By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host
Is it a case of it has to fail to succeed? Will this rejuvenate the Republicans and convince them to finally get it done?
Thanks to the narrow defeat of the skinny repeal 49-51, the Republicans are moving on. They've given up on repealing Obamacare. After seven years of campaigning on repeal, Obama is still haunting the United States with his socialist change to the American Health Care System because the GOP can't seem to do what they say they'll do.
Conservative Voters will be infuriated, and I am betting we will see a very interesting 2018 Mid-Term. Now, will the mid-term in 2018 mean big losses for moderate Republicans and put a number of Democrat seats in jeopardy in an attempt to get who we need in there to repeal Obamacare, or will GOP voters throw their hands up and give the Houses of Congress to the Democrats?
A process is now in play. Mitch McConnell will now feel he has to play games, that he must begin to compromise with an enemy that doesn't compromise, and the Trump Tweets are going to go wild.
The Democrats are rejoicing, and the media will once again call the GOP legislative branch impotent.
The problem is, the discussion about the failures of Obamacare is not being discussed. The people like me who lost health insurance as a result of Obamacare, the States where only one provider is left, and the skyrocketing costs of premiums with out of reach deductibles, has barely been in the conversation.
We've been betrayed, and I have a feeling the Republicans are going to now table Obamacare until after the mid-terms. . . which means the ball is now in the court of the voters.
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