Remember when Dimwit said that only he could save the country and that he knew politics better than anyone? Remember when he said he was going to replace the Affordable Care Act with a plan that would cover everyone, cost less and provide more benefits?
The Republicans have the House, the Senate and the Presidency. They have the majority of the State Governorships. They even have the freakin Judiciary. They have all the marbles.
So, please someone explain to me why they pulled their own healthcare legislation at the last moment and then had the unmitigated gall to blame it on the Democrats?
Actually, the Republicans ran away from two big things today and the Dimwit balked on the mound. They pulled the Georgie Porgie equivalent of a triple play.
First the House Intelligence Committee chairman, Devin Nunes cancelled next weeks scheduled hearing. He cancelled the hearing after admitting that he was wrong about what he said on Wednesday about collateral information gathered during wiretaps of Trump Towers. He cancelled the hearing after first saying he wanted to bar the public from it. He cancelled the hearing covering an attack on our political/election system by a foreign power - a foreign power that is our number one enemy.
Yep, Devin ran away from his responsibilities the minute the "boys came out to play".
Not to be outdone by Devin, Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, the top Congressional Republican, and the poster child for repealing Obamacare pulled his party's legislation hours before the vote was due.
Yep, Paul ran away from his responsibilities the minute the "boys came out to play".
You would think Donny Dimwit would at least step up to the plate and say I failed. Nope, he said the reason he pulled his pitch was because of the Democrats. The same Democrats who weren't even in the game. The same Democrats who were neither suited up, nor in the stadium.
The game was being played between the House's Freedom Caucus and its moderate Republicans. Dimwit was both the home plate umpire and the pitcher. Dimwit plays many roles. He is, afterall, a master deal maker. He is the savior of our country.
He is so full of bullshit, he's leaving a leaky trail wherever he goes.
Paul Ryan was the Commissioner of Baseball. The coaches on the field included Mike Pence, Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, and Mike Mulvaney.
Here's how the game went. Dimwit set the stage. Dimwit told the House he wanted a repeal and replace bill. Good f**king luck! According to John Boehner, the former Republican Speaker of the House, the Republicans had not been able to unite over healthcare legislation during his entire 25 years in the Congress.
Regardless of that Dimwit told Ryan repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a bill that covers everyone, costs less and provides more benefits all at the same time. Dimwit might as well have told Ryan to fly and lay a golden egg upon landing. Ryan should have told the Dimwit to pound sand, but he didn't.
Mind you, the Republicans have had seven years to replace the Affordable Care Act. When Obama was President they voted to repeal it at least 50 times. Yes, I said 50. Yes I said they have been waiting for this day for 7 years.
Ryan hobbled together a bill and they wanted to vote on it yesterday, the seventh anniversary of Obama's signing the Affordable Care Act into law. In preparation for this, Dimwit touted the bill and praised what it would do. Dimwit, the Art of the Deal maestro, sprinkled his magic pixie dust and told us the day of deliverance was at hand.
The problem is that the Freedom Caucus told Ryan it was a no go. It should be mentioned that the Koch brothers have been beating the bushes to get this bill defeated. The Freedom Caucus started referring to it as "Obamacare Lite" or "Obamacare 2.0". Things didn't look good.
Dimwit invited Republican Congressmen over to the White House for bowling and pizza. He met with the Freedom Caucus. He called congressmen on the phone. He eventually threatened to politically annihilate anyone who voted against it. He sent Pence, Bannon, Priebus and Mulvaney over to meet with the entire Republican House Delegation. He may have even sent Kellyanne Conway over there.
When all that failed, he told Ryan hold the vote today and force them to vote on the bill. He said anyone who voted against it would bring the wrath of the voters down on them when reelection time came around. Dimwit took a hard stand.
Yep, the Dimwit balked on the mound, he ran away the minute the "boys came out to play".