Skip to comments.ObamaCare, 2013, and the Start of the GOP Comeback
Posted on 01/01/2013 12:45:42 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Right now the political landscape is grim for Republicansand in the short term, thanks to the so-called fiscal cliff, things may get grimmer still. But moments like these can pass, often quicker than we think. And next year may turn out to be one in which the pernicious effects of the Affordable Care Actaka ObamaCarereally begin to kick in, from higher premiums to the loss of employer-based health insurance to the start of enrollment in insurance exchanges. It will become more and more clear to the public what a nightmarish law the Affordable Care Act actually is.
The administration is well behind schedule, my Ethics and Public Policy Center colleague James Capretta told Byron York of the Washington Examiner. Its going to be a train wreck in a lot of places.
The Affordable Care Act is President Obamas signature legislative achievement. Even before its worst effects have been felt it was, according to the presidential scholar George C. Edwards III, perhaps the least popular major domestic policy passed in the last century. If conservatives are correct about the inherent flaws of ObamaCareand I believe they areit could well become a political millstone around the neck of Democrats for much of the rest of this decade and beyond. This will have ramifications far beyond what happens regarding the fiscal cliff.
As the problems with the Affordable Care Act mount, Mr. Obama will do what comes most naturally to him: blame others...
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I think this author is fooling himself if he thinks the GOP has any desire to comeback if that means actually opposing Obama. They might hem and haw to placate their base but their most dearest desire is always to surrender to the left.
Funny how “conservative comeback” was not therein written. Hmm.
The is no GOP comeback. The current looters/economic slavemasters and their “opposition” enablers/co-legislators/co-conspirators all must go...to the last man...and woman.
Witness current events, think of former events...
—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Alter future events.
If and Until the Republicans learn to get their hands dirty and fight back with a real vengeance, nothing will change. They remain the party of backslpapping golf buddies and are rapidly fading into oblivion. Only real courage to speak the truth loudly and bluntly can save the GOP and, sad to say, courage is not a quality in abundance at the RNC and elsehwere among them.
If and Until the Republicans learn to get their hands dirty and fight back with a real vengeance, nothing will change. They remain the party of backslapping golf buddies and are rapidly fading into oblivion. Only real courage to speak the truth loudly and bluntly can save the GOP and, sad to say, courage is not a quality in abundance at the RNC and elsehwere among them.
The GOP is now just the official opposition to the Dear Leader.
The RNC is headquarterd in the basement of the DNC building. They get their directions via a speaking tube from upstairs.
There, fixed it for you.
I don’t want a GOP comeback...It’s time to do something different...
And there is the fallacy. Mr. Wehner is making the same mistake as most repubs did before the election: Surely, Americans will throw out Bronc-O-bama when they just look at his record.
Prediction: The Affordable Care Act will not be repealed. Flame away.
Here comes the calvary!
Any true opposition to Obama and his collection of left wing idiots will have to come from somewhere else. Right now, the Republicans can’t do anything, and may not even survive.
Obamacare was strongly opposed before its passage, and has never been supported by a majority of voters.
If Republicans had guts, they would have jumped on this and used it. They failed to do so, just like they fail to hit Democrats on the rest of the multitude of failed policies. I think a major problem is that Republicans are afraid of the criticism they’ll get from the MSM whenever they speak up. The day they realize that the MSM is an enemy and that there is nothing they can do to avoid criticism, the Republicans will become effective.
It also doesn’t help that so-called conservatives stand ready to throw anyone under the bus who gets criticized by the MSM, especially for a misspeak. Democrats protect their own up to the point where the Democrat under the spotlight is clearly involved in a felony—and even then, they often keep protecting them. Conservatives should take a clue from that—not protecting Republicans who commit felonies, but by supporting them in the face of MSM criticism.
I have one question about the GOP and its plans for a comeback.
What do they believe are the proper functions of the Federal government, and how much money, raised via all legal means including taxation, do they believe is required annually to pay for those functions?
If I vote for a Republican again, what immediate steps will be taken to achieve those spending and revenue targets?
I’m not holding my breath.
A second coming of Jesus is far more likely.
Just like Social Security?.
Marxist Ponzi scheme passed without a single Republican vote, and yet when it goes broke the blue blood country club banker faction of the Washingtonians that call themselves the GOP will be the one to blame.
I am getting out while I still can , before the reds in DC put up a wall to stop mass emigration, and moving to a country where they still shoot communists.
I can’t wait until they dig in on the debt ceiling. /snort
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