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National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason stopped by MSNBC’s “Jansing & Co.” this morning to discuss the GOP presidential primary, Rick Santorum’s latest gaffe, and the Republican party’s continuing obsession with President Obama’s health care reform.

“If [health care reform] was a threat to our freedom, why did the heritage foundation — which is the source of all wisdom for the right wing of the republican party — first come up with mandates?” Conason asks. “If we’re going to have a real debate over this, I’m not so sure that being the guy who can attack ‘Obamacare’ the most ferociously is what’s going to save the Republican party.”

Video of his appearance is below, courtesy of MSNBC:

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