September 16, 2013
The Heritage Foundation continues to shape the national debate around Obamacare.
Last month, Heritage President Jim DeMint criss-crossed the country with our sister organization, Heritage Action for America, calling on lawmakers to defund the health care takeover.
In doing so, conservative blogger Erick Erickson explains on RedState.com, DeMint helped move defunding Obamacare to the top of the national agenda:
The President’s polling was going down, but slowly. Republicans were going nowhere. The only movement in August came from a former Senator turned think tank President named Jim DeMint. Along with a few of the men he helped get elected to Congress, i.e. Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio, Senator DeMint has been traveling the country explaining the need to defund Obamacare.
Erickson points out that defunding Obamacare is not only good policy but good politics. As they have taken up the call for defunding Obamacare, conservatives’ electoral fortunes have improved while support for the health care law has plunged below 40 percent.
How else can conservatives get the word out about defunding and then repealing Obamacare? Tell us in the comments.