May 5, 2017
What dimension of chess-playing is this?
Remember back in the pre-u-turn era, when people were still thinking that Obamacare was going to be repealed and replaced? I know that feels like several lifetimes ago – but bear with me for a second.
I made the point then that if Trump simply waited for Obamacare to collapse, he would have a strong hand in crafting a new policy, while all of the blame for the failure would be placed squarely on the democrats (and more specifically, on the monkey king Obama himself and his circus clown Pelosi).
That just made a lot of sense. TOO much sense, in fact.
I should have predicted that after we’ve entered this new parallel timeline – which is commonly known as the U-TURN DIMENSION – all things which were once straightforward must now be turned around.
If you must only remember one thing, remember this: in the U-TURN DIMENSION, there is no such thing as a straight line – everything is just turning, all the time.
House Republicans passed a revised version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Thursday.
The bill passed after moderate Republicans fretted this week about how well the bill will protect patients with pre-existing conditions. Many, including former Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), previously came out against the bill, but now support it after GOP leaders agreed to add an amendment adding $8 billion to help cover people with pre-existing conditions.
The vote comes after a tumultuous process for the bill, which has seen previously scheduled votes pulled after Speaker Paul Ryan failed to accumulate enough Republican support. Speaker Ryan received widespread criticism after drafting the bill in secret and retaining many parts of Obamacare. Pundits dubbed the original bill, “Ryancare.”
Btw, who let Paul Ryan out from under the bus? Because he was supposed to remain there.
Yeah, what a disaster that was. Trump really dodged a bullet when that failed to pass, right? He must really be thanking the heavens that Obamacare’s collapse won’t be blamed on him, now, right?
House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) stepped up and brokered a revised version of the bill, known as the MacArthur amendment, along with Tuesday Group co-chairman Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ). The addition of the amendment collected enough Republican votes to pass the bill.
Meadows’ efforts in no small part seem to have succeeded where Ryan failed, rallying his House Republican colleagues behind a years-long campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare–despite the fact that this bill does not constitute a full repeal of the previous president’s signature law.
Shhhhhhheeeeeeeeiiiiittt indeed, Don.
Trump may have dodged the Ryancare bullet – but in the U-TURN DIMENSION, dodging bullets isn’t always the best plan of action.
Basically, people are going to call this “Trumpcare.” And Trumpcare is going to fail – believe me. So people are going to be saying “Obamacare worked fine, but then it was changed to Trumpcare and everything went to hell!”
In #HostageTrump’s America, your insurance company puts you in the hospital.