HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/POLITICS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The rag-tag rabble-rousing House Freedom Caucus may be the linchpin to repeal and replace Obamacare at this point.
Its members, however, are Public Enemy No. 1 on Capitol Hill.
The group of conservative agitators who’ve irked leadership, held the line against spending bills and rebelled against trade priorities of leaders have now helped delay a health care vote at least one day.
Lawmakers and staffers are taking out their unhappiness on the group.
Even the White House is getting frustrated, sources say, as meetings — — including one Thursday morning with President Donald Trump — have gotten them nowhere.
Rep. Bradley Byrne, an Alabama Republican and member of the Republican Study Committee, a large group of fiscal conservatives, complained Thursday morning that the Freedom Caucus continues to throw out an expanding list of demands and suggested there was little to be done to get some in that group on board and it was time to move on.”

-Lauren Fox, “Why (almost) everyone hates the House Freedom Caucus,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, March 24, 2017