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Video: Will Obamacare Attacks Help the GOP Win the Senate?

tenthamendmentnetwork Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 1:20 PM
There's nothing about Obamacare's survival that's going to galvanize Democrats -- they were handed a victory. The law already exists -- there's nothing "new" there to vote "for". Republicans and independents, however, who are overwhelmingly against the law, DO have something to vote for: repeal. I think it's fair to say that 2012 will look a lot like 2010, and in a presidential election, that would translate to a 7-8 point victory for the Republican. The head-scratching SCOTUS decision analysis: http://www.tenthamendment.net/home/story.asp?postid=15

We've been digesting the political implications of the Supreme Court's recent holding that President Obama's signature accomplishment is Constitutionally acceptable as a 'mandate tax' for several days.  As I've argued, the decision itself stings for conservatives -- despite potential silver linings -- but that its resulting short term political benefits mostly accrue to Republicans:
 

In the short run, the Romney campaign took in $4.6 million online within the first 24 hours after the Obamacare decision.  These funds came from more than 47,000 individual donors.  To put that number in perspective, Romney attracted about 27,000...