Tonight, at least for now, the Republican leadership’s attempt to keep Obama succeeded, as Senators [score]Mike Lee[/score] and [score]Jerry Moran[/score] indicated they will both be voting “no” on the Senate version of Obamacare, as the bill doesn’t do enough to lower health insurance premiums that have unnecessarily skyrocketed under the original Obamacare.
But just hours earlier, White House press secretary Sean Spicer, a GOP establishment figure who previously was the RNC communications director and later chief strategist, praised RINO Majority Leader [score]Mitch McConnell[/score], who broke the seven-year long Republican promise of repealing Obamacare by writing a bill behind closed doors that kept most of the DC-centric apparatus and bureaucratic nightmare in place.
At Monday’s audio-only White House briefing, Spicer said (Listen to the audio below):
“There’s no one better than Mitch McConnell when it comes to knowing how and when to make a bill successful in the Senate. So we have every confidence in the Majority Leader’s ability to get this done.”
It turned out by Monday evening, that faith was rooted in quicksand as the bill quickly sank. With 52 Republicans, losing Lee (who was never on board) and Moran, as well as [score]Rand Paul[/score], who was also always a no vote, coupled with the establishment RINO squishes like [score]Lisa Murkowski[/score], [score]Bill Cassidy[/score], and several others who had to be bought off by McConnell’s taxpayer goodies, this bill is a train wreck.
Heck, even [score]Marco Rubio [/score]was offered goodies from McConnell. Remember the “Cornhusker Kickback” under the original Obamacare? That was nothing! Now we have the “Polar Payoff” for Murkowski, the “Bayou Bailout” for Cassidy and the “Sunshine Sellout” for Rubio. If you were critical of Harry Reid buying Senate votes with your dollars but are fine with McConnell doing it even more, then you need to check yourself.
Of course, Republicans could just fully repeal Obamacare, as they voted to do over 50 times the past several years, knowing that Obama would veto it every time. We now know that most of the Republicans voting for real repeal are frauds, liars, and deceivers — they had no intention of repealing Obamacare. America, as I’ve said many times before, has two progressive parties: Big Government Party #1 and Big Government Party #2.
The channel may change every 4-8 years or so, but the results are the same — government grows at a much faster clip than the incomes of those writing the checks to support it. Eventually, it will implode and McConnell’s Obamacare 2.0 bill would have failed to deliver the results promised, greasing the skids for single payer “CommieCare” in America, which is the goal of the Democrat party for sure, and probably the goal of many RINOs as well.
Shortly after Mike Lee and Jerry Moran put the final nail in the coffin of Swamp Leader McConnell’s disaster, President Trump called for a clean repeal of Obamacare, which is good but why wasn’t this his position from the very beginning?
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Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2017