While America waits for the Supreme Court decision later this month in the King v. Burwell case, which would end federal subsidies to those who enrolled for Obamacare through HealthCare.gov instead of a state-run exchange, Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame enshrinee Mitch McConnell has been under fire for lacking the guts to repeal and replace the failed socialistic program.
On Monday, McConnell declined to discuss the details of an alleged Republican backup plan for Obamacare if the Supremes rule against the administration:
“We’ll have a plan that makes sense for the American people,” McConnell said in an interview on The Joe Elliott Show. “If the plaintiff is successful it will require some addressing of the issue, and if that were to happen we’ll be ready to announce our proposal. We’ll let you know depending on the outcome of the decision.”
Translation? McConnell is going to break his campaign promise to kill Obamacare “root and branch” so he needs to buy some time to find a place to hide. He concluded with a statement about how Obamacare was “a terrible law, but we are where we are.”
Of course we are where we are; thanks to the spinelessness of Mitch McConnell and his band of RINO cheerleaders.
Not long ago, I covered how McConnell and some of his fellow invertebrates have no intention of ending Obamacare. In fact, they’ve been preparing “Obamacare Lite” in anticipation of a ruling against Obamacare subsidies.
Inside-the-Beltway Republicans had no intention of actually taking the political high ground and putting their votes where there mouths are, which is why this case held such great hope, allowing the courts to do the job that Congress refused to do. It would have even bailed Mickey out of a jam because the new Republican majority could put the blame for the end of Obamacare fully on the men and women in black robes.
This situation presented a perfect win-win for the Constitution and the GOP, but Mickey and Co. have more important things to be worried about–such as a 2016 election–than doing what’s best for America.