Yesterday, 08:36 AM
The blame still rests with democrats as long as O-care is in place. If Republicans pass a bill that is equally bad or perhaps even worse than the current Obamacare crap, then the burden of blame shifts to them for giving us a crappy system.
I don't think any Republican, moderate or Freedom Caucus member, wants that.
The only thing worse than a fully socialist, government-run program is one that puts just enough hint of capitalist characteristics in it that in the event that it fails (which it will because gov't will get the final say in that partnership), capitalism gets blamed. That's essentially what Paul Ryan was going for last week.
I think perhaps you had your hopes too high that this was going to be a simple matter. Don't forget that by and large, Republicans govern like republicans. It's the democrats who move swiftly because as soon as 51% of them agree, they bring out the battering ram and push things through, consequences-be-damned.