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They had 8 years - 8 fucking years - to come up with a replacement for (Original Post) KingCharlemagne Jul 2017 OP
Gang that MFM008 Jul 2017 #1
Breathtaking incompetence. I mean, just staggering. - nt KingCharlemagne Jul 2017 #4
It was all a huge feint all along cilla4progress Jul 2017 #2
Braindead and heartless C_U_L8R Jul 2017 #3
Utterly and completely bankrupt. Just unbelievable. - nt KingCharlemagne Jul 2017 #5
their plan was always to repeal the taxes on the rich and hang to poor out to die. unblock Jul 2017 #6
republican FAIL sucks for Americans Achilleaze Jul 2017 #7
GOP, you had one job. One job! Tanuki Jul 2017 #8
More to the point-what they've tried to pass isn't a replacement Johonny Jul 2017 #9
It's utterly breathtaking in its incompetence and sheer ineptitude. - nt KingCharlemagne Jul 2017 #10
This is what happens when rw AM radio rant is put into practice for real. The_Casual_Observer Jul 2017 #11
It's the Dems fault though.. HipChick Jul 2017 #12
shit here is wisconsin they can't even pave the damn roads dembotoz Jul 2017 #13
There is an obvious reason they could not come up with anything to replace ACA Cosmocat Jul 2017 #14
Yup Johnny2X2X Jul 2017 #16
actually they had 24...since they helped defect HillaryCare back in 1993.... Fresh_Start Jul 2017 #15
Replacing the ACA with Mercantile CullCare is like trading cardiomyopathy for aneurysms. HughBeaumont Jul 2017 #17
The republicans only exist to stop democrats from improving the country workinclasszero Jul 2017 #18
Since 2011 mercuryblues Jul 2017 #19
Here's a secret..... Adrahil Jul 2017 #20
It was just a talking point to rile up their base. progressoid Jul 2017 #21
"Repeal" was and still is less about health care moondust Jul 2017 #22
Who knew health care was so complicated? panader0 Jul 2017 #23
They don't give a fuck about replacing the ACA. Initech Jul 2017 #24
They were counting on Hillary winning and being in a position to veto their stupid repeal bills. tblue37 Jul 2017 #25
They never intended to replace it! atreides1 Jul 2017 #26
Whaddya mean replacement? They just wanted to give that black guy a bloody nose Warpy Jul 2017 #27
8 years of 😖 lying and grandstanding 😖 does not qualify as good governance. nt procon Jul 2017 #28
I have little to add to all the excellent responses that came to my OP. Many of KingCharlemagne Jul 2017 #29

cilla4progress

(24,977 posts)
2. It was all a huge feint all along
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 01:15 PM
Jul 2017

Anyone surprised?

It's not so hard to recognize a serious adult, when one is encountered.

unblock

(52,908 posts)
6. their plan was always to repeal the taxes on the rich and hang to poor out to die.
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 01:23 PM
Jul 2017

when the aca passed in the first place, they complained that it would create a big new federal program with a big new constituency and be hard to repeal later.

they were actually right about something for a change, but they made it sound like having a big constituency of well-served americans is a bad thing....

Achilleaze

(15,543 posts)
7. republican FAIL sucks for Americans
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 01:24 PM
Jul 2017

The repubes' russian buddies might like it, but for Americans it sucks.

Johonny

(21,227 posts)
9. More to the point-what they've tried to pass isn't a replacement
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 01:25 PM
Jul 2017

It's basically a partial repeal which creates more problems and solves none of the ACA's existing problems. It's exactly how not to do government.

Cosmocat

(14,637 posts)
14. There is an obvious reason they could not come up with anything to replace ACA
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 01:57 PM
Jul 2017

It was THEIR FIN HEALTH CARE REFORM.

That this country indulged their lunacy in whipping their zombies into a frenzy over how horrible it was is example #1,000 of flat out stupid this country is.

Johnny2X2X

(19,734 posts)
16. Yup
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 02:07 PM
Jul 2017

I was just about to post something similar.

This was their plan for the most part. Obama and company made it better so that it would cover more people, but by in large this was the GOP plan conceptually. Obamacare is a market based solution, what the Reps hated about it was the Medicaid expansion.

Fresh_Start

(11,330 posts)
15. actually they had 24...since they helped defect HillaryCare back in 1993....
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 02:03 PM
Jul 2017

and after telling us that they knew better than the democrats for a quarter of a century..they still have no ideas.

HughBeaumont

(24,461 posts)
17. Replacing the ACA with Mercantile CullCare is like trading cardiomyopathy for aneurysms.
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 02:07 PM
Jul 2017


This is on all the idiots who thought giving the shooting monkey a machine gun was a great idea in the first place.
 

workinclasszero

(28,270 posts)
18. The republicans only exist to stop democrats from improving the country
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 02:07 PM
Jul 2017

And to steal every last dime we have and give it to the filthy rich.

Everything else they claim to stand for is a baldfaced lie for the suckers in the fox 'news' bubble.

mercuryblues

(14,623 posts)
19. Since 2011
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 02:23 PM
Jul 2017

Republicans have voted 8 times to repeal the ACA in entirety. 54 times they voted to defund or delaying certain aspects of it. Knowing full well that Obama would veto it.

Now that they have all 3 houses of government, a repeal only bill would be signed by the acting president, they can't get the 50 votes needed.

When their vote was for show everyone was all in. Now that it actually means something the can't get the votes.

 

Adrahil

(13,340 posts)
20. Here's a secret.....
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 02:24 PM
Jul 2017

.... some of them KNOW that we need major health care reform. The "repeal and replace" mantra was an act for the rubes for them. The mushy middle of the GrOPers have no idea what they want. They are driven by emotion, not policy. Telling people they can have better at lower cost while eliminating protections and fracturing markets is insane. It is a lie and always was.



moondust

(20,110 posts)
22. "Repeal" was and still is less about health care
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 03:49 PM
Jul 2017

and more about racists asserting their superiority by trashing the work of the minority President and his party.

Initech

(100,439 posts)
24. They don't give a fuck about replacing the ACA.
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 04:05 PM
Jul 2017

The reason they're doing it is out of pure spite for liberal ideals because they don't have anything that works. The democrats are Stark Industries,, the republicans are Hammer Tech.

tblue37

(65,830 posts)
25. They were counting on Hillary winning and being in a position to veto their stupid repeal bills.
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 04:06 PM
Jul 2017

It was always Kabuki theater, performed for their rabid base. They never expected to have their bluff called.

atreides1

(16,175 posts)
26. They never intended to replace it!
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 04:27 PM
Jul 2017

And they aren't interested in governing...they want to rule over us, in much the same way that Putin rules over Russia!!!

The Republicans want to be oligarchs and want to do away with all the trappings of a Democratic Republic, to include the US Constitution!!!

Warpy

(111,880 posts)
27. Whaddya mean replacement? They just wanted to give that black guy a bloody nose
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 04:48 PM
Jul 2017

by repealing the best part of his legacy. These are very primitive people, acting on primitive impulses. They lack the capacity to plan, to test, to evaluate, and to implement---in other words, to govern.

The problem is that so many people in this country have been propagandized into being simpletons and spiteful fuckheads just like them. They won't notice there is no plan and no alternative until all the hospitals in their area shut down.

And they will. And they won't get them back.

 

KingCharlemagne

(7,908 posts)
29. I have little to add to all the excellent responses that came to my OP. Many of
Wed Jul 19, 2017, 09:24 AM
Jul 2017

those responses constitute the seeds of good OPs of their own and I strongly encourage those who are so inclined to build out their responses. Really impressed by the caliber of response here. Thanks!

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