With a government shutdown that worked in Democrat’s favor now in the rear-view mirror and the nation focused closely on the tremendous early failure of Barack Obama’s signature initiative, ObamaCare, Democrats are increasingly desperate to change the subject.
The irony is that they are now hoping for another confrontation, potentially leading to a shut-down, purely for political advantage.
House Democrats outlined plans to refocus attention on the potential for another showdown over the federal budget in January — when the current government funding measure is set to run out — in a memo issued at a caucus meeting Wednesday by Democratic Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.).
They appear to be flailing – as well divided for now. If Republicans can stay together and focused on ObamaCare, it’s thought that they can gain the advantage heading into the 2014 mid-term elections.
“Democrats are desperately trying to change the topic but their efforts are falling flat. For the next year they will be forced to explain why they continue to support the train wreck that is ObamaCare,” National Republican Congressional Committee spokeswoman Andrea Bozek said in an email to The Hill.
Democrats are looking to shift attention away from the disastrous rollout of ObamaCare, which has produced weeks of negative headlines and sharp attacks on President Obama from Republicans and members of his own party alike.