On Wednesday, November 6, Ben Domenech, the Heartland Institute’s Senior Health and Policy fellow joined a panel on Glen Beck’s Blaze TV to discuss the implications of the Affordable Care Act on November’s elections. On November 6 there were 15 Democratic Senators up for re-election. Panelists agreed that the Republican land slide wins and the marginal Democratic victories demonstrate an overwhelming dissatisfaction by both majority parties with the current liberal agenda. This dissatisfaction is exacerbated by the rollout of the failing Affordable Care Act.
The two highlighted elections were in Virginia and New Jersey which exemplify the waning Democratic favor. Republican Chris Christie won by a landslide in the state of New Jersey, which is not only vastly outnumbered with Democrats, but also a state in which Obama easily won in 2012. Although Virginia elected Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat governor, the race was marginally won even though Politico News reports that McAuliffe outspent Ken Cuccinelli by 15 million dollars on his campaign.
Alaska’s Senator, Mark Begich, was one of the 16 Democratic Senators who publicly expressed their concerns and dissatisfaction with the absence of technological solutions to the Affordable Care Act’s short comings. His impatience and outrage is joined by numerous Democratic Senators pointing fingers at the Obama Administration. The ‘October Surprise’ is not a surprise at all. The Affordable Care Act is inherently flawed and destined for failure, but the White House is still fumbling to get the project off the ground. The Democratic Party is no longer maintaining their unwavering support for Obamacare. Meanwhile, the people show their shifting preference at the polls.
Domenech interprets these election results as a shifting away of Democratic favor due to the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Democrats themselves are having a difficult time swallowing the poison pill of Obamacare. Watch this short 2:27 clip of Ben Domenech from Blaze TV below:
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