So today the inevitably doomed GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act was pulled, after they realized that it wasn’t going to pass the vote – a vote that Trump forced this Friday (probably because he doesn’t want it to interfere with his golf game in FL, right?). How I see it is that this – while it appears on the surface to be a big blow to Trump & the GOP (and it is – but read on), is that it’s a win for everyone.
- Trump gets to blame the GOP for drafting a bill that wasn’t going to pass in the first place
- The GOP/Paul Ryan will blame Trump for forcing a vote on it before they had gotten enough support
- American citizens win because the Affordable Care Act remains intact so far
Funny though – Trump is blaming the Democrats for not supporting it. What, exactly, did he expect from them?
Notwithstanding those three points – two of which allow Trump and the GOP to each save face to some extent – it still is a blow to the administration and the GOP as a whole. These clowns have nearly unfettered ability – control of both houses of Congress and ‘control’ of the child in the White House and are still unable to get one of their chief talking points accomplished. Unreal.
I like to hope that we’re watching the GOP unravel before our eyes – the unfortunate part is that it affects the entire country and the lives of its citizens.