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  •  Government by Kabuki (4+ / 0-)
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    mookins, eOz, nocynicism, offgrid

    I don't think that the outcome was every in doubt; I think what we saw was the GOP feeling forced to concede some time in the spotlight to the nutters and the Democrats were ever so happy to let trainwreck play out in public.

    That said, I do think that there were folks in the GOP who see the ACA as the Waterloo of modern conservatism. They've been fighting Social Security for over half a century because it's a popular, effective program. That's anathema to their central message articulated by Reagan. If the ACA is implement and it's effective and popular, it'll be hard to convince anyone that, in every case, government is the problem, not the solution.

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