GOP cave on Obamacare repeal is the biggest broken promise in political history
By PHILIP KLEIN (@PHILIPAKLEIN) • 3/24/17
"Republicans ran on repealing and replacing Obamacare for seven years, over the course of four election cycles"
"In 2010, they campaigned on repeal, but by 2011, they said they needed the Senate. In 2014, they won the Senate, but by 2015 they said as long as Obama was in office, nothing would become law. In 2016, they told conservative voters, even reluctant ones, that if they voted for Trump despite any reservations, they'd finally be able to repeal Obamacare. In November, voters gave them unified control of Washington. And yet after just two months on the job, they have thrown in the towel and said they're willing to abandon seven years of promises"
"Here's the bottom line: Republicans didn't want to repeal Obamacare that badly. Obamacare was a useful tool for them. For years, they could use it to score short-term messaging victories"
"Failing and then walking away on seven years of promises is a pathetic abdication of duty"