The New Politics of Obamacare: a Train Called Doom


by J. Andrew Peak

Brace yourself. It’s gonna get bumpy. Obamacare is about to be implemented.

A train called Doom, headed for Deathpanelistan, is departing Fantasyland Station on Track 44 and all the rails have yet to be laid. Once the congressional circus in the caboose ends, (regarding the issue of defunding) politicians – doing what politicians do best – will adjust to the new politics of Obamacare.

On the Republican side reality will set in that, whether for bad or worse, Obamacare is here to stay – at least for the foreseeable future.

Tickets purchased, politicians on both sides will see that a recalibration of both tactics and strategy are in order. On board, the caboose will temporarily fall silent as the brakes hiss and Doom lurches forward.

Upon exiting Fantasyland, republicans will face the most significant and consequential choice in the entire post-implementation era. Indeed this single decision will lay the foundation for the fight to come. If the past be any guide, republicans will most likely first disagree on what strategy to pursue, then start infighting, next fail to unite publicly, and ultimately be weaker and disorganized thanks to petty squabbles, personal disagreements and interpersonal rivalries.

To fix or not to fix – that is the question.

We all know there are problems with Obamacare.

So what happens next?

Well, as the train picks up steam around Rationville, both sides will realize they have a problem. The grade will slope precipitously and the wheels of Doom will start to shimmy. While traversing Pelosi Pass and heading toward Reid Ravine, the question becomes who’ll blink first and request some braking action.

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