The immediate push to repeal his signature accomplishment shows that the Republicans don't want a transition, they want a repudiation. They see Obama as an interloper, his administration as a mistake, and his achievements as illegitimate. And so the only course of action is to strike him entirely from the record and drop his legacy down a memory hole.

In the dead of night, while many of us slept last night, Republicans voted to begin stripping 30-million people of their health insurance....

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