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Saturday, April 16, 2011

DSCC to go on offensive to take back house, GOP vulnerable due to healthcare vote

Via Washington Post:

“When we win back the majority, people will look back at this vote as a defining one that secured the majority for Democrats,” Israel said.

Israel said that Dems plan to use the Medicare vote today to go on the offensive against Republicans from now all the way until Election Day 2012. Crucially, Israel said it would be used in every district, even ones that are marginal or conservative — suggesting that on Medicare at least, Dems are hoping to maintain a united national front, rather than letting the messsage be watered down in conservative districts that may be more receptive to GOP messages about fiscal conservatism.

“All the polling tells us the same thing,” Israel said. “Voting to terminate Medicare is a bad idea politically in every district.. Republicans oppose it. Democrats oppose it. And Independents oppose it.”
Israel said the party was going to use the Medicare vote to hone a national message based on “choices” that ties the GOP drive to end Medicare as we know it to the desire for tax cuts for the rich.
“We’re creating a national framework on choices,” Israel said. “The choice I hope our members talk about at home is a budget that gives you a $100,000 tax cut if you earn over $1 million a year, and a $12,000 cost increase if you’re a senior on Medicare. That contrast is very compelling.”

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