Party before country
How can so many supposedly intelligent and knowledgeable adults be elected to Congress, spend so much time there, and accomplish so little in the way of response to the country’s needs?
We have heard Donald Trump proclaim loudly for the past year that he would “repeal and replace the total disaster known as Obamacare” immediately upon taking over the White House. He promised to make available without delay a health-care plan which would be much less expensive and better than Obamacare. His supporting cast — Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and their fellow Republicans who control Congress — continues to slog fearlessly through the swamp, but seems to be getting further from any resolution of the problem.
It seems only appropriate to mention that not a single negative Democratic vote stands in the way of their success. Nor have the Republicans allowed any Democrat to take part in the process.
We are six months into the Trump administration, and Trump and friends are now promoting allowing the Affordable Care Act to remain in effect while hoping for and abetting its failure, fully aware of the harmful consequences which will befall America. Admittedly, it seems worse to allow them to pass any version of a health-care law they have yet devised.
At what point does total abject partisanship have a chance to become less important to the GOP than recalling and facing their constituents’ needs, or recalling the oaths they took upon assuming office to uphold and perform the goals outlined in the preamble to the Constitution? DENNIS A. BERRY Bryant