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The antidote is to put the liars on the defensive by exposing the lies, and defending your own positions with unapologetic clarity.

Conservative GOP candidates found their inner pit bull in 2010, running against Obamacare and achieving a historic electoral victory. In 2012, they seemed to forget that lesson. It didn’t help that the Internal Revenue Service was treating the Tea Party groups like Chicago shop owners who won’t “play ball for the team.”

With Obamacare pain spreading, the only thing for Republicans to fear is fear itself. That and reverting to form.

Robert Knight is a senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.