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  •  Here's how to run WITH Obamacare in a red state (10+ / 0-)

    In Kentucky you run with ads supporting Kynect:

    In Kentucky, sign-ups for Obamacare have climbed higher than 400,000. Yet Mitch McConnell, as always, remains 1000 percent convinced that the law is an ongoing policy catastrophe that will never be anything other than an irrevocable political disaster for Democrats.

    No doubt, Obamacare (and Obama) are hideously unpopular in Kentucky. But it would be interesting to see how Kentucky Kynect — the state exchange that by most accounts is a success — polls there.

    Now a Dem House candidate is running a new ad hitting Republicans specifically for wanting to end Kentucky Kynect, as opposed to wanting to repeal Obamacare. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Elisabeth Jensen, who is challenging GOP Rep. Andy Barr of Kentucky’s 6th District, is tying Barr to unpopular Senator Mitch McConnell, contrasting their drive to repeal Kentucky Kynect with popular Governor Steve Beshear’s successful implementation of it:

       “Thanks to Governor Beshear, Kentucky Kynect provides health care to Kentuckians who had no insurance,” Jensen says in the ad. “But Barr, along with Mitch McConnell, voted to end Kynect and let insurance companies drop coverage, deny care and charge women more.”

    I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

    by Satya1 on Mon May 05, 2014 at 07:52:19 AM PDT

    •  Nice. Another tactic id like to see more of (2+ / 0-)
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      hbk, HeyMikey

      is twisting traditional Repub talking points back at them: for instance, calling them anti-business because they oppose health insurance for workers.

      While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

      by GoGoGoEverton on Mon May 05, 2014 at 07:55:19 AM PDT

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      •  They are anti-the-entire-health-care-industry (0+ / 0-)

        The AMA, hospitals, pharma, insurers, medical device manufacturers (for all that they hate the medical device tax) and all the rest want those revenues from those many millions of new and improved patients.

        Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

        by Mokurai on Mon May 05, 2014 at 01:30:18 PM PDT

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