The describes the entire “playbook” of the Establish Republicans, three plays that have worked time and again. During the primaries and election they fake a move to the right. After they get elected they go left. While holding office they run out the clock. And presto before you know it the cycle starts again.
Way back when the republicans, in the House and the Senate wanted to repeal Obamacare as it was such a disaster. They were the minority Party and a democrat was in the White House. Now they want to replace Obamacare. Now they are the Majority Party and a republican is in the White House. What happened to Repeal? Now the plan is to Repeal and Replace. Yea, like the republican plan won’t be a disaster. It is apparent that neither party believes that the citizens are capable of making their own decisions when it comes to healthcare or much of anything else. Neither party, democrat or republican, represents one thing about this Republic. They instead represent themselves, their party, their donors and the special interest groups.
The first time the establishment republicans in the House tried, half-heartedly, at their repeal and replace they were unsure they would have enough votes to go forward, so it was pulled from the table. Now the House has narrowly passed a bill on the way to the Senate. A bill in the House that some or most whether they voted for or against never even bothered to read. That kind of sounds like the same thing the Democrats did when they passed Obamacare, remember “You have to pass it to find out what is in it”. Most of them never bothered to read it they just voted to pass it, no democrat opposition and no republican support. This time no democrat support and only a few republicans in opposition. It would seem that some republicans now think that Obamacare is the best thing since sliced bread. It is all about the political party machine and nothing about this Republic. Power and Control. Wash, Rinse, Repeat.
The Senate republican leadership said that the House bill is dead on arrival. The republican leadership in the Senate will most likely will have the “best minds” available working on the Senate’s solution to Obamacare. The Senate will of course take their time to “get it right”. Apparently the Senate had no confidence in the House bill. It is entirely possible that the House did get it all wrong. They had to get something going, even if it was as bad or worse than Obamacare. Acting a little desperate. They would just use the excuse, this was just the beginning, we can always “tweak it” later. The democrats often say, “we did not go far enough”. The republicans often say, “this was just the first step, “we can tweak it later”. Actually both are saying the same thing, just using different words. Both mean that there is more they can do or should do.
The House, all 435 seats and 1/3 of the Senate are up for re-election next November. If something positive doesn’t happen and soon the voters will remember that they were shafted again. But maybe this is the plan. Do nothing as always. Maybe the republicans are willing to lose the House or The Senate, perhaps both, just to keep things as they are. No matter what the politicians remain in power. The Majority Leader will simply become the Minority Leader. If the House and/or the Senate falls into the hands of the democrats, or if the republicans keep the House and/or the Senate, Obamacare will be with us until something worse comes along. Single payer healthcare is just over the horizon. But then that was the plan all along. It will surely arrive, just as soon as one party finally goes far enough, or when the other party finishes tweaking. The only delay is that the parties haven’t yet decided who wants the credit if it works or the blame if it does not work.
What is needed and has been needed for far too long is a serious third-party, not some fringe party. I had thought the TEA Party was the answer. It was one heck of a “grass-roots” effort, I admire what they stood for and for what they tried to accomplish. It was too bad the Politicians hi-jacked the movement, it could have really been something.
We have had enough politicians.