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GOP cave on Obamacare repeal is the biggest broken promise in political history

 
 
Reply Wed 29 Mar, 2017 03:31 pm
Trump promised Americans an “amazing” healthcare plan that would cover everybody and which the government would pay for. He cheated us.

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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"



http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/gop-cave-on-obamacare-repeal-is-the-biggest-broken-promise-in-political-history/article/2618413
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hightor
 
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Reply Wed 29 Mar, 2017 04:30 pm
@katsung47,
There's a theory that Roe vs Wade serves the same purpose. Republicans Inc. would rather not see the law overturned and thereby losing a huge block of zealous, reliable, one-issue voters, probably forever.
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Wed 29 Mar, 2017 07:12 pm
@katsung47,
Can't quite tell if it is the biggest but it is the most famous for sure.
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Kolyo
 
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Reply Wed 29 Mar, 2017 08:18 pm
Biggest broken political promise in history, huh?

How about the million times some popular figure has said "these emergency powers are just temporary" ?
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