"Mr. Ryan, you continue with your mantra, that the GOP is now a governing party not an opposition party. These are words that apply to you. You failed to develop a plan that embraced market capitalism and you did not involve the GOP conservatives in the early phases of drafting your plan. You tried to force this plan through, adopted a few changes, but mostly continued with big-government ideas and much of Obamacare's essential elements. The failure to govern is on the GOP leadership. And the failure to uphold the repeal promise with an actual repeal of most of Obamacare is also on the GOP leadership. These troubling circumstances could have been avoided."I personally suspect many in the GOP establishment, perhaps Speaker Ryan himself, is pleased to have thrown a stumbling block in front of President Trump and his agenda.
~ Mark Levin, 3/24/17
GOP momentum has been crushed by internal division, by Ryan's exclusionary games within House Republicans. Stalemate, both within the Republican Party, and with the Democrats, becomes order of the day.
Status quo is here to stay unless President Trump finds the means and will to blast things wide open like he did on the campaign trail last year.