Monday, February 13, 2017
They know when you have nothing
The latest confrontation between voters and the Republicans who pretend to represent them has once again found the GOP stooges with little to say because they never imagined they would have to provide answers to questions they did not want asked. Most of those questions were about the chimerical GOP replacement for ACA/Obamacare.
Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, a durable Wisconsin Republican who has served in the House since 1979, had little to offer in response. “If I could give you an answer today, I would, but I can’t,” Mr. Sensenbrenner said at a town-hall-style meeting on Saturday, where about 70 people packed a room at the Pewaukee Public Library.In imitation of their Orange Figurehead, they try to blame the unrest on others but the clear fact is they never planned to replace ACA/Obamacare after they repealed it and now are facing voters who don't want to lose it. Once again the Republican Party is showing thatin its current form it is totally unable to govern.
Ms. Roelandts’s question and others like it are being asked with increasing anger and urgency across the country, and Republicans have found themselves on the defensive — for all their fury aimed at repealing the law, so far they have not offered an alternative.
Soon after, a man yelled to Mr. Sensenbrenner: “How many times did you vote to repeal without knowing what the replacement would be? How many times? Dozens!”
While Mr. Sensenbrenner did not face the kind of anger that some of his peers did in recent days, he must answer the same question: Is this opposition a sign of a sustainable organic movement, or one that will soon flame out? And like his colleagues, he is also coming to grips with how much he will be saddled with the combative comments made by President Trump.
Mr. Sensenbrenner, in an interview, attributed the turnout at his gatherings to “organized opposition by people who were on the losing side of the election.”
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