When you’re flat on your back, it’s all up from there.

Late yesterday, the count against the Senate Republican legislation altering the Affordable Care Act lost two more Senators, Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas. Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky had already declared their opposition. Later still, Senator John McCain of Arizona issued a statement that he would be the fifth vote of the chamber’s 52 Republicans against the motion to proceed.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vehicle is trapped.

Here is my opinion, not that it matters: Walk away and look up.

A bad bill produced by a bad process has failed. It happens all the time. Stop pretending this is bad news.