected.
This is your big change GOP, please, please don’t screw it up!