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With little to no hope of repealing the health care law while Mr. Obama is in office, the GOP has turned to problems with and rising distrust of the president’s word — a trend borne out in public opinion polls — as catalysts for their attacks on Obamacare.

“This is Machiavelli 101 and Republicans are not going to let a good crisis go to waste,” Republican strategist Ford O’Connell said. “They are likely to keep piling on until President Obama has zero credibility with the American people on health care, or any subject, for that matter.”