Smokey Joe Barton (he’s been bought by the oil bidness) is a Texas congressidiot who gleefully admitted that all those times the GOP voted to repeal Obamacare was a waste of time, my money, and everybody’s intelligence.
Smokey Joe makes the newspapers:
Reporters asked why, after Republicans held dozens of nearly-unanimous votes to repeal Obamacare under President Obama, they were getting cold feet now that they control the levers of power.
“Sometimes you’re playing Fantasy Football and sometimes you’re in the real game,” he said. “We knew the president, if we could get a repeal bill to his desk, would almost certainly veto it. This time we knew if it got to the president’s desk it would be signed.”
So Joe and the Republicans spent eight damn years in a Fantasy game?
Okay, the House goes on vacation from April 7 – 25th. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that the current continuing resolution to fund the government runs out at the end of April. With the Republican members blaming each other for everything including Disco and that way your nose itches when your hands are covered in goop of any kind, it’s not going to be a restful vacation for anybody with an R after their name.
The bottom line is that the House is only in session for 12 days before the continuing resolution runs out.
Government shutdowns are not popular among people who stop and think for a minute. And, the visual of Trump dashing off the play golf in his Florida swanky digs while everybody else in the government is doing without a paycheck ain’t gonna play well in … well, anywhere.
In related news, Flynn’s wife has taken out a $20 gazillion term life insurance policy on him with double indemnity for falling out of fourth floor windows, getting shot in front of the Kremlin, or a sudden accidental poison dart attack.
So one of the things Republicans did to try to get the Freedom Caucus to vote for Trumpcare was to produce some commercials they said they’d play in the the Freedom Caucus’ districts if they voted for Trumpcare.
Republicans were humiliated twice on Friday. Once, for failing to replace the Barack Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act. Then a second time, for bragging that they did on national television just hours after they failed.
Ads that aired that night during national basketball games showered a handful of congressional Republicans with praise for “keeping their promise” on replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. In reality, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pulled their “American Health Care Act” just minutes before a scheduled vote.
Yeah, they forgot to pull the ads.
And yeah, they still want us to trust them to do things right on tax reform.
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