Where is all that Obamacare Popularity Dems Were Promised?
When all the Health Care Reform pushes started, it was promised to be the golden goose for liberal Democrats. Since it’s passage .. not so much.
Over at HotAir.com Ed Morrissey delves into Bill Clinton’s realization of the health care massacre that is about to take place.
It’s not just the highly effective attack on it. It’s also because people didn’t want a government takeover of health care in 2010 any more than they wanted it in 1993. It’s hard to understand why Democrats took Bill Clinton’s advice seriously in the first place. After all, Clinton himself didn’t take it at the time; he dropped HillaryCare and moved back to the center, and won his next election because of it.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Republicans are hoping to stifle the Obama administrations policies, including health care reform, by “starving” them of money.
The White House concedes that Congress’s withholding funds would be a threat to the health-care law, but argues such a strategy could backfire with consumers, particularly if it threatened to nix popular provisions, such as allowing children to stay on their parents’ insurance plans until they turn 26.
If that doesn’t point to a policy in trouble, the newest polling numbers on the unpopular health care reform? 61% favor repealing Obamacare. From Rassmussen Reports:
Sixty-one percent (61%) of Likely U.S. Voters now at least somewhat favor repeal of the new national health care law, including 50% who Strongly Favor it. That’s up eight points from a week ago and the highest level of opposition measured since late May.
It is doubtful that Obama will be willing to make the “move-to-the-middle” that Bill Clinton did after the 1994 elections. Progressive Democrats may have sealed their own fate.