Why is the GOP afraid of Obamacare?


I’ve long been of two minds about  Obamacare.   Sometimes I think it is a complete mess and sometimes I think that, despite its complexity and obvious flaws, it will be of net benefit to the American public.

There is one group of people who’ve made up their minds about it, and that is the Republicans who are determined to prevent implementation of the Affordable Care Act by any means necessary.

If they believed the law is as terrible as they say they do, the smart political strategy would be to allow the law to go into effect, allow the public to see how bad it is and then move to repeal or amend.

The only explanation is that they don’t dare let this happen because they think that, once Americans experience the new law in operation, they will embrace it and vote for Democrats forevermore in gratitude.

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2 Responses to “Why is the GOP afraid of Obamacare?”

  1. Holden Says:

    I really don’t understand it either. It seems more like fear-mongering to me. All I hear are a lot of buzzwords about government socialism and redistribution of wealth.

    At the same time, I think Obamacare and our health insurance system as a whole completely sucks. I don’t know what can be done to fix it other than someone forcing us all into a full blown single payer system. I don’t see that happening anytime soon though.


  2. whungerford Says:

    The GOP doesn’t fear Obamacare, they see it as an opportunity to attack and weaken President Obama. Similarly, the GOP didn’t care about the Versailles Treaty; they saw an opportunity to weaken President Wilson and proceeded with it at a terrible cost.


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