The Press is always in search of a story. Like recently about the Healthcare Act. The Press makes it seem the voting is so close – but there’s about 6 on the Republican right, and 6 on the Republican left and who knows who else is in objection. Supporters of the bill can’t lose more than three Republicans. The CBO will not even announce the score till later today and the score is sure to be horrendous making support even harder.
The Press is looking for a story but any of the disabled or in need is needlessly worrying – thanks to those in search of a story.
“But the left has been unable to fuel a viral phrase, like conservatives’ false “death panel” charges, or to find a single pro-Obamacare face to rise from the pack and take aim at Trump — much as Gold Star father Khizr Khan or former Miss Universe Alicia Machado did during last year’s presidential campaign.
“The thing that really elevates someone’s story from merely provoking empathy to becoming iconic is when Republicans or the right-wing media attack a grass-roots hero,” said MoveOn Washington director Ben Wikler.
During the House’s Obamacare repeal debate, it appeared briefly that late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel might take the mantle after an emotional speech about his infant son, who had a health crisis, went viral. But the House, after serious struggles, passed its bill. And then the debate went quiet in public, particularly as Republicans sidestepped recess-week town halls following earlier tense confrontations with constituents.”
“The press doesn’t know what’s going on. We don’t know what’s going on. Some of the Republicans don’t know what’s going on,” Carper said. “That’s got to be disconcerting to average, normal people who have misgivings about this place anyway.”
Hammering the Senate GOP’s Obamacare repeal as too radioactive to draft in public may prove liberals’ most compelling tactic against a bill that could see a vote less than one week after its release and as changes remain under consideration.
“If I’m a vulnerable Republican senator, I’m breathing a sigh of relief that McConnell took active measures to minimize the news coverage, but I’m panicked what signal that secrecy sent to voters,” said Democratic strategist Jesse Ferguson, a veteran of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee during the original Obamacare battle.” http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/26/obamacare-repeal-democrats-senate-239912