Don't blame Trump. Blame Congress.

They had seven years to ready an ObamaCare repeal. Still, they failed.

The 115th Republican-led Congress.
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In theory, gaining single-party governance represents the apotheosis of partisan politics. In practice, it becomes a trap, with parties stuck between the impulse to promise too much and do too little. This eventually results in massive disillusionment among voters, and a loss of power for years afterward.

Democrats still haven't learned that lesson from their 2009-10 control of Washington. Republicans might get that lesson even more quickly.

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