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The 10 Challenges Republicans Now Face – David Frum | The Atlantic

The 10 Challenges Republicans Now Face

With efforts to repeal Obamacare collapsing, the GOP faces a difficult landscape as it looks ahead to 2018.

David Frum | The Atlantic

Here’s an after-action report, as Congress prepares to recess:

1.The signature Republican domestic-policy demand of the past seven years is dead again. Deader than ever. Brought down by Republicans themselves, in the face of nearly unanimously hostile public opinion.

2.Democratic constituencies have been mobilized to an intensity not seen since the worst days of the Iraq war. They have crowded town halls and barraged senators with phone calls and messages. The party’s serious internal differences — including over the future of health care — have been laid aside for the time being.      Continue reading