GOP launching anti-Obamacare ads at Dems

by John Seiler | December 20, 2013 1:01 am

I predicted [1]more than a month ago Republicans’ top three strategies for 2014:

“1. Attack Obamacare.

“2. Attack Obamacare.

“3. Attack Obamacare.”

Of course, that didn’t exactly take the talents of Nostradamus. But now my prediction is coming true.

It’s not even January and here’s an ad launched in New Hampshire, where Sen. Jeanne Shaheen faces a tough battle. She won with just 52 percent in 2008[2], the year Obama won big as the economy tanked and voters turned against President Bush and Republicans. That’s the year Democrats won their 60-vote, filibuster-proof Senate majority, allowing them to pass Obamacare. New Hampshire’s other U.S. Senator is Republican Kelley Ayotte, who garnered a hefty 60 percent in 2010[3]. However, President Obama won the state both in 2008 and 2012.

California Democrats should consider themselves lucky no U.S. Senate seats from here are up for grabs next year. Even in this heavily Democratic state, their recent blowouts might not have been repeated.

Whether the Obamacare debacle¬†continues for Democrats through to 2016, when Sen. Barbara Boxer’s seat is up for renewal, will become more clear later. And we never should discount the California Republican penchant for locking and loading in a circular firing squad.

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