Krauthammer: Republicans Must "Fall On Their Swords" And Replace Obamacare

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Charles Krauthammer said conservative politicians, "the ones who are more radical," are going to have to fall on their sword because they are attempting the "destruction of an entitlement; "an entitlement that is now accepted."

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"I think in the end, they're going to have to have the votes and also they're going to have to concede the fact that Obama created an entitlement and they are now going to transmute it into something different," Krauthammer said on Monday's broadcast of Special Report on the FOX News Channel.

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: In the end, the Republicans are going to have to eat -- essentially, the conservatives, the ones who are more radical are going to have to fall on their swords because there's no way that they can have -- this is the signature event for the new administration. If they were to, in the end, eliminate the entitlement and put it down, I think it would destroy the presidency. I think there's nothing that they could do right now. They are going to try to get a more serious, conservative entitlement, but if they were to ask the administration to give, in the end, to fall on their sword on this, I think it would be disastrous on the part of the conservatives. They are, right now, asking for the destruction of the entitlement. I think after what Obama did, there is an entitlement that is now accepted. But in the end, there is no way that they're going to consolidate -- they are going to consolidate a loss of the entitlement...

I think in the end, they're going to have to have the votes and also they're going to have to concede the fact that Obama created an entitlement and they are now going to transmute it into something different. But the entitlement will stay. There's no way of ratcheting it back and the conservatives are going to have to swallow it in the end because otherwise it collapses.

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