Following President Barack Obama’s meeting with sixteen nervous Democratic Senators on Wednesday, Fox News host Gretchen Carlson asked guest Jonah Goldberg Thursday afternoon if Obama was imploring the Senate Democrats to “take one for the team” by gambling their reelection chances on the Affordable Care Act rollout.
“These guys in the Senate,” Goldberg said, “they’re up for reelection, they’re looking at a Democrat losing ten points [in the Virginia gubernatorial race], almost losing the entire race because of Obamacare, and they needed to complain to somebody, and they needed to complain to Obama.”
“Well, it must have been purely political,” Carlson said, noting that only Senate Democrats up for reelection were at the meeting. “Is Obama asking these Democrats to take one for the team? Because it doesn’t seem like he’s going to budge with any kind of delay, the kinds of things that the Democrats are now asking for.”
“It’s hard for a lame duck president, who’s seeing his approval ratings hit historic lows, to all of a sudden ask Democrats or any politician up for reelection to sort of suck it up and go with him,” Goldberg said. “Remember, the Democrats already lost the House because of Obamacare. The drop-dead date really is November 30. If they can’t get the website going, that’s when you really see Democrats running for cover and saying, ‘You’re on your own, White House.’ If the numbers and the news don’t start getting better, it is every man for himself.”
“But it is the height of hypocrisy that all of these Democrats voted for Obamacare, and now they may in fact be asking for changes to the law,” Carlson said, emphasizing, “Hypocrisy.”
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