Top Links: GOP failing to make the IRS-Obamacare link

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GOP really want to link the IRS scandal to the Affordable Healthcare Act in the minds of Americans.
GOP really want to link the IRS scandal to the Affordable Healthcare Act in the minds of Americans.
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Top story: The GOP are trying to pound the square peg of the IRS scandal into the round hole of their health care talking points. It’s not working.

  • Republicans are trying to turn Obamacare and the IRS scandal into the peanut butter and chocolate of GOP talking points. (CBS News)
  • In fact, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicts Obamacare will be the “biggest issue” in the next election. Again. (Igor Volsky)
  • Mark Levin, the thinking man’s Sean Hannity, says “the Obama mob using third world tactics to silence Obamacare opponents.” You know, like that Twitter hashtag you see: “My leader is forcing me to have affordable health care #ThirdWorldProblems” (Mark Levin)
  • Still, a new poll shows the attacks so far haven’t dinged Obama’s approval rating. (First Read)
  • Also, judging by the number of followers, the Twitter feed the House GOP has unveiled to spread the message of doom and gloom – The Red Tape Tower – doesn’t seem to be sweeping online America off its feet. (The Red Tape Tower)
  • Questions about Obamacare? Don’t quite know what it is? Thought it was a sedan produced by Chevy in the ‘70s? Kaiser Family Foundation has you covered. (Kaiser Family Foundation)
  • Interestingly, one gap in the current law is that it doesn’t require employers to cover spouses. (Mother Jones)
  • Obama: “…the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare…” (Philip Rucker)

Top Links: GOP failing to make the IRS-Obamacare link

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