Republicans Find Their Kryptonite: Progress

The Death of Trumpcare Proves Conservative Ideology Is Incompatable With Governing

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The remarkable – and repeated – failure of Republicans to deliver on their own seven year promise to “Repeal and Replace” Obamacare, and President Trump’s inability to shepherd any meaningful legislation through a GOP-controlled Congress, brings into focus a damning truth:

Republicans Can’t Govern.

New York Magazine: “The collapse of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is an especially vivid demonstration of the broader problem. The cohesion Republicans possessed in opposition disintegrated once they had power, because their ideology left them unable to pass legislation that was not cruel, horrific, and repugnant to their own constituents.”

“In truth, it was never possible to reconcile public standards for a humane health-care system with conservative ideology. In a pure market system, access to medical care will be unaffordable for a huge share of the public.”

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