Keeping the country on Obamacare is asking for a broken insurance market, and eventually more government control, even a single-payer system, which is what many on the left wanted all along. Obamacare needs to go. Having failed once at repealing and replacing it is not excuse for leaving it in place. It's an argument to come up with a better plan of attack.
My overall impression after the meeting was that the White House is very engaged and committed to pushing the President’s government reform and spending priorities. Whether the President pushes his priorities through a tweet storm or by turning on his legendary sales skills remains to be seen, but this isn’t the kind of "show vote" government that we are used to from Capitol Hill Republicans, this is real.
Republicans set on giving healthcare another shot. Will they get it right this time? Plus, In a political environment beset with chaos Mike Pence provides a stable influence, and, Media just doesn’t get Trump daughter Ivanka’s White House office.
The only reason all these people are freaking out right now is because they are desperate to blame Mr. Trump and Republicans for everything that goes wrong. Specifically, they are desperate to draw attention from the real rumbling political disaster here, which is Obamacare itself. And that bureaucratic monstrosity is only getting worse and affects actual voters.
By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
On tax reform, economic growth, reducing the size and scope of government and many other areas President Trump has indicated he wants to pass a bold conservative agenda. Let’s make it our job to be the “fourth force” that pushes him to the right and convinces him that to pass that agenda he must explicitly and actively move right and align himself with conservatives.
If you were a Republican president, would you turn to Maxine Waters to help you with your agenda? Plus, Republicans’ next move should focus on what voters care about the most, and, By show of hands, how many of you Democrats will vote for cloture?
Why would Schumer squander his political capital by denying a quality candidate like Judge Gorsuch a vote? Does he also think that a collapsing Obamacare—even its backers believe is in need of corrective surgery—will be an asset for his imperiled colleagues in 2018? The last time Democrats headed down that Radical Road and nominated George McGovern, they lost 49 states.
The change in tone in Sean Spicer's White House press briefing is a very important piece of trail craft that tells us Priebus’ influence is waning and that the Ryancare disaster has shown just how out of his depth the White House Chief of Staff is, given that his primary qualification for the job was his long home state relationship with Speaker Paul Ryan.
The gnat-ish Democrats can’t prevail unless the Republicans let them win. Plus, This time it’s the Democrats who are hopelessly divided on a headlining issue, and, Trump can and must use his bully pulpit to help people out of Democrat dependency.
The Ryancare fiasco demonstrates how not to pass a bill. What now for Trump and the GOP? Plus, The way forward: Get back to the table, hammer something out, make it work, and, With Ryancare now in the trashcan, time to retrain the rhetorical guns on the real enemy.
Thursday, when Ryan wanted the House to pass the bill, was the anniversary of Obamacare's passage. It was, notably, the seventh anniversary, not the eighth. That means that Trump and Ryan could take 364 days to pass this bill, and they would still be on pace. Take a week. Take a month. Take the time to write a bill that doesn't merely check a box, but that actually reforms healthcare.
There are many issues plumbed in these polls, but what comes through loud and clear is that, by hitching his popularity to Paul Ryan and Ryancare, President Trump has suffered a devastating drop in approval among the staunchest of his core constituents.
Conservatives are getting next to nothing in the #Ryancare bill. It’s time for conservatives and for President Trump to take his own deal making advice and walk away from this disaster – there are better deals available and the price of giving illegal aliens taxpayer subsidized health care is way too high. We urge CHQ readers to contact House Freedom Caucus members to urge them to stand tall against bullying from establishment Republican Speaker Paul Ryan.
Not even GOP leaders are dumb enough to “deal” with Democrats on the Gorsuch nomination. Plus, Trump and Obama haven’t spoken since January 20 and the media thinks it’s weird, and, Media still implying Trump is only helping the economy to enrich himself.
There's plenty of reason to doubt that this partial repeal — the bill repeals all of Obamacare's tax hikes but not its regulations — is "the best bill that can pass." For one thing, it's unclear that partial repeal will get more Republican votes than full repeal would. Second, we don't know whether Republicans can repeal the bill through budget reconciliation because Republicans haven't tried to do it.
The House votes today on #Ryancare. In his desperation to maintain federal government control of the health insurance and health care markets establishment Republican Speaker Paul Ryan is turning more and more to the ugly corruption of the Democrats’ former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. We urge CHQ readers to contact their Representative to demand they vote NO on this corrupt disaster.
In going to the extreme in opposing Neil Gorsuch Democrats are searching for rock bottom. Plus, What will the repercussions be for the Republicans who vote for Ryancare?, and, To have higher quality public debate America needs higher quality and relevant education.
Here’s hoping all of that information about the mess of Obamacare Rep. David Schweikert has shared over the years inspires him to keep his promise to not support measures that do not successfully and smartly repeal and replace the worst health care bill in history.
Much as we’d like President Trump to succeed, providing subsidized health care to illegal aliens is too steep a price for conservatives to pay to support the President in his optimistic push to use Speaker Paul Ryan’s disastrous Obamacare 2.0, Rinocare or #Ryancare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
It’s well past time sanity was restored to the Senate confirmation process – let the dance end. Plus, Is Trump a failure as a negotiator if the Ryancare bill dies?, and, Stakes heat up on Ryancare as Trump warns conservative holdouts.