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I wasn’t surprised in the least when Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) flew back to Washington last week to put a stake through the heart of the Republican Party’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act. That’s because I remember the last time McCain interrupted himself to fly back to town. He was running for president then, against Sen. Barack Obama, in 2008. The financial crisis had come to a head after a year of growing apprehension. Lehman Brothers had failed on Monday, September 15.  Panic was taking hold in global credit markets for the first time since 1933. Acute problems had