Well, the Washington Establishment is striking back.
It truly would be one of the great examples of political fraud if Republicans got themselves elected to Congress on a vow to end Obamacare only to wuss out when the opportunity arose.
Sen. Mitch McConnell, no doubt personally miffed that President Trump has interfered with his plans by suggesting to simply repeal Obamacare first and then see what Congress can pass instead, is now talking about working with Democrats on an Obamacare fix package.
“If my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement, then some kind of action with regard to the private health insurance market must occur,” McConnell said during an appearance in Kentucky, according to the Washington Post. “No action is not an alternative. We’ve got the insurance markets imploding all over the country, including in this state.”
Actually, no action is an alternative, because then the pressure to replace Obamacare would increase. Leave it alone, let it fail, and for once do an aggressive PR campaign blaming Democrats and Barack Obama for the failure and generating support for alternatives.
But an organized effort to sell their health care approach would be way too much for Republicans and this White House.