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Democratic governor dodges question about Democrats not wanting to campaign with Obama

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley wouldn't answer a question about whether his fellow Democrats would avoid campaigning with President Obama, given the massive unpopularity of Obamacare.

When CBS's “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer asked O'Malley if the governor thought many Democrats would want Obama campaigning in their states, O'Malley ignored the question and instead claimed the problems with Obamacare were “falsehoods.”

“Well, I think the perceptions of the Affordable Care Act will greatly change once the enrollment period comes to a close at the end of March,” O’Malley said. “By the end of March you’ll see most states hitting their goals, you’ll see our country having extended health care to more people, and all of those that have been scared and frightened that somehow, something is going to happen to their health care will realize that those scare tactics were not true, that those were just falsehoods peddled by the ideological right.”

What was that about Democrats not wanting to campaign with Obama? Schieffer, of course, didn’t push the subject.

And what was that about “all” of the people who thought something would happen to their health care being wrong?

Last I checked, health insurance costs were increasing, millions of Americans were losing their health insurance and those signing up for new insurance wouldn't be able to keep their doctor.

How are those “falsehoods”?

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