Those who have been paying attention weren’t surprised Trumpcare wasn’t able to get enough support among republicans to even risk a vote. Nor was it surprising that with republicans controlling most States, The House, The Senate, and The White House, #President Trump blamed the powerless democrats for defeating his #Repeal and Replace healthcare program.
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Despite Trump's claim that he would repeal and replace #Obamacare on day one, republicans showed themselves incapable of even getting their own party members to vote.
The Republican Congress voted to repeal Obamacare 50+ times knowing it was safe to do so since President Obama would veto the bills. After a full 7 years to plan for replacement, on Friday the republicans were incapable of even bringing repeal and replacement to a vote in a congress they control!
If democrats were to plan a way to show that the republicans were incapable of running a government they could hardly have had a better day than Friday. Voters give congress a very low rating because they never seem to get anything done but it is becoming apparent that it isn’t congress that can’t govern, but congressional republicans.
After years of complaining that democrats were to blame for gridlock, we now see that when given complete control of two branches of government republicans can’t pass their flagship bill - the one which most republicans, including governors, representatives, senators, and even President Trump ran on.
Looking back - our show so far
Press spokesperson Sean Spicer keeps saying how much President Trump has already accomplished.
The truth is not on his side. Another spokesperson, Stephen Miller bragged, “We have a president who has done more in three weeks than most presidents have done in an entire administration.” Actually, he's done almost nothing.
> There have been a lot of Executive Orders, but not as many as President Obama signed while he was saving the economy, and the entire U.S. auto industry. With the exception of his twice banned Muslim ban, the Executive Orders signed by Trump have little actual effect - The White House can’t point to a single significant change any of them have made.
> Repeal and replace Obamacare - no, not even close enough to get House Republicans to vote for it.
> Build a wall and have Mexico pay for it - no, Mexico isn’t paying, taxpayers are, up to $30 billion. President Trump's January 25 Executive Order on the Mexico wall sounds great but actually says very little when you consider the fence/wall was begun in 2006 with the Secure Fence Act which and was almost complete by 2011.
> President Trump's Muslim ban - no, two attempts have turned out to be unable to pass judicial scrutiny to the point where it is just silly to say the administration needs 120 days to revamp vetting procedures - half that time has already passed and there is no sign of any attempt to improve the vetting which already takes an average of 18 months.
> Trump's Feb. 3 repeal of Dodd-Frank banking regulations was actually just a directive that the Secretary of the Treasury review existing regulations and suggest changes.
> The Trump order removing protection of streams from coal mine regulations affects only one mine which is failing anyway because coal can't compete with low-cost natural gas.
President Trump has alienated NATO, started feuds with Canada, Australia, China, and Mexico; accused Obama of a felony, accused the UK of spying on him, insulted Germany, spent most weekends playing golf, failed to release his tax returns, and discussed nuclear strategy in a crowded restaurant.
To crown off a big week, the FBI just confirmed the Trump campaign had been under investigation since July for contacts with Russian spies.
On the bright side
About now President Trump and his family are probably looking for a bright light at the end of the tunnel and it turns out there is one.
In only 3 years, 9 months, 27 days, and about 18 hours from now President Donald Trump can leave office.