NBC: ‘Big Risk’ for GOP After Passing ‘Extreme’ Health Care Bill

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<p>After all three network morning shows lead with reports touting Democratic predictions that Republicans would be &ldquo;punished at the ballot box&rdquo; over House passage of their health care bill, NBC&rsquo;s <em>Today</em> turned to political analysts Josh Earnest and Nicolle Wallace to warn against the GOP&rsquo;s &ldquo;big risk.&rdquo;</p>

<p>Turning to Earnest, Barack Obama&rsquo;s former mouthpiece, Co-host Savannah Guthrie incredulously wondered if Republicans could really &ldquo;pull off&rdquo; a repeal and replacement of ObamaCare. Predictably, the Democratic flack dispelled the notion:<strong> &ldquo;I think Senate Republicans are unlikely to take the same kind of political risk that House Republicans did....they face the same kind of agonizing political dilemma of either breaking their oft-repeated promise to repeal ObamaCare or keeping that promise by passing a bill that&rsquo;s wildly unpopular...&rdquo;</strong></p>

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