Who is to Blame for Healthcare Failure?

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The healthcare bill hasn't even been dead for 24 hours and already the blame game has started.  With Republicans in control of the House, Senate, and White House, only a moron would be dumb enough to blame the other party for this one.  Oh wait, this just in:  President Little Hands is blaming the Democrats for the failure of the bill.

Um, newsflash:  the Democrats are the ones who passed it in the first place.  Why would they try to repeal it?

Typical reaction of this president, which of course was done through Twitter.  The reality is that Democrats are to blame for creating the mess called Obamacare, but Republicans are to blame for their pathetic lack of leadership in trying to repeal it.  For the past six years, Republicans have run on repealing and replacing Obamacare.  They got elected, in part, from that rhetoric.  It's a really great soundbite and something that's easy to say when you're not governing, but a lot more challenging to actually accomplish. 

We can blame the leadership of Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Trump, but all Republicans are to blame for this fiasco because they're just a bunch of hypocrites (please note Democrats are no better).  They have 52 GOP members of the Senate and have a comfortable majority in the House, but they can't even get out of their own way to create a comprehensive healthcare bill that doesn't hurt millions of Americans in one way or another.  They refused to bring the minority party to the table and basically conducted their discussions in secret.  Many Republicans were willing to vote for it sight unseen, which should tell you how many irresponsible, bootlicking idiots are in Congress these days.  However, at least a few sensible members wanted to read and review it and come to their own conclusions.   

Meanwhile, nothing else is getting done.  Speaker Ryan is already blaming the Senate, stating that they need to 'move on something'.  Six months into GOP control, they have accomplished virtually nothing beyond adding a conservative Supreme Court justice.  The administration can't get out of it's own way, but they're actually looking more competent than Congress right now.  If this is what we can expect from Washington, I would not hold my breath waiting for tax cuts, de-regulation, or any other major agenda item on their wish list.