Stubborn as hell and it never forgets.
Do you understand what's happening with this on again / off again healthcare bill about to come to a vote in Congress? I think I have it figured out. Here's my take:
The Red State congressional parasites have promised their constituents a Trillion Dollar tax cut, cause, you know, their folks need more $$$. The first step to doing that is to trash ObamaCare.
The Blue State congressional parasites have promised their constituents more healthcare benefits with ideally even bigger subsidies. They don't care what it costs because their constituents by-and-large won't be the ones paying for it.
Right now ALL House of Representatives Democrats (the Blues) will vote "no" because it cuts too deep, and many Republican Tea Party-types (the Reds) will vote "no" because it doesn't cut deeply enough. Talk about strange bedfellows! The bill is expected to fail. But if by some miracle it passes, what then?
Then it's on to the Senate, where it's even less likely to pass, for the same reasons mentioned above. The Republicans want their tax cut, dammit! There are yachts that need buying! They don't care who they have to whack to get it. The Democrats just want their blank check. Stalemate.
So what if the few moderate Democrats along with the few moderate Republicans sat down together and agreed to strengthen the good points of the ACA, aka ObamaCare, toss out the parts of the ACA that smell, and try to keep the expenses fairly neutral....no blank check for the Dems, and no 1% welfare check for the GOP? The fringes of both parties could just go to their respective corners and throw their little tantrums.
And to get President Trump to sign it, they can call it "DonnieJohnCare". He'll love it! He'll think it's FANTASTIC, just TERRIFIC! What do ya think?