Trump Will Wave His Magic Wand Over Obamacare And Declare It Wonderfully Replaced

All this 2009 Tea Party uproar over that awful Obamacare had nothing whatsoever to do with healthcare. It was, rather, about trying to undercut a black presidency, a cheap, vicious and life threatening political ploy to win over bigots to the Republican cause. Now this mean, underhanded political tactic has blown up in the GOP’s face in more ways than one.

First Republicans now have to pretend to replace something that is basically sound, when all that is really needed is a little tweaking around the edges and have them (the Republicans) stop trying to constantly sabotage it, which now they must do because they have no realistic alternative to the ACA, because no alternative of any value is possible.

Second in their attempt to bring in the lowest order of voters to the party, Republicans set themselves up for a Trump takeover. So now both the Republican hard right and their mascot Trump are way out on the ACA limb trying to inch their way back to some safe place.

Even former Speaker of the House Boehner said in affect “changes to former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement would likely be relatively modest.” And so it would seem that our gasbag president will most likely wave his magic baloney wand over the ACA and declare it most wonderfully replaced. And, yes, as with the boy who cried wolf once to often, no one will believe him, except his cool-aide guzzling true believers.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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