The Hill reports on a recent proposal from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and others:
Even Hatch and the plan’s other sponsors — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) — acknowledged the difficulty in uniting their party.
In an interview with Fox News late Thursday, Burr said he did not believe that Republicans would rally around a single alternative before the presidential election.
“I think that there are going to be a lot of ideas not only in Congress but around the think tanks here in Washington and around the country,” Burr told Fox News’s Bret Baier.
It is absolute absurdity to not unite around one Obamacare alternative heading into 2016. It’s like handing Democrats two fantastic talking points: 1) The GOP is so divided that it can’t be solution-centered and 2) The GOP likes to point fingers at Obamacare, but can’t come up with its own solid alternative. To hand Democrats such talking points right out of the gate is completely idiotic. And if the GOP does that, I don’t want to hear complaints about losing elections.
You want to win? Get your act together today. You should’ve led the way with a health care reform plan when HillaryCare emerged years ago. And there’s absolutely no excuse for what you’re doing right now.
Playing to lose? Why bother?
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