Here we go, the Freedom Caucus is announcing yet another cave! They will not formally oppose Obamacare 2.0.
This time they just can’t find the wherewithal to fight the Obamacare 2.0. Wonder why? Could it be that he is running ads against conservative members? Or maybe it is just plain old rule that Republicans always follow: If you are a Democrat and can’t win in a Democrat Primary, you run as a Republican:
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said Monday night that Republican leaders are successfully picking off its members on Obamacare repeal — a sign that the repeal bill may get enough support on the House floor Thursday.
The hard-line conservative coalition won’t take an official position against the bill even though they didn’t get what it wanted in negotiations, he said. That could make it easier for members to break away.
He backed off earlier claims that there would be 40 “no” votes against the repeal effort.
“They’re already whipping with a whip that’s 10 feet long and 5 feet wide,” Meadows told reporters. The negotiations for now are over, he said.
“I’m not that bold to suggest that no one’s going will change their mind between now and Thursday,” he said. “In fact, I already know of people who have changed their mind.”
The group was meeting Monday night to discuss whether it will propose amendments in the Rules Committee. Meadows doesn’t expect amendments on the floor on Thursday.
Here we go people. The leadership and Trump have decided apparently that conservatives don’t matter and they will attempt to ram it through the House like Pelosi did with Obamacare 1.0.
No concessions to conservatives, lovely. Just more big government spending with a Paul Ryan and Donald Trump sticker of approval.
But 10-D chess guys! Call your reps and demand a repeal of Obamacare. Keep up the pressure.