Republican Optimism

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Oct. 4 2010 9:21 AM

Republican Optimism

It's captured here in a fundraising splash page for West Virginia's John Raese.

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It's a great slogan, but I continue to wonder about the over-promising Republican candidates are doing on health care repeal. A 51-member Republican Senate could do... what, exactly, to repeal the health care bill? Raese says he'd "begin the process," which is pretty meaningless.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.