(RepublicanNews.org) – Using the now-familiar left-wing rhetoric that focuses on who “cares” sufficiently about citizens, President Joe Biden said that Republican opposition to the Affordable Care Act means they don’t care about saving lives.
Biden was marking the anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known informally as “Obamacare.”
Biden has adopted the acronym ‘MAGA’ as an insult that he uses to characterize conservatives who support ideas about American values that agree with former President Donald Trump’s views. Trump coined the phrase “Make America Great Again” during his presidential campaign in 2016.
Since then, Democratic politicians have used the abbreviation to characterize Republicans and their voters as “dark,” dangerous, and subversive.
While Biden was recognizing the 13th anniversary of the healthcare law, a new Associated Press poll came out showing his approval rating declining. Only 38% of those surveyed approved of Biden’s performance, barely 2% more than his lowest-ever approval rating of 36% in July 2022.
Americans are dissatisfied with the unprecedented price inflation driving up the cost of gasoline, basic foodstuffs like eggs, mortgage rates, construction materials, and more.
The recent high-profile collapse of banks such as Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank in March is likely contributing to voter anxiety about the economy.
Some of the President’s remarks during the ACA event seemed conciliatory toward Republicans, though what sounded complimentary could be described as back-handed. Early in the speech, Biden said there were some “good” Republicans, but that the GOP today was “not your father’s Republican party.”
He attacked conservative lawmakers more directly, saying that “MAGA Republicans are determined to overturn the ACA despite what Biden calls the “devastating” damage this would do to Americans.
The President’s silence on whether he will run for office again in 2024 may indicate uncertainty about his chances for re-election. He and his administration have said repeatedly that he “intends” to seek re-election, but he has surprised political observers by failing to formally announce his candidacy.
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