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Laura Ingraham is done 'pretending that the GOP will pass major legislation on its own'

Conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham conceded Tuesday that there's "no point pretending that the GOP will pass major legislation on its own." "Must either work [with] Dems or do nothing," Ingraham tweeted.

Her brutal assessment of the Republican Party's efficacy came the morning after Senate Republicans' plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare crashed and burned. Even with a majority in the upper chamber, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was forced to admit that his health-care bill would "not be successful" after another two Republican senators came out against it, effectively dooming the bill's chances of passing the Senate.

Republicans' next plan of action is to repeal ObamaCare now and replace it later, but already moderates have indicated they're not in support of that strategy. Democrats certainly won't get behind that plan, either.

Which, if Ingraham is to be believed, leaves "do nothing" as the only option.