Did most Americans understand that when Obamacare was passed and signed into law? Unlikely. But 2014 will be the year they find out.
And they are unlikely to be kind to the people who sold them that bill of goods. Democrats can comfort themselves by noting that the public disapproves of Republicans, too. But if Obamacare is a major political issue in November 2014 — and indications are that it will be — then Democrats will be the party that pays. And all their optimism of 2013 will seem like it was a long, long time ago.
Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner.