Obamacare is Liberalism’s Quagmire

Obamacare is not making voters love the Democrats.

A half century ago or so, the United States found they had overreached in Viet Nam. The Soviet Union discovered the same thing in Afghanistan. I suspect that someday we will talk about Obamacare as Liberalism’s “Viet Nam.”

The Washington Examiner reports:

Eighteen percent of Americans, or fewer than one in five, say they or someone in their family is better off because of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new poll by CNN. Nearly twice that number, 35 percent, say they or someone in their family is worse off. A larger group, 46 percent, say they are about the same after Obamacare as before.

In nearly all demographic categories — age, income, education, etc. — more people say they are worse off because of Obamacare than say they are better off.

For example, one might expect respondents with incomes below $50,000 to be somewhat likely to say Obamacare has helped them. And that is the case: 21 percent say they are better off because of the Affordable Care Act. But 35 percent say they are worse off. (Forty-four percent are the same.)

We have a real opportunity here to capitalize on the Affordable Care Acts’ unpopularity and motivate people to vote against Democrats as a vote against Obamacare.

In addition to the unpopularity of Obamacare, a Rasmussen poll found that a clear majority of voters believe that the country is more divided,

Most are also ready to do something about it at the ballot box in November.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Likely U.S. Voters say America is a more divided nation than it was four years ago. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just seven percent (7%) think the country is less divided now, while 21% rate the level of division as about the same.

It seems likely that many discontents will vote for change at the next election.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of all voters say they are more likely to vote this year than they have been in past elections. Only four percent (4%) say they are less likely to do so, while 38% rate their intention to vote as about the same as in past years.

When I make the mistake of listening to the mainstream media, I can easily get the impression that no one cares about the pain caused by Obamacare and that everyone believes that Obama is healing the nation. But that is just the media; these polls indicate that many people are not being fooled.

Obviously a lot can change in the next few months. But right now we have a shot of taking back the government.

Let’s not waste it.