The Republicans committing suicide ?
Mitch McConnell is a politician. He goes where the wind blows.
He does not like President Trump. He has never liked President Trump. During the 2016 primary he said he would do everything in his power to prevent Donald Trump from becoming the Republican candidate for President.
He likes President Trump even less now because President Trump criticized him for not being able to pass the simplified repeal of Obamacare.
Mitch McConnell, as Senate majority leader, did promise the people of Kentucky for the past seven years that he would repeal and replace Obamacare
At present Mitch McConnell’s approval rating in Kentucky has plummeted to 18%.
There is a movement afoot to fire him as senate majority leader if he cannot get President Trump’s agenda passed. The house has passed 518 bills; 396 are stuck in the Senate.
Why? The answer is becoming obvious.
“Of the 518 bills or joint resolutions passed by the House since January 2015, only 122 have passed the Senate, according to Congress’s Legislative Information System, which tracks the status of legislation.”
t looks like Mitch McConnell is trying to destroy President Trump’s agenda. It also looks like he is helping Chuck Schumer and the Democratic establishment destroy Don Trump’s presidency.
“Mitch McConnell acknowledges that path forward on healthcare is ‘murky’.”
Before leaving Washington for recess in August, McConnell indicated that the Senate would leave behind its campaign to replace Obamacare and turn to tax reform.
Nevertheless, one version of legislation to change Obamacare ended up just one vote shy of passage, and McConnell could bring another bill up at any time.”
A GOP push to pass a “skinny repeal” of ObamaCare failed in a dramatic 49-51 vote before the August recess. A broader repeal proposal and measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act simultaneously also failed to get enough votes to pass in the Senate.
Unfortunately John McCain’s vote defeated the bill. John McCain is another establishment Republican who does not like Donald Trump partly because President Trump challenged his heroism.
McConnell has previously acknowledged that the next steps on healthcare are unclear after Republicans campaigned for years on repealing and replacing the Obama-era law.
“Obviously we had a setback on the effort to make dramatic changes on ObamaCare. The way forward now is somewhat murky,” the Senate GOP leader said at a Chamber of Commerce event in Kentucky.”
McConnell added that lawmakers were “going to see” what the negotiations between Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.).
“We have … collapsing individual insurance markets around the country. Requests to continue to subsidize the insurance companies. It’s a pretty controversial subject to subsidize insurance companies without any reforms.”
“So when we get back after Labor Day we’ll have to sit down and talk to them and see … what the way forward might be.”
Mitch McConnell did not seem to try very hard to get even the skinny repeal passed after promising the republicans in Kentucky he would see to it that Obamacare is repealed and replaced.
Since the phone call from President Trump almost two weeks ago Mitch McConnell has gone out of his way to disagree with President Trump. They have not spoken to each other since.
Mitch McConnell said “My view is that most news is not fake, but I do try to look at a variety of sources,” McConnell said at a Chamber of Commerce event in Louisville, Kentucky, according to Time Magazine.
This statement is untrue. It also directly contradicts President Trump’s position.
“President Trump has tweeted about “fake news” over 100 times since January, according to the Trump Twitter Archive. In fact, he mentioned the “fake news” in two tweets on Monday, in one replying to a user who tweeted, “Every single day the #FakeNews media try to take you down.”
“You never falter, you always stand strong!” Mr. Trump agreed, tweeting in response that “the very dishonest Fake News Media is out of control!”
Another example of opposing President Trump was the president’s suggestion about the debt ceiling.
“President Trump targeted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) over the debt ceiling.
“I requested that Mitch M & Paul R tie the Debt Ceiling legislation into the popular V.A. Bill (which just passed) for easy approval,” Trump tweeted.
“They didn’t do it so now we have a big deal with Dems holding them up (as usual) on Debt Ceiling approval. Could have been so easy-now a mess!”
The most critical news story appeared in the New York Times on August 22,2017. This does not seem to be fake news. Mitch McConnell had not denied it yet.
“McConnell, in Private, Doubts if Trump Can Save Presidency”
This is ridiculous. Mitch McConnell is a grown man who is supposed to be a master politician. He is playing right into the Democrats’ hand. The Democrats’ goal is to destroy President Donald Trump’s presidency.
For the first time in 37 years we have a President who seems to want to help all the people. Why are politicians in his own party trying to undermine him?
His methodology might be a little weird but he seems to be making progress. Most people believe there is corruption in government.
Are they trying to undermine him because they are part of the swamp?
Most Americans believe the corruption leads to inefficiency and subsequently a failed country.
President Trump has said several important things.
“All Americans bleed the same color blood and we all should love our country.”
We should all remember Donald Trump won the election. He is trying to do things his way not the way of the lobbyists and the traditional media. If he is wrong neither he nor his party will be reelected.
Let us as Americans try love and not hate. It applies to Democrats, Republicans and the traditional media also.
The opinions expressed in the blog “Repairing The Healthcare System” is, mine and mine alone.
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