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Mitch McConnell

This is Not How You Drain the Swamp, Mr. President

President Trump is engaged in a mild war of words with Mitch McConnell on Twitter. McConnell thinks the President has expectations way too high, but as the President rightly points out, the GOP has promised to repeal Obamacare for seven years. McConnell was just lying. Do we really think he wants to repeal Obamacare? His state expanded Obamacare a few years ago. He has a political interest in ensuring it stays.

Meanwhile, the President is endorsing Luther Strange for the Senate in Alabama. This is not how one drains the swamp. Lest anyone forget, Strange got his appointment to the Senate after convincing the Alabama state legislature not to impeach Governor Bentley. Only after getting into the Senate did the legislature proceed.
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Rumors of a Deal Between McConnell and Schumer on Obamacare Non-Repeal

This is just a rumor, but it is a rumor now buzzing in several locations in Washington that McConnell and Schumer struck a deal before all this repeal kabuki theater. The basics are this.

McConnell would push for Obamacare repeal before having secured to votes to ensure there is no GOP deal. As a result, Obamacare repeal will fail, but the GOP can end the individual mandate and medical device tax.

In exchange, Schumer will let the Senate speed the pace of confirmation votes for the President’s nominees. Both sides will then work on a tax reform plan that includes replacing revenue lost from the medical device tax and propping up Obamacare.
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