|No repeal for you! Obamacare will be the law of the land.|
The Republicans in the U.S. Senate sunk their chances at repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) joined the Democrats in defeating the "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act.
What went wrong?
Republicans tried to pass a bill without any committee hearings. It was the secret backroom deals and political agitation. Their seven year agitation against the historical law became a rally call for victory.
It turns out that during their "showboating," Republicans couldn't come up with an overall plan that can better the ACA. It was highly unpopular from the start. To take 25 million Americans off insurance isn't really a bright idea.
But Republicans want to fulfill a promise to the bombastic agitators on talk radio, television and the internet. Turns out three Senators said the "Hell with them."
"I regret that our efforts were simply not enough, this time" said Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The inept Majority Leader also pressed on Democrats to do "This is clearly a disappointing moment."
"It's time to move on," said McConnell.
The Republicans face a huge setback. This setback was done by their own.