Saturday, January 31, 2015 – 01:00 p.m.

We’ve said it here many times.

If there’s one group who can routinely shoot itself in the head, it’s the GOP.

Only time will tell if the Republicans Party will repeat its pattern of political suicide in the months leading up to the 2016 Presidential Election.

Hillary Clinton, the Democrat nominee in waiting, is by no means a lock for The White House, but, depending on their candidate, the GOP can hand her the keys.

InlandPolitics has repeatedly said that the most apparent Achilles heel for Democrats is the impending backlash resulting from consequences of the Affordable Care Act, endearingly referred to as Obamacare.

One key point we raised early last year, was blow-back from the 2014 tax filing season. Now it looks as if the Obama Administration is bracing for exactly that.

As the tax software programs Tax Cut and Turbo Tax go into full use, comes the article titled “White House Seeks to Limit Health Law’s Tax Troubles” by Robert Pear, published January 31, in the New York Times. The article pretty much does all the explaining. Essentially, the more American pocketbooks get hit, the worse it will be for Democrats as a whole.

The more voters are slammed with fees, subsidy recoveries and penalties, the more they will resent Democrats. It’s a simple proposition.

Add this new reality to the already high premiums, co-pays and co-insurance and it’s a formula for expanding GOP control in Congress and capturing The White House.

But congressional missteps can blow everything for the GOP, which has gotten off to a somewhat rocky start in 2015. The more Washington D.C. appears like “Bumpkin-ville”, the worse the situation will become, and likely opportunity missed.

It’ll be important for Republicans to quickly whittle down a burgeoning field of potential Presidential candidates.

Right now it’s anyone’s nomination and White House to win.