Obamacare repeal stalls in the Congress
One of the top priorities (so we were told) of the Republican party with a Republican President was to repeal Obamacare. I have been saying for years that Obamacare was never going to be repealed, the last chance to repeal Obamacare died alongside Mitt Romney’s candidacy. And now the repeal effort has been stalled in the Congress.
The Republicans have vowed to repeal Obamacare since it was rammed through the Congress using parliamentary gimmicks and they have actually passed dozens of repeal bills while Barack Obama was President but they cannot pass even one now that they are in power.
This leads me to ask only one simple question: why is it that the Republicans in the House could pass 50 or so Obamacare repeal bills while Barack Obama was President when it had no chance of being signed but are unable to pass a single repeal bill now that there is a Republican in the White House when the bill would be signed?
The answer is obvious to me: Republicans do not want to repeal Obamacare and they never did. This was always a game to them because it was a perfect political tool to be used over and over again during election cycles. But now that they have a chance to repeal the legislation they want nothing to do with it because they are afraid of the fallout. There is a difference between campaigning and governing…
I have been saying for years that the establishment Republicans and the establishment Democrats are all on the same side and when push comes to shove they will protect their own because there are two Americas–the ruling class and the ruled class.
The Republicans have been using the Hegelian Dialectic to create the illusion of opposition in order to win votes and keep themselves in power in the Congress by playing the voters for fools, however now they can no longer do this and they have been exposed for all to see.
Technically there is still a chance Obamacare will be repealed. There is the chance that now that they are in power the Republicans want to take their time to make sure they do this the right way but I would not count on it.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium