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11/04/2013 11:29 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Watch: Obamacare -- The Right Wing's Alamo

Previously published on BillMoyers.com

As Republican members of Congress demand apologies and administration officials dutifully offer up mea culpas for the botched Obamacare rollout, wouldn't it be fair to expect just a morsel of apology from the right as well?

The right has been relentless in its battle against the Affordable Care Act -- as if it's their version of the Alamo. Despite the law's passage and its constitutionality upheld by the Supreme Court, they refuse to give up, even shutting down the government to try to force a delay of funding. And yet, it survived, despite the administration's own serious mistakes. What's more, this isn't the first time a major government initiative hasn't gone according to plan. Where are the apologies from the other side for the war in Iraq? "Mission Accomplished" indeed.

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