Blog | Tuesday, March 9, 2010

QD: News Every Day--Reform rhetoric heats up

All eyes are on the bully pulpit as President Barack Obama begins stumping for health care reform. His talking points include rising insurance rates, legislators who fear election repercussions, and those who would politicize the process. (New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today)

But the Republicans plan to capitalize on the later two points. If it passes, they'll use it during their own stump speeches during the fall Congressional campaigns. They'll focus on the short-term pain--have people's health care costs fallen by election time--and not the long-term gain. (MSNBC, Politico)