As Democrats start to come to grips with the idea that the Individual Mandate might be ruled unconstitutional, the next bit of spin comes to the fore “if the Supreme Court strikes down ObamaCare, this will just motivate liberals to get out there and vote for Obama.”
When the Democrats were carrying out their unprecedented filibusters of President Bush’s judicial nominees, there were 55 Republican Senators, and most Republican supporting voters couldn’t figure out why the Republicans were letting the Democrat minority run the show like that. Then the Republican Senate leadership threatened to “go nuclear”, and all was right with the world. Then John McCain organized the Gang of 14 to block the nuclear option, and reward the Democrats for having changed the rules of the game. This ripped the heart out of many Republican supporters. He we’d gotten a 55 seat majority, and those idiots in Washington still screwed it up!
Then came the 2006 Elections, and the Republicans no longer had their useless majority.
If the Supreme Court tosses out ObamaCare (and I think they should, because it’s unconstitutional), I think the Democrats will face a similar response. They had the White House, 240+ Democrats in the House, and 60 Democrats in the Senate. What’d they do with it? They passed a “stimulus” law that didn’t help the economy, and an unconstitutional and unpopular “health care reform” law.
Tell me again why these guys deserve power?
It’s the mushy middle who decide elections. And when they give you power, they expect you to accomplish something with it. If you don’t, they’re going to give it to the other side.
With ObamaCare gone, record high gas prices, and a crappy economy, what did Obama and the Democrats do with the power the people gave them in 2008? Unless they can answer that, all the scary stories about the Republicans, and all the promises of future benefits, aren’t going to be enough.