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Words That Sum Up Democrats Day In The House – Defection, Disloyalty, Dissatisfaction, Defied

“Thirty-Nine Democrats Broke With Their Party Leaders” To Back The “Keep Your Plan Act.” “Thirty-nine Democrats broke with their party’s leaders and backed the bill despite a veto threat by the White House, highlighting the political problem the issue has come for President Obama’s party.” (Pete Kasperowicz, “House Approves ‘Keep Your Plan’ ObamaCare Bill; 39 Dems Defect,” The Hill’s Floor Action Blog, 11/15/13)

  • “The House Approved The ‘Keep Your Health Plan Act’ In A 261-157 Vote.” (Pete Kasperowicz, “House Approves ‘Keep Your Plan’ ObamaCare Bill; 39 Dems Defect,” The Hill’s Floor Action Blog, 11/15/13)

Today’s Vote Dealt Another Blow To Obama

“This Episode Is The Most Recent Sign Of Democratic Angst On Capitol Hill Over ObamaCare’s Implementation.” (Seung Min Kim and Jennifer Haberkorn, “With 39 Dems Behind It, House Passes ObamaCare Fix,” Politico, 11/15/13)

“The Relationship Between Capitol Hill Democrats And The White House Hasn’t Been This Bad In A Long Time.” (Seung Min Kim and Jennifer Haberkorn, “With 39 Dems Behind It, House Passes ObamaCare Fix,” Politico, 11/15/13)

“The Vote Is A Further Blow To Obama …” “The vote is a further blow to Obama, who was forced on Thursday to admit that new standards under the healthcare law are forcing millions of people into new and often more expensive health insurance plans. Obama repeatedly said that under ObamaCare people could keep their plans if they liked them.” (Pete Kasperowicz, “House Approves ‘Keep Your Plan’ ObamaCare Bill; 39 Dems Defect,” The Hill’s Floor Action Blog, 11/15/13)

  • “Dealing A Blow To President Obama’s Effort …” “Dealing a blow to President Obama’s effort to fix problems with his healthcare law, more than three dozen House Democrats voted Friday to support a Republican-sponsored bill to address the crisis, brushing aside White House warnings that the legislation would only make matters worse.” (Michael A. Memoli, “Dozens Of House Democrats Back Republican Health Care Bill,” Los Angeles Times , 11/15/13)

Democrat Defections Are “A Major Show Of Disloyalty To The White House.” “It’s a major show of disloyalty to the White House, but House Democrats had expected the defections to be far higher before the Obama administration said Thursday that it would pursue an administrative fix to the cancellation problem.” (Seung Min Kim and Jennifer Haberkorn, “With 39 Dems Behind It, House Passes ObamaCare Fix,” Politico, 11/15/13)

  • The Defections Highlight “Growing Unease” Among Democrats Over The ObamaCare Rollout And “Dissatisfaction With The Administration’s Proposed Fix.” “The Democratic defections, which the White House and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) had hoped to prevent, highlighted the growing unease among House Democrats over the botched rollout of the program and dissatisfaction with the administration’s proposed fix, announced by the president on Thursday.” (Michael A. Memoli, “Dozens Of House Democrats Back Republican Health Care Bill,” Los Angeles Times , 11/15/13)
  • Democrats Were “Defying A Veto Threat From President Obama.” “Defying a veto threat from President Obama, the House on Friday approved legislation that would allow health insurance companies to renew individual insurance policies and sell similar policies to new customers next year even if the coverage does not provide all the benefits and consumer protections required by the new health care law.” (Robert Pear and Ashley Parker, “House Passes Bill Letting People Keep Their Health Plans,” The New York Times, 11/15/13)

“Obama Could See His Support Further Erode Unless He Begins To Smooth The Law’s Rollout.” (Seung Min Kim and Jennifer Haberkorn, “With 39 Dems Behind It, House Passes ObamaCare Fix,” Politico, 11/15/13)