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Stop me if you’ve heard this one:
White House and Allies Set to Build Up Health Law
WASHINGTON — President Obama and his allies, concerned about deep skepticism over his landmark health care overhaul, are orchestrating an elaborate campaign to sell the public on the law, including a new tax-exempt group that will spend millions of dollars on advertising to beat back attacks on the measure and Democrats who voted for it.
White House health-care campaign begins
The Obama administration’s campaign to sell the new health-care law to a skeptical public is beginning to take shape, with a focus on short-term changes that kick in before the November midterm elections.
White House ramps up health care messaging
Washington (CNN) – The White House announced Thursday that veteran Democratic strategist Stephanie Cutter will lead communications and outreach strategy efforts for the implementation of the new health care reform law.
Rich with symbolism and ceremony, the White House event provided clues about how the administration plans to sell the measure to a skeptical public: as a moral necessity of historic proportion. Obama told his audience of allies that “we are not a nation that scales back its aspirations.” But his central challenge remains convincing an anxious nation that it can afford to help all, even at a time of rising debt, high unemployment and two distant wars.
Apparently, the President’s plan involves saying the exact same thing over and over and over again and hoping that he’ll get a different result this time.
I trust that I don’t need to elaborate that further?
Crossposted to Moe Lane.