Following an election where the American people gave the repugnant (oops, I mean Republican) party full control of Washington, D.C., the invertebrate GOP held their annual “retreat”–a word that has historically carried more than one meaning when discussing the party now led by Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and Donald Trump.
In classic “It’s my party and I’ll lie if I want to” fashion, attendees of the getaway–Hmm, getaway. Something I feel like doing when I’m forced to deal with the lies of these con-artists–were caught on tape expressing their reluctance to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood due to the negative consequences they might suffer.And as we all know, people always get upset when the person they voted for based on the promises they made actually keep those promises.
But even when these pusillanimous politicians want to pretend like they are keeping their word on these two issues, they are, in reality, offering nothing more than recycled rhetoric wrapped in new packaging.
For example, Senators Bill Cassidy and Susan Collins–their work has earned both of them an “F” Liberty Score from Conservative Review–have introduced The Patient Freedom Act of 2017. It could have just as easily been called Obamacare 2.0 because it allows states to keep Obamacare if they choose. And while fans of the Tenth Amendment might be tempted to hail the legislation as a good states rights alternative, it isn’t. Under the Cassidy-Collins bill, all taxpayers, including those in states who choose not to keep Obamacare, would be required to fund the failing healthcare system for the states that do keep it.
And then we have this tidbit from Rep. John Faso (R-NY). Using the repeal of Obamacare as cover for his concern, but in reality using it as cover to protect his new job, the freshman congressman shared his preference not to defund Planned Parenthood, even comparing it to Obama’s IRS scandal.
“Health insurance is going to be tough enough for us to deal with without having millions of people on social media come to Planned Parenthood’s defense and sending hundreds of thousands of new donors to the Democratic Senate and Democratic congressional campaign committees. So I would just urge us to rethink this.
“To me, us taking retribution on Planned Parenthood is kind of morally akin to what Lois Lerner and Obama and the IRS did against tea party groups.”
I have documented the fears of Conservatives concerning the GOP’s fake repeal of Obamacare, and how Trumpcare is the same as Obamacare. I have also documented Trump’s support of Planned Parenthood for what he calls their “very good work” while attacking “so-called Conservatives” (his words) who disagreed with his support.
In the aftermath of the GOP retreat, it looks like Conservative have reason to be concerned.
Originally posted at The Strident Conservative
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