Back just a few weeks ago, the GOP-controlled House was voting what resembled machine-gun bursts to repeal Obamacare, secure in the certainty that the Senate would never go along. What a difference a little time can make in Congress!
The display of government internet incompetence, an unworkable law and a financial never-never land taking shape in the national consciousness has added frightened Democrats to the Republican anti-Obamacare crowd, chivvied along by polls reporting growing public disdain for the whole enchilada. The previously uninsured for whom the rest are being deprived of both prior care and money, do not appear to want Obamacare.
So we have a program voted in by Democrats who mostly hadn’t read it over the objections of Republicans who did not all vote against it but made much noise over their objections. And those Republicans have loudly continued objecting and are now complaining over the rough introductory road Obamacare is experiencing.
But somehow, now that the weakened program and its weakened support are beginning to make repeal of the ‘Affordable Care Act’ realistic for the first time, all cries for that have vanished like the morning dew on a hot day. Rather mysterious, isn’t it? From ravening repealers when it wasn’t gonna happen, the GOP appears, now that repeal seems reasonable, to have forgotten the meaning of the word ‘repeal.’ It has disappeared from their political vocabulary somehow. Strange, that… You might think they haven’t been sincere all along.
How do you tell a Republican from a Democrat, these days? I don’t know, anymore.