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No Balls, No Backbone, No Brains

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Republicans on full display.

Don't have the balls to repeal.

Don't have the backbone to replace.

Don't have the brains to avoid walking into the trap set by the Democrats.

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I have to think they were caught off guard as much as the Dem's by Trump's improbable win.  All those phoney votes to undo Obamacare for all those years.  Nobody was ready to do something about it for real.  Suddenly you own Washington and it's right there in your lap like a hot potatoe.

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What MaxKatt said.

This is a party failure, not a Trump failure, IMHO.  Nobody thought through anything more complex then ritualized repeal votes.

That said, there are serious and reasoned disagreements within the GOP.  A reader of the PG Forum might think that the GOP is unanimous in opposing Obamacare. Well, not so much. So at some point McConnell will have to call Schumer (who will be grinning) and see what can be agreed upon, and that is inevitably going to enrage the Freedom Forum in the House, and certainly some Senators. So the odds are that whatever is agreed upon won't survive reconciliation.

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Primaries ... yes, they'll happen, but it is not a given that the Republican dissidents will be tossed.  

It's not reasonable to think that they have no idea what their constituents want.  Just the opposite.

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8 minutes ago, MaxKatt said:

I have to think they were caught off guard as much as the Dem's by Trump's improbable win.  All those phoney votes to undo Obamacare for all those years.  Nobody was ready to do something about it for real.  Suddenly you own Washington and it's right there in your lap like a hot potatoe.

Yeahp.

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Just now, BrianBM said:

. So at some point McConnell will have to call Schumer (who will be grinning) and see what can be agreed upon,

If that happens Schumer will over play his hand. He will not broker anything that reduces or rolls back the provisions of ACA.

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18 minutes ago, Mokes said:

We really need a Center Right party of moderates and burn all the extremists on both sides at the stake.

You already have it.  What you don't have is a Conservative party to present a real alternative and straighten this mess out..  The two major parties right now are functionally the same and are only adversaries in the sense of the competition for power.

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Sens Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Dean Heller, R-Nev., and John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and surprisingly Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the chair of the Senate Health Committee, joined all Democrats in voting against it. The defeat eliminates the chances of Congress sending a nearly-full repeal of the law to President Donald Trump to sign.

 

see above for those who pussed out!

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