Probably no better indication of President Obama’s unpopularity in his own party can be found than the repudiation of the passage of Obamacare by two of his own senators who voted for it.
First was New York senator Chuck Schumer, who publicly stated that passing Obamacare in they way they did, and making it such a priority, was a wrong move. He obviously feels little loyalty nowadays to the presumed head of his own party:
Close on his heels came retiring Iowa senator Tom Harkin, who, with nothing to lose anymore, echoed Schumer’s rejection of the Obama initiative:
The captain of this ship seems rather oblivious to the loss of some of his essential crewmen.
Of course, the president will continue to have the support of one very strong constituency:
But no matter how hard the media tries to repair this wreck of a vehicle, all it can do is perhaps rework its image; it’s really not going anywhere.
Then there’s the very real possibility (probability?) that the Supreme Court may cripple it decisively when it rules on the case coming before it this spring.
Yes, there is hope.