Right Hooks

Running Against ObamaCare

Jan. 17, 2014

Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has a new campaign ad out boasting of how she “blew the whistle” on the disastrous launch of Healthcare.gov. But that’s amusing on a couple of levels. First, Kirkpatrick is a Democrat who voted for ObamaCare in 2010 and has opposed every attempt at repeal. Second, she “blew the whistle” with a mild hand slap in a press release six weeks after the website’s launch, long after Healthcare.gov had become a late-night laughingstock. Third, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has repeatedly sworn that every Democrat will run on ObamaCare in 2014, not away from it. If this keeps up, it could be a very entertaining campaign season.