Republicans who are betting on voter frustration with ACA are betting on the wrong horse
Thom Tillis has saddled up and is riding hard. In the months ahead, he'll spend millions painting Kay Hagan as a dirty socialist because she voted with Democrats to pass the Affordable Care Act. Next November, he'll regret that move when he loses his bid for US Senate.
Most people agree that the healthcare.gov rollout was botched. Big deal. Websites fail all the time, and this one has had the added burden of constant attacks by Republican obstructionists. More important, there's no point in signing up now anyway because you'll be paying for coverage that doesn't start until next year. Just take a deep breath and come back in January. That's what I'm going to do. Healthcare.gov will still be there, and it'll be running like a well-oiled machine.
Meanwhile, Thom Tillis will be running on his record of raising taxes on working families, trashing public education, and escalating the war on women. Good luck with that, Thom. North Carolina voters may not be the sharpest knives in the drawer, but they're still gonna slice you up and eat you for lunch. Your "Kay Hagan is a socialist" rhetoric is beyond laughable, and it's not going to stick.
Republicans like Thom Tillis are betting on the wrong horse when they attack ACA. The tide is already turning. For every ten horror stories there are a hundred success stories of average American families finally getting decent coverage through ACA. I'll take those odds.