Obamacare Repeal: Why Democrats Can’t Break Through

A Trump-obsessed media and the GOP’s secrecy and speed have stymied the left and put a sweeping conservative bill on the verge of Senate passage.

Even before Senate Republicans released their Obamacare repeal plan last week, a call went out from liberal activists: Head to the airport and greet departing senators with a furious protest.

About five dozen demonstrators showed up at Reagan National Airport, chanting loudly and hoisting signs that read “Don’t Take Away Our Health Care” and “Resist.” Organizers hailed the turnout given the short notice, but the contrast with the thousands of people who flocked to the last airport protests — against President Donald Trump’s travel ban — was inescapable.

And compared with the tea party fervor aimed at Democrats when they worked to pass Obamacare seven years ago, this year’s liberal defense of the law hasn’t mustered the same energy to seize, and stay in command of, the nation’s attention.

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