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Cantor: Of Course We'll Try To Repeal Health Care Reform! (VIDEO)


"How are we going to have a comprehensive strategy to ensure that a trillion dollar take over of our health care in this country does not occur," Cantor said. "And it's got to go forward on all fronts full throttle. We've got to make sure, initially, that we are defunding every bit of the regulations process."

Republicans haven't exactly been shy about saying that defunding health care may be easier than repealing it. The problem they're facing is that their base sees that admission of political reality -- Obama is still President -- as excuse making.

In the past Republican leaders have suggested that their supporters might be forgiving of that fact. But it doesn't really look that way right now.

Watch Cantor's segment below.

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Brian Beutler is TPM's senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he's led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at