There’s some talk that many Republicans in both the Senate and the House are getting wobbly about actually ending Obamacare.
Suddenly, it’s “repair”, not “repeal and replace”.
My only question is:
After promising to end Obamacare if we could just gain control of the House in 2010, and then when that came up short, promising to end it if we could only add the Senate, which the People delivered in 2014, and finally, when that wasn’t enough, we delivered an enthusiastic President who wouldn’t veto those GOP promises…
….why did you only figure out this past week that maybe you couldn’t carry out those promises as promised after all?
I won’t ask any more questions and will only make a few very obvious comments:
The People who put Donald Trump into the White House have known from the beginning that many members of the Congress tend to go wobbly when they are told by the Media to be afraid, in this case that some of their constituents may be harmed or inconvenienced by Obamacare’s dismantling.
The People who put Donald Trump into the White House already know the Media lies…regularly…and also knows that some members of Congress have always been easy to bait with fake news anyway, so easy in fact, their credulity may be disguising a deeper hidden agenda, one which involves just a little contempt for the People who put Donald Trump into the White House in the first place.
So, if the truth be known, it has always been known to us that many members of Congress are secretly un-anxious to actually pull the trigger against Obamacare and wander off into that great unknown of a genuine reformation of the American government more in line with the original Constitutional blueprint.
In short, we know the secret supplications of your hearts. We know many in Congress are afraid of that brave old world Donald Trump has suggested we return to, and our discarding the fat and sassy accommodations the People have provided them the past several years.
A little mathematics is in order.
First, the People who put Donald Trump into the White House are unafraid of the Media, or their co-conspirators, the Democrat Party, for we finally found an American “First Politician” who is totally unafraid of either of them.
Donald Trump has totally unmasked them. With regards to both the Democrats and the Media there are no longer any shades of gray. The criminal teat-fittery we have seen in only the first two weeks by the academic class, the entertainment class, and the rent-a-mob class, all to the condonance, even hoorahs, of the Democrats and Media, (with a few exceptions), exposes the breadth of this resistance any return to constitutional normalcy. That gauntlet has been thrown down, even if some Republicans still think this is only political theater.
Even still, many of them had to be paid to show up and break windows, set fires and set upon ordinary citizens with so much as a look of happiness on their faces…”Get him, he’s one of “them”!. Even voting had to be paid for in many instances.
Only they were not enough, for millions of Democrats jumped ship and came to Trump. And more millions will in the next cycle if he keeps his words…
….no matter what a few wobbly Republicans may do in the coming weeks and months.
Second, the People who put Donald Trump into the White House have always been aware that some Americans will lose the health insurance Obamacare provided them, but that many, many more Americans will have as much as 20% of their monthly income returned to them once they are able to access insurance at a more affordable rate without all the additional government middle-man fees, and with a more reliable access to real care.
Insurance and care are not the same and the People now know this difference first hand. Even the newly-insured of Obamacare will find more real care than under the original Obama plan. Why? Because the Republican Congress will deliver it to them…as promised since 2010.
Third, the People who elected Donald Trump far outnumber those people who stand to be inconvenienced by the dismantling of Obamacare by a factor of 100 to 1 at least. And mainly those people voted against Trump anyway.
Why the Republicans would like to gain their vote by sacrificing ours is a mystery.
This is a hard lesson in math Republicans need to consider before deciding the way they will tilt on votes to end Obamacare.
The power of the Media over the People is broken, EXCEPT to the extent their power can continue to be exerted through the weaker wings of Congress.
That’s what this election was all about. There are only two parties now; the People and our representatives in the Congress and the Democrats, the Media and their colleagues and accomplices in the Congress.
We found Donald Trump, he didn’t find us. So, if you have a policy dispute, or just a general dislike for this man, just know we like him, and as the math explains, nothing the Media, the Democrats…or any of you… can say will change our minds. Only Donald Trump can change our minds and so far, he hasn’t.
So, if you decide to ride with criminals you can expect to be hung with criminals.
No if’s, and’s, but’s or maybe’s.
For at least 5 years, I’ve been shouting this warning to Democrats and Republicans alike, using the “Hanging of Jake Spoon” analogy from the famous “Lonesome Dove” series of the 1990s, to lay out the nature of the risks you are taking. We’ve been aware of all of you for a long time.
This attempt by the People to re-take the American government will not end with us simply crawling back inside our hovels and muttering to ourselves. We mean to finish it, and in this election cycle.
Therefore, each and every Republican in Congress will do well to stand outside and gauge the winds, a thing many of you haven’t done in a quarter century or more. My advice is to take your dice and stow them in your pocket, for every step forward, starting this week, will be a toss of the dice, a genuine crap shoot, unless you have judged the windage correctly.
Better to have the wind, and the math, at your backs.