Oh, sure, the most of the Democrats in the House could have been relied upon to vote against repeal of Obamacare. That was a given. But as soon as it became clear that Paul Ryan couldn't pull off bringing in a winning vote to Obamacare, Democratic groups and progressive groups started claiming responsibility for keeping it from happening.
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It's kind of like a bunch of impotent men claiming that they were responsible for a woman NOT having a baby. Maybe that goes too far. Some of the organizations-- not the DCCC or DNC-- but some, are not totally impotent. But for any lefty organizations to claim that they did anything more than get the word out on the vile threat the GOP's "solution" to Obamacare offered, well that was pretty empty bluster, in my opinion. After all, the MSM was also doing that.
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The way I see it. The GOP and the Trump White House delivered their own failure. Even with a Trump appointed OMB head they received a disastrous economic assessment of the ten year costs for their changes. The studies showed that 24 million would lose health care. But the lefty organizations couldn't take credit for that information or for its promulgation by the MSM.
Actually, I wonder if Trump even wanted to end Obamacare. He promised that he'd come up with something better that would serve ALL Americans. Well, that was total BS, otherwise known as a lie. For the Trump supporters who say, give him a chance, chalk a big one up against the lying idiot in chief.
But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe the numerous organizations which emailed me on late Friday, celebrating their victory, then asking for money to continue their great work did something amazing. But I am having trouble seeing the connection. Think I'm wrong? Tell me how you see the progressive organizations made a difference. Believe me. I'd like to be wrong. Help me see how.
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Now that the GOP's assault on Obamacare, or ACA has subsided there is an opportunity for the left to make some hay out of the failure.
First, the real reason the GOP failed was that there were too many extreme psychopathic Tea Partiers who were not satisfied with the damage and destruction the GOP bill would have perpetrated upon the American public. Paul Ryan couldn't rein them in.
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