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    to its base, but I don't doubt for a moment that the GOP would have followed through with repeal if it had won in 2012 with large enough majorities behind the move.  It may sometime in the future, although this seems less likely once the law has fully gone into effect.

    What makes this stupid isn't some broken promise.

    It's the reality of overturning an enacted law at a time when you do not have a popular mandate, the presidency, or the congressional seats in both houses to follow through on the commitment.  It isn't a lack of will, it's a lack of votes.

    If Erickson could count -- even with the aid of his fingers -- he would recognize the political reality.  Other people are not responsible for his inability to do basic arithmetic.  

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