Ahead of President Obama’s press conference on Friday, Dan Pfeiffer, his senior political adviser, mocked Republicans for failing to repeal Obamacare.
“We just finished a debate on how funding the government for next year and the Republicans didn’t even have the heart to suggest repealing it,” he wrote in a post on Medium, “There’s a first time for everything.”
In 2014, congressional Republican leaders shied away from a debate on repealing Obamacare, after shutting down the government last year to try to defund the law.
Pfeiffer cited the lack of debate as proof that the unpopular law was working.
Pfeiffer also insisted that 2014 was a “year of great progress” for President Obama, additionally pointing to the economy, environmental policy, immigration, and the courts.
“[Y]ears from now, people will look back on 2014 as one the most significant and successful years of this historic and tremendously consequential Presidency,” he said. “It turns out you can get a lot done with a pen and a phone.”