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Response to itcfish (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:21 PM

3. All they really have left at this point

is to elect a Republican President and solidly Republican Congress in 2016 and they can basically do what they want. People might suddenly realize they want the law when they figure out everything that they might be losing but the Republicans won't care. If they do NOT hit the trifecta (which I don't think that they will), I don't see how it's ever going to happen. By 2020 it will have been law for 10 years and well-embedded in the system. Nobody would be able to undo it by then without massively disrupting things (worse than how it would have been disrupted by a King victory now). Can the Republicans even successfully run on repealing ACA in 2016? It didn't work in 2012 and that was BEFORE the subsidies/marketplace kicked in. Despite their claims to the contrary, ACA is helping, not hurting, people and will continue to do so, especially if we can get a progressive President and Congress to further expand the law to benefit more people. Republicans are basically desperately tilting at windmills at this point IMHO. It's sort of pitiful, really. Assuming the Court rules like I think that they will in the SSM case, Republicans will pretty much be in the same position there as well- "sound and fury, signifying nothing". I, for one, welcome their butthurt!

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Xipe Totec Jun 2015 #1
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