Republicans like Paul Ryan aren't even trying anymore:
"This to us is something that we're not going to give up on, because we're not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the American people."To be replaced by something that directly benefits the people giving Paul Ryan money to run for office, of course.
When you are bought and paid for, you tend to stay bought and paid for. Paul Ryan has been sold to the highest bidder and so he is no longer capable of dealing with anyone as an honest broker. Why, for example, would anyone in the White House want to work with someone who cannot hide their disgust with how things are unfolding in this country?
If you destroy health care in America, you actually end up killing people because the thing that would normally keep them alive--affordable care from a doctor--is what is being destroyed.
This is language that is so vile and reprehensible as to not be believed. It is the kind of venal language that never would have gotten someone like Ryan elected to anything more than village idiot when we had a functioning political process in this country. He is an extremist who doesn't care who dies--health care must be destroyed and he and his ilk are not going to give up on that effort.
My prediction is that there will be zero consequences, no one will care, and Paul Ryan will continue unabated. We are truly well and fcked as a society now, and it will only build into scenes of abandoned stretchers and burning piles of refuse. It will be the Randian future or nothing for these people. Are you weak and vulnerable? Unlucky and unGodly? You are now on your own.