Is the Republican Party Fit to Govern?

Repeal and replace is dead.

Long live repeal and replace!

Whatever the fate of the Senate GOP's so-called healthcare bill, this chaotic week of Obamacare repeal makes one thing very, very clear: the Republican Party is simply not to fit to govern.

Donald Trump met with Republican senators at the White House yesterday - and said afterwards that they shouldn't leave town without passing a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare:

"Inaction is not an option. And frankly I don't think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan, unless we can give our people great health care because we are close, we are very close."

That was fast.

Just the day before, Trump was responding to the collapse of the GOP's so-called healthcare bill by saying that Republicans should just let Obamacare fail and THEN come up with an alternative:

"As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan. Stay tuned!"

Meanwhile, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he'll still hold a vote next week on a bill to repeal Obamacare WITHOUT a replacement - a bill that the CBO says would result in 32 million fewer people having health insurance.

Isn't this all the logical end result of what happens when a party that doesn't know how to govern tries to govern?

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