Wednesday, July 26, 2017

They are going to find the votes

See, the thing about "moderate Republicans" is... there are no "moderate Republicans."

It's about 3 PM on Wednesday right now. Since making a big show of opening debate yesterday, they've voted down the BCRA (Senate repeal/replace bill) and, just a few minutes ago, they voted down a straight up repeal.   All of this was expected, though. The strategy was to go through these exercises before taking up some version of the so-called "skinny repeal" or whatever semblance of the House bill they can squeeze by to make it to conference. They're still on track to do that.

One way or another, they're eventually going to find the votes to do this. In the meantime it would help if our Louisiana press would stop looking for "moderates" among our own Republicans to do anything to stop it.  Those do not exist.

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