Thus spake Mr. Douthat, whittled down to what he really means:
The Obamacare website is working better and by the time there are enough Republicans in office to repeal the law, it will have metastasized into a political liability for those who want to take it all back.
The only hope is convincing young people they should hate it. After all, I hate it, and that has to count for something.
Someone sounds desperate.