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Ex-Obama Staffers Fire Back At Sen. Schumer Over Health Care Reform

Ex-Obama Staffers Fire Back At Sen. Schumer Over Health Care Reform

Two former top speechwriters for President Obama took to Twitter on Tuesday, openly slamming Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for his comments that the Democratic Party should not have worked to pass health care reform in 2009.

“After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle-class-oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus, but unfortunately Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them,” Schumer said, at a speech to the National Press Club. “We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem — health care reform. The plight of uninsured Americans and the hardships caused by unfair insurance company practices certainly needed to be addressed. But it wasn’t the change we were hired to make.”

Schumer also questioned the political effectiveness of health care reform — on the basis that the uninsured population who would benefit the most also tend not to vote — and that fixing the unfairness of the insurance system still would not provide a simple enough message for middle-class voters.

Former head Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, who is now working as a political consultant, tweeted out:

Favreau also described Schumer’s speech as “the worst instincts of the Democratic Party in action.”

And former speechwriter Jon Lovett, now a screenwriter, also chimed in with a reminder on the importance of the accomplishment for Democrats:

Photo: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and President Barack Obama — Jan. 21, 2013. (Official White House Photo)

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  • Anne Droid

    Despite what liberals may claim, baby-murder isn’t “health-care”. It’s evil.

    • johninPCFL

      CONTRAception prevents unwanted pregnancies, and thus also prevents abortions. What part of that just doesn’t make it into the neurons?

      • Allan Richardson

        An ideology created by TOTALLY misinterpreting the Genesis story of Judah, Er, Onan and Tamar and taking it COMPLETELY out of context, combined with the post-medieval theory of “homunculi” in every sperm cell assigns the same “baby” status to sperm themselves, and thus outlaws any attempt to control conception, except the ones that don’t always work. And yes, I know that “celibacy always works,” but in the real world keeping absolutely 100% celibate is difficult even for priests, much less for teenage boys and girls.

        That is why anti-abortion activists are also anti-birth control access; they are convinced that God actually WANTS us to smother the planet with our highly excessive, and therefore highly miserable, population.

    • Elliot J. Stamler

      I know of no liberals urging baby murder. Obviously
      you religiously believe all abortion is murder. Therefore you wish to force your own religious view on every single citizen through civil (incl. criminal) law. I have never met anyone who favors abortion. I know people, including me, who favor choice-which means American citizens can avail themselves of a constitutional right to have an abortion under SOME circumstances, If that is too much for you to swallow, move to Chile or Ireland or perhaps Syria or Iran.

  • White Army

    In some related video we find out about Obamacare navigators stealing personal information for political uses: