Most of you already know that I’ve found this healthcare nonsense to be the most useless waste of time and oxygen imaginable – no measures that I have come across look beneficial for the White middle and working classes in the long run.
So I guess that I should at least offer thanks to the deadly cancer cells growing strong in John McCain’s brain for helping to water-down this latest example of a textbook Republican dumpster fire.
It was done really as a last-minute slap to the face of Trump before death finally makes its claim on the traitorous Arizona Senator, but still…
Republican Senator John McCain joined with two of his GOP colleagues to block a stripped-down Obamacare repeal bill early Friday, throwing into doubt the party’s months-long effort to pass a health bill.
The decision by McCain came after weeks of brinkmanship and after a dramatic entrance to cast the 50th vote to start debate on the bill earlier this week by the cancer-stricken senior senator. The GOP’s ‘skinny’ repeal bill was defeated 49-51, falling just short of the 50 votes needed to advance it. Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski also voted against it.
Collins voted no first, then Murkowski, followed by McCain, who came to the well of the Senate and gave a thumbs down, dooming the repeal bill to loud gasps, mostly from the Democratic side of the aisle. Republican leaders stood together looking grim as their back-up repeal plan appeared to collapse.
I’m wondering if the Tumor Man even knew where he was, or if, in his rotting mind, thought that he was being chased through Capitol Hill by angry Vietcong seeking the blood of a trust-fund snitch.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would seek to try again with yet another version or abandon the effort. The Senate is scheduled to be in session into mid-August.
These cucks would fight to the last drop of their wives’ Black sons’ blood to wipe out their political capital on this non-starter, although I think tax reform will be the next item on the agenda.
The defeat of the “skinny” repeal bill came after several other measure put forward by GOP leaders were also blocked.
The Senate rejected a fuller repeal of Obamacare 45-55 Wednesday. Seven Republicans voted against it, including Senate Health Chairman Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and McCain. Late Tuesday, a 43-57 Senate vote swept aside a revised version of McConnell’s Obamacare replacement, a measure negotiated in secret during weeks of tense GOP talks.
It’s just going to keep going on, and on, and on, while all the while we have Scaramucci attacking guys like Steve Bannon for reasons that make no sense to an inquiring mind.
If this continues, I don’t think there will be a chance to avoid the slaughter that will come with the 2018 Congressional Elections – I’ll just go ahead and state this now.