In the midst of the Obamacare “victory” party Tuesday, Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi signaled that the ACA will not be a centerpiece of the midterm elections, stating that while the Democrats are “proud of the Affordable Care Act, we now pivot to jobs.”
Attempting to sound as if she were not gloating over the reported 7.1 million Obamacare enrollees, Pelosi stated that Obamacare supporters “really don’t think we needed any vindication” about the deeply unpopular law, arguing that Dems have been defensive not due to flaws in the ACA, but rather “ideological anti-government people” (which apparently applies to a majority of the American people):
Well let me just say, those of us who fought for this knew what we believed in and really don’t think we needed any vindication. We just had to protect it from those ideological anti-government people who didn’t want to see it succeed — for ideological, or political or whatever those reasons are.
Pelosi argued that that kind of political martyrdom is what the Democrats are all about, stating, “Taking the heat on something like that — well, that’s what we do. That’s like, all in a day’s work.”
Pelosi's larger purpose Tuesday, however, seems to be to signal the Democrats' latest pivot to jobs, arguing that the midterm elections would be more about jobs than Obamacare:
I think the fight for the election — elections are always about jobs. So I think that while we’re proud of the Affordable Care Act, we now pivot to job creation.
H/T The Daily Caller.