April 8, 2013
How much will Obamacare hurt Dems in 2014?
There are two schools of thought on whether the implementation of Obamacare will be a drag on Democratic fortunes in 2014 - especially in the Senate. Both are legitimate scenarios. The first theorizes that no matter how bad things get in the implementation of Obamacare, that the president and Democrats will turn the tables and successfully blame Republicans for the snafus by claiming they obstructed the smooth roll out of the law. The reality is that the GOP is a stink bomb in the public's mind right now and they may be willing to believe anything Democrats say about them. On the other hand, not one single GOP lawmaker voted for Obamacare, and the bill's flaws will be seen as built in to the legislation, regardless of how it was rolled out. This is also plausible especially if Republicans can consistently portray this albatross as an exclusive Democratic property. One reason a lot of people are starting to think that the second scenario is more plausible is the way that...(Read Full Post)