After all the talk. After all the complaints. After years to plan and present an alternative to Obamacare what did the GOP do?
(The Hill) Outside conservative groups on Tuesday blasted House Republicans’ newly unveiled healthcare proposal, saying it doesn’t live up to the GOP’s promise of fully repealing ObamaCare.
The Club for Growth dubbed the proposal “RyanCare” and threatened to record names of Republicans who vote for the bill unless it includes significant changes.
Heritage Action, FreedomWorks and the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity, a group aligned with billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, also issued scathing statements highly critical of the “American Health Care Act,” which was released on Monday.
FreedomWorks panned the GOP bill as “ObamaCare-Lite,” while AFP labeled it “ObamaCare 2.0.”
Conservatives are not happy.
Two Conservatives that can be counted on to tell us the truth, Jim Jordon and Mike Lee are not happy with this replacement fiasco.
Freedom Caucus member and former Chairman Jim Jordan said Monday that he was still unimpressed with the House GOP’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare and had not seen significant enough changes to win back his support.
“I don’t see any significant changes here,” Jordan said in an interview with CNN. “It’s significantly the same thing to me so it sort of doesn’t change my position, but we’ll talk to our guys tomorrow night. “
The Democrats are not happy – although why not since it’s basically a tweaked Obamacare. But then they have become the party of whine. No bread, no cheese, just whine.
Cartoonists are happy. This is a whole new chance to show the hypocrisy of the right. And it’s coming at them from the right and the left.
The consensus among cartoonists, both the left and the right, is that the “replacement” fizzled.
Cartoonist Nate Beeler. of the Columbus Dispatch, expressed the feelings of many.
Phil Hands, not often on my list of favorite cartoonists expressed what I feel in this particular case. Expressed what many feel. That familiar WTH and SMH feeling.
The always brilliant Michael Ramirez did his usual magic with the topic. And expressed the imminent disaster for the GOP that this swing and a miss will cause.
Bruce Plante, of the Tulsa World, another cartoonist that I don’t often find amusing was spot on in this instance. Whether it is amusing is another issue entirely.
Another newbie on my cartoonists list is Paul Fell or the Artisans Syndicate.
Steve Sack of The Minneapolis Star Tribune has another good one. If Paul Ryan continues to defend this POS he will lose even more support from the right. He may think he’s invulnerable here in SE Wisconsin. I’ll bet