Friday's HOT MIC
Now this is the way forward:
If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2017
Repeal was what the electorate voted for, repeatedly, since the day Scott Brown briefly seized "Ted Kennedy's seat" in the Senate. Somewhere along the way, nice clean Repeal got an ugly, deformed attachment, "Replace," which a grand total of nobody ever asked for. Ever since, career swampcritters like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have pretzeled themselves into trying to sell monstrosities like the American Health Care Act and the Better Care Reconciliation Act to a paying public chiefly interested in getting the monkey of Obamacare, its taxes and its mandates off its back, and then sort the rest out later.
A clean repeal would be a good first step toward getting the feds out of the insurance industry and the medical profession altogether. The power-mad Left can't have that, of course, and their collaborators in the GOP ranks are only too happy to give them cover with bogus "replacement" bills that still accept the underlying philosophy of Obamacare, including many of its provisions.
More please, Mr. President: repeal, repeal, repeal. Then, let's talk.