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Meanwhile, Dan Pfeiffer, a top advisor to Obama, basically called them terrorists when he said, “What we’re not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest.”

During a Friday afternoon news conference, the president accused Republicans of “political grandstanding,” saying that what they really care about is “appeasing the Tea Party.”

All the political maneuverings and name-calling is distracting attention away from Obamacare’s clunky rollout. This week the government announced more delays to the program: Small businesses and Spanish-language health insurance enrollments will not be ready to start on time due to technical glitches. And the White House continues to ignore growing evidence that Obamacare already is causing economic harm: Told about a security company that is ending its health insurance for its 55,000 employees, White House spokesman Jay Carney replied, “That’s an anecdote.” In addition, an analysis published this week by the Charlotte Lozier Institute suggests that the number of abortions subsidized due to Obamacare could be run between 71,000 and 111,500 per year.

“On party lines, Obamacare will continue,” Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told reporters on Friday. “Americans are going to have to judge whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing.”

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.


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