Alex Moe of NBCNews tweeted about Speaker Paul Ryan: "asked why do Obamacare repeal bill before offering GOP alternative: 'Just wait' he says with a smile"
"Just wait"? C'mon, Mr. Speaker.
Let's recall a Jan. 20, 2011, column by Paul Ryan, then chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, and four other Republicans just after the first House vote to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:
"We will hold hearings in Washington and around the country. We will invite affected individuals and job creators to share their stories and solutions. We will look to the Constitution and common sense to guide legislation.
"Replacing this law is a policy and a moral imperative.
"The committees we lead will tackle these challenges with the seriousness and steadfastness of purpose they deserve.