Friday, March 24, 2017
Trump's Crazy Train Has Already Left the Platform
The Giant Orange Sphincter has spoken. Trump's long promised health care bill now litters the floor of the House of Representatives and Trump knows who to blame - the minority Democrats. While his Republicans enjoy a hefty majority in the House, as Trump sees it the Democrats sabotaged his vaunted health care bill.
Of course the Repugs were careful to see that the American Health Care Act never came up for a vote lest the American public find out how unpopular it was with Trump's own representatives and it was plenty unpopular.
Trump didn't hesitate to twist Republican arms on the bill. At first he said hold outs would be in for a pounding when they next stood for re-election. Last night he upped the ante warning that, unless the bill passed, he would leave Obamacare, a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act, in effect. And so, it seems, he shall.
A bad day all round for the Oval Office. Trump shamelessly bullied Congressional Republicans and they responded by telling him to pound salt. That could be a bad omen for things to come, especially if the Trump/Russia investigation turns against the Cheeto Benito.