The Republican-dominated House voted Tuesday afternoon to repeal Obamacare. The 239-186 vote includes three Republican dissenters, while Democrats voted unanimously against the bill.
Rep. José Serrano (D-N.Y.) provided some drama during the proceedings.
Let’s get the Groundhog Day jokes out of the way.
Townhall’s Guy Benson gives three great points why this vote is different.
This line of thinking ignores three factors: (1) The GOP campaigned hard against Obamacare last fall and won a resounding midterm victory, (2) this latest vote represents the first chance for newly-elected members to weigh in on Obamacare — many are eager to fulfill a campaign promise by backing repeal, and (3) at least eight of those 40-plus, supposedly quixotic repeal votes actually succeeded, dismantling parts of the law and reducing funding for it. Oh, and this time around, Republicans control the Senate, too.
The Groundhog Day snark doesn’t seem to have much of a sting.