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Clintons Distancing Themselves From Obamacare For Political Purposes, Conservatives Point Out



Conservatives say former President Clinton's comments about President Obama's healthcare promises are a clear effort to distance he and his wife from the troubled ObamaCare rollout.

Hillary Clinton is seen as the overwhelming favorite to win the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, and conservatives believe Clinton's comments were an initial step away from ObamaCare, an issue they believe could damage Democrats in the next two election cycles.

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  1. It isn’t part of some grand, early ‘distancing’. Bill is once again using his preternatual ability to sense what people want to hear him say, and his inability to resist saying it. It is instinct, not strategy.

    “Probably there are people in this room still mad at me at that budget because you think I raised your taxes too much. It might surprise you to know that I think I raised them too much, too.”

    Same instinct. Give the room what they want. Rather than seeing it as distancing, see it as Bill’s uncanny political instincts telling him that ACA is a loser and that people want to be told that it can be reversed.

    1. “see it as Bill’s uncanny political instincts telling him that ACA is a loser and that people want to be told that it can be reversed.”

      Could be, but it’s as likely that he’s scraping the dog shit off his and his wife’s shoes

      1. Hilly will have a delicate balancing act in ’16. If she runs away from ACA, any surviving members of congress who voted for it will have to oppose her. Plus, she could face reminders of what she was putting together in ’94, which was even more absurdly overengineered.

        If ACA continues to be the steaming offal pile it has been to this point, the entire establishment may be out of luck, and Hillary won’t be able to get out of the way fast enough, no matter how quickly she waddles.

        1. 2016 is a long way off, CC, so I don’t think ACA will still be as important then as now. In the next year or so the ACA will find its fate, one way or the other, and by 2015-2016 new issues will arise (syria-israel?, economy collapse, Russia meddling somewhere) that will overshadow it. It will still be there in the background, but not decisive.

          I actually see Bill undermining Obama – remember Hillbilly was called racist by the O campaign – and showing how a Clinton would handle the situation, in his inimitable style. Has anyone heard from Hillary? She’s ducking this one and talking about other issues, if she opens her pie=hole at all.

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