It's official. The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) has a petition page,
Denounce the GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Vote
You can get a bumper sticker, too: I ♥ Obamacare
You can follow the DSCC on Twitter, with items such as
DSCC @dscc20 Retweets
Repealing Obamacare AGAIN? Celebrate John Boehner's historic waste of time with this sticker https://dscc.org/... …
I keep seeing comments by Kossacks demanding, "Why don't the Democrats...?" to which my reply this year (unlike 2010) is usually, "They do," with links. I have more to share below.
Also the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the House:
Dems finally defend Obamacare
After ignoring the Affordable Care Act in 2010, Democrats have begun using it as a political weapon this election
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the campaign arm of House Democrats, is launching a new set of ads hitting seven Republican lawmakers ahead of the House GOP’s scheduled vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. Today’s DCCC campaign, which comes on the heels of an earlier round of ads targeting 10 Republicans last week, highlights a woman named Carla whose life was saved by a breast cancer screening and warns that Republicans want to repeal popular provisions of the law that could help her, such as free preventative health care screenings for women.Win An Argument with a Republican: Top Ten Facts About Obamacare
DCCC on Twitter:
DCCC @dcccIndividual candidates, too.
DCCC: We're winning on health care - POLITICO: http://dems.me/...
12 Jul DCCC DCCC @dccc
Memo: Republicans Losing The Battle On Health Care Repeal http://dems.me/...
Hawaii Rep. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat seeking the open Senate seat in President Obama's native state, sent this email out attacking her presumptive GOP opponent:Here are a few other groups taking Obamacare back from the Repeal Obamacare crazies.
While you were out celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends yesterday, you might have missed this big news:
Linda Lingle wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act -- President Obama's landmark health care reform legislation!
Today #SCOTUS ruled in favor of the health of this nation. SHARE this on FB to celebrate & support #Obamacare http://seiu.me/...Thanks Obamacare
Many people have been helped by Obamacare. We're sharing their stories. Thanks Obamacare does not support or oppose candidates.SEIU @SEIU
#Obamacare bans insurers from denying coverage for ppl w/ pre-existing conditions. Pledge to keep it this way: seiu.me/hcwinOn Facebook:
I Like Obamacare
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Why do people keep saying "Obamacare" like it's a bad thing? Our President cares, we're supposed to be scared of that?In the news:
Maine Breaking News @bangordailynews
Portland teen’s Obamacare letter featured by campaign bdn.to/f15r #mepolitics
Wendell Potter, insurance industry whistleblower:
One of the reform law's most important provisions -- the one that that insurance firms and Wall Street despise most -- is the one that sets the minimum allowable MLR, effective last year, at 80 percent for policies sold to individuals and small businesses. For large groups it's 85 percent. If insurers' MLRs drop below those percentages, they have to send rebate checks to their policyholders. Really.Nate Silver of the FiveThirtyEight political blog at the NYT:
You can be sure insurers not only hate that they are required to send out those rebate checks, they really hate it that they must tell policyholders the Affordable Care Act made them do it.
fivethirtyeight 2 weeks 6 days ago TwitterDaily Kos, of course:
Obama campaign now using the term "Obamacare" in campaign ads.
Even Fox News has noticed, although as usual (if you read the rest of the article) with its own patented spin.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Monday announced a wave of automated phone calls to targeted districts. The calls will highlight how much money each targeted lawmaker has raised off the insurance industry, accusing him or her of wanting "to put insurance companies back in charge of our health care."There is vastly more of this than I can squeeze into a Diary, of course.
"Democrats are on offense as we expose these House Republicans for standing up for insurance companies and congressional perks instead of protecting consumers," DCCC Chairman Steve Israel said in a statement.