Hot Air's Morrissey: Obamacare repeal is unrealistic 

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air takes a somewhat contrary view to that expressed in today's Examiner editorial in which it is argued that congressional Republicans should vow now to repeal Obamacare in 2011 if it is becomes law in 2010:

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air takes a somewhat contrary view to that expressed in today's Examiner editorial in which it is argued that congressional Republicans should vow now to repeal Obamacare in 2011 if it is becomes law in 2010:

"The issue isn’t so much political courage as it is political strength. Once a bill passes into law, it takes another law to repeal it. That means that it either requires the signature of the President, or enough votes in both chambers of Congress to override his veto.

"In 2011, it’s doubtful that Republicans will control two-thirds of the House, and just getting to a majority in the Senate will be an almost-miraculous accomplishment. Since the Democrats that might go along with a repeal movement are the ones most likely to lose to Republicans in the upcoming midterms, they will have few allies across the aisle with which to carry a veto override, even assuming they can pass a repeal," Morrissey said.

Ed further argues that the best result is to defeat Obamacare in Congress now. You can, and should, read his complete post here.

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