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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell can't help himself from telling inconvenient truths about Republicans' plans for repealing, and maybe replacing, the Affordable Care Act. On Sunday, he admitted that Republicans think the uninsured
are a non-issue.
Yesterday, speaking at a hospital in Kentucky, he admitted that a full repeal—Mitt Romney's day one priority and House Republicans' reason for being —probably won't happen.
“If you thought it was a good idea for the federal government to go in this direction, I’d say the odds are still on your side,” McConnell told workers at the hospital, “because it’s a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place.”
“I don’t think there is any bigger issue in the fall election except for the general effect of the economy,” McConnell said
Despite the futility of pushing repeal, there isn't a "bigger issue in the fall election." So even though McConnell readily admits that repeal isn't likely to happen, he'll be in full-throated support of undoing the signature achievement of President Obama. Because that
is job one for McConnell. That and making sure those undeserving not-rich people don't get health care.