HuffPo: Republicans Are Crying About Obamacare Problems They Helped Create. When Obamacare was passed, during a time when Democrats held both the executive and legislative branches, Republicans were called “obstructionists” for not participating in the drafting of the bill, blocking it in every way possible and failing to cast so much as a single vote for it. In the ensuing years Rublicans have, ostensibly at least, tried to repeal the bill six times and every time this failure was modified the changes were unilaterally decreed by the executive fiat of Obama. This train wreck belongs to the Democrats through and through. Unfortunately if Paul Ryan gets his way we won’t be able to say that for much longer.