Republicans across the board have promised for at least seven years to “repeal” Obamacare if only voters would put them in power. American voters responded by giving them control of both houses of Congress as well as the presidency.
They passed dozens of Obamacare repeal bills (54 to be exact), knowing that Obama would veto them. They were show votes done at the same time they refused to defund Obamacare, something they had the power to do. Just as Obamacare was a fraud based on lies, the Republicans efforts to repeal Obamacare have been equally fraudulent.
But now that they have the presidency, they can’t blame Obama anymore.
While not being a fan of some of President Trump’s more ridiculous tweets that are unnecessary and don’t serve him well, this is the type of tweeting that the president should be doing. On Friday, Trump tweeted that if Republicans in the Senate can’t pass their healthcare bill, they should go straight for a full repeal:
If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2017
It’s great to see this and it should have been pushed from the beginning. The problem with Republicans is that they still want big government, they just want to be the ones in charge of running it, which is why, collectively, with the exception of a handful of senators like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul, a full and complete repeal of Obamacare like they passed during the Obama years, hasn’t been a top priority by RINO leaders Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.
Congressman Dave Brat, a member of the House Freedom Caucus and a champion of free markets, reminded us that a full repeal of Obamacare was proposed by the Freedom Caucus in January. Brat used the hashtag #DrainTheSwamp for emphasis:
Obamacare should be repealed and replaced with nothing regarding the federal government, which has ruined the healthcare market. Give free markets a chance. It’s what works in every other industry and it would work in healthcare too if given the opportunity.
We wholeheartedly endorse President Trump’s tweet and we hope he’s serious. Forget about “replace.” Just repeal.