Dishonor Is behind the Failure to Repeal Obamacare

The failure of the Graham-Cassidy attempt to repeal ObamaCare is symptomatic of a deeply unhealthy political system. The ObamaCare repeal was a signature issue of the 2016 campaign. Everyone from the president on down stumped on it. The Republican-controlled Congress itself voted for repeal many times over the years, only to be thwarted by the Democrat president’s veto. But now it appears to be over. All the conditions were in place for victory. A chance will be lost and it is questionable if it will ever return. Looking for Blame It is easy to blame the senators who defected and voted against the effort -- and they should be severely blamed for their actions. Likewise, it is easy to say that the bill was far from ideal. No one holds otherwise, but everyone knows that politics is the art of the possible and that “the perfect is the enemy of the good.” The bill was only a beginning; it dismantles some of the more egregious parts of this unpopular...(Read Full Article)