Democrats counter that this “plan” is a phantom, a fantasy, something President Trump and other Republicans keep promising but never deliver. It’s as though the GOP says, “We have a plan to make car theft illegal!” while its members go around smashing people’s car windows.
On a purely factual basis, the Democrats are absolutely correct. But it’s also the case that Republicans do have a plan of a sort, to be explained below.
First, let’s note just how desperate Republicans are to deny that they’ve been trying to destroy the ACA from the moment it was passed in 2010. Here, for instance, is a new soft-focus ad from Texas Sen. John Cornyn:
If you’re wondering whether the Republican Party is confident in the appeal of its agenda, here’s one of the most senior Republicans in the Senate essentially claiming to be a protector of Obamacare, the repeal of which has