‘Repeal and replace’ is likely to be the slogan for the fall elections.
What do they mean by replace? Free market reforms? Getting government out of medicine?
Or do they mean some compromise plan that redistributes wealth to give the uninsured health care insurance?
Remember, the Republicans are the party that just a few months ago thought the way to fight ObamaCare was to stress that Republicans will protect Medicare. Like the Democrats, most Republicans believe there is a right to health care. They are terrified that stating there is no right to health care will lose them votes.
Remember also, this is the party that collapsed during the government shut down of 1995 when the media ran sob stories of government workers not getting paid, and the Democrats called the Republicans mean.
What do you think the media will do if the Republicans try to take away ObamaCare? Can you imagine the nonstop parade of hard luck stories meant to sway the emotions? They will drag out Tiny Tim, who will look at the camera with his big Bambi eyes and ask, “Why do the Republicans want to take away my crutches?”
And the Republicans will sputter and fold.
Fuggedaboutit. It’s still too early. I would love to be wrong, but I suspect the outrage of the Tea Parties will die. If the anger over September 11, 2001 can fade, do you think the American people can stay angry about socialized medicine?
The Republicans need to maintain their will to repeal until we get a Republican president who will not veto their repeal bill. This means 2013 at the soonest. People will likely be used to ObamaCare by then. I could be wrong. We’ll see.
UPDATE: Senator Cornyn has announced that the Republicans won’t try to repeal all of the bill. Two days after the passage of ObamaCare and the Republicans are already wilting as they always do. What a joke.