Strange bedfellows: AFP radio ad quotes union bosses slamming Obamacare
posted at 11:36 am on August 27, 2013 by Guy Benson
Jimmy Hoffa’s Teamsters and the Koch Brothers — unlikely Obamacare allies:
The schadenfreude-prone side of me wouldn’t mind seeing organized labor suffer the consequences of their reflexive and unflinching support for Democrats through the years, to the tune of billions in donations over the last few cycles alone. You wanted this president, and you’ve got him. Wear it. Practically speaking, though, the broader the anti-Obamacare coalition becomes, the better. Big labor has grown increasingly hostile to President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment as they’ve incrementally discovered, ahem, “what is in it.” Welcome to the party, guys. Conservatives should resist the urge to deliver endless “I told you so” lectures, in favor of working to leverage this momentary collaboration to further undermine public support for the inaptly-named “Affordable” Care Act. Americans for Prosperity scores with this spot. Obamacare’s harmful effects cut across across all demographic groups, and transcend ideology — which helps explain its enduring unpopularity. One political party, and one political party alone, is responsible for the existence of this law and its litany of unfair delays and crony carve-outs. If conservatives can tear themselves away from their myopic civil war over Obamacare tactics, they might actually manage to convince a wide swath of voters to punish Democrats at the ballot box next fall.