Jennifer Rubin, who writes the "Right Turn" column for The Washington Post, is warning Republicans not to relax just because the Affordable Care Act is in trouble.
"They shouldn't rest on their laurels by any stretch of the imagination. They, after all, are pretty much down in the dumps with some exceptions," Rubin told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
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"What they have to do is keep the focus on Obamacare, not on themselves, meaning don't repeat the shutdown scenario."
She also urged GOP lawmakers to improve their image by offering "practical, concrete steps that could help the middle class, help poor Americans with upward mobility …
"Keeping the focus on Obamacare and coming up with an affirmative policy is a way for Republicans to really get back in the game here.
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