Despite widespread assurances that Donald Trump had been defeated, and repealing Obamacare wouldn’t happen, talks have already begun.
Repealing Obamacare wasn’t halted by the Freedom Caucus. Rather, one way of repealing and replacing Obamacare was shown to be a dead end. Yet the media told us it was all over.
But why would it be? If the Republicans don’t succeed in repealing Obamacare, then everyone loses. Donald Trump loses because he made a campaign promise. The Republicans of every label and ideological reputation also lose. The Democrats even lose because as long as Obamacare is imploding it reminds the American people of how awful they are for burdening them with such an awful law.
And, of course, the American people lose.
The Freedom Caucus stuck to their guns and made it clear that they believed that Republicans would lose even more by going with Paul Ryan’s plan.
But there is…