Speaker John Boehner (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
House Speaker John Boehner (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” goes the saying attributed to Albert Einstein. Nowhere is that more true than in Washington. And no action exemplifies it more than the 37 votes by House Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

“I think what the president did is outrageous,” House Speaker John Boehner said about President Obama’s decision to delay implementation of the employer mandate of the health-care law. “The idea that we’re going to give big businesses a break under Obamacare, but we’re going to punish small businesses and families? It’s wrong, and we’ll have another vote. Count on it.”

And with that, because a repeal of Obamacare is going nowhere as long as Obama is in the Oval Office, insanity took up permanent residence in the Capitol.

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Jonathan Capehart is a member of the Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog.