After the Congressional vote of 10/16/2013, the Liberals are dancing in the streets and howling right now over both Obama and the Democrats' supposed win with both the Debt ceiling increase and Obamacare. Meanwhile, the Conservatives are ready to evacuate, if not eviscerate, the entire Republican Party.
However, the reactions on both sides are quite premature, and that's to put it mildly.
The vast Right-wing Conservative pundit intelligentsia appears to be feeding the frenzy of anger from Conservatives across the spectrum, and if this were one month ago, I personally, would be right there with them.
But, things have drastically changed in just the last couple of weeks.
In fact, things are certainly not what they were, one week, one month, one year or even three years ago, which is why what happened with the House and Senate vote is quite possibly the best thing that could have ever happened for the GOP, and there are three simple reasons why.
Manna from Heaven
The first reason is that the event that happened on October 1st, right in the midst of all of this passionate debate over both spending and the debt ceiling, was something no one truly expected.
The launch of Obamacare turned into an even worse train wreck than anyone could have ever imagined.
1) You see, when the Obamacare State Exchanges were rolled out and placed into effect, they didn't exactly work very well, and that's being nice about it.
Nor was it simply a few technical glitches, either.
With only a relative few people logging on to try to obtain health insurance, many of them simply couldn't. Indeed, after almost three weeks, there are many individuals who are still hung at even creating an account name, others are hung-up on the password, and still others can't seem to get past the security questions. In other words, the vehicle that was supposed to be used to make all of this Obamacare goodness happen, turns out to be shoddy third rate software at best, and apparently designed by Community organizers.
The truly great thing is that this is before the mandate even takes effect and with very light traffic, so just imagine if you will, what happens when millions begin accessing a site which was so poorly designed that it can barely stand even light traffic.
Can you say "Mega-train wreck?"
2) The second major reason is that there are those who were lucky enough to actually get into the program, but that's where the next massive problem begins. You see, the ones who finally got in couldn't seem to get back out fast enough, if they were able to view the rates. The ones that were able to view the rates, during the process of enrollment, apparently went through an extreme bout of sticker shock as a result, to say the least.
Indeed, and once again as predicted, Obamacare is not at all cheap, in fact it costs a small fortune, the coverage deductibles are prohibitively high, and the out of pocket costs are crazy bad, if not unlimited, and then there's the severe prescription limitations.
All of this simply isn't going to play very well when the faithful Obama disciples get tired, after the first month, of making their vast monthly payment.
To be sure, the private market health insurance offerings will begin to look very enticing, subsidy or not, never mind the fact that they don't share your personal info with every government agency in existence.
But no one cares about price, especially when it comes to Obama's legacy, right? Hello?
3) But then, as the Obama Regime stands at the plate whiffing at the healthcare ball searing past, there's the third and perhaps crowning issue in all of this.
The initial Republican game plan could not have easily foreseen any of these variables breaking as bad as they actually did on the Obama Regime, but break they did--and bad doesn't even do the debacle justice.
The GOP had indicated that they would seek a one year delay for the actual individual inception of Obamacare; however, now that we can all see how bad it actually is, the GOP was obviously granted an ill-deserved reprieve. You see, if the inception had actually been pushed back one year, that would have placed the genesis of Obamacre's debut AFTER the 2014 election.
So, the overall populace who will be forced into buying Obamacare in 2014 could not have possibly known how truly horrible it actually is until after the election.
But, now, they will....
The Republicans, who were never for Obamacare in the first place, and in total, will end up building a mountain of political capital, while the Democrats’ capital coiffures will be as bare from this alone as they could possibly end up being.
Live by the sword, die by the sword, as they say, but it gets better. Because of the fact that Democrats never offered up a budget, the spending resolutions will be forced into continuing and at the House's discretion. As things continually get worse, Obama's ratings will drop and the Democrats will truly begin to suffer, even while they'll continue trying to sell the Obamacare snake oil, and the people will stop eagerly buying it altogether.
Then, in an upcoming continuing resolution funding debate, the Conservatives can push for defunding with the "full faith and credit" of the American people behind it.
And all of this will probably hit right around November, just as the employers will be forced into becoming part of the Obamacare mandate, and layoffs and hours cut will become far worse than they are even now.
So, whether you're happy or sad about the Dem's temporary victory, take heart, and this is just scratching the surface of all the problems which have yet to come out.
Ergo, the GOP ultimately and perhaps even unwittingly, wins the strategic war, which brings up the old saying, "They have us right where we want them."
Because when your opposition is digging a very deep hole for itself, the worst thing you can do is to take away their shovel....