How to silence GOP nuts — and stop the Obamacare repeal campaign
Nobody, not even President Obama is pretending that the rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been anything but a debacle.
Reading headlines in the national press, though, you'd get the impression that repeal is right around the corner. For that to be true, though, several dozen House Democrats and over a score of Democrats in the Senate would have to be willing to vote with Republicans to override a veto. And even under these miserable circumstances, only 39 House Dems, overrepresented by representatives of swing districts, voted with Republicans for the so-called "Upton bill," to allow health insurance carriers to restore canceled policies and sell them to new comers outside of the Obamacare exchanges. A bad bill, but not full repeal
Dems aren't anywhere close to a tipping point, even if things don't get better soon. Just to be sure though (and at the risk of being meta) I asked Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn, about this on MSNBC this Saturday. Here's what he had to say.