Establishment Republicans “Stuck on Stupid” Regarding Repeal and Replacement of Obamacare

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is thrusting out his chest and popping his shirt buttons over the Republican health care insurance legislation dubbed “Ryancare” or “Trumpcare.”  Ryan and his establishment RINO ilk have discarded the rhetoric of “repeal” of Obamacare substituting “repeal and replacement” of the atrocious unconstitutional legislation.  Despite outcries from fellow House Republicans, Senate Republican members, and the public, Ryan has pushed his form of health care insurance coverage legislation through two House committees with the rhetoric and promise of two additional steps required to repeal Obamacare and insert the Republican version.  However, Ryan and his ilk are “stuck on stupid” when it comes to repealing and replacing Obamacare by refusing to entertain any other ideas except the slice and dice plan comprised of previous plans floated by Republicans in 2015.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, suggested Republicans should use the budget reconciliation plan to pass a complete repeal of Obamacare instead of voting on the current plan of repeal and replace pushed by the establishment members of the House.  Jordan believes President Trump would sign a separate full repeal bill.  Appearing on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, this is what Jordan had to say.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is on the same page as Rep. Jim Jordan.  Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Cotton stated, “As it’s written today, the House repeal-and-replace bill cannot pass the Senate.”  While Cotton consented the bill could be fixed in the Senate, he stated the framework would “need a lot of carpentry.”  He urged House Republicans to slow down in order to get it right, not get it fast.

Sen. Cotton declared the current House Republican plan leaves much of Obamacare insurance regulations intact.  This mistake is what has caused many, including Charles Krauthammer, to dub this plan “Obamacare Lite.”  Cotton believes House Republicans voting for this bill would put the Republican majority in the House at risk in the 2018 election cycle.

And, Sen. Cotton may be right.  Republicans, as well as President Trump, ran on the platform of repeal of Obamacare with a return to a free market system while holding down health care insurance costs as well as health care costs.  To betray and shaft the American Republican voter base in 2016 after their massive 2014 betrayal could be devastating to Republicans who want to keep their seat at the House table.  Just as there are die-hard Democrats who would vote for a criminal to be president, there are die-hard Republicans who would vote the same old “cronies” back in office despite their lies.

On Tuesday, Sen. Cotton issued a statement saying, “There is no three step plan.  That is just political talk.”

According to The Washington Times:

Republicans say there’s only so much legislation they can get through the first time around under agreed-to budget rules. Step two would then involve regulatory changes, followed by more legislation.

 Mr. Cotton said step two could be subject to court challenges and that step three would involve “some mythical legislation in the future that is going to garner Democratic support and help us get over 60 votes in the Senate.”

“If we had those Democratic votes, we wouldn’t need three steps,” he said. “We would just be doing that right now on this legislation all together.”

“That’s why it’s so important that we get this legislation right. Because there is no step three, and step two is not completely under our control,” he said.

Sen. Cotton has stated a mouth full of truth for the American public that “Lyin'” Ryan and his ilk have conveniently left out of their chest puffing, button popping stance.  And, if Republicans don’t have 60 votes in the Senate now, they won’t have 60 votes later as Democrats dig the trenches in which to make their stand.  The birds of a feather Democrats will stick together even if knowing one of their members’ ideas or legislation is wrong.  All one has to do is look at how Democrats stood by the previous president who had more than 1,300 documented examples of lies, criminal activity and misdemeanors by Dan from Squirrel Hill.  Democrats would eat penguin poo before they would vote for any Republican plan to “replace Obamacare.”  Repeal can be done with the current Republican majority in the Senate.  Ryan and his ilk know this.

The question is “why are Republicans so ‘stuck-on-stupid’ to push this garbage legislation instead of a full repeal?”  Several theories come to mind.  However, the only one that is feasible is establishment Republicans are a different cheek of the same butt as Democrats and want to continue to control the people through manipulation of health care insurance and health care services.  These establishment types don’t mind government control of health care insurance and health care services as long as it is “their plan” that is legislated into place.

And, like Obamacare, their plan is set to fail in order to usher in a single payer government controlled system known better as “socialized medicine.”  With the 40 member House Freedom Caucus firing back hard against Ryan and his establishment buddies’ plan, this bill might not make it out of the House.  But, don’t hold your breath on it.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, establishment Republicans and Republicans and Democrats, in general, forget that the Constitution does not grant authority over health care or health care insurance to the federal government.  By their continuance to push unconstitutional legislation, these elected officials are blatantly violating their oath of office to uphold, support, protect and defend the Constitution for the united States of America.  What’s worse is the parading these charlatans do in front of the media and the American voters to pat themselves on the back for violating their oath of office.

As Principal Jacobs stated to Glenn Holland in the motion picture, Mr. Holland’s Opus, “As a compass, you’re stuck.”  So Republicans push forward with their compass “stuck” on passing the slice and dice of several 2015 Republican health care insurance plans mixed with the retention of much of Obamacare legislation onto the voters, if they can get it passed.  But, Americans would do well to remember their formulation of another government controlled health care insurance legislation that did not dismantle Obamacare, put a Republican establishment spin on the legislation, disregarded any return to the free market system, and became just as bad as Obamacare.

For all the collective intellect in Washington, DC, the “collective” mind, similar to the Borg, entered “stuck on stupid” mode, jamming the compass from pointing to freedom, and pushing a “resistance is futile” agenda to keep federal government control of health care and health care insurance.  One would hope President Trump would see through Ryan and the Republican establishment attempt to undermine his campaign promises.  After all, Ryan is a snake in the grass, two-faced, lying charlatan.  However, with Trump’s early endorsement of the disastrous GOP establishment plan, one has to question whether “stupidity” is added to the White House tap water.


About Suzanne Hamner

Former professional Registered Nurse turned writer; equal opportunity criticizer; politically incorrect conservative;
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