Yesterday, I wrote about how Republicans will need to work hard in reassuring voters that "ObamaTax" will be overturned under GOP majorities next year. This, the latest from the GOP's top dog in the Senate, is precisely the opposite of what I had in mind:
It's on his to-do list, but U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the odds are against repealing the health care law championed by President Barack Obama.
The Kentucky Republican said Monday it's hard to unravel something of the magnitude of the 2,700-page health care law, WHAS-TV reports.
"If you thought it was a good idea for the federal government to go in this direction, I'd say the odds are still on your side," McConnell said. "Because it's a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place."
With the ObamaCare law remaining incredibly unpopular, Republicans can successfully make this one of their top campaign issues this fall (behind the economy, of course). But certainly not if they keep talking like this -- they need to be confident and 100% behind a full repeal & replace of ObamaCare. I think voters are more likely to vote for a known entity like ObamaCare -- even if they don't like it -- rather than an unknown plan from the opposing party.
Every day that passes with no alternative R&R plan from the GOP represents increased likelihood that we'll be stuck with ObamaCare for years to come.