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Josh Barro

How Conservatives Are Helping Obamacare

By constantly warning about how terrible Obamacare will be, conservatives are helping liberals manage expectations.

Yuval Levin, among other conservatives, has made an offer to liberals: Let's delay the implementation of Obamacare for a year and make everybody better off:

Liberals, wisely, are saying no. What's funny about this conversation is that conservatives have been accidentally managing expectations for implementation: By harping constantly on what a disaster the rollout is going to be, they will make what actually happens look good by comparison.