Well, let me just use a metaphor.<quoted text>
Just looking at this logically, if Republicans were so dang sure the ACA is going to be an unmitigated disaster wouldn't they hasten its implementation rather than try to either defund it or delay it.
That way it would fail sooner, and the GOP would be able to scream
I TOLD YOU SO!!!! Especially just before the 2014 elections.
However, if the ACA is beneficial to Americans and actually reduces medical costs then it would be a big success. If it is a success, that would be a disaster for Republicans. Undermining the ACA at all costs, to include ruining the country's credit rating, would be the logical course of action.
So what do you think the motivating factor for delaying/defunding the ACA is?
the GOP, my seat in Congress over the good of the country. Teabaggers, Proudly serving the KOCH brothers and not the country.
Let's say you're a parent and you know that something someone in authority is telling you will be good for your child really isn't.
Do you sit back and say, okay, go ahead and inflict this on my child even though I know it's not good for them and then explain to your child why you didn't even try to stop it?
Or do you fight against it even though you know you're not going to win in the end but you have to tell your child you tried?
Republicans had to at least try to save the country.
Now any damage inflicted on the country is not on them but on the Democrats who were in authority who insisted on doing it anyway.