What happens when eight million people sign up for private insurance under Obamacare and millions more get coverage under the law's Medicaid expansion? This:
House Republicans have no scheduled votes or hearings on ObamaCare, signaling a shift in the party’s strategy as the White House rides a wave of good news on the law.
Not a single House committee has announced plans to attack the healthcare law in the coming weeks, and only one panel of jurisdiction commented to The Hill despite repeated inquiries.
GOP campaign committees also declined to say whether they will launch any new efforts on the law.
But according to Senate Republicans, the notion that Republicans are running from their attacks on Obamacare is a load of bunk:
“There is absolutely zero evidence that any Republican is talking about ObamaCare less,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee spokeswoman Brook Hougesen in a statement.
Oh yeah? Well, then what do you call this
I mean, I guess you could argue that the only reason that Republicans are talking
about Benghazi and not Obamacare is that Benghazi is the biggest scandal in American history—but only if you're delusional
. If you're grounded in reality, the real reason couldn't be more obvious: Even the GOP understands that repealing health care coverage for millions of Americans is a terrible campaign message, and Benghazi is a shiny object with which to distract their gullible base.