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Democrats Facing Dilemma in Defending Obamacare Rollout

Defend the law and risk credibility, or go against the administration

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It's not the GOP that President Barack Obama has to worry about in defending his botched health care rollout, it's fellow Democrats.

They voted for the law, sang its praises for three-plus years and still believe in the promise of health care reform. But now they face a conundrum: stay in lock step with Obama and risk their credibility as advocates for the law's benefits or publicly criticize the administration for its recent problems — especially a failure to more quickly acknowledge, and rectify, the major malfunction of its Internet marketplace.

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