After all, about 5 percent of the country will find itself in the same boat as my mom… Surely, they must be mad enough to come out and vote against Democrats…
The sad fact is that’s simply not true.
As I’ve been saying for a couple of years now, American politics has turned into a tribal phenomenon so common in multicultural states. You vote Republican or Democrat based on unchangeable factors like the color of your skin or your religion.
Given tribal politics, the swings in vote percentages because of Obamacare’s injustices will be limited. People who have to pay a couple of hundred dollars more per month for health insurance will nonetheless vote for Democrats because their vote is a tribal statement against the other side’s values.
In addition, while Obamacare’s problems may help the ongoing consolidation of the white vote for Republicans, there will be a compensating decrease of about 2 percent in the white vote as a percentage of the total every four years.