Yesterday, in an interview with WAFB, Mary Landrieu once again doubled down on her support for Obamacare, insisting that she would vote for it again if given the chance.
Landrieu said, “The Affordable Care Act, as I said, the bill itself, it’s got very good concepts. And yes, I would support it again.” (WAFB, 12/4/13)
“This goes to show just how out of touch Senator Landrieu has become,” LAGOP spokesperson Ryan Cross said. “Obamacare is widely unpopular in Louisiana and Mary is doubling down on it while other liberal Democrats are running away from it.”
In October of this year, Landrieu declared on the floor of the Senate that if her constituents don’t like Obamacare, they can “unelect” her.
“If they do not like it, they can unelect us. Believe me, they will have a great chance because I am up for reelection right now. They will be able to do that,” Landrieu said. (Sen. Mary Landrieu, Floor Remarks, 10/12/13)
Contrary to promises made by Senator Landrieu, in November Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced that 92,739 Louisiana residents received insurance cancellation notices due to Obamacare.
“If you like the insurance that you have, you’ll be able to keep it,” Landrieu said in 2009. (MSNBC’s Hardball, 12/16/09)
An article by the National Journal quoted Democratic pollster Mark Mellman, who’s working for Landrieu saying, “You want to prevent your race from being about Obamacare. If you enable your race to be about Obamacare, you’re making a mistake.”
Obamacare is deeply unpopular in Louisiana, with only 33.6 percent favoring the law and 59 percent who oppose it. (Southern Media & Opinion Research Poll, 600 LV, 4.0% MoE, 11/6-12/13)
“Perhaps Senator Landrieu should listen to her pollster,” Cross said. “Obamacare is a failed policy and Louisiana residents want to see it repealed. They also want a Senator who will double down and protect their values, not those of Washington politicians and President Obama.”