The Florida election confirms that ObamaCare is a problem for Democrats no matter how much we hear that Mrs Sink “sank” for other reasons. It will be really hard to blame this on the Koch brothers!
The Democrats have two problems in 2014.
The first one is cyclical, as Josh Kraushaar reminds us:
“The results are a clear warning sign to Senate Democrats, whose majority is threatened thanks to a Republican-friendly map and a national environment that’s tilted in the GOP’s favor. At least seven Democratic-held Senate seats are being contested in states more conservative than the Florida House battleground. Conservative groups, led by Americans for Prosperity, are already airing ads blasting Democratic senators for their support of Obamacare, and their attacks have negatively impacted the incumbents’ poll numbers.”
The second problem is just plain bad governance, or the often mentioned ‘they didn’t read the bill” complaint.
In other words, not a single Democrat stood up in 2009 and said: Stop in the name of common sense! Stop and let’s make sure that we understand this massive bill!
Why didn’t a single Democrat do that?
My guess is that they were afraid to challenge the first black president and risk the ire of blacks in their state.
My second guess is that they all bet on Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts voting “no” rather than “yes”.
Either way, they are stuck with a law and all of its unintended consequences. However, I don’t feel sorry for any of them. This is what happens when you don’t understand or read something you’re voting for..