House Republicans on Friday appeared to be short of the votes they need to pass a Donald Trump-pushed bill to overhaul the nation’s health care system mere hours before they were scheduled to vote on the package.
The Associated Press reported early Friday afternoon that the bill had yet to obtain enough votes to pass, according to House lawmakers and staffers, with a vote scheduled for 3:30 p.m. that afternoon.
While Trump pretty much said "on to the next one" which is Belichick's mantra after they win or lose a game.
And, if the president doesn't get a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, he will move on to other priorities, Mulvaney said according to a source in the room during the tense talks with GOP members. A senior administration source confirms to NBC News the "very definitive, very clarifying" message from the president and the administration's intention to move on — should the health care bill fail to move forward — to other matters such as tax reform, trade and border security.
Now that is a very CEO move. If the construction of Building #1 has been shut down by regulations or not enough aggregate or something it's time to work on Building #2 and maybe get back to Building #1 at some later date. Worse comes to worse take a loss on Building #1 and move on.
You can criticize the guy all you want but this is something new in politics. Trump said "we tried and the Freedom Dumb-asses failed lets start to work on Tax Reform" just like Belichick says "we didn't play well enough so we lost. On to Atlanta." Then he says "On to Atlanta" over and over. No pausing to reflect, or licking wounds, or a domino effect, or other nonsense. It's just "on to Tax Reform."