Republicans have made a fatal error, counting on the ACA to fail. What are their constructive suggestions for improving the lot of the American people anyway? This doesn't mean that the midterm elections are not going to be a battle for Democrats. Too much is going wrong, especially where the economy is concerned. And the Republican noise machine is turned up to full volume.
But what if McCain had been elected? Or Romney? We'd probably be in worse shape and maybe even at war somewhere.