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02-07-2018, 11:52 AM
GOP members are at a retreat, and in a retreat.

Secluded at West Virginia’s elegant Greenbrier resort, enjoying the fine dining, relaxing at the spa, indulging at the casino, the Republican Party is in retreat. Not just at a retreat, but in retreat: The GOP has finally, officially, given up on repealing Obamacare.

What’s more, Republican members of Congress are now expressing doubt that the party will be capable of putting together a budget in 2018, let alone using budget reconciliation to bypass Democrat obstruction and pass key components of the Republican legislative agenda. Indeed, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s 2012 promise that Republicans could repeal “85 percent” of Obamacare through budget reconciliation is forgotten, and Republican leadership has moved on.

“I don’t think leadership wants to,” Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., told Politico, speaking of a new attempt to reform the Affordable Care Act. Cassidy was previously involved in putting forward a watered-down repeal bill, along with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. “In the sense of Graham-Cassidy, a partisan exercise? Doesn’t look like it.”

02-07-2018, 11:55 AM
No problem, we will just replace them all.
Not a one of them is worth keeping.

One lump or two? :coffee:

This is why the FF intended for people from all walks of life to have a turn at governing and why we need term limits. ANYONE in office more than one term spoils badly. NO ONE is qualified to serve more than once.