The Senate will defer consideration of the GOP healthcare plan that would partially repeal and replace Obamacare until Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., returns to work following a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement late Saturday. After wishing him a "speedy recovery," McConnell, R-Ky., added: "While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act." About two hours earlier, McCain´s office revealed that he would be spending a week in his home state
The irony is that the Repubs are delaying vote on repealing Obamacare, which they are exempt from thanks to Democrats, while Dems are opposed to repealing what they intentionally exempted themselves from in 2010 when passing this welfare bill.
McConnell never intended to get rid of Obamacare "root and branch". This Kabuki Theater is another production meant to distract from his real intention of doing nothing. Republicans were given an assignment seven years ago on which they should have been diligently working. Instead, they procrastinated because like a irresponsible middle school child, they did not want to do it. The date has arrived and the assignment is due. These children have nothing of value to turn in so they use McCain´s surgery to try and cover their for their complete lack of responsibility toward the American people. We´re not buying it. We know willful incompetence when we see it.
When they had the House they said they needed the Senate. When we gave them the Senate they said they needed the Presidency. Now they need a 2/3 majority. It´s all a lie, they never intended to do anything and never expected to have to.
McConnell said, ´´While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act.´´ That should read, ´´BUT will defer consideration of the Better Care Act.´´
May John McCain continue to rest comfortably at home.
Baloney. No more excuses, Mitch. Git ´er done, or just git.
As expected: the GOPe leadership will accomplish nothing this August. If McPain gets back to vote "No" as #5 points out, they will gin up another excuse for their fecklessness and/or insincerity. At least go to recess, so that President Trump can make a few appointments.
New party, yet? Stop wasting your time and hopes on the GOP to deliver.
An old war wound. Where his captors buttstroked (hit with a rifle stock) him in the head with an AK47 rifle. That´s why he´s so loony today. It haunts McCain and taunts us. Did McCain meet his deductible for his Obamacare? That´s right the senate doesn´t have Obamacare they have Golden Parachute Cadillac plans paid for by taxpayers. The old cantankerous buzzard needs to stay home. All of the Republicans are cowards.
I don´t care if a couple of homeless winos run against McConnell, Ryan and McCain in the next two elections, this deadwood needs to go. They have all enabled Obama by doing nothing and breaking promises. Now they are slowing the progress of a real President. The American people have been played long enough.
“Following a routine annual physical, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye on Friday, July 14 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Surgeons successfully removed the 5-cm blood clot during a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision. Tissue pathology reports are pending within the next several days.
“The Senator is resting comfortably at home and is in good condition. His Mayo Clinic doctors report that the surgery went ‘very well’ and he is in good spirits. Once the pathology information is available, further care will be discussed between doctors and the family. In the meantime, his Mayo Clinic care team will not be conducting interviews.”
From an article on Jimmy Carter in August 2015:
How is a melanoma brain tumor diagnosed?
It’s diagnosed by brain imaging studies, such as CT and MRI. MRI is a better study with higher sensitivity and specificity. Sometimes, the initial presentation is intracerebral hemorrhages, as these tumors are more likely to bleed, and neurosurgeons may find the tumor when evacuating the blood clot.
returns to work following a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye
Sounds like someone is going out of their way to avoid saying "blood clot in the brain"
Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix said in a statement Saturday, shared by McCain´s office, that "[s]urgeons successfully removed the 5-cm blood clot during a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision
5 cm is big. There is no such thing as minor surgery. You can call it minimally invasive craniotomy all you want - it is still poking a hole in the skull.
Must be nice to be a Senator. Trust me, if you have a cerebrovascular thrombosis, your access to a minimally invasive craniotomy will not be nearly so prompt.
The first thing I thought when I heard he had a blot clot above his eye, is that he could be experiencing more problems from the cancer he had on his temple. It also could be the reason he has been so muddled when he was questioning Comey a few weeks ago.
Time to go, John. Your health is more important than your job.
Donald Trump ruined all the plans they had made to provide token resistance to the PIAPS, because they were certain that he wouldn´t win. A reckoning is coming in 2018, and it will get here sooner than they think.
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