We mentioned yesterday that it will be impossible next year, despite GOP pledges, to repeal health care reform over Obama's veto. Conservatives are up in arms over John Cornyn -- R-Texas and head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee -- telling the HuffPost that the party should not seek to overturn the full bill (but rather parts that it doesn't like).
There’s probably something he could have said that would depress his base more than this, but offhand, I can’t think what that might be. He’s trying to reassure centrists here that repeal wouldn’t mean a return to the status quo but merely replacing O-Care with a more moderate GOP-crafted plan — after all, even a stalwart like Pence offered to work with centrist Dems on bipartisan reform — but given the anxiety among the grassroots that Republicans won’t have the political will to roll this thing back even after they return to power, this is pure poison.
Limbaugh warned them yesterday (see here at around 3:55) that the “repeal!” cries had better be more than a campaign slogan. So much for that.