2018 MIDTERM ELECTION

Time: D H M S

GOP Senate not even PRETENDING to give a sh*t anymore.

via Caitlin Owens, Axios (limiting the quote to fair use levels is tricky since the article itself is so short anyway):

Senate GOP won't release draft health care bill

Senate Republicans are on track to finish writing their draft health care bill this evening, but have no plans to publicly release the bill, according to two senior Senate GOP aides.

"We aren't stupid," said one of the aides. One issue is that Senate Republicans plan to keep talking about it after the draft is done: "We are still in discussions about what will be in the final product so it is premature to release any draft absent further member conversations and consensus."

...Democratic senators are already slamming Republicans for the secrecy of their bill writing process, and this isn't going to help. Republicans are sure to release the bill at some point, but it's unclear when — and they want to vote on it in the next three weeks, before the July 4 recess.

"We aren't stupid."

Yes, perish the thought that you actually let the tens of millions of people who will be impacted by this pile of garbage if it ever gets signed into law see the bill and have any input on it prior to you voting on it.

In a sense, this is true: Mitch McConnell isn't stupid. He just thinks you are.

(Waiting for someone to try to push the thoroughly debunked Pelosi "We have to pass it so you can find out what's in it" meme in 3...2...1...)