The big lesson from 2014: ObamaCare's political future is secure

If Republicans repeal the law and snatch insurance from millions, it would be a huge scandal. Perhaps it's best to forget all about it.

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Despite the fact that this election cycle is more boring than any since at least 2002, there are some real stakes. Republicans look likely to take narrow control of the Senate, since they are ahead in most of the close races, helped along by a massive flood of late outside money and shameful terror baiting over the murder of American journalist James Foley.

Of course, regardless of who wins, President Obama will remain in the White House, an insurmountable obstacle to any serious Republican program until at least 2016. But hanging over the party's future is what it is going to do about ObamaCare. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, for instance, said at a debate earlier this week that ObamaCare is the "worst piece of legislation in half a century" and that it should be pulled out "root and branch."

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