Another Democrat Apologizes for Obamacare

Rep. Joe Garcia of Florida says the law needs to be fixed, not repealed.

Joe Garcia, Florida District 26
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Beth Reinhard
Feb. 11, 2014, 12:24 p.m.

An­oth­er day, an­oth­er Demo­crat­ic apo­logy for Obama­care.

The latest comes from a tele­vi­sion ad to be launched Wed­nes­day to de­fend Miami Demo­crat­ic Rep. Joe Gar­cia from an anti-Obama­care at­tack that’s part of a $27 mil­lion Amer­ic­ans for Prosper­ity on­slaught.

So does the Demo­crat­ic su­per PAC pay­ing for the re­sponse, House Ma­jor­ity PAC, come back with a re­sound­ing de­fense of Pres­id­ent Obama’s health care law, point­ing to the 158,000 Flor­idi­ans who have gained in­sur­ance?


Gar­cia, elec­ted to Con­gress in 2012 after the health care law was signed, “is work­ing to fix Obama­care,” says the $90,000 spot. “He voted to let you keep your ex­ist­ing health care plan and took the White House to task for the dis­astrous health care web­site.”

The apo­lo­get­ic ap­proach to­ward Obama­care is based on polls that show voters are more in­ter­ested in fix­ing the law than re­peal­ing it. A num­ber of Demo­crats have re­spon­ded to anti-Obama­care at­tacks with tele­vi­sion ads that either change the sub­ject or agree that the law is prob­lem­at­ic.

“The Koch broth­ers have spent un­pre­ced­en­ted early sums to mis­lead South Flor­ida voters about Joe Gar­cia and his re­cord,” said Andy Stone, spokes­man for House Ma­jor­ity PAC. “House Ma­jor­ity PAC won’t let these at­tacks go un­answered.”


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