Oh Dear. Even Hardcore Obama Supporter McCaskill Says Dems Moved "Too Far, Too Fast"
You know you’re in trouble when you lose a hardcore supporter like Claire McCaskill.
Obama ally Claire McCaskill today announced that quite possibly democrats moved “too far, too fast” in pushing their radical agenda on the American public.
The Politico reported:
McCaskill said Wednesday morning that the agenda is moving “going too far, too fast” and that it would be a “huge mistake” for Democrats to force a vote on a new bill in the Senate before the new senator from Massachusetts is seated.
“As I said to somebody last night:, everybody needs to get the Washington wax out of their ears and listen and pay attention that people out there believe that we are going too far, too fast,” McCaskill told POLITICO.
At the same time, however, McCaskill defended the administration’s approach, saying the president inherited an economic recession that he couldn’t resolve with “little itty-bitty baby steps.”
“You take the big things we had to do, as related to the economy, and you combine that with the frustration of the American people and a big health care bill that frankly, because it was big and complicated, it lent itself to this almost virulent misinformation that got out there,” McCaskill said. “The more those seeds planted, the more they flourished in that environment, and I think now we’ve got to hunker down and be realistic about what we can accomplish and certainly realize that if we don’t pay attention to what the voters say in Massachusetts, then I think we do so at the peril of our party’s effectiveness.”
McCaskill is a strong supporter of Obamacare even though it is very unpopular in Missouri. Harry Reid did not have to buy her vote when democrats rammed the bill through the US Senate.
Meanwhile… David Axelrod said it was “not an option” to “walk away” from their plans to push ObamaCare through the Congress this morning.