socalfitness saidWhat may change the opinion in this case is the Republicans have the issue of fairness - fair that delay of the individual mandate should also apply to individuals, fair that congressional staff should not get special privileges.
The Republicans gripes with Obamacare have had a fair hearing. They have held 40+ votes to amend or change the law. The law worked its way through the courts where it was opposed by Republicans and upheld. A referendum election was held -- the Republican candidate lost the election.
The exchanges opened yesterday -- by this time next week millions will have signed on to Obamacare. Republicans have lost on Obamacare, and there was nothing unfair about it. They've gotten more than enough fair shakes to stop Obamacare: they lost in Congress, in the voting booth, and in the courts.
To ignore the will of the people, lay of hundreds of thousands of workers, threaten the economy, and shutdown the government because they cannot get over the fact that they have lost on Obamacare is decidedly unfair. Nothing gives them the right to hold the well-being of the entire country hostage to their pathological inability to accept reality.
Voters have spoken on this issues. If Republicans really think that throwing the people who have already signed up for Obamacare off Obamacare is going to make them more popular, they are more delusional than the country thinks they are.