The Republicans never discuss how good their healthcare bill is, & it will get even better at lunchtime.The Dems scream death as OCare dies!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2017
For the record, no one should be the least bit surprised that the leader of the Republican Party blames Republicans for his failure as if they were some other party in some other country on some other planet along some other timeline. Republican Detachment Disorder is an extremely common and contagious affliction which my copy of the Fake Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders defines succinctly as:
It's a huge shit sandwich and everybody but me is gonna have to take a bite.Of course, Republican Detachment Disorder has been a persistent component of Beltway Both Siderism for years, but since the Rise of Trump the condition has gone airborne and is now fully pneumonic and spreading like wildfire among Conservatives who made an entire career out enthusiastically helping the GOP shit the bed over and over again, and then, as Reality closed in, suddenly started pretending that it was all the fault of some other Republican Party waaaaay over there.
This partial list of the afflicted reads like a cable news pundit on-call list.
Former Bush Administration speech writer and persistent Beltway stalactite, Michael Gerson
Former Bush Administration speech writer and persistent Beltway stalagmite, David Frum.
Joey Joe Joe Junior Scarborough
Bill Kristol and Joey Joe Joe Junior Scarborough
Tucker Carlson, Super Class Warrior Hero Guy
And of course, David Brooks,
Somehow, in his entire column today, David Brooks doesn't get around to using the word "Republicans" pic.twitter.com/u5XXk9atOp— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) February 26, 2016
who may well be the Patient Zero of this calamitous plague.
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