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You could argue that there are some Republicans are trying to sabotage the law that they're hoping to did not get it off the ground.
And then they can suddenly make the -- we gotta get rid of it.
And they've got some state governors that are openly trying to sabotage.
Mets NBC's Chuck Todd reviving an often said liberal theme that Republicans are out to sabotage Obama care in the Washington post's Greg Sargent.
Was especially -- disgruntled writing.
When you hear this sort of argument coming from chuck taught them mild mannered well respected beltway insider.
It should prompt folks to take notice this is not typical opposition.
And it's good to hear this stated outright by someone as respected inside the beltway as Chuck Todd the only mystery is why.
More journalists aren't willing to pointed out rich let's start with you on now.
One well liked chuck but this whole sabotage that I think is obviously a loaded term sure Republicans are trying to stop -- repeal the law.
Because they think it's bad public policy is not as -- when Democrats lost.
The initial vote to authorize the Iraq War they said let's never talk about the Iraq War ever again in just accept it.
Right and the whole idea that the Republicans sabotaged the employer mandate that had nothing to do with the employer mandate this is entirely.
Employer mandate sinking of its own -- So are Republicans to blame here and what about the media coverage well I think must first vote -- got a start and democratic partisan politics and I think since the spring the Center for American Progress is just probably lead.
Liberal think tank in Washington has been saying that the Republicans are the ones destroying this and then lo and behold you know that -- echoes that line.
Nobody can explain you know why -- with the the national journal's Margaret Sanger Katz wrote that piece last week in which you said White House is known for months that obamacare implementation wouldn't work.
It was a top democratic on the train wreck.
That doesn't fit into their narratives of its prime -- limit on John Boehner.
Well so Judy USA today puts out an article I'm sorry an editorial in -- entitled.
The GOP poisons obamacare then claims it is sick.
You liked editor or.
I kid because I I think that there was a fair amount of that going on and yes it's true.
I -- it the Republicans didn't like this and they weren't going to surrender on the other hand I think that they haven't.
As the USA and Torre won't pointed out they haven't actually funded.
To explain to the American people how it works and what they need to do to qualify and so late snow shouldn't be any surprise that -- to separation rates are lower than we would anticipate.
Rick what do you make of -- argument.
I think -- needs to read the full at a short because let's be clear you have you've got again next.
Who has become who has taken USA today become.
Upper east side New York today it's OK so left wing they actually and his editorial criticized.
Those who are criticizing keeping politics out of the NFL what they say is if you don't think that the NFL should be promoting Obama care.
This is an appalling abuse of power literally of USA today editorial board is saying.
That those who criticize the NFL getting involved in politics are.
Abusing their power this is a world unto its own editorial boards are becoming totally irrelevant you know the NFL.
Is known for encouraging children to you know get out and stay active but promoting Obama care.
I don't know I mean I I I think that.
It's I can speak.
More to that Chuck Todd thing because an editorial board is actually free to express whatever opinions they -- so I don't necessarily agree that it's.
It's as -- quite as liberal I think this as Rick sees it but.
I think on the Chuck Todd -- it speaks more to the fact that.
I think reporters should be asking questions rather than making statements you know and I do respect to stop but that is sort of taking alignments not necessarily asking and say look there are some people who think this what do you think about that him.
You want to ask questions and asked what what are -- to the rule of law and then all along during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act first they -- all the requirements on labor unions and they waved away.
The class act and they wave to wave them them mandating that and as rich and Bill Kristol wrote that terrific piece on immigration last week.
If the Obama administration thinks you can waive laws -- it enacted and signed into law then what else -- in the answers they can win anything including the DREAM Act.
What about that has that and what about the cost of the program.
You know he -- no one is talking about the lies that the administration has made.
About the cost of the program it's outrageously more expensive than they sad and yet you know we've got editorial boards and others talking about the NFL's.
Need to promote the lot I mean -- this is really ridiculous in terms of priority coverage.
What -- what about the constitutionality.
Of of the the president just deciding unilaterally not to enforce -- law that has been passed by congress and endorsed by I think Jim's points very good one there's no obligation under the law for Republicans to set up the exchanges Republican governors -- some of them are choosing not to completely within their rights.
No obligation for them to take the Medicaid funding so they're not.
But there is an obligation under the law to actually set up the -- -- mandate.
And he had administration to sort of -- waving his hands -- -- shoulders and saying never mind even those written there and black lights along well.
And the media are being accused of ignoring many of the problems that are coming with the enforcement or the onset of obamacare.
Partly yeah I mean I think that look I was a supporter of Obama care but still -- but I don't think that they -- they are.
Known and filling in any area frankly for -- their critical thinking the media.
And and they don't seem to be I and it just came to the point now where it's just it's hard to defend a lot of that that that they don't give.
-- kind of you know they just they take one story -- me because it's easier I think maybe some of the calls to reporters get it but.
And people aren't really informed about the difficulties that the -- ahead.
Because Jim the cynics say the president pushed off the enforcement of the employer mandate until after the 2014 elections that he doesn't want Democrats to get her that's a fair assessment.
You think that it players that's -- -- as it than the mainstream media is yours and suggests we'll go take time.
Judy does it doesn't sound plausible is that is that part of the media coverage.
I think we need more skepticism on both sides and I was impressed by it piece by John Goodman at Forbes he's pointed out that.
One out of the four people who are eligible for Medicaid under this program is not even.
Signed up and the question I would ask is why is that we haven't seen a lot of reporting about why people aren't signing up for rights they should have.
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