By J. D. Heyes, editor-in-chief
(NationalSentinel)Â Healthcare Reform:Â Republican leaders, no doubt feeling heat from constituents about their failure to advance aÂ real piece of legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, have renewed their interest in getting it done, proclaiming that a number of hurdles have been overcome following a Tuesday morning meeting,Â Fox News reported.
â€œWe broke down many of those dividing lines within our conference,â€ proclaimed House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as GOPers huddled in the basement of the U.S. Capitol Tuesday morning. â€œWe are going to get there.â€
â€œWe promised that we would repeal and replace ObamaCare. And thatâ€™s exactly what weâ€™re going to do,â€ addedÂ House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
â€œThe resolve of our conference to repeal ObamaCare and replace it has never been stronger,â€ bragged House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La.
â€œWe remain committed to a better health care future to every person in this country,â€ said House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.
But – haven’t voters heard this before? Of course they have. Still, asÂ Fox News reported further:
Now Republicans are just days from a two-week congressional recess for Easter and Passover. Many rank-and-file GOPers are trying to goad Ryan into calling a vote on the health care legislation the brass euthanized last Friday because it lacked the votes to pass. Lawmakers worry about raucous town halls. The dereliction of an eight-year campaign promise that they would repeal and replace ObamaCare.Â
â€œI wonâ€™t tell you the timeline because we want to get it right,â€ said Ryan. â€œWe have an aggressive agenda and weâ€™ve been moving quickly on this aggressive agenda. But we want to make sure that we get it right.â€
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We’ll see. Some bills rise from the dead but many don’t. However, few others carry the kind of negative consequences that failure to repeal Obamacare does for Republicans.
As for those raucous town halls, well, they’re going to be raucous anyway, boys and girls, because the George Soros-funded Left will make sure to send folks to “protest” whatever bill you propose and/or pass. So buck up and prepare for it.
Obamacare is collapsing, and it’s taking the American health care industry down with it. It’s time for that miserable law to go away.
Get it done, GOP. You gave us your word.