Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Galactus-36215 writes:

Tell us what Trump has done for the “American working man” since he’s been in office? The only thing I can think of is withdrawing from TPP. But beyond that, what else?
He’s proposing kicking 23M working men/woman off of healthcare insurance. How does that ‘help’ them?

This -- your entire post -- is exactly the kind of Kool-Aid inspired ignorance I'm talking about.

First, the presidency is a four year job, and in Trump's case he's working against the comprehensive obstruction of practically everyone in the upper ten percent plus the noisy pc/snowflake zombies, plus the IC spook army of the one percent.   Which has been going on since July of 2016. They've been fighting him for ten months, while he's only been in the big chair, with the -- hobbled -- power of the executive, for four months. And you're giving him a hard time!? Already!?

This is going to be a long slog.  First, Trump has to get settled in, then he has to learn the way of things, and then he has to decide what he can accomplish with "carrots" and then who or what needs the stick, how to use the stick, and how much stick.  Personally, since I don't see the Neocons or the Oligarchy backing down,...ever, I foresee some serious political bloodshed, some real Game of Thrones drama.  That is, ***IF*** Trump is as committed to winning, as fearless, and as persistent -- is he the fighter that this Trump supporter hopes he is? (If not, he's toast, the swamp will absorb him).  We shall see.

Re the "millions will lose their healthcare" issue.  All who repeat this phrase are manifestly dishonest. First, the CBO report said "if implemented" and "over ten years".  It's not happened, has not been implemented and won't be implemented.  Because "repeal and replace" is a process.  A legislative process.  The healthcare issue is in the hands of the Paul Ryan/Mitch McConnell GOP incompetent old guard.  So it's not gonna happen.  They'll talk and fuss around -- first in the House, and then in the Senate, for a year and a half -- and nothing will get done.  Repeal won't happen, replace won't happen.  But it will be on the heads of Ryan & McConnell, not Trump.  All the way to 2018.  When the Ryan/McConnell old guard will be replaced by Trump supporters, who will then, with the help of the few remaining Dems -- the Dem party will be decimated in 2018 -- repeal & replace Obamacare with a private-insurance-banned, single-payer, universal healthcare system.

It's a process.  A long two, four, even eight year process.  During which Obamacare will become more and more oppressive, until finally the  legislature matches the electorate in their support for single-payer.  Every project has a schedule.  It's not magic, it's real world.  Trump is real world. Warts and all.

But you're so caught up in your hate-Trump petulance that you drag your feet and delay the process, instead of getting on board, and persuading Trump that he can become the hero president he wants to be if he bitch-slaps the Congress into passing single payer.

We're in the midst of a political revolution here in the US.  Bernie-the-revolutionary lost, but Trump-the-revolutionary won. If you want the Trump revolution to be a revolution that works for you, you have to get on board.  Trump's the only game in town.

It's going to be a long war, and dramatic.

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