‘Baghdad Jim’ McDermott: GOP scared of Obamacare because voters will love it

Jim McDermottDespite being reviled by a vast majority of Americans, Rep. “Baghdad” Jim McDermott, D-Wash., claims that Republicans are scared that voters will love Obamacare and give credit to the president.

In one sense, he’s right — voters are already blaming Obama for the law that’s destroying health care and raising insurance premiums, but apparently not enough to kick him out of office.

The Washington Times reported:

Rep. Jim McDermott, Washington Democrat, argued Wednesday morning that the real reason Republicans are so zealous in their attempt to repeal or defund President Obama’s health care law is that they’re afraid voters will like it once it’s implemented — and will see Mr. Obama as having made it happen.

The president needs to fight as he’s never fought before right now on health care, Mr. McDermott said on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.

“If they lose this one, it’s over,” he said.

Keep in mind, this is the same Jim McDermott who said conservative groups deserved the abuse they received at the hands of the IRS.

It’s also the same Jim McDermott who declared he was tired of reading the Constitution…


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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