At this point, fixing Obamacare is essential to preserving the credibility of the Obama administration. More important than that, it must be fixed to avoid damaging the Democrat party in midterm elections.
“If voters continue experiencing problems like a balky website, canceled policies and higher premiums, the fallout could be brutal next November, Democrats acknowledge.”
There once was an impression that the Democratic Party was one with a noble purpose, lacking competence to achieve its aims. That trend may have begun with Jimmy Carter. It was reversed by Bill Clinton.
Under Barack Obama, some called him the new Jimmy Carter before he won his second term.
Obama was cut some slack by Democrats because he was so undermined by Republicans. Then again, Republicans began to look like Herbert Hoover during the George W. Bush administration with regard to economic performance.
Unlike Hoover, George W. Bush sunk the ship by getting into wars that we could not afford, and by exacerbating the decision with tax cuts that we could not afford either.
There may have been an impression that Republicans were good stewards, but that went away in a twinkle as Ronald Reagan slowly lost his mind.
The story in Politico today underscores the importance of getting Obamacare fixed. All hands are on that now, as it is critical.
“Senate Democrats to White House on Obamacare: Fix it
By MANU RAJU | 11/4/13 5:02 AM EST
Democratic senators have a warning for the White House: Fix Obamacare’s problems or put Senate seats at risk next year.
In interviews, Democratic senators running in 2014, party elders and Senate leaders said the Obama administration must rescue the law from its rocky start before it emerges as a bigger political liability next year.
Democratic senators from red states — the most vulnerable incumbents up for reelection next year — voted for Obamacare and have been among the law’s biggest champions, believing that voters would embrace it once they experienced its benefits. They could end up being some of the law’s most prominent casualties if its unpopularity continues to grow.”