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They did nothing.
Not even a floor vote.
No repeal. No replacement. No nothing.
Don "The Con" Trump, said last year that “from day one I’ve been talking about we’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare from day one, we’re going to do it.”
Sixty-four days after "day one," he couldn't even get close to making a deal with fellow Republicans.
Call it "The Fart of the Deal."
What a stinker.
House Speaker Paul Ryan shoulders much of the blame, but Oregon's 2nd District congressman, Greg Walden, did his part to show how ineffective he can be.
The Republican House caucus is so diverse that it contains the tea-bagging faction and those slightly less extreme.
One side said the plan went too far and the other said it didn't go far enough.
In other words, the GOP bill didn't enrich the wealthy enough and it didn't screw over everyone else enough either.
Apparently, only 17 percent of Americans thought the GOP's R&R effort was worthwhile before Republicans decided not to vote on it.
What is truly shocking is that even with a huge tax cut for the rich included in the bill, Republicans still couldn't stomach it. They entered a Twilight Zone of their own creation.
Over the past half-dozen years, House Republicans spent their majority in Congress by voting more than 50 times to repeal Obamacare. They knew full well that their votes wouldn't matter because President Obama would never sign their bills.
Now that their votes matter, they said, "uh, nevermind, we were just kidding."
That is called Republican governance.
GOPers don't believe in the federal government and they run for office to prove it.
Meanwhile, they collect their paychecks and enjoy their deluxe health care coverage.