Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and some of the tea party organizations that backed the government shutdown over Obamacare are capitalizing on division among Democrats after the rocky rollout of the new health care law.
They say that in light of problems with the rollout of Healthcare.gov and, on Thursday, President Barack Obama's announcement that his administration will offer flexibility to people who received cancellation notices because their insurance plan does not comply with the Affordable Care Act, that the push to only fund the government if Obamacare was defunded is looking increasingly like a good idea.
"The defunding fight doesn't look nearly as quixotic now, does it?" FreedomWorks Vice President for Public Policy Dean Clancy told TPM in an email on Thursday. "Given the law's disastrous problems, I wouldn't be surprised, if come next January, Congress revisits defunding in some form."
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