Just like Gerald Ford and a plethora of other men who have occupied the Oval Office, Trump will possibly be added to the list of “one hit wonder” presidents. Campaigning heavily on border security, enforcing immigration laws, ceasing refugee acceptance, and repealing Obamacare, Trump has succumbed to the “stuck on stupid” mentality of the dwellers inside the Beltway. In a statement of administration policy sent to House Republicans yesterday, the executive office of the president statement read,”This bill begins to fulfill the President’s commitment to rescue Americans from the failures of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and expand access to affordable, quality healthcare.”
The statement also indicated this bill is “only part of the three step process to repeal and replace Obamacare.”
According to Breitbart News:
“If H.R. 1628 were presented to the President in its current form, his advisors would recommend that he sign the bill into law,” the statement read.
Conservative opponents of the bill continue to voice discontent about the bill in it’s current form, as administration officials and members of House leadership work to corral enough Republican votes to pass the legislation. The House vote on the bill is scheduled for Thursday.
If this is the case, President Trump needs some new advisors.
These advisors are assuming that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is eager and willing to work with the president on the repeal of Obamacare. However, Ryan has jumped right to replacing Obamacare with a Republican version of legislation that leaves much of Obamacare intact. While Ryan claims there will be a three step process to this, not one member of the House, Senate or Trump administration can definitively say this is true. After all, Ryan mass mailed pamphlets to voters in his district that was proven to be all false statements based on his voting record and cowing to former President Obama. If that isn’t enough to put into question Ryan’s credibility, this man repeatedly stated he would not support Trump now or ever in the future.
For Trump’s advisors to be so naive when the American public is more savvy when it comes to RINO Ryan is taking “stupid” to a new level. Ryan is as two faced as they come. He rides along the lines of Democrats more so than Republicans. But, looking at Republicans these days, one can hardly tell the difference between the two parties where the establishment is concerned.
Many individuals across the political spectrum were willing to give Trump a fair shake, as indicated by the election. He lit the political theater on fire with his frank, uncensored speeches, saying the things citizens were thinking without fear. He placed importance on security through border/immigration enforcement, enforcing laws the previous administration ignored. In each of his speeches, he talked about repealing Obamacare. As the election drew closer, Trump changed his stance to repealing and replacing Obamacare, which is fine as long as that replacement returned health care insurance procurement back to the private sector free market system.
But, now, that is not happening with Ryancare, soon to be known as Trumpcare. The bulk of the Obamacare legislation is left virtually unchanged with new twists and turns added by Republicans that is a slice and dice compilation of Republican health care insurance legislation proposed in 2015. While Ryan and his ilk tout there will be a “stage two and three” to eliminate Obamacare, the people, as well as Donald Trump, should be weary of Republican statements made in order to get their legislation through or secure their seat in government.
Ryan is like that rattlesnake some man found on the road almost dead from extreme cold. The man picked up the near dead reptile, stuck it under his coat to get warm, and continued on his way. When the snake recovered and was warm, it bit the man. When the surprised and stunned man complained to the snake about being bit since he rescued the animal from certain death, the snake simple replied, “you knew what I was when you picked me up.” So should Trump and his advisors know about Ryan and establishment Republican backing this atrocious legislation since these charlatans violated their promises to the public to “stop Obama.” Once elected, these political hacks cowed to Obama like he was some kind of god.
It’s obvious these same charlatan politicians have no intention of cowing to Trump as evidenced by their “replacement” legislation for Obamacare that leaves the unconstitutional law largely intact with a Republican twist carrying a “promise” for two additional steps that would allow full repeal. If one believed the promise of two additional steps were forthcoming, Obamacare would be fully repealed. However, in place of it would be another unconstitutional piece of legislation whereby government controls the health care insurance and health care services industries. When has government ever taken control of anything and made it better? Not one example comes to mind.
Moreover, to sell this abomination to the public, the executive office administration policy statement incorrectly substitutes “health care” for “health care insurance.” Here is the repeat of that statement. “This bill begins to fulfill the President’s commitment to rescue Americans from the failures of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and expand access to affordable, quality healthcare.” This new administration is using some of the tactics of the prior one to garner support for a system that will fail just as Obamacare failed. For a savvy businessman, Trump is already falling into the pit by trusting Ryan and his own advisors; but, mostly on trusting Ryan.
The House Freedom Caucus has indicated its opposition to the bill on the premise it leaves much of Obamacare intact and repeal is not the platform on which Republicans ran in the 2016 election cycle. Voters should also consider which Republicans are supporting the bill in both chambers. It is a veritable “Who’s Who” of RINO establishment hacks known for shafting the American citizenry. That should be enough to raise a bright red flag.
As it now stands, Trump, according to this statement and his advisors, is set to sign this Republican developed disaster that leaves much of Obamacare intact on the promise of two additional steps that would fully repeal Obamacare and put in place the full Ryancare. It’s the only train leaving the station per Sean Spicer. So, it’s evident Trump is willing to step on a train that will knowingly wreck and for what? It is something he needs to explain.
The government promised a border wall back in the 80s, allocated money for it, and never made good on that promise. Tied to the border wall promise was the promise of not giving “amnesty” ever again and the legislative branch allowed Obama to violate the law, make legislation, defy the Supreme Court, and barrel ahead with his “immigrant” policies. In fact, the majority Republican House allocated funding for Obama’s lawlessness. Since voters awarded Republicans a majority in both chambers based on their platform promise to “stop Obama’s lawlessness,” voters waited in vain for Republicans to fulfill that promise. It didn’t happen. Republicans promised to repeal Obamacare; and, tried eight times while Obama was still in the White House. They promised again to repeal Obamacare with a Republican president. America responded, which brought Trump to the White House and a continuing majority in both chambers for Republicans. Once again, Republicans are not repealing Obamacare, but putting in place a Republican government controlled health care insurance system.
Are we to believe Republicans, especially Ryan, will have or does have steps two and three in the works after repeatedly renigging on previous campaign promises? As the Lady Chablis said in the movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, “Two tears in a bucket, mother**** it.”