This, from Politico's emailed "Breaking News," is just pathetic:
The House will vote on a full repeal of Barack Obama's health care law during the week of July 9, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Thursday morning. The scheduling of another repeal vote came less than an hour after the Supreme Court upheld the health care mandate.
The other politics of this decision are going to be fascinating to track--more from the Democratic than Republican side. Congressional GOPers will naturally exploit at every opportunity the sinister, galloping fascism of President Obama's validated constitutional concern for millions of the uninsured. And Obama is expected to issue a strong reaffirmation of both his concern and his legislative cures. But what of Democrats, congressional district by congressional district and state by state?
Some are already heading for the hills--and not those of North Carolina. This is precisely the wrong strategy. They should be taking names, kicking ass, and letting God sort out the casualties. They should, in short, be wholly endorsing Obama and 'ObamaCare'; they should be selling the latter as they should have sold it years ago.
There are months to go before Election Day. And the electorate stands persuadable, just as they were persuaded--within only a couple of weeks--to Obama's side during the debt-limit debacle. Right now, the electorate very much likes the ACA's constituent parts but dislikes the legislation itself, which is like supporting free speech and religious liberty and trials by jury but opposing the Bill of Rights.
The Dems can do this. They can turn this thing around, and in the process put Eric Cantor's strategy to the torch. But first they must seek the unity of Eric Cantor's party.