Republicans kick off repeal attempt, says Julian Zelizer

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Republican lawmakers and activists had no trouble segueing to their new mantra following the passage of health care reform: “Repeal it.”...

“You have a window where they can try to raise doubts about what’s about to happen,” says Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University in New Jersey....

“No one would have imagined the conservatives would be so energized a year after 2008,” says Mr. Zelizer. “Now we’re talking about a possible Republican takeover of Congress. And they almost killed Obama’s biggest program.”



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