Today’s political buzz is that Republicans are going to clean up in this year’s mid-term elections. In fact, most commentators predict, they might very well enjoy another 1994-size sweep.
Well, I’m here to tell you that today’s political buzz is wrong. And here’s the number one reason why.
Congress comes back in session today after its two-week Easter break. And what’s the Republicans’ number one priority? According to John Boehner, it’s repealing the health care reform legislation signed last month by President Obama. And that’s never, never going to happen.
To repeal health care reform this year, Republicans would have to take control of both houses of Congress. That’s probably not going to happen in November, but it’s certainly not going to happen before.
Even were they to do so, and pass a bill to repeal health care reform, President Obama is certain to veto it. In which case, Republicans would have to convince two-thirds of the Senate to override his veto. And that’s never going to happen, either.
See what I mean? Boehner has made an impossible goal their number one goal. Which means Republicans have set themselves up to fail.
There’s no way Republicans are going to repeal health care reform. Just like there’s no way Republicans are going to win in November.
That’s my parting shot for today.