The GOP widely hailed vote by the House of Representatives on Sen. Ryan’s American Health Care
Piece of Shit Act has been postponed, ostensibly until midnight, but in reality, perhaps forever.
The move comes as a firm 30 GOP members have publicly stated they will cast ‘No’ votes, with over a dozen other ReThugs also strongly leaning towards uttering a dreaded (in this case) “Nay.”
While some observers feel the additional hours will prove insufficient to change enough minds, the White House seems oddly sure they can swing enough votes back their way. Many of those same observers are befuddled; what does the White House plan – to buy the necessary votes? 1 2
- Paging Rep. Nunes, paging Rep. Nunes; please call 1-917-756-8000 or 1-646-736-1779 before midnight tonight. That’s 1-917-756-8000 or 1-646-736-1779 before midnight tonight. Please mention the Denis Voronenkov offer. ↩
- Also? What are the odds (5 to 8; beeeel-yuns to doughnuts?) that the ReThugs push this magic moment off until the wee hours of Friday morning, amend the shit out of the current bill (By stripping federal health insurance requirements for basic benefits such as maternity care, emergency services, mental health and wellness visits. Or worse. Woo Hoo!) such that is screws everyone, and then quietly pass it and all fly back home before the dailies can give it complete coverage? Pretty good, ya think? ↩