Mitch McConnell is the poster boy for why congress must accept term limits. His more than 30 years failing the American people in the senate is a crime against every man, woman and child in America. He is now living his dream, which is a nightmare for the rest of us. His hypocritical party is in control of Washington.
Under the Obama Administration, McConnell was the leading obstructionist. Now that he controls the Senate, he has little or no understanding of how to govern, or how to write legislation which is acceptable to both parties and the American people. He remains a failure.
The Senate version of Trumpcare is worse than the House debacle. It was written by 13 male, Republican senators behind closed doors. Not a single woman was invited to give input, and no senator other than those 13 and McConnell knew what was contained in the bill until it was offered as a completed piece of legislation. There were no committee meetings, and no deliberations. This was intentional to bypass the Budget Committee where it surely would have failed. This act of secrecy is a first and the worst for the senate. This is not democracy, and violates every principle of the once Grand Old Party.
McConnell has proven himself unfit to hold office and a traitor to the American people. In addition, he is a very old man at 75 who is out of touch with most Americans. His actions and words over 30 years have proven that he is a racist and a bigot. He is the past; that’s not a good thing for the future of our nation’s people.
McConnell was attempting to rush Trumpcare through the senate. Republicans hold 52 seats in the senate. At least 50 of those senators were needed to pass his deplorable piece of legislation; Mike Pence would be the deciding vote. Only 47 senators supported the bill, and it has not been brought to the floor for a vote. The first vote will not come now until after the 4th of July recess.
Other Republican senators have now voiced their uncertainty about supporting Trumpcare; a bill which would certainly cost some Republicans their seats, and therefore their lives of luxury and privilege.
Today more meetings were held to discuss alterations to Trumpcare which would make it more acceptable to Republicans; once again no Democrats were invited. The meetings are purely partisan; proving that there is no democracy in Washington; our government is now an oligarchy, and the vast majority of voters are being ignored.
Now for the truth. This stunt by McConnell has but a single purpose; to soothe the egos of Donald Trump, Mitch ‘the traitor’ McConnell, and Lyin Paul Ryan. They have promised to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare. In the case of McConnell and Lyin Ryan, this promise was made seven years ago. The fact is that they have no interest in replacing Obamacare with a viable healthcare bill. In plain English, they don’t give a damn about the American people. Their philosophy is simple; let them die, and insure that the one-percent, which includes Trump, receive more tax cuts. McConnell and Lyin Ryan plan to take the money removed from Medicaid and give it to the wealthy.
A handful of legislators control you and your family’s future; that is an oligarchy; rule by a few. They only care about you and yours when it’s time for reelection. GOP politicians do not represent you. Let’s surprise them and prove once and for all that the American people are not ‘stupid.’
The height of the revolution will occur in November of 2018; plan to join in a victory for 320 million Americans who want to take their country back from the ‘robber barons.’
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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