The “Vulnerables” (pictured below) have been given the green light to yell, scream, ridicule, gnash teeth, disparage and belittle President Obama, HHS, The White House and Obamacare. Free reign on the optics, BUT ONLY THE OPTICS.
They are free to do/say anything to save themselves in order to make “appearances” better for them in the face of their constituents. However, they are not allowed to structurally do anything which might change the law itself.
WASHINGTON DC - Democratic senators facing voters next year are willing to give the White House time to resolve the glaring problems with Obamacare.
Very little time.
At the pleading of senior White House officials, Senate Democrats are holding off on demands to delay major aspects of the health care law until the Obama administration has the opportunity to fix the website problems that are thwarting enrollment in the program.
Democratic senators facing reelection have a green light to bash the White House and call for certain legislative fixes. But they’ve been urged by senior administration officials not to insist on delaying the controversial law’s core: The mandate for individuals to purchase insurance coverage or face penalties.
Their requests are being heeded — for now.
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), who attended a tense two-hour meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday over the issue, stressed that senators should give the administration just “a little bit” of breathing room. (read more)