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After listening to Sean Spicer address the press this morning, I never would have suspected that the vote would be totally called off by the afternoon. It was pretty funny to see him getting so frustrated with all of the questions framed with the expectation that the bill would not pass. I can’t lie and say that I am not thoroughly relieved.
It seems that after Paul Ryan rushed to White House to inform you that he didn’t have the votes to pass the bill and then you decided to pull the bill from the floor at the last minute on his recommendation.
In addition I think there might also be a collective sigh of relief to hear that there are no plans to revisit this issue as of now. Speaker Paul Ryan is quoted to have said “ObamaCare will remain the law of the land until it’s replaced…..We’re going to be living with ObamaCare for the foreseeable future.”
I tend to agree with the House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi, who tweeted “This was a victory for all Americans. Democrats — united by our shared values — have stood strong against the disastrous #TrumpCare bill.” @NancyPelosi 1:33PM – 24 Mar 2017
Of course with this setback on your agenda, you could not take your loss in grace, but of course had to try and shift the blame from yourself. Instead of acknowledging that the bill you tried to pass was not found to be agreeable by Democrats and Republicans alike, you of course did the thing you always do and blame whoever you can.
You keep insisting that the ACA will collapse, even though there is no evidence to support this claim. Perhaps this is another case of “alternate facts”. In addition, when this supposed collapse occurs you seem to also be of the opinion that Democrats will come crawling back to you to make a deal.
Funny that you think we will have faith in your ability to make the changes necessary for the betterment of the people. We have seen your handiwork, and may I remind you that both Democrats and Republicans alike were not happy with it.
A Solicitous Citizen