After Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer’s lamentations last week that perhaps Obamacare was not the smartest move by the Democrat Party for winning favor among American voters, the fallout among Obama’s faithful continues, The Hill reports.
In his speech at the National Press Club, Schumer said of the passage of the Affordable Care Act that Democrats “blew the opportunity the American people gave them,” and now this week retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), who co-authored the bill, echoed Schumer’s remorse, “What we did is we muddled through and we got a system that is complex, convoluted, needs probably some corrections and still rewards the insurance companies extensively.”
Incoming Chairman of the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee Sen. Joh Tester (D-MO) applauded Schumer’s misgivings, “I think, moving forward, he’s spot on. I think we need to focus on the middle class, the economy, and opportunity and prosperity.”
The comments underscore the political reality manifested by the 2014 midterm elections in which middle-class white voters are moving in droves to the Republican Party and minority voters, particularly Hispanics, are increasingly unenthused by the Democrat’s agenda. The shift spells potential disaster for the party in 2016.