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    Politico accidentally stumbles upon the truth


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    Politico accidentally stumbles upon the truth

    Post  sinister_midget on Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:55 pm

    Republicans wonder whether Trump's heart was in healthcare fight

    While President Donald Trump’s first major legislative push hurtled toward a major defeat, one of his top advisers, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, was photographed with his wife, Ivanka Trump, on a ski gondola in Aspen.

    Kushner may not have been the lead White House negotiator on the doomed healthcare bill. But the image of Trump’s top consigliere hitting the slopes at perhaps the most critical moment of his young presidency sent a message loud and clear: The White House wanted a win, but health care was not the dominant priority for Trump that it was for the Republican members of Congress who actually had to take a vote.

    Of course it wasn't. It's not what he promised. Not even close.

    It's not what Republicans promised in 2010 when they said they needed the House. 2014 when they said the Needed the Senate and 2016 when they said they needed the White House.

    The bill they pushed was a joke.

    Any time they promise to do anything in multiple parts, it doesn't get done. I can't think of a single exception. They do the first part to shut everybody up and don't do any more after that. If they get asked, they promise it's coming, then it never does. If they get hammered hard, they'll do something that sounds important and amounts to less than nothing.

    This bill did very slightly more than nothing. They claimed they were limited because of the Senate. They should let the Senate worry about that because whatever happens will end up in conference anyway. They should have passed a straight up repeal. No alterations of what exists now. No promise that it will kick in sometime in the next 2000 years. Repeal and get it gone.

    If they figured they had to do something for pre-existing conditions and poor people, make that separate. Expand Medicaid since that's what it's there for. But don't further destroy the healthcare system by using those caveats as excuses.

    Trump let them have their way. Their way was a huge mess from the start since they didn't work it out with everybody involved in the beginning. Instead they put it together and threatened dissenters to vote for it or suffer. It blew up in their faces because that's not how you do it.

    Now Trump can start a process on his own to get everybody involved to work out the best they can get rather than an all-or-nothing proposition like this one was.

    As for the Senate, the Vice President is the President of the Senate. He has a big role in deciding what they can and can't do where the rules are concerned. He can tell the parliamentarian what can and can't be done. So the stupid claims about the Senate were wrong from the start.

    And Trump was also right that now the Democrats own it. The Republicans own the fact that they failed to repeal it. But they didn't put it in place to start with, the Democrats did. When it starts really collapsing later this year, that was when they planned to have Hitlery installed and they could push for single-payer. That's not going to happen now, but the chaos they built into it is still there and is still coming. They'll try to blame it on Trump and the Republicans. But it keeps coming back to who passed it in the first place.

    Trump's betting that fact will make a lot of Democrats nervous and make them want to join in on repeal and working with a decent replacement. He's probably right.

    The left/media/left/socialists/left seems to have a lot of trouble figuring him out. But it's real simple. All they need to do to understand how he works is to read his book, The Art of the Deal. Republicans would do well to read it, too, so they can learn how to govern.

    The American Dream is to be Donald Trump.
    -- Barack Hussein Obama

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    Re: Politico accidentally stumbles upon the truth

    Post  JJRobinson on Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:30 am

    I agree...

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    Re: Politico accidentally stumbles upon the truth

    Post  Psycho144 on Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:47 am

    Ditto !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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