Does it feel like the bridge under the Trump Train is suddenly kinda spongey? Is the blanket of lies starting to unravel? Yeah, I feel it too. But here’s a thought: maybe the best way to accelerate the collapse is to defeat the AHCA or B-CRAP or whatever they’re calling it this week.
I’m not saying don’t pay attention to the emails that portray Uday as an eager collaborator with a hostile foreign power — hell yes, pay attention to it. But the Republican Party Before Country Party will be an immovable obstacle to clearing out the nest of traitors in the White House until it is made clear to them that Trump is a useless impediment.
Hand the Republicans a stinging defeat on healthcare, brand Trumpcare with the “LOSER” label, and Trump will come unglued. When Trump comes unglued, he lashes out. When he lashes out, Trump hits indiscriminately, sometimes smacking GOP senators, which makes fellow Republicans frown.
So, if we want to see our enemies driven before us and hear the lamentation of their women, the first step may be to defeat their abomination of a healthcare reform bill. That would not only stop a massive transfer of wealth from working people to fat cats, it could set off internecine warfare. I’ll call my senators now and save my popcorn for then.
UPDATE: The Senatortoise from Kentucky understands the stakes. Via WaPo:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday that he will delay the August recess by two weeks to complete work on health-care and other issues.
“In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been stalled by a lack of cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the third week of August,” McConnell said.
In addition to health care and appointments, the Senate will also devote time to passing a defense authorization bill “and other important issues.”
Work on the Senate’s health-care bill, meanwhile, remained uncertain Tuesday. Senate leaders still planned to release a revised bill by the end of this week and hold votes beginning next week, according to a senior GOP leadership aide.
Keep calling, faxing, writing, etc.