Saturday, September 23, 2017

Thank You, Senator John McCain. So Ends Any "TrumpCare" Lunacy -- Yet Again.

I might now say. . . with all due modesty -- this entire nine-month odyssey (to a null result, always) was easy to predict, if one took the time to look at what the various badly-divided GOP factions said -- over nearly the last eight years.

Once again, it is Sen. McCain who kills this, the latest repeal effort. So we will repackage and re-run our 2008 Presidential race graphic, which highlighted the notion that perhaps the only argument for choosing Mr. McCain over Mr. Obama (back in 2008) was. . . that he took generics, for his high cholesterol levels, instead of Vytorin. [Of course, there were millions of reasons to choose Mr. Obama over him, not least of which was what became the ACA of 2010.]

So -- here is what is likely the last death-rattle, until after the 2018 midterms, on any vain and venial Obamacare repeal effort, from The New York Times, whilst I've been off-grid:

. . . .Senator John McCain of Arizona announced on Friday that he would oppose the latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leaving Republican leaders with little hope of succeeding in their last-ditch attempt to dismantle the health law and fulfill their longstanding promise to conservative voters.

For Mr. McCain, it was a slightly less dramatic reprise of his middle-of-the-night thumbs-down that killed the last repeal effort in July. This time, the senator, battling brain cancer and confronting his best friend in the Senate, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, issued a statement saying that he could not “in good conscience” support the proposal by Senators Graham and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. . . .

Now you know. And Condor predicts that the same fate awaits even a more modest 20 per cent tax plan, this fall. Separately, we ought to see 45's Muslim Ban 3.0 come Sunday night.

[This post was auto-generated, by an experimental algorithm, invented by the Condor. It was not reviewed for content or context by any human. If it is in error, it will be corrected, rewritten or retracted in due course. Dictated; but not read. Copy-left 2017.] It's been a wild ride. Travel light.


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