House minority leader Nancy Pelosi says she stayed on (or at least is running again for Speaker of the House of Representatives) to “protect” Obamacare.
No, seriously. That’s the reason she gave, along with there needing to be a woman at the table.
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) November 11, 2018
Healthcare was the number one issue on voters’ minds, according to much of the exit poll data, in this past week’s election.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 6, 2018
But, a continuation of Obamacare and the government compelling businesses and individuals to purchase health insurance that is unaffordable is the issue that got Democrats thrown out of the House (“shellacked,” as Obama called it) in 2010.
A study after that election found that at least 13 House Democrats lost their seats due to their vote and support of Obamacare.
Healthcare Vote Doomed 13 Democrats in 2010 Elections http://bit.ly/fpKIsB
— U.S. News (@usnews) April 12, 2011
In subsequent years, Democrats lost the Senate and the presidency.
The American people have been telling lawmakers in Washington for eight years to get rid of Obamacare, which Republicans failed to accomplish.
If it were, as Pelosi asserts, so popular, why are 20 state attorneys general still involved in lawsuits against the law?
House Democrats are considering using their new majority to intervene in a lawsuit brought by 20 conservative state attorneys general that could abolish Obamacare.
The move would come soon after the next Congress is sworn in, Politico reports. https://t.co/uFsWoHYRgI
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 9, 2018
It would be very shortsighted of Pelosi and House Democrats to believe that the reason Republicans lost the House (much more narrowly than Dems had hoped) was because people love Obamacare.
On the contrary, it is more likely that it was because Republicans failed to repeal the law.