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Fighting Obamacare or Floundering?

By on 7.3.12 | 12:50PM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's comments on Obamacare repeal, as reported by the Hill, aren't terribly encouraging.

"If you like the bill -- and some of you may -- it is hard to undo something of this magnitude. It was a 2,700 page bill, which nobody really understands anyway,"McConnell is quoted as telling a Kentucky audience.

"If you thought it was a good idea for the federal government to go in this direction, I'd say the odds are still on your side," McConnell continued. "Because it's a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place." That's true enough, but the overall tone doesn't show a lot of fight. McConnell said after the Supreme Court decision that he would seek to repeal the health care law through reconciliation if he became majority leader.

This comes on the heels of Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom denying that the individual mandate is a tax. Some speculated he was distancing himself from the logic by which the Robert Court upheld the law, but more likely he was trying to insulate his boss from charges he had raised taxes by signing a mandate into law in Massachusetts.

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