Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Nothing but Bad News for the Democrats

Obamacare in the News

"Every week brings fresh bad news about Obamacare. Many companies are
considering dropping their health coverage as a result of the incentives the law
creates. Small businesses are reporting that the law’s tax credits are encouraging them not to make new hires. Most people with preexisting conditions, who were supposed to be the chief beneficiaries of the law, will be left out from its high-risk pools: There are 4 million of them, but enough funding for only 200,000. The Department of Health and Human Services is already behind schedule in implementing the law. And the director of the Congressional Budget Office, appointed by Democrats, denies that the law will reduce the pressure of health spending on the budget."

These kinds of things are bad news for the Democrats. The article questions whether the Republicans will use it in the coming election.


In fact, millions of Americans of Americans will lose or be transitioned out
of their existing employer based health insurance. The official Actuary at HHS-
who doesn’t speak for the Administration- said it would be 14 million. But a new report by former Director of the Congressional Budget Office
Douglas Holtz-Eakin predicts it could be as high as 35 million
. That
kind of disruption comes at a high price: It’ll cost taxpayers nearly $1
trillion more than previously estimated.

More Bad News for the Democrats?

The corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is already shaping up to be a political circus, promising to lay bare the underbelly of Chicago politics.

"But while the stakes are clear for Blagojevich – he could be the fourth
Illinois governor in 40 years to retire to a federal prison
– some of the most powerful Washington insiders are braced for potential political damage from the trial, which begins Thursday."

With Chicago politicians in the White House while another Chicago politician is struggling for his freedom, the Sestak situation may be laid bare as we learn what is politics as usual for this infamous political machine.

Whining for Obama in the Gulf Oil Spill starts

"So now the rap on President Obama is that his response to the oil spill along
the Gulf Coast hasn't been heartfelt enough. He comes off as emotionally
detached, critics say, and, by the way, isn't it a pity that the white folk from
the coastal red states who never wanted a black man in the White House in the first place are complaining that he doesn't care about them?"

Here is a good example of how mankind can rationalize anything. America elects a black President and it seems that everything he gets blamed for is because America is racists.

Is the Oil Spill Obama's Katrina?

Here's an interesting viewpoint.

"Everybody is comparing the oil spill to Hurricane Katrina, but the real
parallel could be the Iranian hostage crisis
. In the late 1970s, the hostage
crisis became a symbol of America’s inability to take decisive action in the
face of pervasive problems. In the same way, the uncontrolled oil plume could
become the objective correlative of the country’s inability to govern

It is an interesting comparison, but one that bodes ill for the Democrats.

And in related commentary we learn from Maureen Dowd that:

"The oil won't stop flowing, but the magic has." The author of Dreams from My Father has lost control of his own narrative, she says.

The Generic Ballot.

For the week ending Sunday, May 30, Republican candidates hold a seven-point lead over Democrats on the Rasmussen Generic Congressional Ballot.

"While solid majorities of Democrats and Republicans support their own party,
the plurality (45%) of voters not affiliated with either major party now prefer the Republican candidate, while 23% like the Democrat."

If you do the math and it stays at these percentages, the Republican can look to get 54.4% of the vote in November while the Democrats get 44.6% assuming both sides have equal turnout.

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