We all remember how enthusiastic Democrats were in the buildup and passage of Obamacare. But what wasn't so obvious, and which Michael Barone points out in Obamacare shows America's aversion to big government policies, is that Americans already had an aversion to big government.
You could have fooled me. It seems that we've been creeping toward a bigger government with more and more programs for a long time. Obama has merely made it obvious.
But here's an interesting passage from Barone's article:
Gallup reports that 72 percent of Americans see big government, not big business or big labor, as the biggest threat to the nation’s future—the highest number since the question was first asked in 1965.
So what happened in 1965? Among other things, Medicare.
We all know what a disaster Obamacare has been. And odds are it will continue to be a disaster for a long time, unless lawmakers are able to repeal it. But that's a big "unless." After all, Medicare is still limping along.