Instead of focusing so much on Senator Warren’s posturing, the Republican Party should have been focused on repealing Obamacare and cutting taxes, according to news aggregate website creator Matt Drudge.
I’d have to say, I agree with Drudge. I know politics is a lot more complicated and difficult in reality compared to our limited perspective as outsiders looking in, but politicians shouldn’t make unrealistic promises if they’re not going to deliver. (I know, that’s quite an unrealistic request these days.)
Here’s what Drudge tweeted out:
“No Obamacare repeal, tax cuts! But Republicans vote to shut Warren? Only know how to be opposition not lead! DANGER.”
“Republican party should be sued for fraud. NO discussion of tax cuts now. Just lots of crazy. Back to basics, guys! Meanwhile, is Obamacare penalty tax still in place?”
Republican party should be sued for fraud. NO discussion of tax cuts now. Just lots of crazy. Back to basics, guys! pic.twitter.com/5uHIg8klq6
— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) February 8, 2017
QUESTION: Journalist Matt Drudge tweeted today that the Republican Party should be sued for fraud, basically upset about the lack of any legislation to repeal Obamacare or any tax cut legislation. So what’s your message to him and anyone else who’s worried about sort of the big push in the beginning — might be concerned that that momentum is stalling?
SPICER: I — I think it’s hardly stalling. I think it’s a mammoth thing to repeal and replace. I think the — that there’s no question the president’s commitment to doing this. You’ve heard Speaker Ryan talk about how we’re going to – we should be able to have this wrapped up by the end of the year. It’s a big bill. It got jammed through and it was very sweeping, we’re talking about 1/5 of our economy.
We can either do it quickly as the Democrats did and end up with a monstrosity where premiums go up, access is limited, or we can do it right. And I think the president, while he wants to get this done as soon as possible and understand what’s at stake, he wants to do it right. He understands how important healthcare is to American families and individuals.
And so, his goal is to get it done right and have an outcome that achieves the goals that it sets out to do. That’s it, plain and simple.