GOP Wants to Repeal Obamacare, Kinda, Sorta

If you ask Americans if they like Obamacare, a majority says no.  But if you ask about the components of Obamacare individually, they say yes.  They like kids being able to stay on their parents’ insurance till age 26, they like insurers being required to cover those with pre-existing conditions, and they like eliminating the “doughnut hole” for seniors’ prescription drug coverage.

What’s interesting is that the GOP now seems to be coming around to the same point of view.  As we await the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare, the GOP is backing away from outright repeal.  More and more Republican voices are speaking out in favor of the specific provisions I mentioned above.  A big split is developing in the party over this, which makes it hard for Mitt.  He’ll go anywhere you tell him, since he has no real convictions, but here he’s being torn in half by his own party.

The GOP says they want the Supreme Court to find Obamacare unconstitutional.  But then they’d be forced to confront their growing divide, and one faction would lose and be angry in a presidential election year.  Be careful what you wish for.

One comment on “GOP Wants to Repeal Obamacare, Kinda, Sorta

  1. John Liming says:

    I have noticed as the years go by that many Republicans will tell me how much they dislike something the “Gubmint” or “Obammer” has done and then they will get around to informing me that “Yes, they collect social security and don’t know what they could do without it” or “Yes, they are on Medicare or Medicaid and don’t know what they would do without it” or “Yes, they like the new fix for the donut hole that “Obammer Care” did for them and they are glad to save the money.”

    The problem is that a lot of the same folks will vote against their own interests because of something they think they have heard somewhere and then when they get some extremeist Right Winger into office who wants to cut every thing or eliminate everything and they get stung by the austerity, they get all upset and join demonstrations in the streets.

    I have always said that many Right Wingers will vote against all this “Gubmint” stuff but when they find out how much they need a helping hand, they are often first in line with their hands out for “Them There Gubmint Hand Outs” aren’t they?

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