Lou Dobbs has a few thoughts “on the sorry, sorry state of Congressional leadership in the dreaded swamp of Washington, DC – really sorry leadership. The GOP can’t quite manage to repeal Obamacare, no matter how many times they promised voters they would do so.
“No matter,” says Dobbs, “how terrible they said Obamacare is. No matter how many times they said they would repeal it on day one. I hate to be the one to tell them, but it’s now day 171, not day one, and still no action.”
Dobbs points out, “The House, at least, voted 68 times when it didn’t count to repeal, to defund or delay Obamacare, that’s since January of 2011. Imagine that, that’s an average of nine times a year they voted to repeal Obamacare.”
He asks, “Guess what they won’t do? They won’t repeal Obamacare.” Dobbs points to the recent failures of Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, noting the 32 year tenure of McConnell in the Senate. He observes, “Think about that – he has been there almost as long as the Washington Monument.”
After missing the Fourth of July deadline, McConnell hopes to have a bill ready and a vote by possibly late next week. An under-impressed Lou Dobbs says, “Now you would think, if you’d been in the Senate since 1985 you’d know how to do this stuff. You’d have picked it up by osmosis.”
“But this, of course is all just a goal,” Dobbs notes, “the timeline could easily slip we’re told. And at least ten Republican Senators are opposed to the original healthcare proposal, they can afford to lose two of them. Ten of them now are not thrilled. And more Republicans seem to be intent on working against each other and certainly working against President Trump.”
Dobbs plays a clip of John McCain laughingly predicting the bill’s failure, saying he’s been wrong before, thinking that he’d be president of the United States. Dobbs can only ask following a stunned silence – “Are you kidding me – ha ha? That’s his idea of creating a forecast.”
An exasperated Lou Dobbs asks, “Who are these people? You decide, I can’t bring myself to use the words to describe the GOP leadership, their talent, their commitment, their principle. No, I don’t want to use those words here tonight.”
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