Day three of a trip to Colorado, and after a town hall debate with a proponent of Obamacare, a speech to business folks, a visit to Colorado Christian University for the school’s annual gala and campaign events with Tom Lucero who is working to take back a GOP seat in Colorado’s 4rth Congressional District —and you can help in this important race via an online contribution— I can pretty safely say that if Obamacare passes it will be over the deep-seated and widely-held opposition of a very solid majority of Americans.
There are some special interest groups supporting Obamacare, of course, and the president and his Congressional allies are doing their best to cover their plummeting support for the legislative train wreck, but the sort of sustained and passionate opposition anyone who asks finds in very different audiences –with almost no countervailing opinions– isn’t the product of selective sampling but a reflection of a general, broad consensus that Obamacare is a bust.
Democrats proceed at their political peril. As Powers’ commentary suggests, Beltway contempt for the opinions and lifestyles of ordinary Americans is very real, but it is usually much better disguised than a jam down of Obamacare would display.
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