- once we get on to the bill, it becomes very, very difficult to change it
Now, that point brings me to something I read by The Editors in the Wall Street Journal that, frankly, makes me want to spit at the editorial. The fact is Mike Lee clearly explains the process and why going after FULL Repeal is one of those Might As Well‘s. (Ten points to Katie, a fellow Sentinel, for her concise statement in rebuttal. The Editors article is indeed, crap.)
Mike Lee continues:
“Now, I’m still convinced that we can pass something. I’m still convinced that we could pass either some variation of this bill, with some changes made to it. Changes that I believe would be relatively easy to make. Or alternatively, that we could get on to a full repeal and just pass that.”
So there it is. Just pass that. Full Repeal.
- …the further we depart from what we’ve been promising
- …what every Republican who has campaigned for any federal office
- …all campaigned on one consistent theme: Repeal Obamacare.
- …make sure that we’re faithful to that promise.
Boom WSJ, The Editors. Consider that a Gibbs Slap for the backs of your heads.
But wait! There is more to the Mike Lee persuasion method! And perhaps this is why WSJ, The Editors, are attacking the most measured thinking man for his methods.
- we can repeal it with 51 votes.
- we can repeal at least two-thirds of it with 51 votes
- we got that through the parliamentary and under this reconciliation measure in 2015.
Ahhhh and now the kicker:
“I also believe we could add to that one and get in some additional features, the title one health care regulations. At least in part, it could be added to those and get those repealed.
As to whether we can get the votes, there are some who are expressing skepticism about that. But, Glenn, I’m unwilling to assume that we can’t get there just because some moderates don’t like it.
Music to my ears: Unwilling to assume just because some moderates don’t like it. Again. Another Gibbs Slap for The Editors. Mike Lee has that never quit attitude. He is never out of the fight for the Forgotten Man.
Oh wait! There is more! But look! It is the House Freedom Caucus, not the Senate but hey, look who is feeling inspired because ONE MAN stands for something.
This is where I end this piece with a new hashtag:
…to be continued …