Washington, DC – With the battle over the pro-abortion health care bill in Congress turning into a partisan divide – as Democrats promoted it and Republicans stood unanimously in opposition – the fact that Americans strongly opposed the legislation could turn the 2010 mid-term elections into a thrashing of Democrats in November.
I think it is amusing how Republicans have set themselves up for a trap. By using such heated language about the health care bill, they can’t just sit by if elected to a position of power. Here is how I see the next few years playing out:
- They will run on repeal and replace (they have to in order to attract tea-party types)
- They will win a fair number of seats (people still won’t quite know what they think about health care bill)
- They will fail to accomplish any meaningful change to the legislation (they may draft some token replacement and get veto’d)
- Democrats will regain popularity in time for the presidential election by
a. Pointing out Republican failure
b. Taking credit for the soon-to-be popular health care bill
c. Taking credit for the soon-to-be recovering economy
- Lo and behold, Obama has another majority in the house and senate for his second term.
I plan on laughing at the “O NOES, how did Obama win a second term!??!?!??” posts on this board in a few years