Reid: Obamacare Has ‘Dropped Way Down in Significance’

As he outlined the Democrats’ “agenda for the middle class” on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told a news conference that “in Nevada and around the country, we have people sitting at their kitchen tables or in their living rooms expecting us to do something to help them.”

Reid said the Democrats’ priorities “reflect the priorities of the middle class,” including “fairness and opportunity for all.” But what about Obamacare?

“So Obamacare — if you do a poll of anyone, that’s dropped way down in significance,” Reid said.

He insisted that the recent congressional election in Florida, won by a Republican who campaigned against Obamacare, had nothing to do with Obamacare: “That was a district that was very, very white and quite old. It’s a district that had been Republican for 60 years,” Reid said, ignoring the fact that voters there twice went for President Obama.

Reid defended the administration’s latest tweak to Obamacare: a two-week extension for people to enroll after the March 31 deadline.