The fallout of the AHCA crash and burn has seen some talk of moving left, but do they realise this the reason for failure in the first place? Leftist ideology is the underlying issue of Obamacare and anything short of repeal will a worst case scenario with the GOP being blamed for leaving this fiscal and social affliction in place. Repeal is the only sane choice at this point at this point in time.
Back when the Democrats forced Obamacare on the nation it should have been obvious that this was merely a stepping stone to national Socialized medicine. The Left made it clear in their words and deeds that they wanted socialist single payer, and the collapse of that dysfunctional monstrosity will push the nation further left with the added advantage for them that they can now blame it on Conservatives.
Over the weekend there were some who spoke of working with the nation’s socialist Left in solving the problem they caused in the first place. The main issue of the AHCA was that it in essence already took up the underlying assumptions and ideology of the Left and the reason it failed to garner any support.
At this point in time we only have three stark choices:
1) Leave the fiscal monstrosity of Obamacare in place in the vain hope that when it implodes as planned we can achieve a soft landing in the midst of chaos. This is predicated on the questionable belief that our side will have sufficient political capital at a later time to repeat the current process and avoid the left forcing socialist single party upon the nation.
2) Knuckle under to the nation’s socialist left and cut a deal that will see the same result as option number #1.
3) Take the legislation that was already agree upon and get it passed. It was reported this weekend from Andrea Ruth at Redstate that A Replica of the Successful 2015 Obamacare Repeal Is Languishing in Committee.
The trend of an impending Obamacare failure has been clear and admitted to by Trump and others. And it should be equally obvious that the inevitable result of options 1 & 2 will be the imposition of single payer on the nation at the behest of those who ostensibly oppose socialist schemes such as that. It is axiomatic that one’s political capital is at it’s maximum in the beginning of a term and diminishes over time, therefore it is imperative that this is accomplished now rather than later.
What could be worse for the GOP and Trump than to put in place national socialized medicine? Not only would they be eviscerating the solemn promises they made over 7 years, but it would see the imposition of something even more appalling than Obamacare.
Repealing Obamacare was the raison d’état for the GOP the last 7 years. This is why we voted for them and the reason they are in power today. To put it bluntly, if they cannot accomplish this task why on God’s green earth did we ever support those people? And why should we even consider supporting them ever again?
There is ONLY one choice: Pass the 2015 healthcare bill.