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McConnell: From Rip Out O’Care “Roots and Branches” to Light Gardening

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.

8 thoughts on “McConnell: From Rip Out O’Care “Roots and Branches” to Light Gardening”

  1. Now is not the time to go weak-kneed. If you have a plan and it is viable ( which is in question), then stick to your guns. If not, let the darn thing collapse on itself. Do not broker a plan with the same folks that caused this in the first place. For a change, let them take the heat and the liability for this debacle. It may hurt some folks in the short term, but it could be the salve we all need for the long recovery of healthcare.

    1. There are very little political differences between a McConnell and, say, a Pelosi or Schumer. Pelosi is, at this point, loonier and more destructive to the safety and security of the nation than McConnell is. But McConnell is catching up with her very quickly.

  2. If McConnell blocks full repeal and denies the public full, open, transparent hearings that would bring REAL, meaningful reform and competition to the market it will be Majority Leader Schumer and House Speaker Pelosi come 2018.
    A convention of states will be the only thing left standing to save the Constitutional Republic the founders gave us.

    1. McConnell never wanted to repeal Obamacare. He hasn’t changed. He has been lying all along.

      Insurance companies should be allowed to compete and compete against state lines.

      If MConnell gets away with this the Republican Senate is finished.

      He’s just pissed at Trump. And so we must be punished — for McConnell and Chao are not going to suffer. It is time for McConnell to go.

  3. Just repeal. Simple. Repeal. We are worse off than before.

    I have emailed my senators and congressman numerous times asking them to just repeal. The responses are they are working on repealing and replacing.


    Just repeal.

  4. “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.”

    If that, in fact, is true, the GOPe will see one of the truly great examples of political payback from voters next year. Not-ready-for-prime-time RINO bottom feeders.

  5. Let’s be PERFECTLY CLEAR!

    Those of us that gave the RNC the Presidency in 2016…


    A L L Republicans in 2018, if that jerk does not live up to his commitment!

  6. Re. McConell,who apparently has decided to die on The Hill, I think we need a change of plans and do it the Democrat way.

    Gather up some “protesters,etc. and have them physically remove him from office. Best remove his belongings on the weekend and escort him out on Monday.

    The vote and the People’s will does not work on him. So best to show him the alternative. He is the Resistance. And proud of it.

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