Let’s focus on nothing but the facts today. Donald Trump was elected on the notion that he was an expert negotiator. He was also elected on the notion that he was going to shake up Washington politics – clear out the swamp was the battle cry. Donald Trump ran on the Republican ticket. There are 52 Republican senators in addition to the vice-president who can break ties on votes at the Senate. The Republican battle cry, since ObamaCare was enacted, was repeal the legislation at all costs. These are irrefutable facts.

It has now been 167 days since Donald Trump assumed the presidency. Like the GOP, he promised you that ObamaCare would be repealed. But it hasn’t.

Trump blames fake news, the dishonest news media and the Democrats. Sometimes he even includes Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in his litany of excuses. The House has passed the legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare leaving only the Senate to draft and pass legislation that can be reconciled with the House to deliver the promise of repealing ObamaCare, the most visible promise to the voters by both the Republicans and Donald Trump.

Facts – such a nuisance.

There are 52 Republican senators. It only takes 50 of them to agree to repeal ObamaCare. The vice-president would give the Republicans the majority, but only if there is a tie. Trump needs either 51 votes or a tie with 50 votes to repeal the healthcare legislation.

Donald Trump is an expert negotiator.

Yet, 167 days into his administration, ObamaCare is still the law of the land.

Why?

The Trump surrogates will give you all sorts of excuses, mirroring Trump’s war against the news media and the Democrats. All of them, including Trump, conveniently ignoring the pesky facts that the GOP owns the Senate.

What happened?

The answer is simple, the electorate was duped into voting a lie into office. The voters were duped with flashy words of wisdom, and doom and thunder all masking the reality that they voted an unqualified individual to make the United States the laughing stock of the world.

How’s that for making America great again?

Martin Paredes

Reporting on public corruption, border politics, immigration and public policy in El Paso since 2000.

One reply on “The Repeal of ObamaCare in Facts”

  1. Martin
    First Obamcare was never about affordable anything for the American people. Also power resides in Congress not the presidency so if Obamcare doesn’t get at least get fixed it’s on Congress. Next Congress will never act in the best interest of average American on affordable health insurance of health care because Congress has taken more than a billion dollars from these interest lobbyist and 2017 is looking like another banner year for more big bucks from these interest to Congress.
    Martin for Republicans or Democrats in Congress it’s not about making access to health care more affordable it has always been about putting the American people on the hook and keeping them on the hook, by law, to the health insurance industry.
    Martin if Congress fails to fix Obamacare the market place will collapse in the next two to three years as the Health insurance industry more and more pulls out of the market place as they have done the last past two years.
    Martin for the most part the only people Obamacare has been good for are those who do not have to pay anything for their Health insurance for most the rest of us who do have to pay at least something for our Health insurance Obamacare sucks!

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