Jarrett: White House Is Bracing for Obamacare Verdict This Week


President Barack Obama walks through his Hyde Park neighborhood with senior advisor Valerie Jarrett to his friend, Marty Nesbitt’s home, Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Chicago. (AP /Carolyn Kaster)

White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told a group of black journalists Saturday that the Administration is bracing for the Supreme Court verdict on Obamacare this week.
CNN reported, via Free Republic:

As the Supreme Court prepares to make a historic ruling on the fate of President Barack Obama’s health care law, his top adviser shifted attention on the rest of the White House’s legislative agenda rather than the potential dismantling of its signature piece of legislation.

Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s senior adviser and close family friend, told a group of black journalists Saturday that the administration is prepared for the court’s decision – which could come as early as Monday – then went on to attack Republicans in Congress for what she called a strategy of “no.”

“The Affordable Care Act is a very important piece of legislation that we spent a great deal of time crafting,” Jarrett told CNN, but, pointing to legislation on fair pay for women, tax cuts for working families and college tax breaks, added, “he had a lot more going on than the Affordable Care Act.”

Still, she admitted that the administration was out-maneuvered by Republicans in the months following the law’s passage, as the other side turned up the drumbeat to repeal what they called “Obamacare.”

“The opponents of it out-organized – in terms of the ‘death panels’ – and distorted what we were doing early on.”

She then lashed out at what she called the “obstructionist” GOP members in Congress.

Democrats always believe it’s their communication strategy that is flawed not the fact that their policies stink, fail and nobody wants them.

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