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Published: Saturday, April 5 2014 5:07 p.m. MDT

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Tators
Hyrum, UT

What's bad news for the democrats is actually great news for mainstream America. It's encouraging that people's eyes are finally being opened. Best news I've read about in quite awhile.

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

Obama is proving that socialism does not work and equality is not an attribute of democracy or freedom. Equality is never satisfied and denies individuals of free will and free choice and peace. Government cannot sustain equality and socialism as a way of life, it cause war and fear, and breakdown of law and order.

Obamacare and socialized health care are not a right in democracy or sustainable social needs. Before Obama leaves office the health care industry will collapse with no doctors, no funding, and no services to anyone who needs care.

What Obama has destroyed can be undone but its going to take the tea party political machine to fix the economy and defund every program in government that is non essential to government operations. It will take the tea party leaders to repeal socialized health care because it cannot be accomplished. Health care is personal and private and individual and an affordable service according to income and job benefit.

Hopefully the future elections will roust all the old corp GOP out of office with a new more responsible Tea Party peoples government.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Couldn't happen to a better President's party who passed and signed so many erroneous laws, bills, and executive actions that show a change in our country's attitude away our heritage.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Bad news for Democrats huh? Yeah, it looks like it, doesn't it?

And it all revolves around the ACA.

The main problem is that citizens have been incessantly misinformed about that, and they overlook obvious facts.

... Like the fact that Republicans had plenty of opportunity to help design ObamaCare, but they REFUSED to do so.

Obama very much wanted a bipartisan health care plan, and Republican politicians snubbed him and his efforts at reaching out, choosing instead to completely defeat the ACA. Essentially, Republican politicians PURPOSEFULLY failed to represent their constituent's best interests.

Everything Republicans hate about ObamaCare could have been addressed and modified by their representatives in Congress, if Republicans in Congress had simply done their jobs.

Now THAT is a fact that should be on the minds of all Americans as they enter the voting booths in November.

Baron Scarpia
Logan, UT

The reality is that it is still quite early in the game. The long-term trends likely to help Democrats going forward are a growing youth population that tilts Democrat and growing minority population that also tilts Democrat.

I was reading an article about the changing demographics of Texas -- long a solid red state -- is becoming more and more Hispanic and pro-immigration reform that could bring the state into play going forward. Many of the conservative Midwest states are losing population compared to populous blue states, such as New York and California, so those states are likely to increase their representation in Congress, further hurting Republicans in the House of Representatives.

Admittedly, the main advantage for the GOP, however, is that at the state-level, their control of state legislatures has allowed them to gerrymander districts to "isolate" Democratic voters into some urban districts, while spreading out GOP rural voters into potential majorities in others -- thus, benefiting GOP candidates for the House. This strategy, however, doesn't help the GOP for the Senate, and some GOP seats including Mitch McConnell's, are up for grabs.

Overturning ObamaCare is now a lost cause...

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Yes My2Cents . . . The poll results are all about ObamaCare.

But people are being misled, and they have misled themselves.

Republican Legislators had every opportunity to help design the ACA, but they refused, and snubbed Obma's attempt at reaching across the aisle for a bilateral solution to America's health care crisis . . . And the Republicans refused.

Republican legislators REFUSED to represent their constituents in the design of the ACA.

If I were you, I'd vote for a Democrat next time . . . For someone actually willing to represent his constituents and do the job of a legislator in providing good governance for American citizens.

boneheaded, but not a smidgen
SLC, UT

oh gary
yeap, dems will do well backing yomamacare. major rout looming for conservatives. bbarry only has three more years before he can community organize health reform again

Rural sport fan
DUCHESNE, UT

GaryO: maybe you want your reps to collaborate on creating a new socialist state, but most of the GOP supporters don't.

The ones being lied to are those who believe Obamacare will work without hurting the majority of Americans.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

GaryO,
Please stop repeating untruths. Repubs were given NO opportunity to help craft Obamacare – they were told they could come along for the ride, but they would have to ride in the back.

They had plans posted on the internet, but they knew queen nancy would not gice them the time of day.

Jazzsmack
Holladay, UT

@GaryO

You keep believing that nonsense and lies,

the rest of us are moving forward. Starting with the next elections.

worf
Mcallen, TX

All through history, people have installed evil leaders resulting with them living in poverty. They allow these leaders to control education, flood their children with their philosophy, and run the economy. Eventually this leads to a collapse.

This country is no different.

Can't believe some of the leaders this country has voted in.

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

You would never know these facts if you watch CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR....just goes to show that the truth is not found in news reporting these days. But the internet is leveling the playing field and making these sources irrelevant except to the low information crowd. Thanks DNEWS for breaking with the White House talking points and publishing these facts. The reason for the shift is not so much that the GOP have answers, it just all the lies and lack of leadership and performance from the current admin that has dragged the Libs into the gutter.....where based on results, they belong! Embrace it Democrats, you've earned it!

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey Lost in DC and Jazzsmack - You're wrong again. I speak the truth. You speak Republitalk.

Republican Congressmen had EVERY opportunity to provide input into Obamacare. The ACA was passed in March of 2010, and Obama's "along for the ride" comment was not made until several months later, so how could they even correlate?

Obama did say this the month before the ACA was passed: "I want to consult closely with our Republican colleagues . . . What I want to do is to ask them to put their ideas on the table. . . ." But Republican refused to provide any input into Obamacare, and they demanded that he just scrap the whole thing.

In other words, Republican legislators in the USS Congress REFUSED to represent their states.

Rural Sports Fan - No, I am not interested in "creating a socialist state." I am interested in good governance.

That's why I support Democrats willing to WORK for the good of the nation.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Great comments Gary O.
People are going to have time to use the ACA and like it before fall.
And all of the usual suspects above also predicted a landslide for Romney, go figure?

"You would never know these facts if you watch CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR."

But the "truth" is found in blogs, fact free opinion pieces on the web and fair and balanced "fox"?

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

O gary we are not buying your lying.

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