Nine weeks into the Reign of Error, and the party that holds power in Washington continues to work to prove government doesn’t work.
Today, the Republicans in the House – who have voted to repeal Obamacare something like 6,000 times over the last few years – pulled their Trumpcare replacement bill because they couldn’t get enough of their members to vote for it. The bill had Trump’s backing and fulfilled Speaker Paul Ryan’s college dream of kicking people off Medicaid, but only had 17% approval in polls.
A few weeks ago, Trump lamented “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” Of course, everybody but Trump knew this. Turns out pulling the bill was just another brick in the wall for Trump this week with treason bubbling under the surface of investigations of Russian collusion in the election and a pending filibuster of his SCOTUS nominee.
Trump may feel he don’t need no education on health care, but he got one today. In honor of all that potential learning, tonight let’s toast the death of this Trumpcare bill with a Harvard Cocktail. The recipe from Philip Greene’s The Manhattan calls for:
1.5 oz cognac (Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula)
1.5 oz sweet vermouth (Carpano Antica Formula)
3 dashes Dr. Adam’s Bokers Bitters
Lemon peel garnish
Stir with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass, garnish