In response to:

Debating Obamacare Strategy: Defund or Delay?

Cardinal5671 Wrote: Aug 10, 2013 7:29 PM
Why does it make sense to pursue a strategy with zero chance of success? Would you think a football coach a good one if he said that they were going to play an opponent and use a strategy with zero chance of success? No one is saying Obamacare is a good idea or shouldn't be stopped. The idea is to follow a WINNING strategy to undo the law.

You'll recall that I spelled out my thoughts on this question in some detail last week, and yesterday I appeared on Fox News with the great Monica Crowley to debate my conclusion.  Monica adheres to the school of thought that defunding Obamacare through the looming temporary budget scrap is the last chance Republicans have to stop the law.  I disagree, arguing that forcing a government shutdown in an inevitably failed attempt to partially strip the law of funding would actually damage the cause of full repeal: