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Paul Ryan: There Is A Path To Repealing ObamaCare Without 60 Votes In The Senate

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 8:00 pm

OK, I admit it: I cheated a little bit in the headline, by quoting Paul Ryan from 2016, rather than Paul “We’re Done Here” Ryan from 2017. But the principle is the same, even if the GOP wants to pretend it’s now impossible:

“It’s no surprise that someone named Obama vetoed a bill repealing Obamacare,” Ryan said in a statement.

“But here’s the thing. The idea that Obamacare is the law of the land for good is a myth. This law will collapse under its own weight, or it will be repealed. Because all those rules and procedures Senate Democrats have used to block us from doing this? That’s all history,” he added. “We have now shown that there is a clear path to repealing Obamacare without 60 votes in the Senate. So, next year, if we’re sending this bill to a Republican president, it will get signed into law.”

It’s next year, Paul Ryan. It’s next year, right now. You have a Republican president.

Send him the same bill. He’ll have no choice but to sign it into law.

Thanks to commenter JoeofPa.

[Cross-posted at RedState.]


  1. This is an awesome post, and it is tragic if no one cares that Ryan did a 180 in one year.

    Comment by DRJ — 3/25/2017 @ 6:00 am

  2. Ryan decided it was better to deal with the devil than stand on principles and he got burned.

    Comment by Sean — 3/25/2017 @ 8:14 am

  3. It was his bill, conjured up on mount doom.

    Comment by narciso — 3/25/2017 @ 8:26 am

  4. Do I care that Ryan did a 180? Yes, but I’m hardly surprised; Ryan has done plenty of them (Remember his immigration flip?).

    What I’m more concerned about is finding out who lied regarding the Senate parliamentarian.

    Comment by Arizona CJ — 3/25/2017 @ 9:56 pm

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