Associated Press White House correspondent Julie Pace appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discus the impact that Obamacare will have on the mid-term elections. She said that the White House recognizes that it would be “political suicide” for Democrats like Mark Pryor and Mary Landrieu to run for re-election on Obamacare:
I don’t think the White House is expecting any calls from Mary Landrieu and Mark Pryor to come down to their states and run on Obamacare. I also think the White House is okay with that. They recognize for one of those Democrats to do that it would basically be political suicide.
This isn’t the first time Pace has pointed out the political risks for Democrats supporting Obamacare this year.
On March 14, after heavily favored Democrat Alex Sink lost a special election in Florida, Pace appeared on Morning Joe and said that while Democrats were happy to have Obama raise money for them, they didn’t want to be seen with him, as the taint of Obamacare could sink their re-election chances in November.
The Democrats got the law they wanted, and now they will have to live with the consequences of their actions.