The motto of the republican party should be, “Making Excuses Again”. It seems that the republican party establishment has no intention of doing anything, except making even more excuses. They never had a plan to repeal Obamacare, and it is even quite possible they never had any intention of doing so. They the republicans in congress have had since the ACA was passed to come up with a better plan. But then again it was never about care in the first place. What the ACA was about was government, Big Government, which suits the republican establishment just fine. After all the republican party was founded on the principles of centralized government, strong government, big government. The ACA was never about affordability or care, it was about government force. The government by passing this law had a way to force the American populace to buy something they neither wanted or needed.
The republican leadership has a plan, but their plan is not what the populace wanted or expected. There never was a plan to repeal much less replace the ACA. The only plan the republicans have is a plan to stay in power. There is one group of republicans that plan to make changes in small steps or phases over time, a protracted period of time. Come the next election which is about 19 months away the entire House and 1/3 of the Senate will be up for re-election. I can just hear the republicans running for election or re-election now, we are almost there on the way to repealing and replacing Obamacare. Keep us in control and we can finish the job. There is yet another group of republicans saying, slow down we have plenty of time we have to get this right.
They have two plans actually. One is to do nothing, but stay in control of the House and Senate, the other is to have a scape-goat. If the republicans lose control of either the House or Senate, possibly both, they can blame us the electorate for them not getting the job done. They will blame the voters for their failures, even though they have had years to get this done. If they somehow to retain control of the House and Senate they will blame the democrats for obstructing them. All they have to do at this minute is to look in the mirror and they will see the real problem. It is the republicans, they lack the intestinal fortitude to do the right thing. They obviously stand for nothing.
Since 2010 they have made claims that each of their gains were not enough. Now they have everything and again we get nothing. A few posts back I equated the 2016 elections to that of the Normandy invasion, now it appears that the 2016 elections have become the equivalent of the Anzio landing. Rather than go inland they instead remain on the beach.
It seems that the republicans, are just that republicans. There are a few Conservatives strewn about in the republican party but not enough, there may even be some hiding among the democrats. There are some in the republican party that claim to be conservatives, but have no idea what conservatism is. To them it is just a word, but it more than just a word. A politician will understand the meaning of conservatism.
There is an old saying concerning socialists and communists. It goes something like, A communist is no more than an impatient socialist. Socialism and Communism are both about big government. The communist wants it now, the socialist is patient, willing to take time. The end result is the same. Destruction of Conservatism. It is not only that the republicans will fail the legal and lawful citizens of this republic when it comes to the ACA, they will fail America on everything. Political party first.
I reckon this is what happens when there is only one political party, there will be only one type of government. It will not be the type of government left to us by the Founding Fathers, it will instead continue to be the one they warned us about.