Krauthammer says that it could be too damaging politically for Republicans to defund ObamaCare because it would give Democrats an argument to say that the reason it isn’t working to well is because Republicans are killing it. But Steve Hayes says that it’s a must to defund ObamaCare because if Republicans don’t then they may not be able to strip it out in 2013:
It’s an interesting dilemma, but I’m going to side with Hayes on this because like him I believe we have to keep this from getting so entrenched that we can’t undo it. But we must anticipate Krauthammer’s scenario and get our messaging right along the way. We do have a presidential election on the horizon so that may help a lot.