Obamacare Anecdotes Are the GOP’s Next Political Tactic

The memo distributed to House Republicans is part of an organized attack against the president’s health law.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (R) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) attend a presser to speak to the media after attending the weekly House Republican conference at the U.S. Capitol, October 29, 2013.
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Clara Ritger
Nov. 21, 2013, 1:53 a.m.

House Re­pub­lic­ans re­ceived a memo this week out­lining the party’s strategy on the Af­ford­able Care Act.

“Con­tin­ue Col­lect­ing Con­stitu­ent Stor­ies” the memo, ob­tained by The New York Times, reads. The party is work­ing to use neg­at­ive an­ec­dotes about Amer­ic­ans’ ex­per­i­ences with Obama­care to take down the pres­id­ent’s sig­na­ture le­gis­lat­ive achieve­ment.

If the stor­ies paint a mis­lead­ing pic­ture about the law on the pre­cip­ice of its im­ple­ment­a­tion, the GOP stands to be­ne­fit in the 2014 elec­tions.


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