Battle lines: GOP Senator issues HARSH warning to House…

Battle lines are being drawn over the Obamacare “repeal and replacement.” On the one side we have Republicans, and on the other side we have…Republicans.

It’s not a good start. While President Trump may think what the House Republicans have created is “wonderful,” many conservatives do not.

Col. West wrote here yesterday at length regarding what’s wrong with the replacement bill — and there’s precious little frankly that’s right.

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He wrote, The GOP needs to realize their mission is not to fix Obamacare. They must fix our healthcare system, and not fall for the trap the liberal progressive socialists laid. Start over, and identify what the issues are with our healthcare system.

He’s not alone.

Today Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton also recommended a “do-over” in a strongly-worded series of tweets:

Per the Washington Examiner, the House GOP plan has run into immediate trouble with conservatives who want a full repeal of Obamacare, instead of the partial repeal they are pushing through the reconciliation process.

However, GOP leaders believe their plan is best, since moving regular legislation to repeal Obamacare would undoubtedly stall in the Senate, where there are only 52 Republicans.

Last night on Tucker Carlson’s show, Speaker Paul Ryan defended his more gradual three-phase approach in the “American Healthcare Act” as necessary in order to pass — but it sure ends up sounding like death by a thousand cuts.

Further, Tucker went on to question Ryan as to why so little has been passed through Congress. Ryan blamed Chuck Schumer for preventing things from moving through the Senate, including approving President Trump’s Cabinet picks and approving hundreds of appointees who require Senate confirmation. Ryan said Schumer can delay these reviews for up to 30 hours for each person. What a mess. Remember when former Speaker John Boenher used to whine about not being able to pass things through the Senate? Feels like déjà vu all over again.

Ryan says the Republicans are going through the “growing pains” of transition from an opposition party to the ruling party. Let’s hope they get quickly through adolescence and into adulthood PDQ.

[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]

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