This was a close result in a district that had a Republican in it before this
race so... this tells us nothing at all. (And no, Sink didn't really
outspend him 4:1 when you account for the 2/3 of campaign spending by outside
political groups which of course are conservative dominated like Americans For
Prosperity and Crossroads GPS).
Will November be a referendum on Obamacare?This could have come out
of a right-wing newspaper 2 years ago!The trouncing of the Republicans in
2012 was the referendum.And the GOP is going to take it again for
shutting-down the Government and crying for yet another non-defensive, un-funded
war in Crimea.Why does the DN publish such one-sided biased
propaganda from the same reporter?
Its a rather silly question. How often do we hear each election is about
abortion rights/right to life? How often do we get messages that the election
was about immigration reform? Heck, entitlements or the national debt... that
is what the election was about. Its about what ever pet issue the writer has.
The answer is each and ever election is about all of these, because very few
people vote on a single issue.People are divers, and have different
needs. Not agreeing with you does not make them ignorant nor freeloaders and
members of the santa clause party. One of my dear friends is a devout
conservative, and yet has a daughter who is gay... she is neither ignorant nor a
freeloader, and yet feels her daughters rights need to be protected.The world is not one dimensional. Politics (except for a few) isn't a
single dimension proposition either
@CHS 85: "I thought the presidential election in 2012 was supposed to be a
"referendum on Obamacare."Obamacare was relatively new and
untried, thus had little negative effect on voters.Today it's a
different story. As Nancy Pelosi tells us 'you have to pass a bill before
you know what's in it.' With Obamacare you have to try to implement
it before you can see what a fouled up mess it is.
I am carefully observing to see if Obamacare can survive under its own weight.
I heard today that Obama authorized an additional 2 year delay of the required
individual mandate. There is now a "hardship" provision that may extend
to anyone who feels Obamacare is a hardship, that would allow delay of the
requirement to get an ACA approved plan. How do the pieces stay together when
the mandates and rules are delayed for 2 years and counting?I think
Obama knows it is falling apart and only wants to keep it on life support until
his term ends. Then the next president can deal with the train wreck that is
Obamacare. A Democrat president will likely make major changes, perhaps even
going to a single-payer system. A Republican president may get enough support
to drop Obamacare and come up with something that could be workable.
@1conservative"Democrats are set to lose big in 2014." "While their ever-present and sometimes intense rooting for him will
certainly help Obama, there are a host of reasons why Obama will lose." -
Thomas Del Baccaro, April 2012 (from Brietbart)"It is time to
call the 2012 election. President Obama cannot win. He will likely lose big,
in a very lopsided election." - Monty Perelin, May 2012 (from American
Thinker)"Understanding history, today I am even more convinced
of a resounding Romney victory." - Wayne Allen Root, May 2012 (from The
Blaze)Shall I go on?
Democrats are set to lose big in 2014.Obviously, some are in
denial.Denial doesn't change much of anything though.Most all of the losses ARE due to Obamacare.Will Obamacare be
repealed? Probably, but so many people have either lost their healthcare
entirely, or have been forced to purchase insurance with deductibles so high
that they might as well not even have insurance.
@patriot"Reagan couldn't win in today's sorry
America."He wouldn't win a Republican primary in
To patriot: Why are Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden doing so well
economically? They are far more socialized than Greece or France. According to
your theory that should be impossible.
4.3 million Americans have now signed up for Obamacare. Looking at the evidence,
Americans are liking their new health care. Time for repubs to find another
piñata. Maybe Benghazi or birth certificates!?
CHS In 2012 no one knew what was in Obamacare and Americans foolishly believe
what Obama and the Demos told us: "If you like your healthcare plan you can
keep it, period". "The ACA will save the average American family $2500
per year in healthcare insurance premiums". The ACA will create 6 million
jobs". All lies that have since been totally exposed! That's the
difference between then and today!
I agree with CHS 85. Obamacare was passed into law in March of 2010. The
referendum on that was the 2012 presidential election. Mitt Romney took a firm
stand against Obamacare. He could not have been more clear about his opposition
to the new law. All of those who opposed Obamacare had a very clear choice of
who to vote for. As such, 2012 was the referendum.
This was done when Romney lost.
I thought the presidential election in 2012 was supposed to be a "referendum
Will November be a referendum on Obamacare? No. The reason? The public in
general is so uninformed and uninterested that the vast majority only care about
one thing - do I get more free stuff? The Santa Clause party will certainly
promise more free stuff so case closed. As I have said before.. Reagan
couldn't win in today's sorry America. This country is sliding down
hill so fast that the only wake up call will be the same sort or entitlement
crisis that Greece experienced ...and is still experiencing...bankruptcy and
burning cars in the street to protest. Yes the goodies are all gone. The
solution? Jack up taxes on the wealthy to 75% as France did (another bankrupt
Socialist country). Actually this is no solution at all because the rich will
simply leave....move their business and their bank accounts some where else.
Socialism creates its own "death spiral" economically and to those that
pay attention the examples are everywhere in Europe today...if you care or dare
to look. Want a glimpse of America in 5-8 years? Take a look at Greece and
France. China can't wait to take America's place in the economic
The seat in question in this race has been held by a Republican for most of the
past four decades. I wouldn't put too much significance into it one way or
Ask Alex Sink in Florida! And that after she outspent her GOP opponent David
Jolly 4X and even had Slick Willy come and campaign for her! And its only just