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There may be light at the end of the tunnel – and it is a train heading straight for the Republican Party.
They have only themselves to blame that their worst fears are being realized.
What they feared most, the success of Obamacare, seems to be on the way, and there is nothing they can do to stop it.
We discuss this in detail today in
“GOP’s worst nightmares turning into harsh reality”
Their first horror is that President Obama’s signature accomplishment in office – what they disparagingly call “Obamacare” – is off to a rousing start and looks likely to make a huge difference for millions of uninsured Americans.
The Republicans, after losing the massive and nasty campaign that preceded the law’s enactment in 2010, have fought it tooth and nail ever since.
Now that major portions of the law have started to benefit millions of Americans – with more coming soon – there is no way they can stop it. Except by growing up!
As is his custom, The New York Times
 columnist and Princeton Professor Paul Krugman was right on the money with his Friday column headlined Reform Turns Real.

“[The] confrontation did start with a real issue: Republican efforts to stop Obamacare from going into effect. It’s long been clear that the great fear of the Republican Party was not that health reform would fail, but that it would succeed.”
It’s tempting to gloat – and I would forgive anyone who does – that the nightmare scenarios of the Republican Party are unfolding before their eyes, and they seem powerless to stop them.
Stay tuned as this national drama drags on into its second week – with no resolution in sight, and another crisis already unfolding.

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