Yesterday, while speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council meeting (and skipping an event commemorating the Gettysburg address) President Obama suggested that Republicans share some of the blame for the Affordable Care Act’s troubles.
“One of the problems we’ve had is one side of Capitol Hill is invested in failure,” Obama said at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council meeting in Washington. “We obviously are going to have to remarket and rebrand, and that will be challenging in this political environment.”
The president also voiced frustration with the toxic political atmosphere endangering his signature legislative achievement. He said Washington needs to “break through the stubborn cycle of crisis politics and start working together.”