A key part of Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump’s agenda was to repeal Obamacare, but it seems less and less likely that it’s going to happen this year. And people are looking for someone to blame.
On Friday afternoon, Ryan went to the White House and updated the President that they did not have enough votes to pass the American Health Care Act (ACHA), reported The New York Times.
With the bill all but dead on arrival, pundits and the media have moved to the blame game. They’re trying to figure out who is more responsible for the setback to Trump and Ryan’s agenda.
Elected Democrats almost unanimously use the phase #Trumpcare.
Call my DC office @ 202-225-3531 w/ comments/questions on #Trumpcare. I’ll be answering constituent calls for the next 30 minutes.— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) March 24, 2017
Very liberal and anti-Trump publications including The Huffington Post, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Mother Jones also put the blame on the President. A Google search showed there were more than 5 million results to the word “Trumpcare.”
Outlets and pundits calling it “Ryancare” was a mix of both conservative and libertarians including Ann Coulter, Breitbart, and The Mises Institute; more objective publications like USA Today and Investor’s Business Daily; as well as liberals like The New York Times. Ryancare had only 639,000 search results in a Google search.
It would seem that Democrats are using the opportunity to blame the healthcare failure on Trump, while more ideologues and some unbiased publications are attaching the legislation to the Speaker.