Who Wins the OCare Message War?

Congressional Democratic leaders thought they were being very clever yesterday when they rolled out the slogan they will use to highlight efforts to save ObamaCare. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer seemed particularly pleased with the parody of Donald Trump’s campaign slogan that said Republicans would “Make America Sick Again.” Their confidence was boosted by the apparent confusion among some Republicans about their plans including a vague statement from House Speaker Paul Ryan that betrayed a lack of certainty about what exactly would replace the Affordable Care Act. The sign also provoked President-elect Trump to direct one of his trademark Twitter broadsides at the Democrats calling Schumer his party’s “head clown” and asserting that the law they were defending was based on “a lie from the beginning.”

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Who Wins the OCare Message War?

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