https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.kCIKp6mdabnG_S3HpDTMLAEsEk&pid=Api&w=183&h=181 Members of the Freedom Caucus are catching hell from media mouths because they stuck to their guns. Had their stand taken place in a shooting war every one of them would have received a Distinguished Medal of Honor. (Do not expect to find a word in the media about profiles in courage.) On the other hand, Democrats infected the country with a deadly Socialist disease the media is trying to pass off as a common cold. Proof: The worst thing media mouths ever said about Democrats was that chicken soup and a little bed rest was the best cure for the bubonic plague. Tea Party conservatives should not become discouraged by the horse manure media mouths will be spreading around in the weeks and months ahead. They are fighting for their lives right alongside Democrats and establishment Republicans. Every one of them knows that the public’s trust is at stake. More to the point, media mouth influence with their paymasters will evaporate should a repeal-only bill ever gets to President Trump’s desk. Repeal-only is what press barons, the insurance industry, Wall Street, and Mitch McConnell fear more than they fear anything else: But as soon as that provision came out, caucus members said it wasn’t enough. They wanted Congress to, in effect, start over: Pass a repeal-only bill, then come back with replacement legislation later on, with their input. That idea, however, would have been dead on arrival in the Senate. How a secret Freedom Caucus pact brought down Obamacare repeal By Rachael Bade, Josh Dawsey and Jennifer Haberkorn 03/26/17 07:03 AM EDT Updated 03/26/17 09:39 AM EDT How a secret Freedom Caucus pact brought down Obamacare repeal NOTE: Repeal & Replace is the strategy that was designed to save the ACA. Replace & Repeal put media mouths in the position they are in today. Now, they have no place else to go; so they must continue to sell that idea to a public that wants no part of Obamacare under any name. Ryan even called it the American Health Care Act. He never told us how many Americans were for it. Freedom Caucus vice chairman Jim Jordan hatched the pact to bind the Freedom Caucus together in negotiations and ensure the White House or House leaders could not peel them off one by one. | AP Photohttp://static2.politico.com/dims4/d...-170324-jim-jordan-freedom-caucus-ap-1160.jpg Incidentally, if REPLACE is the word of the hour, Paul Ryan needs to be replaced by Rep. Jim Jordan if for no other reason than Americans like winners. Jordan is a winner while Paul Ryan has been on the wrong side of everything he touched including Mitt Romney. Between them they gave Obama a second term. (Reduce the 2012 election to a race between vice presidents and Ryan would lose to Joe Biden —— a man who was never right about anything in his entire political life.) Exclusive — Discussion About GOP Replacement to Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House Intensifies in White House, Congress by Matthew Boyle 24 Mar 2017 Exclusive — Discussion About GOP Replacement to Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House Intensifies in White House, Congress - Breitbart Voters do not get to elect speakers or Senate majority leaders, but voters do get to nominate Tea Party conservative Republicans next year. That fight must begin now. The other side is already on the offensive; most notably in the way media portrays the Freedom Caucus, Tea Partiers, and conservatism itself. It matters not a whit to the media that the vast majority of Americans want the ACA gone. My point. A lot more conservatives in both Houses of Congress is a much-needed insurance policy against Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell should they remain GOP leaders. Be sure of one thing. Those two will get medals of honor from the media when they sabotage the will of the American people at every turn if they succeed in salvaging Obamacare. Finally, because President Trump supported Paul Ryan’s bill I am not at all convinced that he will sign a REPEAL-ONLY BILL. A veto-proof majority appears to be out of reach in 2018. A reasonable number of additional Tea Party conservatives in Congress can hold the fort until 2020 provides the required seats to finally kill Obamacare, and hopefully bury Democrat party socialized medicine once and for all.