Morning After Voter Rejection of Obama-Care, Stolberg Claims Voters 'Don't Want' GOP to Stop It for Fear of 'Gridlock'
Do they still not get it?
A post-election TimesCast clip on Wednesday morning featured reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg from Capitol Hill. Ignoring the unpopularity of Obama-care that helped drive the big GOP wins in the first place, Stolberg implausibly argued that Republican attempts to repeal the legislation would be seen as "gridlock" and thus be unpopular with voters.
Stolberg: Republicans could face some complications as well. You know, President Obama still has the veto power and he can overrule any attempt to undo his health care bill. One big question is whether Republicans will try to hack away at the bill by gumming up the works through the appropriations process and stopping its provisions from going into effect. That could result in Washington gridlock, which is exactly what the voters don't want.
The idea that people voted against "gridlock" yesterday is undermined by the fact that the Democrats lost in part because Obama has overseen unpopular legislation like big-government health care "reform." If anything, many were voting for "retroactive gridlock," - the repeal of Obama-care.
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