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The Poltroon Party Gets a Reprieve
on Obamacare Repeal

American Spectator, by David Catron

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Posted By:garnet, 7/17/2017 5:11:51 AM

Mitch McConnell no doubt breathed a sigh of relief when John McCain’s surgery gave him an excuse to postpone a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). Now that Senators Rand Paul and Susan Collins have made it abundantly clear that no concession or reasonable argument will persuade them to do the right thing on Obamacare, every remaining GOP Senator has to support BCRA in order to get the bill passed. And it was by no means certain that McConnell had enough votes to accomplish that even with McCain present. Why? The GOP has become the party of poltroons.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: littleorby, 7/17/2017 5:43:13 AM     (No. 11321093)

The author make some good points; however, the REAL problem is, the republican senators (and reps., as well) are more interested in padding their pockets than doing what is right for the citizens.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 7/17/2017 7:58:13 AM     (No. 11321143)

Many have not noticed, the game has changed. The game used to be "get as much money as you can, you can overwhelm your opponent". Hilliary spent twice what PDJT did, and lost. Voters care more about what they´re saying, and don´t care what name is more "qualified". They had better learn quickly.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hawgguy, 7/17/2017 8:05:07 AM     (No. 11321148)

Now that Senators Rand Paul and Susan Collins have made it abundantly clear that no concession or reasonable argument will persuade them to do the right thing on Obamacare

Not sure how I feel about that loaded statement. The right thing on Obamacare is complete repeal which this act does not do.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: coyote, 7/17/2017 8:16:47 AM     (No. 11321161)

Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats can make this "Health Care" act work because they are running out of other people´s money.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bugboy, 7/17/2017 8:18:18 AM     (No. 11321163)

As long as the federal government is involved in healthcare it will be an unmitigated disaster.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dngriffin, 7/17/2017 8:38:42 AM     (No. 11321181)

If McPain wee a dem, they would wheel him in on a gurney to vote.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 7/17/2017 8:42:40 AM     (No. 11321185)

I don´t understand all the anxiety and suspense waiting on a ´No´ vote from the the Never Trumper McCain.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/17/2017 8:47:25 AM     (No. 11321188)

Webster´s- Poltroon : (n) Spiritless coward.

Yep. That pretty much squares with my definition of a Republican Senator.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 7/17/2017 9:17:39 AM     (No. 11321221)

Todays democrat party is yesterdays communist party. Todays republican party is yesterdays democrat party. So I call todays democrat party the new Soviet Party. And todays republican party the new Democrat Party.

Although their are some constitutional conservatives scattered about, they all have a target on their backs and its ´open season´ by both partys, the media and academia against any and all real conservatives and even some ´perceived´ conservatives.

The constitution is dead, with the current leadership and the progressive republicrats who are allied with their comrades in the new Soviet party. The few constitutional conservatives that there are need our support now, more than ever. And I´m not referring to the fake conservatives that so many people want to associate with ´conservatism´. That is really getting old.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: curious1, 7/17/2017 9:32:17 AM     (No. 11321243)

Note the lying headline. This bill isn´t about repealing Obola-care. The pubbies don´t seem to be listening. Maybe we need to shout in their ear at a much closer distance, say, just before we pull the lever on the trap door of the gallows.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/17/2017 9:40:12 AM     (No. 11321258)

This vote should be cast with one and only one thing in mind. What is in the best interest of the people who voted us in. Forget all the crap about "all the people". People who voted for 0bama twice don´t give a rat´s petute what happens to the country and richly deserve the consequences for their actions. What the ´polls´ say and what will happen in 2018 should be of no concern.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/17/2017 9:44:15 AM     (No. 11321264)

That´s right, #7, and isn´t it interesting that only Senator Rand Paul is being blasted by some Washington pundits
for declaring he is a No vote. McCain is too and before he got sick, nobody criticized him.

God bless Rand Paul for specifically and thoroughly exposing this phony non-repeal bill. The Republicans pass this turkey and they just put their stamp of approval on the framework of Obamacare forevermore.

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