Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Can Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal-Replace Pass The Senate? Update: Guess who's voting no...

It is hardly repealing Obamacare, although at this point it about as good as things are ever going to get. It does shift the Medicare portions of Obamacare to the States (via block grants) which is ok. They probably have 48 or 49 votes. With Collins and Paul as likely noes, that leaves it all on McCain and Murkowski.  I assume Graham can woo Cranky John (he has his ways), but Murkowski?  

Wombat: Don Surber: The Media’s Wiretap Dancing, Mark Steyn: When Opposite World Moves In Next Door

Update: EBL: Guess Which Dottering Mendoucheous Dotard Probably Just Doomed Overturning Obamacare


  1. Not a fan. I suspect it will pass, because GOPe needs something to sell voters on 2018. Right now, they are totally bankrupt of useful ideas, with the only possible options being a platform that is anti-Trump in order to invigorate the NeverTrump crowd that don't think of themselves as Democrats. I think they've drawn that voting block on a Venn-Diagram and gulped at how small that group is. So pass something that has the words Repeal on it, which does no such thing.

    1. I am not a fan of anything other than full repeal, but that is not going to happen. I suspect McCain/Murkowski/Collins are more about a big FU to Trump than anything else.

      Rand Paul is more about principle, but his state benefits from Obamacare so he is also about appeasing state interests even if he doesn't say so.

  2. Murki is all about the money (why Palin couldn't stand her), so an appropriate figure can be arrived at, but Songbird will want the spotlight with everybody hanging on his word.

    Thing is, he's such a vindictive bastard (witness his treatment of Miss Sarah), he just might screw everybody to spite Trump.


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