If he hasn’t already, President Obama may soon learn the ramifications of this past November’s election. It appears that an Obamacare repeal bill may make it’s way through the House of Representatives before Obama has a chance to address the Nation about the State of the Union.

The Hill is reporting that Rep. Fred Upton, incoming Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, says that a bill to repeal Obamacare, or at least parts of it, will have broad support before the President’s State of the Union speech later this month.

Upton appeared on Fox News Sunday and speculated that a “large number of democrats” could join the 242 House Republicans in supporting a bill to repeal Obamacare which was enacted last March. Certain provisions of the bill became effective on Saturday, the first day of 2011.

This is not a total surprise by any means. Republicans swept into power partly on the public outcry against Obamacare. Repeal will be a tough task even if the House were to garner democratic support. The GOP would then need to figure out a way to get the measure passed through the still democratically controlled Senate and then have enough votes to override an almost sure veto by Obama.

Upton said on Fox:

“I don’t think we’re going to be that far off from having the votes to actually override a veto,”

I’m a little skeptical of that statement. Overriding a veto in the Senate would mean that 67 Senators were on board. I don’t see that happening. This Obamacare repeal bill is mostly for show. But that’s fine. You’ve got to start somewhere.