McConnell’s latest fake attempt at the fake-repeal of Obamacare

Fresh off his latest unsuccessful attempt at the fake-repeal of Obamacare, Mitch McConnell is well on his way to reaching one of his primary goals—blaming conservatives for his leadership failures. However, there is more McConnell needs to do, such as painting himself as a helpless victim who did all he could to do what’s right, only to be stopped by uncooperative Republicans.

How will McConnell accomplish this undone task? By making another fake attempt at the fake-repeal of Obamacare.

Following the decision to withdraw his second behind-closed-doors version of fake-repeal, McConnell announced that he would now be willing to do what the GOP had promised by reintroducing the 2015 Obamacare Repeal Act, which Obama vetoed.

On the surface, this gave the appearance that Micky had finally, if not reluctantly, seen the light. But, as the Roman fabulist Phaedrus once said, “Things are not always what they seem.”

The reintroduction of the 2015 Obamacare repeal bill—renamed as the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act—is already DOA, which prompts the question, why would McConnell proceed with a vote? The answer: because it allows the Majority Leader and his RINO buddies to go “on the record” in support of repeal just in time for the 2018 mid-term elections.

By the way, the only reason they passed the bill in 2015 was to accomplish the same goal ahead of the 2016 elections. And here’s one more thing: that bill didn’t repeal Obamacare entirely as it leaves the regulations in place.

Trump isn’t off the hook on this one either—as a lifelong Democrat who favors single-payer healthcare, Trump only adopted the repeal mantra to run as a Republican in 2016. Throughout his campaign, Trump never provided a plan for repeal because he didn’t have one. It was this bandwagon approach to the healthcare issue that gave us the Doctor Jekyll/Mr. Hyde leadership style we’ve come to know.

Trump’s latest position regarding healthcare is to let Obamacare collapse—suffering Americans be damned—in order to work with Democrats to “fix it” later.

Here’s Trump’s latest position. Within 36 hours of tweeting “Let Obamacare collapse,” he changed his mind again. In a meeting yesterday with GOP leaders at the White House—where Trump once again threatened someone who didn’t agree with him (Sen. Dean Heller, R-NV)—he told them that “Inaction is not an option.” He further stated that failure to vote in favor of debate is equal to “…telling America you’re fine with Obamacare.”

Talk about contradicting himself.

Trump, and for a longer time the GOP establishment, lied all along about repealing Obamacare. Meanwhile, they continue to play politics by pointing fingers at each other for failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act as the American healthcare system continues its evolution to becoming a government-run, single-payer system.

 

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