Republican heavyweights Ryan, McConnell and Boehner appeared on Sunday political talkie shows to discuss their plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. While questions about their intent to repeal ObamaCare were fielded with typical talking point expertise -- they really do want to repeal it -- they all managed to botch their responses to the "replace" questions, offering a level of waffling and weasel-wording that exceeded Republican standards.
"The idea is to appear to be disingenuously disingenuous," according to a GOP campaign strategist, "not genuinely disingenuous." He blamed the network interviewers for violating the question-answer-follow up-answer-move on infotainment template. "They kept asking and asking what Republicans will replace ObamaCare with, refusing to accept valid answers," he observed. "Common sense solutions" and "something better" are valid answers, he claimed.
The strategist said that, taken alone, each performance didn't supply enough genuine disingenuousness to affect existing public perceptions of the Party's ObamaCare rhetoric. "The problem is this happened on the same day, and that amplified the authentic inauthenticity, threatening to actually penetrate the public's minds to the point they think Republicans are full of crap."
On Monday the Party reacted quickly to correct the disingenuous balance. Gathering at NRCC headquarters, Party heavyweights and strategists decided to begin releasing details of their various "Replace ObamaCare" ideas. According to the strategist, Republicans will release the policy initiatives one at a time over a 2 month period instead of revealing a grand plan. "That way we can take advantage of a continuous presence in the news cycle, rather than a one-time media pop," the strategist concluded.
Today the NRCC released details of their first Replace ObamaCare policy, answering the too often asked question of how Republicans intend to cover the uninsured:
See also: A Bipartisan Repair for ObamaCare