October 20, 2013 9:42 am -

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. And that is what the Republican plan is: to go after Obamacare, now that their attempt to go after Obamacare has been a miserable failure for them. They think they can ride the “failure” of Obamacare through the 2014 elections. Never mind that only 29% of Americans want the law repealed. Republicans are going to ride this limping horse into the sunset.

Republicans are intent on making the health law an uncomfortable anchor around the neck of four Democratic senators seeking re-election in GOP-leaning states, weighing them down as they try to unseat them. Republicans need to gain six seats to seize the majority in the Senate, and any formula for control includes flipping the four seats.

Sens. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Mark Begich of Alaska and Kay Hagan of North Carolina will be facing voters for the first time since they were among the 60 Democrats who voted for the health law in 2009…

The chamber spent millions on ads in 2012 criticizing Senate incumbents such as Jon Tester of Montana and Bill Nelson of Florida for their health care votes, yet many of those candidates overcame the criticism and won re-election.

The economy, not health care, remains the top concern of voters. By putting opposition to the health care law ahead of all other priorities, economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin says tea-party conservatives may have overdone it.

I’ve seen this movie already and know how it ends.