When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doubled down on his Obamacare sabotage efforts by vowing to flat out repeal health care and replace it later, all of us had to pray that cooler heads would prevail. Well, those cooler heads are speaking up – and they’re on the shoulders of some GOP women having a sudden attack of common sense!
Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia have all pumped the brakes on this idea. After the Republican Senate health care debate was carried out with no input from women, even in their own party, the Senators are stepping forward to say “enough is enough!”
Senator Murkowski calls McConnell’s plan “more chaos and confusion.”
Senator Capito states “I did not come to Washington to hurt people!”
…and of course, Senator Collins has already been ripping up the GOP bid to destroy health care for a long time now.
When the Republican Senate launched this effort, they deliberately blocked all five women Republican Senators from having any input on the health care replacement bill. With a Senate ratio of 47 men to 5 women, that was an especially ill-considered move. Here you’re trying to push through radical legislation that Ronald Reagan himself would have had a difficult time selling, and you have a majority, yes, but a razor-thin one that counts on every Republican not breaking ranks. That’s a great time to start alienating your allies?
But once again, we’re scratching our heads wondering how there are any Republican women AT ALL? It’s a mystery, but certainly not the only one in the mess that is the GOP.