Can The Democrats Blockade TrumpCare?


With a vote on the still-secret Republican healthcare bill scheduled for sometime next week, Democrats are finally taking action to try and stop Mitch McConnell and the GOP.

But will their belated attempt at "resistance" ultimately be too little too late to save Obamacare and stop Mitch McConnell from pulling off one of the most insidious plots in American political history?

They spent years whining about how Obamacare was passed - but Republicans are are now trying to force a still secret healthcare bill through the Senate without any real debate.

After Democrats held a Monday night talkathon to protest the still secret GOP healthcare plan, Mitch McConnell said today that Republicans would provide the Senate with a "discussion draft" of their bill on Thursday.

If all goes according to schedule, that would give the Senate about a week -- a week! -- to look over the plan before voting on it.

Meanwhile, even some Republicans like Utah senator Mike Lee are starting to express frustration with how this has all been handled:

"I'd be fine, don't get me wrong, to be voting on something soon, but we should be able to see it first and we should have been able to see it weeks ago if we're going to be voting on it next week."

John McCain, Rand Paul, and Lisa Murkowski have all said similar things to what Mike Lee said.

Does this mean that the Democrats' strategy of trying to embarrass Republicans by withholding a consent is already working?

Or does it just mean that Republicans know they have to look good while screwing over the American people?

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Riverplunge's picture
Riverplunge 3 years 7 weeks ago
#1

At least the Democrats will not have any blood on THEIR hands.

stecoop01's picture
stecoop01 3 years 7 weeks ago
#2

Democracy dies where evil flourishes...behind closed doors, in the dark.

2950-10K's picture
2950-10K 3 years 7 weeks ago
#3

Over the years McConnell has done severe damage to this country. Things like blocking a Supreme Court pick, countless filibusters, willful legislative obstruction regardless of the harm it has caused the vast majority has always been his self serving Mo.

One could argue those words are just my partisan opinion....problem is, countless citizens now will die because of his actions, which is not an opinion, that's a fact. That makes him a murderer.

His benefactors will get their god damn tax cut, but I'm telling you, this country is on the verge of being ripped apart with civil unrest. The camel can only handle so many straws. There will not be a happy ending to all of this madness.....read applicable history if you doubt my words.

Scotty11 3 years 7 weeks ago
#4

What's the fight back stategy? 4 special elections and all go to the Repubs...even Ossoff with all the money thrown at it...Ossoff outspending his opponent by nearly a factor of 5...and still losing...over 23 million bucks to her 4 million or so. We're missing something here.
With 2018 being the midterm elections, there needs to be a conscious shift in how to approach the average Joe and Jane...and convince them to vote to their own ultimate benefit.
The repeal of the OCA will just be the start. Success will mean Trump and cronies will move to the next item on the agenda...Medicaid?

2950-10K's picture
2950-10K 3 years 7 weeks ago
#5

Does a final exit poll on the Ossoff Handel election exist? I can't find one. Ossoff was polling ahead leading right up to yesterday's election, just like Clinton. ...hmmm?

ErinRose's picture
ErinRose 3 years 7 weeks ago
#6

The Senate Democrats have vowed to take any Health Care bill the House proffers and send it to committee where they will debate its merits and at the same time report to the American public. Thank goodness! It's about time the Congress became functional again and not just a rubber stamp for the Deep State. If this Health Care bill doesn't cut the mustard, the Senate will quash it in committee and that will be the end of that.

President Trump, in his campaign promises, said he was going to deliver an exceptional health care plan that would cover everyone in an affordable way. He needs to keep this promise to the American people. And the best way to do this is to give us Single Payer/Medicare for All, and have the VA administer it (without interference from any and all corporate interests by law).

changeX's picture
changeX 3 years 7 weeks ago
#7

The excuse will be that they didn't have time to understand what was in the bill before it was passed into law and we will be gushing sorrow for them sacrificing their valuable time serving the public good. It all happened so fast in order to improve the lives of Americans. This is herd mentality, no one knows anything, playing dumb.

changeX's picture
changeX 3 years 7 weeks ago
#8

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Uncle Draggi's picture
Uncle Draggi 3 years 7 weeks ago
#9

"Who casts a vote decides nothing. Who counts a vote decides everything." -- Joseph Stalin

Based on past performances, I would not be surprised -at- -all- to find the Republicans had =literally= stolen the Ossoff-Handel election. But guess what? :As: :usual: no one will say a thing and the Republicans will once again get what they want, and "democracy" be damned!

Will Americans -ever- "grow a pair" .. or will we wind up in the dustbin of history without so much as a whimper?!

jibaro01's picture
jibaro01 3 years 7 weeks ago
#10

The Republicans will get their cake and eat it too. Why? Because Democrats, who are said to be the opposition but are not, will allow it to happen by limmiting their discussion to Obamacare and ignoring what is really going on.

Democrats know that what is comming is not about Obamacare, though that will be its disguise. They know that the comming project is going to lower taxes for the rich. They know that if they keep on lowering taxes, sooner or later, the nation is going to go broke. If it does, the US will go the way of the USSR. So what the Republicans, with the help of the Democrats, are doing is to betray this nation.

That is what all this is about. The US can't be beat in a war with an outside enemy, like Russia, without destroying the rest of the world with it, so, they are destroying the US from the inside.

Fact is that I think that is the reason we are being pushed into a war with Russia. Right in the middle of the war we will find that our debt is so massive that no one will sell us weapons. Without bullets we will not be able to bully the world into helping us out and the federal government will have to shut down. When it does, it will be bye bye US.

2950-10K's picture
2950-10K 3 years 7 weeks ago
#11

Much like the Democratic Party, Single-payer never sees the light of day in media coverage or discussions. I'm still waiting to see a white Democrat make an appearance on Meet the Teapublicans. If any candidate for the midterms starts pushing medicare for all, they will absolutely win..never been a better time.

gloriapower's picture
gloriapower 3 years 7 weeks ago
#12

Please make voluntary euthanasia legal so I can get away from conservatives once and for all.

Dianereynolds's picture
Dianereynolds 3 years 7 weeks ago
#13

Could it be that the Russians who without question (the debate is over) changed the election results that took over 1000 Democrat party seats across the country are blackmailing the Republicans to destroy obamacare so the entire population of the US dies and they can paddle over and enter through Sarah Palin's backyard and take over our country without firing a shot

or,

do the Ruskies want to force the Republicans to keep obamacare and break us into tinder by driving us all into personal bankruptcy because of rising premiums?

More foil for your hats.

deepspace's picture
deepspace 3 years 7 weeks ago
#14

Fiction vs. reality...

DianeyWorld vs. real world...

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/22/15854614/senate-gop-health-bill-poor-pay-more

...all so the immoral, greedy, unpatriotic takers at the top get even more tax breaks and don't have to pay their fair share for a functioning society that works for all of us, while they reap the rewards of a one-sided economy and then spend billions of their ill-gotten gains on secret PACs to pick at the bones of what used to be the world's greatest democracy.

changeX's picture
changeX 3 years 7 weeks ago
#15

jibaro01

While adding Dems you failed to remember to blame evangelicals and prosperity gospel types and all other religious kooks that led their sheeple into herd mentality, and you failed to add to those you say are betraying this nation all the delusional trump supporters.

ChristopehrCurrie's picture
ChristopehrCurrie 3 years 7 weeks ago
#16

Predictable Consequences of “Trumpcare”

FYI: Passing "Trumpcare" would be the biggest US crime of this century (FAR more deadly than the 9/11 disaster)!

Members of Congress who vote for that WILL be held legally as well as politically responsible for the massively deadly consequences of their actions in this regard.

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