Republicans with weak knees worry that if they’re blamed for shutting the government down over Obamacare, which the mainstream media will do, they’ll be hurt in 2014.
But I see the Obamacare battle as a blessing for the GOP. For the first time in a long time, America is getting to see the stark difference between the Republican and Democrat parties.
You want “free” socialized medicine and all the coercive strings and stupidities that come with a government bureaucracy? Fine. Vote Democrat in 2014.
You want to get government out of health care, rely on competitive market forces, and be free to choose what level of coverage you get and where you get it? Fine. Vote Republican in 2014.
Voters will have a clear choice next year, and I’m betting the fight over Obamacare is going to backfire for Democrats, not Republicans.
It will help the GOP take the Senate in 2014. And it'll still help in 2016, when Hillarycare Clinton will find herself swept away by a hurricane of angry voters who've finally learned because of Obamacare that there's a real difference between the two parties.