The Path to Irrelevancy
I think most Americans are past the Democrats’ specious argument that once Obamacare is passed, the public will burst into song. Oh, the public will burst into song alright but they be carrying pitchforks and torches too. The Democrats are on a political suicide mission aimed at grabbing a large chunk of the nation’s GDP and the power that would come with it.
“Using reconciliation would be an acknowledgment that there is bipartisan opposition to their bill, another in a series of backroom deals, and the clearest signal yet that they’ve decided to completely ignore the American people.” – Sen. Mitch McConnell (R)
“If the president is sincere about moving forward in a bipartisan fashion, he must take the reconciliation process — which will be used to jam through legislation that a majority of Americans do not want — off the table.” – House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.)
Politically, the bill has been in a state of living death for sometime. Poll sentiments are vehemently against it’s passage. That’s way this latest stab at passing it by reconciliation by the Democrats’ leadership is pathetic and laughable. They don’t even have their own troops in line. As many as 10 Senate Democrats could bolt. The House defections could be much worse.
With all the leftist craziness surrounding the health care bill issue I’m not really sure why the GOP needs to involve itself in rescuing the Democrats. No summit with Obama until scrapes the bill and starts over (he won’t) and no compromise with Democrats. We are way pass give and take. Let the Democrats burn on their path to irrelevancy. They may pass this monstrosity but they will pay a huge price this November.
“Passing ObamaCare Won’t Make It More Popular” – Peter Suderman, Reason.com