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Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Maverick shoots down any chance of Obamacare repeal

Legal Insurrection "Overnight the Senate failed to pass a so-called “skinny” repeal of Obamacare, when three Republican Senators (Collins, Murkowski and McCain) voted against the measure.
"Whether the “skinny” repeal was an actual repeal was doubtful. As unveiled late last night, it removed the mandate, the medical device tax, and defunded Planned Parenthood, but it was something of a charade. Several Senators voted for it only after Paul Ryan gave some assurance that the Senate bill could be subject to a conference with the House, and would not be passed by the House as is.
"But passing the “skinny” repeal kept hope alive that there might emerge some meaningful form of Obamacare repeal. The defeat of the bill killed any form of Obamacare repeal for the foreseeable future.
"Collins and Murkowski always were expected to vote No, but McCain was the surprise. Even though Murkowski and McCain* had voted in 2015 for full, clean repeal of Obamacare, they didn’t have the guts to put their votes where their mouths had been just a couple of years ago." . . .

GOP flip-floppers were in favor of repeal before they were against it  . . . "Based on a tweet from political operative Jack Posobiec, "[m]ultiple Hill staffers confirm last night McCain was heard laughing w Dems and remarked, 'Lets see Donald make america great again now'."  Mission accomplished.  Revenge is best served cold, and here is one of Trump's signature campaign issues, served ice cold on the morgue slab, ready for the incinerator.
"Never mind what McCain promised his constituents.  He is now the darling of the left and the NeverTrumps.  He will be invited on all the Sunday talk shows, basking in his "maverick" glow. 
"If McCain is "flip," then Murkowski is "flop."  In 2015, she was also in favor of repealing Obamacare, telling Alaskans, "I will support the bill that repeals the ACA and wipes out its harmful impacts."  Not so this week." . . .
You picked a fine time to leave us, McCain   . . . We wish Senator McCain well.  He faces serious health challenges, but a lot of us won't forget what he did this time."

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