If one relies exclusively on the fun-house mirror that is Democrat partisan press for news, it may appear that President Trump was damaged by the health care debacle.
However, the true architect of the failed GOP attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare was the Golden Boy of Conservatism, Inc.: House Speaker Paul Ryan.
There are two possibilities:
- Paul Ryan actually is a barely-sentient idiot whose best work was a cobbled-together piece of crap that was dead on arrival, or
- Paul Ryan and Conservatism, Inc. never intended to repeal Obamacare or do anything else they campaign on.
I'm leaning heavily toward Option 2, but as the Hated Instapundit likes to say, I'm willing to embrace the healing power of "and."