In another attempt to limit the over-reach of power by the federal government, the House of Representatives voted yesterday to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
All 5 of Oklahoma's House members were included in the 244 that voted to repeal the measure.
The U.S. Senate, via Nevada Senator and Majority Leader Harry Reid, had vowed not to bring the matter of repealing Obamacare up for discussion. This vote of overwhelming support to repeal it by the House sounds a like a strong statement to the Senate to bring it up for discussion.
If it is brought up for the discussion, chances are that they will not vote to repeal it since the Senate is still controlled by the Harry Reid / Nancy Pelosi style-Democrats. Chances are it will have to come up for discussion in the first legislative session after the upcoming elections, where the proposal to Obamacare will certainly be a hot button campaign topic across the nation.
Personally, I think the tide is turning against the far left wing of the federal government and this issue will undoubtedly spell impending doom for the Democrats this year.
One thing I am fairly certain of is that because of this issue, among others, the Democrats are going to face significant loses in this year’s election. I believe that the Democrats will lose their majority in the Senate and they will lose even more seats in the House, possibly even creating a super majority for the Republicans in that particular chamber.
But then again, only time will tell. We will see what happens come November. Let us hope that whatever happens, the country will be better off once the dust settles.