FOR THE LEXICON
“The Obamacare Dozen” — Those Democratic senators up for re-election, who cast a decisive vote for Obamacare and are “starting to panic” that health care reform will compromise their chances in the 2014 midterms.
“The Obamacare Dozen are receiving an overdue education in the damaging consequences of the bill they supported, all of which were predicted by critics in 2010. Any one of these senators could have prevented the current madness by voting no,” reports a Wall Street Journal editorial.
And the Dirty Dozen? They are: Sens. Mark Begich of Alaska, Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, Al Franken of Minnesota, Kay R. Hagan of North Carolina, Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Mark L. Pryor of Arkansas, Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Mark Udall of Colorado, Tom Udall of New Mexico and Mark R. Warner of Virginia.