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Republicare – DOA

 Sen. Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama at the White House August 2010. Courtesy Executive Office of the President of the United States.

Sen. Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama at the White House August 2010. Courtesy Executive Office of the President of the United States.

For more than eight years, Republicans have tried to obliterate the influence of President Barack Obama and the singular domestic achievement that bears his name still – Obamacare.

That effort came to the end today as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – who always looks as if he has a pencil stuck up his nose – admitted that he did not have the Republican votes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Or, as he put it, he was not successful in repealing and replacing the failed Obamacare.

Say what you want, Mitchie, but Obamacare is alive and kicking; Republican efforts to repeal and replace, DOA. They’re the only failure I see here.

Of course, President Donald J. Trumpet said the Republicans should a) repeal without replacing, for which there aren’t votes either; and b) let Obamacare die a natural death. In any event, he’s washing his hands of it in sterling, Alexandrian leadership-from-the-front fashion – not. Hey, honey, in case you haven’t heard, you’re president of the United States now. It’s all on you.

Repudiated Repubs may now be forced to work with Dems in not-so-disarray to shore up Obamacare. What will House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wear? And what color tie will Senate Minority Leader Chuck “Chop” Schumer sport? How many people will be at the meeting? As many as at Donnie Jr.’s Russkie meeting? Because every day we learn about someone new attending. I’m surprised that I wasn’t at the meeting. Or the rest of the world.

Meanwhile, Trumpet and Vladimir “Rootin’ Tootin’” Putin had a second, undisclosed-until-now meeting at the G-20, those rascally sweethearts.

The Trumps are wonderful at multiplying – meetings, meeting participants.

If only they were as good as multiplying the bounty of this country.