RUSH: March 23, 2010, Obamacare passed without a single Republican vote. Republicans told voters they needed control of the House to repeal it. Voters responded. November 2, 2010, they stunned Obama by turning Democrats out of office in record numbers. They removed Pelosi as Speaker. They returned the House to Republicans. But it wasn’t enough.
Republicans told voters they needed the Senate to repeal Obamacare. Voters responded. In 2014, they defied the polls and the pundits and gave the Senate to Republicans. But it wasn’t enough.
Republicans told voters they were helpless. With Obama holding the veto pen Obamacare could not be repealed. The voters responded. In 2016, they defied the pollsters, the pundits, and the Democrats once again. They denied Hillary Clinton the White House, they elected Donald Trump, who said he would sign a bill to repeal Obamacare.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Holding all the cards, Republicans finally had their chance. A clean repeal of Obamacare put to a vote. Republican senators: Shelley Capito, Lamar Alexander, Sue Collins, Dean Heller, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, and John McCain voted with Democrats to keep Obamacare.
The Magnificent Seven Republican senators defied their own voters, giving them the middle finger. They proudly stood with Obama and the Democrats instead of the people who elected them. It was, and is, the political betrayal of this short century.