33 Times, Really? Last week, the House of Representatives, in a colossal waste of time, voted for the 33 rd time to repeal President Obama’s healthcare plan. Going into the vote, there was absolutely no question as to the result and its utter futility. The Republicans voted for repeal, as they do every time, and the Democrats (with exception of the five who voted against the bill when it passed in the first place) voted against. The repeal effort will then go nowhere in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Even if it did; it would be vetoed by the president. Like so much in Washington these days, the exercise in the House had absolutely nothing to do with what the House is supposed to do, which is legislate. It was pure political theater at its worst. Running a movie we have already seen 32 times is beyond boring. It is offensive.