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A quick guide to why the House is stalling on a consumer-friendly health care exchange

by: Eric B.

Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 11:09:42 AM EST

Congressional Republicans made it their purpose to make Barack Obama a one-time president, so they gummed up the works in Washington to deny him as much movement on his agenda as possible.

It failed, and Obama won a second term and they lost their opportunity to repeal "Obamacare" outright. That job now falls to legislative chambers in the states.

Having failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act at the national level, Republicans are now dedicating their efforts to botching its implementation at the state level. And having failed to invalidate the law at the Supreme Court, they’re now seeking alternate legal avenues to weaken its regulations.

Both sides do it, of course, even when they aren't. It would be nice to see more of the state's remaining political media outlets take to task House Republicans for carrying out the failed attempt by Congressional Republicans to obstruct a federal law that was upheld by the Supreme Court. It really just does amount to prioritizing partisan advantage to doing the work they're supposed to.

Eric B. :: A quick guide to why the House is stalling on a consumer-friendly health care exchange
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... the Obama Administration should not have extended any deadlines for these states to set up their exchanges.  Elections have consequences.  The states screwed around and didn't get it done, let them take what the Feds give them.

Both sides do what?
Republicans aren't putting partisan advantage before their work, they're simply refusing to acknowledge the right of the opposition party to govern in accordance with the law and the Constitution. I don't recall Democrats ever engaging in massive, wholesale obstruction of a president's agenda to the exclusion of all else, or purposely damaging the credit rating of the federal government, or flatly refusing to implement bills passed by Congress and signed into law.  

I see you missed the sarcasm (i.e. "even when they aren't.").  I admit if read quickly one might miss it, but it's there.

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