Trump and his fellow Republican thieves finally passed the first phase of stealing money from a key part of the American healthcare system in order to pay for a giant tax cut for the super rich. Of course many average folks who applaud this vote in the House to repeal “and replace” Obamacare are the very same folks whose throats will almost literal be cut by this sort of legislation.

The GOP is lying through its teeth claiming their that replacement healthcare plan will be better than the current one. The reality is that you can’t go sucking hundreds of billions of dollars out of any plan and expect it to give equal or better results. But after six years of bad mouthing Obamacare the Republicans were stuck with trying to dismantle it, even though the bad mouthing had nothing to do with healthcare but was simply a political devise to undercut a black president.

So once again Trump and the Republicans are going to unleash a pack of lies to try and convince folks that black is really white and once again a bunch of duped folks will swallow the lies, because no matter what happens when things go south, and they will, in the minds of some it must be the fault of those nigger loving Democrats. The fact that the AMA, AARP, and hospital associations say the Republican plan will drive millions of middle class and poor Americans off of heath insurance will not be enough to trump their xenophobia. There is no atrocity too great that President Trump and his GOP stooges won’t initiate in order to try and claim victory.

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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