With only a very small majority, the Republicans in the House & Senate need more victories next year since Dems totally obstruct, no votes!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2017
Well, that didn't take long:
“To repeal there has to be a replacement. There’s enough chaos already, and this would just contribute to it,” Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska told reporters, saying she would vote no on any effort to take up legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act enacted in 2010 under former President Barack Obama.Over to you, Mitch! Meanwhile, Trump has a plan!
“It will be a lot easier and I think we’re probably in that position where we’ll just let Obamacare fail. We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you Republicans are not going to own it,” Trump said. “We’ll let Obamacare fail and then Democrats will come to us and say ‘How do we fix it?’”And the way to get more Republicans elected is to screw 1/6th of the economy right into the ground and then disavow any responsibility for controlling all three branches of government! Because they only did it because they don't have enough control! It's genius, I tells ya! And obviously, as all the pundits will no doubt say, Mitch McConnell has a cunning plan to make this all happen!
“The way I look at it is, in ’18 we’re going to have to get more people elected. We have to go out and we have to get more people elected that are Republican. And we have to probably pull in those people, those few people that voted against it. I don’t know. They’re going to have to explain why they did and I’m sure they have very fine reasons, but we have to get more Republicans elected because we have to get it done,” he said.
It's the end of the world as we know it, and Trump feels fine! No, really, he does!
“We had no Democrat support,” he said. “[T]he vote would have been, if you look at it, 48-4. That’s a pretty impressive vote by any standard.”
I'm guessing that's the New Math I learned in elementary school. Never did understand it, really.....(and, because I'm all about the schadenfreude, more responses to Trump here.)