ELDER PATRIOT – Donald Trump scored his first significant legislative victory today. Now it’s up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to keep his oft-repeated promise that he would repeal and replace Obamacare.
To be sure the bill is far from perfect but it’s the best that President Trump could accomplish in D.C.’s political swamp. It now moves on to the Senate where it will be Mitch McConnell’s time to put up or shut up.
Listen to McConnell rally the audience at the Republican National Convention:
“We put Obamacare repeal on the president’s desk [Obama] he vetoed it. Donald Trump would sign it.”
This is McConnell’s chance to prove that was more than campaign rhetoric. If he wants to tighten spending more than this bill does then he can explain that to the people and it can be worked out in conference.
McConnell will have no choice but to at least get this version of the bill through the Senate, if not something much better.
He will be forced to do away with cloture and force the Senate to vote on a simple majority in order to be successful because Democrats have decided that obstructing Trump is more important than addressing the needs of the great majority of the American people.
McConnell already did away with cloture and returned the Senate to the simple vote majority given to us by the Constitution’s Framers in order to get Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch’s ascendancy to the high court was critical after Harry Reid packed the lower courts with radical leftists sympathetic to the Globalists.
Harry Reid, McConnell’s Democratic predecessor chose to ignore the cloture rule in order to get President Obama’s radical nominees onto the lower courts. These are the judges whose decisions have been blocking President Trump’s initiatives aimed at protecting our country from foreign invaders and terrorists.
Now McConnell will be forced to put the final nail in the coffin of cloture. This will go along way to moving more legislation through Congress and doing the work of the majority. It will also go along ways to restoring fiscal sanity to Washington. If it doesn’t we’ll know who to blame.
If McConnell respects the last remaining vestige of the cloture rule under the specious argument that somehow this is different Trump will have every right to say:
“We put Obamacare repeal on the Majority Leader’s McConnell but he essentially vetoed it. I would’ve signed it.”