Trump’s hilarious Obamacare gaffe reveals the GOP bind on health care
But it actually highlights an interesting question: What exactly are Republicans going to do about health care, and the Affordable Care Act in particular, after the election is over? As the election approached and Democrats began hammering them on preexisting conditions, Republicans suddenly realized what a liability the lawsuit was. Instead of asking “What does the Republican Party want from this case?” the question he seems to ask is more like, “What’s in the long-term interests of the Republican Party?,” which is a very different question. Roberts may have seen nothing but trouble for the GOP and the conservative project if the ACA were struck down by the court. Protection for preexisting conditions?