The Coming Obamacare Tsunami

Any day now, you expect the Democrats to break out the Rob Ford excuses. Yes, some unfortunate choices were made. Yes, it appears the consequences were, in many cases, unanticipated. But hey, we were just having a little fun while we were in a drunken stupor. Besides, people still love us.

Only, no they don't. The numbers are coming in. The lies are adding up. And the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents in the U.S. Senate are freaking out. They want deals, delays, definitions, distractions – anything to keep from paying what is beginning to appear will be a heavy price for voting for Obamacare.

Americans have surveyed the president's masterpiece of domestic policy, his signature achievement. And they have decided it's not working.

Support erodes daily. The play changes accordingly. Can vulnerable Senate Democrats shelter in place and ride out the storm, as President Obama's pollsters suggest? Or is it time to beat that panic button like a gong?

Read more from Ford O'Connell at U.S. News & World Report

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