And the media keeps ignoring it.
The real issue isn't whether the "Tea Party" has been a liability for the GOP, but whether the Republican electorate remains fractious and reactionary. It does.
Republican leaders won't be able to satisfy their restive members with the excuse that they only control half of Congress.
If Obamacare recedes as an issue, Republicans might start wishing they hadn't staked everything on it.
Get ready for another months-long unskewing temper tantrum.
Conservatives want you to believe that Democrats are running away from Obamacare everywhere, despite mountains of evidence that a) it's just not true, and b) the politics of Obamacare are complex, and changing before our eyes.
It could lead to a filibuster-proof Democratic majority in 2017.
Obamacare's Success Is Destroying the GOP's Midterm Strategy
April 20, 2014
Republicans can't just scream "Obummercare!" and hope a friendly electoral map does all the work.
If You Believe in Government, You Should Be Furious About Obamacare's Incompetent Rollout
November 14, 2013
A disaster that could undercut progressive ambitions for years to come
Kentucky Might Finally Turn on Mitch McConnell
July 22, 2013
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been having a rough couple of weeks—ever since an emboldened Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, declared in mid-July that he was willing to use the nuclear option to stop Republican filibusters of execu