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BenDoubleCrossed Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 11:05 AM
Will the Election Strategy end Obamacare? Did electing Tea Party candidates change things? You may think so after House Republicans pass a bill to repeal Obamacare. But . . . It's what they WON'T DO that really matters. We all know the Senate won't agree to repeal and the President would veto. But here's what you may NOT realize . . . House Republicans already have the power to stop Obamacare dead in its tracks, even if the Senate and the President disagree. Here's how . . . House Republicans could attach riders to all 13 appropriations bills, forbidding the use of federal funds to implement Obamacare. They already do this to prevent federal funding for abortions, so they could do it for Obamacare too. But they won't, because . . .

We've been digesting the political implications of the Supreme Court's recent holding that President Obama's signature accomplishment is Constitutionally acceptable as a 'mandate tax' for several days.  As I've argued, the decision itself stings for conservatives -- despite potential silver linings -- but that its resulting short term political benefits mostly accrue to Republicans:
 

In the short run, the Romney campaign took in $4.6 million online within the first 24 hours after the Obamacare decision.  These funds came from more than 47,000 individual donors.  To put that number in perspective, Romney attracted about 27,000...