Well, the awful “Skinny Repeal” that the Republicans put forth has now officially failed. The same old RINOs voted no on it… John McCain voted no on the bill, joining Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins. Although I would like to say that they are to be blamed for this, I can’t this time. If that version had gone through, premiums would have risen by another 20 percent. It was a failure all the way around and a big part of this is Mitch McConnell’s fault.
From the very beginning of this insanity, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul just wanted a full repeal and no replacement. That would have worked. The Republicans would have then had two years to figure out fixes to what was problematic. But the moderate progressives in the Republican Party couldn’t stomach that. They would lose their pork and their kickbacks from the big insurance companies. So it failed and so did our hopes of getting our incredible healthcare system back to normal.
Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks said Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has “got to go” after the GOP failed to repeal Obamacare early Friday morning. And he’s right. All of these RINOs and Marxists pretending to be conservatives need to be primaried out and replaced. They have betrayed the voters way too many times. Brooks took to CNN and blasted GOP Senate members. He stated that they had failed the American people and labeled their pitiful efforts an “abject failure.” He’s calling for a new face to lead the Senate and I agree.
“If they’re gonna quit, well then, by golly, maybe they ought to start at the top with Mitch McConnell leaving his position, and letting somebody new, somebody bold, somebody conservative take the reins so that they can come up with a plan that can get through the United States Senate and serve the needs of the American people,” Brooks bluntly told CNN. “Unquestionably, the leadership at the top is responsible,” he added. “The buck stops there. If Mitch McConnell cannot get the job done on this, how is he going to get the job done on the rest of President Trump’s agenda over the next three and a half years?”
Brooks wrapped it up by saying, “It’s not necessarily anything bad about Mitch McConnell himself personally, but he’s got a job to do. And if he can’t do it, then as the Apprentice would say, ‘you’re fired,’ get somebody who can.” That should have happened long ago and Paul Ryan needs to go too. They don’t care what their constituents want. They think they know better than the forgotten men and women who put them in office.
Not long from now as premiums really skyrocket, I expect Trump to pull the Obamacare mandate and say that Americans do not have to pay it. At that point, Obamacare will really implode and things are going to get very bad for a lot of people cost-wise. This was intentionally set up this way. Trump will have two choices at that point… either scrap it by executive order and face a showdown in the Supreme Court he may not win, or go to single payer. I’m not optimistic here. I think we are about to go the way of Britain on socialized healthcare. God help us. Obama must be smiling this morning.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 28, 2017
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