With friends like the Democratic House Majority PAC, does Obamacare need enemies?
The PAC is up with an ad defending Miami Rep. Joe Garcia, but it's not attacking rivals like Republican Carlos Curbelo. Instead, it's insulating him against claims he's an Obamacare apologist is an object lesson in how Democrats look like they're running scared from the Affordable Care Act.
"Joe Garcia is working to fix Obamacare. He voted to let you keep your existing health plan and took the White House to task for the disastrous healthcare website," the upbeat narrator says.
Just look at that paragraph: First, the ad points out that the act needs to be fixed (yes, common sense). Then it references the keep-your-plan Lie of the Year. And thirdly, it basically says the White House needed to be fought over the disaster.
The ad does go on to tout how Garcia voted to hold insurance companies accountable and make sure that people with pre-existing conditions aren't discriminated against. But would it have been too much trouble for the Democratic apologists to point out that the pre-existing clause was a benefit of Obamacare?
If the act's defenders wonder why the public has a low opinion of the law, they might want to call House Majority PAC.