From a PR perspective, the question arises of how the President and Speaker could have miscounted so badly. How could they have assumed that the House would go along with a bill that enraged millions of Americans?
From the point of view of our democracy, it is a very bad sign that they would attempt to railroad through legislation that is so clearly unacceptable to the vast majority of their constituents. This is not over, there will be a re-vote this week, so they may yet succeed in subverting the public will. This is not a proud moment for our country.