Which party has been more effective in its messaging about Obamacare?
DEMOCRATS (89 VOTES)
“Republican message is just wrong. Polls say people are embarrassed to admit they are Republicans.”
“But it’s still hard to turn a sow’s ear into a purse!”
“The Republicans have well overplayed their hands on this. It is the law, and voters are really tired of the playing around with their lives.”
“A year ago, the answer would be the GOP.”
“The GOP has all the easy messages on Obamacare. Can’t wait for the Halloween ads.”
“Barack Obama fell into the same trap the Clintons did by sponsoring a proposal that was way too complex to explain to the public. The White House forgot the KISS rule of politics: Keep It Simple, Stupid.”
“Supporters and the media took a sleeping pill on Obamacare.”
“The GOP has done a good job scaring a lot of Americans.”
“Lies are very powerful when repeated.”
“It is turning around, but it has not been the Democrats’ finest hour.”
“They have succeeded in making it a dirty word.”
“Democrats and the White House have mistakenly assumed the merits of the plan will convince the public.”
“Has there been Democratic messaging?”
“Democrats haven’t defended it properly, and Republicans have squandered their opportunity by acting like lunatics.”
“The average voter is dazed and confused about Obamacare, with both parties equally to blame.”
“Is bad or is it good? No one seems to know.”
“People are confused. One party is lying, and the other has been inept.”
Which party has been more effective in its messaging about Obamacare?
REPUBLICANS (100 VOTES)
“It helps that the media regurgitates their talking points and starts with the premise that the president is the one everyone should agree with.”
“We’re living in an echo chamber, while Obama is aiming for middle-of-the-road voters who hate Congress even more than they dislike Obamacare.”
“Republicans have the best messaging until they start linking Obamacare to a government shutdown. That shifts the advantage to the Democrats — dramatically.”
“It doesn’t really matter, because it’s not going away.”
“How else do you explain that people hate Obamacare in the aggregate, but when asked about most of the particular parts individually, they find themselves in agreement? Republicans have owned Democrats on this issue from day one.”
“The poll numbers tell the story.”
“Obamacare unites the Republican coalition like nothing since the Cold War.”
“SNL spoof on Sept. 28 was relentless and negative — Obamacare is now a joke.”
“The glitches, flaws, and implementation delays all contribute to the GOP effort.”
“Messaging this issue is like counting fleas on a dog’s ass. Doesn’t matter. It’s the law of the land. Both sides are inflicting the same damage. No new territory is gained on either side.”
“It’s hard to win the PR battle when teammates are shooting at each other.”
“Americans are smart enough to wait until it’s actually rolled out to see if it’s good or bad.”
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