Steve Benen gets at the problem with REPEAL:
Republicans, in other words, are already finding themselves stuck in the repeal trap we’ve been talking about for months. Party leaders continue to characterize the new law as “Armageddon,” but are grudgingly coming to believe some parts of Armageddon may not be that bad after al
RedState et al. are already saying they won’t support candidates who won’t pledge to repeal the health care bill. But campaigning on repeal is stupid.
The obvious thing for Republicans to do this fall is campaign on the economy. Come up with some half-baked plan to improve the economy with lots of tax cuts and deregulation. Get Marty
Feldman Feldstein or Greg Mankiw or whoever to say how intellectually honest it is. Have some think tankers jerk Villagers off about how great the plan is. It’s not that complicated.