FILE - In this July 28, 2015 file photo, Erica Canaut, center, cheers as she and other anti-abortion activists hold a rally on the steps of the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas to condemn the use of tissue samples obtained from aborted fetuses for medical research. Planned Parenthood's federal funding accounts for about one-third of its annual $1.3 billion budget. Republicans in Congress finally managed to get a bill to President Barack Obama that would have achieved that goal, but he vetoed it in January 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

With Republicans Like This, Who Needs the Democrats?

If you have not noticed, Republicans are funding Planned Parenthood and Obamacare. Not only that, but they’ve decided to perpetuate Obamacare. The House bill, despite the hysterics of the left, concedes the point that health care is somehow a fundamental right and will keep most of Obamacare as the law of the land.

Republicans promised us that Planned Parenthood would be defunded and Obamacare would be repealed. On both promises, they have rolled us.

More so, Donald Trump promised us he was an expert negotiator who could get what conservatives wanted. Instead, the Democrats made a play thing of him, scaring him into giving them what they wanted. Republicans are timid and unwilling to actually fight for anything. They are afraid of bad press when they will never get good press.

The GOP is flailing about, unable to govern, unable to get its way, and unwilling to fight for anything except the acquisition of power. And it is that coveting of power and control that will see the GOP lose everything. They provide no incentive for their base to show up in 2018 and their antics embolden the left. Every time they cave to Democrats and fold, they energize the protestors in the street and suppress their own side.

Planned Parenthood is funded. Children will die. And various conservative groups will be trotted out to tell us all what pro-life heroes we have in Congress because, you know, unlike the other side at least the GOP claims to want to defund Planned Parenthood.

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