EDITORIAL CARTOON: All together now

EDITORIAL CARTOON: All together now
Posted at 5:15 PM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 17:15:48-04

After seven years and a massive push to get legislation though, Mitch McConnell's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act went down in flames. His Plan B to just repeal Obamacare and replace fared even worse.

Republicans in the Senate are pointing fingers at each other. President Trump is blaming Democrats. And Democrats are having a moment of schadenfreude as the GOP fails to govern. 

But stepping into -- above? -- the fray is Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The self-proclaimed "Prince of Light and Hope" was one of Trumpcare's biggest opponents, touting Ohio's Medicaid expansion and refuting Vice President Pence's bunk claims about Medicaid waiting lists.

Going up against Trump is one thing, but Kasich is now calling for Republicans and Democrats to do something that may be nigh impossible: come together for a bipartisan effort to reform healthcare.

Kevin Necessary is the editorial cartoonist for WCPO. His opinions do not represent those of WCPO.