When, after the massacres at Newtown and the Washington Navy Yard, Republicans refused to outlaw the AR-15 rifle or require background checks for gun purchasers, we were told the party had committed suicide by defying 90 percent of the nation.
When Republicans rejected amnesty and a path to citizenship for illegal
aliens, we were told the GOP had just forfeited its future.
When House Republicans refused to fund Obamacare, the government was shut
down and the Tea Party was blamed, word went forth:
The GOP has destroyed its brand. Republicans face a wipeout in 2014. It will
take a generation to remove this mark of Cain.
Eight weeks later, Obama’s approval is below 40 percent. Most Americans find
him untrustworthy. And the GOP is favored to hold the seats it has in the House
while making gains in the Senate.
For this reversal of fortunes, Republicans can thank the rollout of Obamacare
– the website that does not work, the revelation that, contrary to Obama’s
promise, millions are losing health care plans that they liked, and the reports
of soaring premiums and sinking benefits.
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