The Republicans are trying to keep hope alive.
Republicans have had the weekend to think about what it means that they failed in their years-long process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, after they were forced to pull their replacement bill Friday. And they have decided that they want to another shot at it, though they wouldn’t elaborate on the timeline of such an effort or what priority it would take.
“Obamacare is a collapsing law. Obamacare is doing too much damage to families,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) told reporters after a conference meeting Tuesday morning. “And so, we’re going to get this right. And in the meantime, we’re going to do all of our other work that we came here to do.”
This is the kind of talk you’d expect after a humiliating defeat, not unlike the losing team chants “wait ’til next year!” after they finish twenty games behind. It’s all bluff, bluster, and yet another round of shaking down the gullible with fund-raising pleas. As long as they can keep grifting, they’ll be saying they’re trying to repeal Obamacare.
My guess is that they will repeal it right after Trump releases his taxes. They’ve been promising that, too, y’know. Any day now.