What a disaster. Its hard to imagine what Paul Ryan and the architects of the failed healthcare bill were hoping to accomplish, but I suspect they imagined that by presenting a somewhat moderate bill that preserved many aspects of the Obamacare law, they could then attract Democrats to the plan and have a bipartisan triumph. If that's what they were hoping for then they were set up for failure from the start by someone who had some lofty ideas. If they go back to craft another bill, (I suspect they will), they will almost certainly craft one that will be far more conservative than what we just saw. It will have to be a full repeal now to guarantee that it at least makes it out of the House to the Senate. Hard to see how Paul Ryan stays in charge after crafting such a signature legislation that went down in such flames. Its also really disgusting to see the smug Democrats who created this mess in the first place grinning in triumph after watching people who were trying, but failed to fix it.