Sorry Dean, You Are About to be History, and Not the Good Kind
The new Senate health care bill can afford to lose only two Republicans before it is declared brain dead. So there are two ‘get out of jail free’ cards. Immediately after the unveiling of the newest and greatest version Senators Rand Paul of
and Susan Collins of Maine
grabbed the two tickets. So the next
Senator who says he or she will vote no on the bill will be the one who scuttled
repeal of ACA for the GOP.
There a several Senators who could step up to the plate and take strike three, but the most likely batter is Nevada Senator Dean Heller. The popular Republican governor of the state has come out against the bill and Heller has said he is opposed. But if he declares opposition he is the person who killed the Republican dream. And in his state there are billionaires who are ready to kill his political career if he does not support the bill, and voters who are ready to kill his political career if he does.