They couldn't pass a straight-up repeal of Obamacare under Budget Reconciliation, because that would have repealed a lot of regulation that couldn't be touched under the Reconciliation process.
They couldn't have passed it normally, because Dems would have filibustered.
[ My understanding, anyway... not sure how COBRA was able to pass under reconciliation? ]
Just think if Hillary was president nothing would be getting done and people would be angry at the republicans...
I might prefer nothing getting done to the threat of truly awful things getting done.
What truly awful things are getting done?
Nothing yet, because Trump has been prett ineffective. I said the threat of. ;)
The Republicans put forth a crap bill. No conservative wanted what was presented.
By forcing their hand, he made sure that it was dead, instead of becoming another Obamacare.
The Democrats have a bit to gloat about, but it's not really a win for them.
He can come back, try and work with Democrats get something done and look like a master negotiator.
Unfortunately, it won't be the death of Obamacare that we hoped for.
[ http://blog.dilbert.com/post/158812654486/trump-and-healthcare ]
as well. "He got banned for *this*?" So yeah, I hope Twitter goes full double down and bans the president. Oh no, please Br'er Fox, don't throw me in dat briar patch...
That would be hilarious... but bad business and they know it.
Tue Apr 04 2017 09:25:56 AM EDT from IGnatius T FoobarThere is a certain portion of the population that thrives on identity politics.
They like to divide people into little groups and then set them against each other. And yes they vote exclusively left-wing (demokrat or green).
Meanwhile, the rest of us are quietly *being* what they only claim to be: calmly and quietly loving all humans equally while ignoring their demographics.
When someone tells you to "check your privilege" you are legally permitted to stab them in the face with a Buick.
Says the man who believes people dieing in a car fire is funny and who routinely thinks the opposition should be execute. "calmly and quietly loving all humans while stabbing them in a face with a Buick.
It is the far left nonsense that got Trump elected. People were mad as hell and didn't want to take it anymore. Unchecked liberalism gave us Trump.
Q: How can you tell when someone doesn't know what "fascist" means?
A: They think Donald Trump is one.
He didn't say Donald Trump was a fascist, he said people in the community were fascist. (I have no idea what community he is talking about.)
(Side note, still to this day I pronounce fascist as Face-ist.)
But it's not good to let the Hitler Left assume that they claimed another scalp.
I think we can all agree that Maxine Waters should be force-fed ten pounds of cyanide.
I was getting worried we wouldn't start a new military conflict before the summer, but..... USA! USA! USA!
On a side note, you are a racist if you don't serve a drunk liberal french fries in a bowling alley. Good times, good times.