At the James Carville/Jeb Bush debate last night at UNLV, one moron declared that the GOP’s efforts to repeal ObamaCare was a complete waste of time since it never will happen because the Senate won’t approve it and has the votes to filibuster such an effort. And even if it got passed the Senate, Obama would veto it.
Well, it’s true. ObamaCare repeal won’t happen during THIS Congress. But it’s certainly within the realm of possibility that Obama won’t win re-election in 2012. Additionally, take a look at the Senate odds in 2012 and 2014. In 2012, 23 Senate Democrats will be up for election vs. 10 Republicans. And in 2014, 20 Senate Democrats will be up vs. 13 Senate Republicans.
So it’s more than possible that in January of 2015, we could have a Republican House, a Republican in the White House, and a filibuster-proof GOP Senate that could completely repeal ObamaCare before it completely takes root….if, that is, the Supreme Court hasn’t done so already.
And to give you an idea of just how bad things are on this issue, Carville responded that if the Supremes strike down ObamaCare by a 5-4 vote, that would end up hurting Republicans at the ballot box.
I swear, sometimes I think this guy is on crack.