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  •  The GOP is going to get caught flatfooted on this (12+ / 0-)

      They'll keep talking about the "horrors" of the ACA long after the time it's accepted and then appreciated by the American People.
       And having nothing else to run on, they'll do that in 2014 and maybe even 2016, and lose badly.

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Fri Dec 27, 2013 at 03:01:45 PM PST

    •  Going to? (15+ / 0-)

      Bill Kristol warned them about this in 1993, as I Diaried in 2009.

      The sum of all GOP fears

         Passage of care plan, in any form, would guarantee and likely make permanent...the largest federal entitlement program since Social Security. Its success would signal a rebirth of centralized welfare-state policy at the very moment we have begun rolling back that idea in other areas.

          But the...proposal is also a serious political threat to the Republican Party...It will revive the reputation of the party that spends and regulates, the Democrats, as the generous protector of middle-class interests. And it will at the same time strike a punishing blow against Republican claims to defend the middle class by restraining government.

      And from the story you link to,
      According to Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, what to do about health care has been the most-discussed topic debated in recent closed-door political sessions.

      “The hardest problem for us is what to do next,” Graham said to the Times. “Should we just get out of the way and point out horror stories? Should we come up with a mini Contract With America on health care, or just say generally if you give us the Congress, the House and the Senate in 2014, here’s what we will do for you on multiple issues including health care? You become a more effective critic when you say, ‘Here’s what I’m for,’ and we’re not there yet. So there’s our struggle.”

      Wait! I know! Cut taxes, cut regulations, cut social programs, cut benefits, cut rights…So, um, what else can be promise to cut that everybody will love us for forever? Oh, but it isn't all cuts. No, we want to increase the military, and Voter ID, and abortion restrictions, and Christmas!!! Yes, Preciousss, we wants it! Nasty Democratses!

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Fri Dec 27, 2013 at 04:30:27 PM PST

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