The Art of the Impossible – Why Ted Cruz and Mike Lee Have it Right

Andrew C. McCarthy

Andrew C. McCarthy

The strategy to repeal Obamacare by winning serial elections is not even a Hail Mary pass.

In considering the Republican retreat that ended the partial government shutdown, funded Obamacare, and unconditionally extended more credit on Uncle Sam’s tapped-out credit card, my friend Jonah Goldberg argues that we should be more understanding of Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell’s predicament. Politics, Jonah aptly observes, is the art of the possible, and McConnell had “no good options” when he led the GOP cave-in to all of President Obama’s demands — a decision that, McConnell insists, was not in any way influenced by the tidy $3 billion earmark thrown in for one of his pet Kentucky boondoggles.

I agree that we must be realistic about what was achievable in the Obamacare battle. What I don’t get, though, is why our sympathetic cast of mind must be from the GOP-establishment perspective alone. Aren’t we also obliged to be realistic about the options available to the Republicans who took seriously their campaign promises to do everything within their power — which includes their constitutional power of the purse — to stop Obamacare?  Continue reading at: nationalreview.com.

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One Response to The Art of the Impossible – Why Ted Cruz and Mike Lee Have it Right

  1. A long read but well worth it. Make sure you read the last couple of paragraphs (page 3) – ADB

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