Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Resistance: Victory! Now, Get Back to Work

Repugs are sneaky motherfuckers and they haven't given up, but just for today let's bask in the win.

From the Courier:

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville said the collapse of the GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare on Friday "feels like vindication" and said that American citizens deserve a lot of the credit for its defeat.

“They walked out on a plank and somebody sawed it off," Yarmuth said of the Republican leaders who backed the failed plan. "It was really the American people that sawed it off.”

Yarmuth said that this is a big moment for the Americans who have banded together in the wake of Trump's election to oppose the new administration.

"I think this is going to further energize and empower the resistance movement," he said. "They deserve a lot of credit."

Former Gov. Steve Beshear, who led Kentucky's effort to create its own health insurance exchange and expand Medicaid coverage, proclaimed a victory for everyone who benefits from the programs, not only here but across the country.

"The winners today are the millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians who have been able to receive health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, many of them for the first time," Beshear said in a statement. "It's now time to put people over politics and collaborate across party lines to improve the (Affordable Care Act) and further reform our health-care system."

1 comment:

Redleg said...

I wonder what that clown Bevin will have to say about it. I'm sure he'll use the phrase "death spiral" in lying about Obamacare.