Originally Posted by hippie_hunter
Of course it's not ever going to happen. To think that a repeal of Obamacare would succeed is just flat out delusional. You're completely missing the point.
The reality is that a good chunk of the GOP delegation was elected in very conservative districts (that have become even more conservative through gerrymandering) and they were elected specifically to oppose the Obama agenda. Doing things like holding symbolic (but utterly pointless) votes to repeal Obamacare is their way of trying to fulfill their promises to their constituents the best they can.
So they basically wasting time and money to try prove a point. Great government there. I get it though(do something to please your base), bring it up once a year to make a point, but 37 times is beyond ridiculous. It's as if the Republicans have a bad case of A.D.D. and can't do anything productive till they get beyond that one thing that will never change
Here is the problem with constantly going after Obamacare. It might help the Republican party in gerrymandered congressional districts, but it makes the party in a bigger picture(Senate and President races) look useless and will turn off independents who don't have a dog in the fight that just wants a government that does it's job competently
Bold prediction here, in 2014 the Republicans constantly making Obamacare an issue(as if it's the only thing that is important) will cost them a few Senate seats and give the Democrats a net gain in the House(but not enough for a majority)