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These voices remained silent during the GOP-led push to defund or delay Obamacare leading up to the recent government shutdown. But these Democrats are feeling the constituent pressure now. Obama may not be able to ignore such fretting from within his own party. Meanwhile Sen. Ron Johnson, R.-Wis., is introducing a bill allowing people to keep their current plan despite Obamacare’s mandates. The GOP is hoping voters remember them as the anti-Obamacare party.

“I really don’t like Republican tactics,” Obama supporter Tom Waschura of California recently told the San Jose Mercury News after learning his insurance plan would increase by $10,000 annually. “But at least now I can understand why they are so mad about this.” 

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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