The Depth of Republican Malice Is Extraordinary

The Republicans' attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act has collapsed. (For now.) Trump has made a statement, during which he boasted about how amazing the failing vote was (sure), and said this:

We've had a lot of victories, but we haven't had a victory on healthcare. We're disappointed — I am very disappointed, because, again, even as a civilian, for seven years, I've been hearing about healthcare, and I've been hearing about "repeal and replace," and Obamacare is a total disaster; some states had over two hundred percent increase, a two hundred percent increase in their premiums, and their deductibles are through the roof, and it's an absolute disaster, and I think you'll also agree that I've been saying for a long time "Let Obamacare fail," and that everybody's going to have to come together and fix it, and come up with a new plan, and a plan that is really good for the people with much lower premiums, much lower costs, and much better protection. I've been saying that — Mike, I think you'll agree [Pence nods] — for a long time: "Let Obamacare fail." It'll be a lot easier. And I think we're probably in that position, where we'll just let Obamacare fail. We're not gonna own it. I'm not gonna own it. I can tell ya the Republicans are not gonna own it. We'll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are gonna come to us and they're gonna say, "How do we fix it? How do we fix it?" Or, "How do we come up with a new plan?"
That is the President of the United States saying that he will let a major healthcare expansion fail, out of fucking spite.

I've got news for him: If he and his vile party engineer the failure of Obamacare, they sure as shit are going to own that.

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