Column: Republicans must switch focus to winnable battles

It seems fairly obvious now that the Republicans are going to have to ride into the midterm election year on an issue other than the Affordable Care Act, which more and more looks like a dead horse not worth beating as political campaigns go.

That’s not to say that flaws in the “abominable Obamacare” — as the GOP has labeled it for the past five years — won’t offer some fodder for electioneering.

But if one succumbs to the reality that once something is given by the government it is difficult to take away, it becomes easier to accept that the opportunities for repeal are next to nil.

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