Allen West “Disastrous launch of Obamacare has dramatically tipped the scales”

Tuesday, 01 Apr 2014 07:23 PM for Newsmax

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West says nervous Democrats know the disastrous launch of the Affordable Care Act has dramatically tipped the scales in favor of the Republicans’ regaining control of the Senate this fall.

“You always look and see what the other side is doing, and they’re nervous about it,” West told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.

“The fact that you have six Democrat senators coming out and talking about how they’re going to fix Obamacare — absolutely, they are concerned,” he said Tuesday.

West — a Florida Republican who is out with a new book, “Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom,” written with Michele Hickford and published by Crown Forum — compared the White House’s boasts about the success of the healthcare plan to a one-sided sports event.

“Let’s imagine this was a sporting event and only one team showed up and no one was in the stands. The scoreboard can say whatever that one team wants it to say because no one’s there to challenge it or know,” West said.

“We don’t know what we don’t know as far as the Obamacare numbers. We don’t know if it’s 6 or 7 million . . . And then, how many of these young people have signed up to defray the cost?”


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