Obama needs to strongly show that no election instantly changes what the two parties believe, and that all this talk of waving red flags cuts both ways.
Thanks to technology, just about every industry has dramatically changed in the last 20 years -- with one glaring omission: healthcare.
As we head into the second annual open enrollment period to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, many Americans may be wondering what actions to take if they don't have health insurance and are eligible to purchase health insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Had Democratic candidates run on the president's record of success, would the election results in some states been different? Probably.
Some Obamacare features have appeared as expected, but others have been delayed or changed from how they were originally written. To clear the air, here's four ways Obamacare has actually changed the law since 2010.
There are other statutes interpreted by executive agencies, indeed the very same IRS as is involved in King, that would then be forced instantly to revert to the literal meaning of each word.
Insurers know the president won't allow the law to be repealed or even altered substantially, which will be good for future profits, and they also know they can count on the Republicans to push through legislation to get rid of the health plan tax and let them sell low-value policies again.
This Supreme Court is not really a court, but another branch dedicating itself to the Republican party's agenda. It is to the fair, balanced and logical application of justice what Fox News is to news.
Boehner and McConnell called this week for a major change in health reform's requirement that larger employers offer health coverage to employees who work 30 or more hours a week or face a penalty. However, raising the threshold for mandating coverage would make a shift toward part-time employment much more likely -- not less so.
Were it not the political lightning rod that it has become, many more Americans would have a much clearer understanding about the ACA's wide breadth and how some of the law's policy changes will benefit them and their loved ones.
It will be very interesting to see what the next 24 months bring from President Obama, the GOP, the Democrats and the ever-changing global economy. Who will win and what will happen, no one knows. But what is necessary is as easy to say, as it is hard to achieve.
Now that Halloween is over, people are thinking about open enrollment for Obamacare, which begins November 15, this year.
With just days until the midterm elections, you can definitely count on one demographic group to show up at the polls: women small business owners. By an overwhelming margin -- 86 percent -- women entrepreneurs intend to go to the polls to cast their ballots across this nation.
As the Koch brothers and their ultra-wealthy cronies think they've figured out, a little chicken manure goes a long way when it comes to misleading voters into supporting the GOP.
The rich always vote for themselves. They go for their self-interest, their tax breaks, their liability escapes (think Wall Street). Meanwhile, they've relentlessly instructed the non-rich that they too must vote for the rich.