Hey, conservatives — remember voting for the GOP to take back the House in 2010 and the Senate in 2012, because you thought that Mitch McConnell and the other leaders of the junior wing of the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party were serious about their campaign promises? Suckers!
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said he does not have a timeline for using reconciliation to repeal ObamaCare, but indicated that Republicans would look to roll back as much of the law as they can. “I don’t have a time to give you, but we’re certainly going to consider using budget reconciliation for repealing as much of ObamaCare as is reconcilable,” McConnell told reporters. “There’re certain rules that have to be applied to what is reconcilable and that’s an active consideration, as you can imagine.”
Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, later on Tuesday told reporters that “health” legislation will probably wait until the fall. Asked why, he said, “We’ve got a lot to do.” A Cornyn spokesman said that the senator was referring broadly to the issue of healthcare, not a specific bill. The Senate is dealing with an education bill and a highway funding deadline, with few legislative days remaining until the August recess.
Because education and highway funding were exactly what you thought you were voting for, right? Until McConnell and House speaker John Boehner are both stripped off their leadership roles, there is no hope. No matter whom you vote for next year.