Under the tattered banner of Obamaism stands a severely vulnerable Democratic Party. David Jolly’s special election win yesterday was just the tip of a massively calamitous electoral iceberg Democrats now find themselves on a collision course with. Beyond the fact that Alex Sink had more name recognition (though she didn’t live in the district) and more money (especially when add ad buys from outside groups), David Jolly’s victory was largely predictable–a consequence of Obamaism.
Obama’s ambitious rhetoric has proved hollow. His word means nothing. He has deluded himself down to what many of his detractors always believed he was: a young, black, Chicago machine community organizer who had no business being taken seriously as a presidential candidate.
However, the cosmic irony of Obama’s presidency–sans the few liberals who didn’t think he was black enough to win, or those who saw him as a political lightweight (think Clintons)– is that Democrats hoped and believed that Barack Obama would lead their party to electoral majorities for a generation.
No Democrat thought that the ACA would be an electoral liability 4 years after passing it. They expected people to like it by now.
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) March 12, 2014
But that was all before Obamacare.
And, ironically, so was the GOP’s landslide victories in 2010. Republicans won over 60 seats, regaining the US House well before Investors Business Daily published its ObamaCare “scorecard” which includes over 400 employers and more than 100 school districts that have had to cut worker hours as a result of Obamacare’s employer mandate.
Indeed, the GOP reaped historic electoral victories way before Googling “losses health insurance because of Obamacare” produced 139 million results. From Unite Here, the first national union to endorse then-Senator Obama, to the Oklahoma man who lost his insurance because of Obamacare, this law is an albatross around the Democrats’ neck.
The Democrats swallowed Obamaism whole. Their fingerprints are all over the law. And now they will pay a huge price.
For his part, Obama is trying to soften the blow. But saying things like “[Obamacare] is working the way it should,” is making matters much worse.
Diminishing his office by going on “Funny or Die” to encourage young people to sign up for Obamacare would be great if Obama was part comic part insurance agent. But he’s president and this latest push is too little, too late. Indeed, “the percentage of young adults who have enrolled in insurance through the exchanges since they opened Oct. 1 remains at 25 percent,” a new report shows.
The “Between Two Fearns” bit was deemed funny by Obama’s cheerleaders in the press. But what won’t be funny is another round of gut-wrentching defeats for Democrats.
And unfortunately for them, unlike Obamacare, there won’t be any delays.
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