The mainstream media is pretending that the public likes Obamacare and that nothing will happen to it now that we won the Senate. But that is simply not true. As the editors at the National Review have pointed out, Obamacare is “Unpopular as Ever.”
The Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll found in July that 53 percent of people viewed the Affordable Care Act unfavorably. Those numbers appear to be holding. A poll released by Rasmussen on Monday found that 52 percent expect the American health-care system to worsen under Obamacare. Even before October’s anti-Obamacare ad siege, Obamacare was among the top four issues in the minds of likely voters, according to an AP-GfK poll released on October 1. The Democratic polling firm Democracy Corps, reporting in early October, found the same result among voters who had already committed to a candidate. No wonder that even as Democrats tout Obamacare’s popularity, they have furtively rigged its deadlines so that some of the law’s worst features will not take effect until after the election.
The law’s steady unpopularity helps to explain why Republican Tom Cotton, running for Senate in Arkansas, has released three anti-Obamacare television ads, the most recent in late October. Bill Cassidy, running in Louisiana, released an ad in late September in which former Landrieu voters excoriated her for voting for Obamacare. In one of the most closely watched Senate campaigns in the country, Iowa Republican Joni Ernst said on Monday that her first priority if elected would be to repeal and replace Obamacare. (In a Des Moines Register poll released over the weekend, 30 percent of Ernst supporters cited “get[ting] one step closer to repealing Obamacare” as their primary reason for backing her.) Those are just a few examples. Anti-Obamacare ads have been a regular feature in all ten key Senate races, from Alaska to Georgia.
So now is the time. Call your Senator. Call your Congressperson. Tell them you want the so-called Affordable Care Act repealed. If Obama vetoes the bill then defund it in the budget. Remove parts of the law so that it becomes unworkable.