Obamacare replacement bill pulled from the floor
For the second time in two days the establishment Republicans’ Obamacare replacement bill was pulled from the floor with out a vote, it now appears as if this will be off the table for quite some time if it comes back at all.
It is interesting that after almost 8 years and 60+ votes held and passed to repeal Obamacare that when the Republicans actually had a chance to do so they failed. The Republicans passed dozens of full repeal bills when they knew there was no chance of them passing yet when they had the chance to actually repeal Obamacare they did not offer a full repeal bill and it failed. Why is this?
I believe it has all been for show: The Republicans never intended to repeal Obamacare but it made for a good campaign promise and it got the base stoked up to vote in all the mid-term elections. 2016 was supposed to be the end of the game with what the Republican establishment thought would be a Clinton Presidency but a funny thing happened on the way to January 20th and suddenly the establishment Republicans had an unexpected and unwanted chance to do what they had been promising for years. Instead of offering a bill which Paul Ryan knew would pass he offered up this replacement bill all the while knowing it was not going to pass but hoping this would provide him with the cover to say he tried.
The establishment Republicans have been exposed for the frauds they are and now it is time for Paul Ryan to lose his Speakership, but in the end he did what he was supposed to do so unless the conservative wing can muster up enough votes Paul Ryan will manage to hang on.
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