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President Trump let loose on Mitch McConnell in a tweet storm, urging him to change the laws of the Senate so that Obamacare could be repealed. “They look like fools and are just wasting time,” the president wrote of his party’s senators.

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After a crushing defeat, President Trump met with three Senate Republicans about a new plan to roll back the health care law. Some Republicans still staunchly believe Obamacare is one of the worst pieces of legislation ever enacted, and it must be repealed. 

Others are fearful of what the electorate will do to GOP representatives after they promised for seven years that they would get rid of Obamacare and now can't follow through.

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Sen. John McCain called for McConnell to hit the reset button on Friday, both on health care reform and on bipartisan relations in Congress.

"We keep trying to find a way to win without help from across the aisle," McCain said. "We are getting nothing done, my friends, we are getting nothing done."

“The vote last night presents the Senate with an opportunity to start fresh. It is now time to return to regular order with input from all of our members—Republicans and Democrats,” he said.

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Many say it's time for Republicans to actually collaborate on fixing the problems.

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Democrats argue they are ready to work across the aisle on healthcare.

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But many on the right say the Democrats are being obstructionists. They are only willing to work with Republicans if they are interested in reforming the ACA, and refuse to consider repealing it.

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But since the 1990s, compromise by the opposition party has been frequently construed as weakness and betrayal. To reach across the aisle at this point will look like a betrayal to many conservative voters.

For McConnell to compromise with Democrats and patch up the system would be for him to surrender the anti-Obamacare crusade on which he embarked in 2009 and from which he has never wavered.
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