As far as congressional blunders go, this week’s unacceptable stalemate on healthcare is right up there with the greatest legislative lapses of all time.
The American people did a brave thing all the way back in November of 2016 when they elected Donald Trump as President of the United States. The businessman had no real political experience to speak of, and was certainly prone to controversy both on and off the campaign trail, but that was exactly what the nation was hoping for. Business as usual in Washington D.C. had been extremely detrimental to the average American citizen, with special interest groups corrupting and controlling a great many members of our legislature, and the only other viable option in the 2016 general election was the epitome of that sort of elitist trouble.
Once Trump reached the White House, he moved quickly to begin implementing his contract with America, hoping to swiftly install a number of legislative goals that he outlined on the campaign trail. High on the list were three unique outlooks that addressed international terrorism, border security, and healthcare…with the latter becoming more and more of a struggle for the average American as Obamacare continued to crumble into catastrophe.
With the full support of the American people behind him, Trump charged headfirst into these pressing issues, but has been met with the ridiculous liberal “resistance” movement and its unfortunate spilling over into the republican party. Now, as the repeal and replacement of Obamacare has again failed within the halls of congress, both VP Mike Pence and President Donald Trump have strongly admonished the legislature for their irresponsible inability to protect Americans’ health. Now, conservatives across the nation are reeling as well, with their blame being placed precisely upon Mitch McConnell.
“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing mounting criticism from politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle after the collapse of his chamber’s Republican health care legislation.“The Wisconsin Republican was referring to alleged remarks by McConnell to some GOP moderates that Medicaid cuts wouldn’t happen under the overhaul bill.
“Other Republican senators are calling for a new way forward on replacing the 2010 health care law. Sen. Jerry Moran, one of four GOP senators whose decision to oppose the health care legislation contributed to its dismantling, criticized the ‘closed-door process’ that McConnell used to draft the bill.
“’We must now start fresh with an open legislative process,’ the Kansas Republican said in a statement Monday night.”
Americans outside of congress are none too pleased either.
Once again, our government has failed us. The trust that We The People put into voting for a republican majority, helmed by a republican President, has been betrayed again by thin-skinned Washington lifers who are more concerned with keeping their job than doing their job – which is to commit the will of the American people to law. We were extremely clear in our hopes when we elected Donald Trump to the White House, and now we must be extremely clear in our disappointment of these congressional cowards.