By Jonathan Easley - 11/20/13 09:10 AM EST
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Tuesday that Democrats and the public were abandoning President Obama because he hasn’t been truthful about his signature healthcare law.
Walker called ObamaCare an “abysmal failure” and a “wet blanket” on the nation’s economic recovery, and said that, in addition to the bungled rollout, the president’s incorrect pledge that 'if you like your plan you can keep it' had soured Obama’s allies on the law.
“I think people are just as angry at his falsehoods,” Walker said on CNBC’s "The Kudlow Report."
“I think regardless of how people originally thought about ObamaCare, overwhelmingly the public realizes this is an abysmal failure,” he added. “Not just the rollout but the policy itself. And I think the longer that this goes on, the more Democrats are gonna run for the hills.”
“I think that's part of the problem of, you have someone who didn't have executive experience and they let the political shop in the White House run everything,” he said.
Walker has so far declined to expand Medicaid under the healthcare law, but his state has an ambitious cost-reimbursement program for the poor. Walker hopes to push those who don’t qualify for Medicaid or Wisconsin’s BadgerCare onto the federal exchanges, but said he has no faith that the Affordable Care Act will work.