Monday, November 18, 2013

Would Obama do the unthinkable and sign the death warrant of Obamacare?

American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2013 | Rick Moran 


So, it's come to this. What appeared to be a fantasy during the shutdown, has entered the realm of the possible. Things may get so bad with Democrats and Obamacare, that they may be willing to join with Republicans and vote for repeal - under certain circumstances.

What would Obama do then?

Josh Kraushaar of National Journal:

This tsunami of blowback, which built in just the last month, is unsustainable for Democrats over the long haul. The president isn't just losing his skeptics from the chaotic Obamacare rollout but his allies who stood to gain from the law's benefits -- namely Hispanics, whose approval of the president has dropped more than any demographic subgroup since the problems began. The simplest solution -- if only to stop the bleeding -- is to get the website fixed. (When former DNC Chairman Howard Dean's proposal is to hire tens of thousands of young phone operators to sign people up for insurance -- straight out of a Jerry Lewis telethon -- as he suggested on "Morning Joe," it's clear the website problems are really bad.).
Would President Obama sign a death warrant on his own signature legislation? That's almost impossible to imagine, but it's entirely reasonable that he may not have a choice in the matter. Consider: Despite the White House's protestations, 62.4 percent of the House voted for Michigan GOP Rep. Fred Upton's legislation (261-157), just shy of the two-thirds necessary to override a veto. And consider the House Democrats who voted against Upton's bill but nonetheless released harsh statements criticizing Obamacare.


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