The Democrats are making a big deal about how the GOP is going to take this vote to repeal the healthcare law. Sounds like sour grapes to me.
Okay, so we know that there’s no chance that President Obama will overturn the healthcare reform law. That’s not the point. The reason Republicans are doing this is because they made a promise to their supporters that they will fight to repeal it. The last thing they want to do is break a promise to the voters who allowed them to recapture the majority. Some will call this a political move. I have a better word for it: smart.
Look, GOP leaders are not stupid. They understand that by taking this vote to repeal healthcare, it will garner a good size majority. That will be the first in many political statements to this President that this overall healthcare law is a major problem.
Think of this vote as throwing long on first down in a football game. Eventually the GOP is going to march this down the field with the goal of getting in the red zone and stopping this thing before it even gets started.