There is no question that the Republican House majority is not acting according to the will or the best interests of We the People.
Here is a thread for discussion, as it unfolds.
UPDATE: They pulled the bill. No vote.
UPDATE 2: Speaker Paul Ryan is now making a statement. "Moving from an opposition party to a governing party comes with growing pains. And we're feeling those growing pains today." Good grief.
If you're wondering if he's still trashing the Affordable Care Act, even after this shitshow, the answer is obviously yes.
UPDATE 3: Trump blames Democrats (sure), but he's relieved it's over.
TRUMP told me he is happy having this in the rearview mirror. "It's enough already," he said of the negotiations.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 24, 2017
No stamina. Sad!
Gonna be a long four years, bub, if you think this constituted an exhausting battle. JFC.
UPDATE 4: Ryan: "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future." He and I have very different feelings about that statement.
UPDATE 5: This is a victory for today. The Republicans aren't going to drop the fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act, no matter how futile that fight may be, and they will, in the interim, do everything they can (especially via the Department of Health and Human Services) to subvert the protections of the ACA.
So we have only but a moment to celebrate. And I will use that moment to suggest we all laugh very hard at this.
"We're gonna win with health care...We're gonna win so much you may even get tired of winning." - Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/IYPk0SD6tE— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) March 24, 2017
We're gonna win with healthcare, and for our veterans! We're gonna win with every single facet! We're gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning! And you'll say: "Please, please, it's too much winning! We can't take it anymore! Mr. President, it's too much!" And I'll say: "No it isn't! We have to keep winning! We have to win MORE! We're gonna win more!"Asshole.
And now, back to the resistance.