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Column: Michael Gerson says Obamacare win will hurt him

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Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:00 am

If Barack Obama loses his bid for reelection, the main reason can be traced to one period of time and one choice.

In late 2009, the Democratic-controlled House and Senate had both passed health-reform legislation and were proceeding with reconciliation talks. But in January 2010, Democrats lost Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat — as well as their filibuster-proof Senate majority — in a protest against Obamacare. It was a remarkable revolt, in the bluest of states.

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