It is almost comical to watch Republicans on Capitol Hill try to deliver on their demagogic promise to their own base to repeal Obamacare.
They know that its key elements have become too popular to repeal. And they have no intention of doing so.
So now it appears their strategy is to pretend to try, fail, and then unjustifiably blame the Democrats. Preserving another round of congressional elections to rail against Obamacare.
Thereby maintaining street credit among conservatives for making the effort — and, most importantly, avoid the catastrophic fallout among constituents who are becoming used to Obamacare’s benefits whether they know it or not.
It is marvelously Machiavellian, cynically deceptive.