Grand theft GOP

By Denis Storey

LifeHealthPro


I honestly didn’t think they’d do it. Talk about being your own worst enemy.

On the eve of the public exchanges going live, the GOP stood strong in their last stand against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. And got flattened by what even Max Baucus dubbed a “train wreck.” Or maybe it’s just a runaway train at this point.

This fight is over. It has been. All Republicans have been doing is providing free exposure. I don’t have hard numbers, but I bet more people are aware of Obamacare today because of Republicans rather than Democrats.

I’ll make this short today, because I’m still so stunned, looking at what only could be described as a public relations disaster. It’s a good thing the midterm elections aren’t this November.

First, most people still think PPACA won’t do a damn thing for them, to the tune of a whopping 41 percent. Another 40 percent thinks it’ll do more harm than good. People get that.

Second, most people still oppose this legislation – for now. Few people can realistically dispute the consistent poll numbers leaning against PPACA. People get that, too.

Nevertheless, an overwhelming 72 percent of voters oppose this shutdown – even if it’s some principled sit-in against childhood lesson (with thanks to Jon Stewart).

Originally published on BenefitsPro.com