I am not caught up in the details of the House Obamacare repeal legislation. The sausage factory is operating at full capacity. That seems a return to normalcy to me.
But I am wondering why opponents haven’t conceded a big point Speaker Ryan has asserted in defending his three-stage approach: A full repeal would require 60 votes in the Senate because it would be subject to the filibuster.
So, how do you pass a full repeal law that most or all Democrats would filibuster? Kind of like an ocean wave smashing into a breakwater, isn’t it?
Hence, understanding that the contents of the first phase can be debated, if Obamacare is going to be defanged, doesn’t Ryan’s three-stage approach make complete sense?