Nevermind that the Republican Party currently controls the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. And nevermind that Republican candidate Donald Trump stole the White House from Hillary Clinton by illegally conspiring with the Russian government to rig the election. Today the GOP demanded that Hillary step up and fix their health care mess – and she promptly gave them a response that shut them up.
The surreal exchange began when the Republican Party’s official @GOP account on Twitter posted a brief video of Hillary Clinton saying “We’ve got to fix what’s broken” with American health care. The GOP added: “Where’s your plan, Hillary Clinton?” (link). Shortly thereafter, Hillary fired back at the GOP: “Right here. Includes radical provisions like how not to kick 23 mil ppl off their coverage. Feel free to run w/it.” (link). She included a link to her own campaign website, where she had long ago laid out a comprehensive and realistic plan to improve upon the existing tenets of Obamacare (link).
But that didn’t stop the Republican Party from posting other tweets aimed at everyone from Bill Clinton to Elizabeth Warren to Bernie Sanders to Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, each time demanding that these individuals also provide a plan to fix health care. But none of those people are in the majority party, meaning none of them have the power to implement the various health care reform ideas they’ve put forth.
Meanwhile the Republican Party continues to cling to the the shards of the disastrous AHCA, which has become derisively known as Trumpcare, as it would kick twenty-three million Americans off health insurance. The GOP has never had a valid plan for health care, and it spent the past several years flat out lying when it insisted it had a secret plan that was better than Obamacare. Now that the lie is being fully exposed, the GOP is asking the Democrats to fix it. If you’re a regular reader, feel free to support Palmer Report
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report