Continuing on a familiar theme, the NY Times reports on a new angle from the White House on the selling of Obamacare: it's an impossible task.
“No one in history has ever been able to communicate successfully about health care, because it is a deeply personal and polarizing issue and people are therefore afraid of the unknown,” said Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director. “We need the law to be fully in effect before the known overtakes the unknown.”Really? With such a great product, surely you can marshal the troops to get the truth out to those dumb Americans.
As [the White House] pondered plans to sell the overhaul, they found few troops to rally. Democratic lawmakers ran away from it and party donors refused to finance advertising to promote it.Indeed, Mr. Greatest Speaker Ever spared 44 words for Obamacare in his last State of the Union address. Obamacare is the most poorly-communicated legislation that no Democrat wants to talk about.
Extra - The President's weekly address: "Obamacare? Never heard of it."