For seven years the Republican Party has promised to repeal Obamacare. For seven years they campaigned for our votes and our support with that promise. And yet, even though they control Congress and the White House, Obamacare is still the law of the land.
As it now stands, the Senate does not have the votes to rid the nation of the scourge to our healthcare system known as Obamacare.
The question is why?
Are the liberal Republicans who control the Senate liars, backstabbers or just incompetent?
“Many conservatives are justifiably frustrated with the obstinance of their more liberal colleagues, but both wings of the Republican Party must continue working toward their longstanding promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare,” Heritage Action said in a statement.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) delivered a stern warning to his fellow Republicans Tuesday on my nationally syndicated talk show.
“If we do not repeal the Affordable Care Act after campaigning on it for seven years, the American people will find someone else to represent them – and they should,” Meadows told me.
“It is incumbent on us to get things done. The people back home – they don’t understand why we didn’t have a bill on the president’s desk by January 20th. And quite frankly, neither do I,” he said.
Meadows said President Trump is not to blame for the inaction on Obamacare.
“It’s not the president’s fault. The president is all in on this,” he said. “A lot of Republicans forgot what they promised to the American people. We’ve got to remember those campaign promises.”
So who is to blame?
“The disconnect is when we allow those in the upper chamber to put forth legislation that would be supported primarily by those in the opposite party,” he said. “Given the choice between a Republican who votes like a Democrat and a Democrat who votes like a Democrat, the American people will pick the one who votes their own constituency every time.”
That’s a diplomatic way of saying Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is obstructing President Trump’s agenda.
“This administration is growing weary of no results,” Meadows said. “I’m growing weary of no results. If this leader is not willing to change the rules – if there’s another leader willing to do that – I’m supportive of that.”
In other words, if the Republican leadership will not advance President Trump’s agenda – then it’s time for some new Republican leadership. And if they fail to make those changes – the Republicans may very well be the minority party in 2018.
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