Video Calls Out ‘Party Of NO’ On Their Strategy To ‘KILL’ Health Care Reform

Washington, D.C. – The Democratic National Committee released a new web video today highlighting comments by Republican leaders, including Senators Graham and DeMint, stating publicly their hope that the President will fail in his attempt to reform our broken health care system. “Playing Politics” exposes the Republican Party’s opposition to health care reform for what it is: an overtly partisan strategy aimed at ‘breaking’ the President in order to score political points. Please see below for a statement from DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse:

“Over the last few days we’ve learned the true intentions of the Republican party when it comes to health care, and those intentions, while not surprising, are disturbing. Let’s be clear – the same Republican party that let health care costs spiral out of control over the last eight years while protecting their special interest friends, is now expressly saying that they want to ‘kill’ health care reform and that their interest is to ‘break’ the President politically. But, what’s ‘broken’ is a supposed major political party dedicated to ‘killing’ health care reform for purely political reasons when the average American family has seen a nearly 80 percent increase in their health care premiums in this decade. What’s ‘broken’ is a Republican party that insists on saying NO to reforming a system where nearly two-thirds of small businesses cannot afford to insure their employees.

“The Republican approach of working to kill health care reform when so many American families are struggling is not only broken, it’s also irresponsible. Republicans would be better served if they focused on killing off this callous attitude within their party that puts fixing their own political problems ahead of fixing problems for American families.”