Healthcare, Face Tattoos and Fireflies By Luke Perry
Democrats would be wise to not assume the House passage of AHCA will cost the GOP several seats. Irrespective of what happens next, rural districts aren't suddenly going to vote Democratic. Rural conservatives remain skeptical of government and don't prioritize pocket book issues as much as Democrats.
Democratic leaders must not get smug, including Nancy Pelosi who stated the GOP will have this tattooed on their forehead & glow in the dark. Some people like tattoos. Some don’t. Fireflies glow in the dark. No one dislikes them. Winning over Republicans will not be that simple.
Luke Perry (@PolSciLukePerry) is Professor of Government at Utica College. His column Sound Off! critiques various aspects of presidential politics.