Dem Strategy: Don't, Um, Brag About that Really Unpopular Health Care Bill
11:13 AM, Aug 9, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
You see, it's not that Democrats are scared to talk about the "landmark" legislation they passed. They're just too goshdarned humble to brag about it. Well, actually: "Democratic strategists privately acknowledge that their party's legislative record, while far-reaching and popular with party regulars, has limited political benefit in swing districts and in a stubbornly sluggish economy."
"Limited political benefit in swing districts" is one way of putting it. But the word toxic might be a little more accurate.