Newt Gingrich appeared on Hannity last night to discuss Paul Ryan’s Healthcare bill failure.
Gingrich made a sharp analogy. He said if this were one of Trump’s hotels (referring to Congress and the process), 38 people would be fired today. Unfortunately Trump can’t do that. He has to realize that Paul Ryan snookered him. Ryan has been working on this for 8 years and this is the best he can come up with? “Obamacare lite” to steal a phrase from Rand Paul.
Watch via News 24H:
This bill kept too many provisions from Obamacare. Speaker Ryan new the Freedom Caucus would never buy this bill of goods. It should t have been presented for a vote.
And that’s the real scandal. Ryan new this would fail. He thought it would hurt the President but he didn’t realize that it would blow up on him. There are rumblings that Ryan should be replaced. Those rumbles will increase to groans. He is a failed Speaker. He represents the establishment and needs to go.
On the bright side, this opens up an opportunity for Trump. On the one side it will make his tax reform plan a bit more difficult but on the other, the democrats now completely own Obamacare. They unanimously voted to save it. When premiums and deductibles rise, they need to explain it. When insurers leave the market or go belly up, it will be the Democrats that we will point to.
The full repeal of Obamacare will be coming. The Democrats just guaranteed it.