Governance is not a high priority for Republicans. The GOP's primary message has always been, "limited, ever-smaller government".....which has led Speaker Boehner recently to quip that Republicans in the House should be judged not by how many laws they pass but on how many they repeal.
Leading up to the 2014 midterms next November, Republicans have only one objective: Keep harp, harp, harping on the problems associated with the implementation of Obamacare. According to CNN, Republicans will seek to create "a groundswell of opposition"....
The document obtained from a Republican source Thursday by CNN lays out a strategy of talking points, videos, op-eds and social media outreach intended to spread as negative a perception of the health care reforms as far and wide as possible.
Proving that President Obama's critique of Republicans being "invested in failure" has been accurate all along. We're now at the end of 2013, which means that Republicans have been spreading as negative a perception of the ACA as they can come up with....for 4 full years. What's one more year of spreading negative perceptions then, right? The GOP is bankrupt when it comes to policy, conservative policies failing miserably in front of our eyes these past couple decades......so creating negative perceptions of Democratic laws, I guess, is all that's left.
But there is a rather prickly problem with the GOP scorched-Obamacare program. All Americans are not as obsessed with Obamacare as Republicans and conservatives appear to be. Americans are much more concerned about economic issues like job creation and education than they are with a law basically affecting only 10-15% of Americans.
Via Greg Sargent comes a poll which explains how Americans do not favor conservative/Republican economic policies....
In a forced choice question, just 39 percent of voters and 23 percent of independents agree: The way to get our country back on track is to get government out of the way and unleash the power of businesses and markets to create jobs by lowering taxes and eliminating needless regulations.
While 59 percent overall and 65 percent of independents agree with the alternate choice: The way to get our country back on track is to get the public and private sector working together to invest in manufacturing, technology, small businesses and education to create jobs our country needs and train our children to succeed in the new economy.
While Republicans are looking backwards, working feverishly the next 11 months to create as negative of a perception as they can of Obamacare.....Democrats are going to be focusing on moving the nation forward economically with policies that invest in real job creation and job training.
Americans are in tune with Democratic policies by a solid majority while backwards-looking policies of dismantling the federal government or shrinking the federal government down until it might fit into a bathtub for drowning......are not so popular.
RNC Chair Reince Priebus has assured us that Republicans will run on Obamacare in 2014....
Speaking of Obamacare, Priebus said, "We will tattoo it to their forehead in 2014. We will run on it. And they will lose because of it."
Tattoo you.....Reince, you silly head. I do believe that most Americans are sick and tired of all the bickering and bullshiteing from Republicans over Obamacare. Bashing Obamacare for the next 11 months might provide a bit of feel-good relief to dead-ender GOP enthusiasts biding their time as the SS GOP Titantic slowly disappears under the political waters.....but 11 months straight of bashing Obamacare ain't gonna' win any new converts to their cause.
Not to mention that 11 months of only red meat won't be very healthy for the conservative base. Too much saturated political fat.
No matter...that's the plan. Being the shrewd political analyst that I am.....I favor the GOP's carpet-bomb-Obamacare plan. Purposely ignoring the genuine concerns of a vast majority of American voters to focus relentlessly on an already-hashed-out-enough law of the land.....is the one way to guarantee that Republicans maintain their minority status in the Senate. .
About This Blog