House Speaker Paul Ryan warned in an interview aired Sunday that Republicans will face dire consequences if they fail to pass the Obamacare replacement plan he has introduced. Asked on CBS’ “Face the Nation” if his party would face a “bloodbath” in the 2018 midterms if the legislation fails, Ryan responded: “I do believe that if we don’t keep our word to the people who sent us here, yeah.” “If you don’t do that, you’re breaking your word,” Ryan added of campaign promises on healthcare.
Ryan also took on conservative critics of his legislation. With a “big tent” party, Ryan said, “everybody doesn’t get what they want. But we’re getting much better policy here.”
Yes, you will be facing a “bloodbath” and I’ll be there with the first bucket of blood. NO, dumbass, it isn’t that YOUR bill has to pass
– ALL of you Republicans promised to REPEAL and REPLACE Obamacare. YOUR bill tinkles around the edges by getting rid of taxes but does NOTHING from changing the structure underlying Obamacare that is so onerous in controlling 1/6 of our economy and makes the healthcare system a public utility instead of the oft promised Free Market solution.
THAT’S what will result in a bloodbath – you know, that thing that politicians generally don’t like talking about: actual results. We didn’t give you our votes concerning a single bill that SHOULD have been ready on Day 1 (after all, you only had seven years to get ready, right?).
ONLY after Ryan’s bill was released we’re we told that there would be a Phase 2 (New HHS Secretary Tom Price redefining “the Secretary shall…” regulations) and Phase 3 (more legislation tearing it apart).
Does anyone really believe it, given the vehemence that the GOPe is yelling “Support this bill or you support Obamacare”?
Sorry dudes, but after reading the bill a couple of times, it gives the rest of us the idea you’re protecting that status quo. Again, new sheet metal on that broken down ’32 Ford ring a bell?
Yes, they are the Stupid Party. If anyone will be throwing away a once in a lifetime chance, it will be these dunderheads. You campaigned on it, you promised it, and now you’re doing your level best to weasel out of it.
Gimme another bucket, willya?