Quote of the Day: Obamacare is Practically a Stealth Initiative These Days

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From Republican up-and-comer Marco Rubio, talking to Hugh Hewitt about the upcoming vote in the Senate on the continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of the year:

I think it’s coming next week….and I think it’s a perfect opportunity for us to have a debate once again on Obamacare. I don’t think there’s been enough attention paid to it

Right. Obamacare hasn’t gotten enough attention from Republicans who want to repeal it. What planet are we talking about here?

Via Dave Weigel.

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