Republicans are trying again to portray that they are a party of responsibility, that they are not just concerned with blocking every single policy the President puts forth.
They are actually on a retreat right now, trying to rebrand themselves and trying to come up with a cohesive message for the American people.
Why you might ask? Because this is election year, and they are trying once again to fool the people into voting for their sorry candidates in the midterns.
Here’s an example of their rebranding efforts, already in full effect.
Over 40 times Republicans have tried and failed to repeal Obamacare, and they have been criticized by the nation for trying to repeal the healthcare law with nothing to replace it with. So the joke now is, they do have a replacement, and they’re hoping you wouldn’t ask any questions about it.
Well Chuck Todd at MSNBC asked some questions and found out that this mysterious replacement amounted to nothing more than a tall Republican tale. Todd invited Republican Orrin Hatch and part of their conversation went like this:
CHUCK TODD: One of the assumed benefits in your new plan would allow for cheaper policies for young folks. At the same time, you would allow insurers to sell insurance at varying rates. So if you allow for a cheaper policy for younger, healthier people, right, this has been among the issues, the translation is you’re going to see — how do you prevent a spike for older Americans who, maybe just by default of genetics, are starting with a lot of health care problems, and because of that, end up getting charged more? How do you prevent that spike in rates for them?
ORRIN HATCH: Well, we have a formula in there that it can’t go beyond a certain position. But the fact of the matter is, somebody has to pay for these things. And the Obamacare bill doesn’t pay for things, they pushed them into — into Medicaid, which is non-functioning and not doing what it should do right now.
In other words, we have nothing. You totally on your own. If you can’t afford it, then just die already.0