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August 8, 2013 3:57 PM

Fighting Obamacare gets Republicans nowhere

An actual shutdown of the government — the only realistic outcome of Sen. Ted Cruz’s strategy — works for conservatives only if voters generally blame it on Obama’s intransigence. So: Americans would need to side with a distrusted faction of a disdained institution, which is pursuing a budgetary maneuver that even many Republican lawmakers regard as aggressive, desperate and doomed.

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