Republican party is DEAD, conservative support GONE, DEFEAT pulled from jaws of victory. So Sad!!! ACA/ObamaCare is Permanent! To the Conservatives and Republicans here: READ to end. For 7 years and 60 tried the Republican causes tried to repeal ACA/ObamaCare. Repeal was their slogan, their mantra, their anthem, their waking thought and bed time lullaby, it was the oxygen they breathed. After winning all 3 branches with a strong majority it the 2016 election the Las Vegas bet was ACA was doomed. Except it when they finally presented their solution, it utterly and spectacularly failed. Not only could the House agree to the idiotic Ryan Plan, the members where swamped with calls screaming to kill it, at >90% against the TRyanCare (TrumpCare) plan. To the Hard Right Libertarian small-government conservatives, this is a not just a massive disappointment, it is also seen as treachery both in failure to repeal, and in a replacement that was a nightmare worse. And now the Republicans OWN ObamaCare. Yes, the Republicans have by default adopted ACA as their own because being the ruling party of land they have guardianship of the program and must fix its flaws because failure to act would only label Republicans as lazy, uncaring, uninterested, or simply incompetent. How did this happen? Even before Obama's election the conservatives became a party of complainers. The complaining only got louder in later Obama years, and now that they are in power the only thing they know how to do is Complain. Trump was elected because he was a master at complaining! How many times did he even propose a solution to an ill? What about those times he had "a plan" to fix something (a real solution, not barriers with dubious funding source). Now that Republicans are in charge and major bills can pass the WH, they are discovering major difficulties on getting consensus. Trump's judicious use of superlatives on the fatally flawed AHCA / TRyanCare bill are now clearly seen as fake advertising because after the defeat he started using them again for the replacement bill that is not even in anyone imagination. Now Trumps words are meaningless because it is obvious to all he is totally clueless. Ryan (real creator of the AHCA), where it any other country, would have resigned following his calamitous failure (remember David Cameron?). He failed to believe Trump could win, he failed to see his part to change oversight laws, he failed to sell his AHCA plan, and he failed to rally party members. Meanwhile major conservative donors (Koch for example) are pulling support. PREDICTED 7 YEARS AGO David Frum, a staunch conservative and speechwriter for President George W. Bush is also very pragmatic and understood political dynamics and predicted after passage of ACA it would not be repelled. Vilified and ostracized by fellow conservatives for daring to point out flaws in Republican thinking and to commit heresy to even suggest working with Democrats he stood by his predictions, and they have come to fruition. I am an amateur compared to Frum, but even then I saw years ago the Republican party was a train-wreck looking for a place, which they found the place Friday. SO SAD! Really, it is bad the Republican party (and to good degree Democrats) have let partisanship trump common-sense. Politics works best when all can have their say and workout a plan that helps as many as possible. Instead the message I get is Republicans really only care about themselves, to HELL with non-believers. This also means the US may have 4 years of decline, unable to enact urgent fixes to the US economy. so sad. PS: I did note what Frum said, that the conservative media (Rush) will probably enjoy a ratings boom from more frustrated listeners ranting into the wind. Something to watch. UPDATE addition: I doubt, like Frum, the Republicans will kill ACA. TRyanCare has permanently damaged their ability to craft a replacement anyone will trust.