Here's what to expect this week on Trumpcare: the completely unexpected. The vote will either be soon after 12:00 ET today, or after 2:15 ET when the weekly caucus lunches are over. That timing likely depends on negotiations that will be happening right up until vote time. Axios has a good run-down of the mechanics of this. That's basically the outline of the process but once they get started on the voting marathon it's going to be a circus.
Dragging Sen. John McCain out of the hospital to fly 2,000 miles and cast a vote to remove healthcare from 22 million people is an amazingly apt metaphor for the whole Republican ethic. That McCain is a yes vote on Trumpcare—in whatever form it might end up, and we don't know that yet because it's still a big secret even though they're voting to move forward on it—shows what's left of principle among Republicans. Nothing. “Republican health care bill” is all we know.
In a typically strange and combative speech from the White House Blue Room, flanked by "victims" of the Affordable Care Act, popular vote loser Donald Trump railed against Republican senators for not yet passing an Obamacare repeal bill. His brief remarks, were mostly bizarre, largely incoherent, and possibly counterproductive. Also, too, not particularly truthful, like this: "For the last 17 years Obamacare has wreaked havoc." Seven, 17, whatever. Does anyone expect him to like, really know things?
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Selecting a term
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