Monday, March 27, 2017

The Obamacare Kabuki Theater Ends

It took seven years but finally the Republicans ran out of excuses for not repealing Obamacare as they repeatedly vowed to do. First, they said they needed control of the House of Representatives so they could defund Obamacare with the power of the purse. Once in charge of the Speaker’s gavel, Congressional Republicans said control of the House was not enough – they needed the Senate. In 2014, the voters made Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader and, again, Republicans said it was not enough – they needed the White House. In 2016, the voters gave the Republicans the trifecta: House, Senate and the White House only to find out that the real power in DC resides with the Senate parliamentarian.