Friday, July 21, 2017

The GOP’s looming health-care disaster is the whole party’s fault

At NYPOST by Rich Lowry

[SHAW: Lowry, as usual, is missing the key point-The GOP is working the donor/lobbyists plan that
Obamacare will not be repealed, they like it, want to keep it, and want to embarrass Trump's repeal promise.]

The ascension of Donald Trump was supposed to change everything in the GOP. As it happens, perhaps one very important thing hasn’t: The Republicans may well still be The Stupid Party.

That ObamaCare repeal has one or maybe two feet in the grave, depending on how you’re counting, is testament to jaw-dropping disarray and bad faith.

On the cusp of a historic failure, the party has begun the finger-pointing, and it’s hard to argue with any of it. The establishment is right that Trump is incapable of true legislative leadership. The Trumpists are right that the establishment is ineffectual. Conservatives are right that moderates don’t really want to repeal ObamaCare, whatever they’ve said in the past. And pragmatists are right that a few conservatives are beholden to a self-defeating purity.


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