Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Will Trump Get Played By McConnell? Or is Trump Playing Along?

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and most other Senate Republicans played conservatives for fools in 2015. As explained in detail by Patterico at RedState earlier today, a Senate vote in 2015 to repeal Obamacare was a farce – everyone knew Barack Obama would veto it and thus Republican senators got a free chance to mollify home state conservatives.
Fastforward to the present. As Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) candidly and refreshingly acknowledged last week, McConnell was never going to allow any true “repeal and replace” of Obamacare to pass the Senate this time around. And even the fraudulent “repeal and replace” bill the leadership was peddling finally died last night.
McConnell immediately declared that he will soon hold his caucus’ feet to the fire and demand a vote on a straightforward repeal of Obamacare much like the 2015 vote. President Donald Trump joined in:
It took less than 24 hours for McConnell’s latest sham to be exposed. As of this writing, three “Republican” senators, Susan Collins, (R-Maine), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), have said they will not vote to repeal Obamacare. They’ve guaranteed that, at most, only 49 GOP senators will do so.
All other GOP senators can now vote to repeal Obamacare with the same confidence they had in 2015 that their votes will (again) be meaningless gestures aimed at the rubes back home.
Read the rest of the story HERE and read related stories/opinions below on the Senate Health Care Bill/Repeal fiasco:

Mitch McConnell Gambled Big On Obamacare And Lost

TRUMPCARE FAILS: Senate Kills Obamacare Replacement Bill. So, Who’s To Blame?

McConnell’s Hatchet Fluffers

Rand Paul op-ed: Time to repeal Obamacare

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