How does the "tyranny/Hitler" stuff play in the wake of passage?
My guess is that it the mainstream/national Republicans will become much more muted, part of a larger "big government" argument, with very prominent "dog whistles" to the crazy base. On a second channel, the already crazies, the Bachmann's and Hensarling's will continue to feed the crazy channel at full volume.
They've somewhat painted themselves in with their crazy invective. If they back off too much they'll be portrayed as weak and capitulating, but if they continue too strongly, they may ssem bitter and outside the mainstream.
Are they going to run on taking away insurance? Re-instituting pre-existing conditions? Re-instituting the hugely unpopular drug coverage "doughnut hole?"
Their goal in all of this is 2010, but can they now control the pot they've stirred?
(Curious: Does this help the crazier Republican primary challengers?)