He Chose… Poorly

No. We’re not even going to pretend to defend/explain that one.

If you truly are planning to fight, fight, fight the only ones who stood on principle when your friend O’Ryan tried to “replace” Obamacare with Obamacare, then we can only conclude that you’re not interested in a second term.

The landslide that carried you into the White House was not built on a deep and abiding desire of the disappearing working and middle class to be forced to line insurance companies’ pocket books and feed the lazy and greedy with our ever decreasing cash reserves.

If you think it was, then you’re quite obviously not the businessman we thought you were. Oh, we knew that you weren’t a rock-ribbed conservative, but we had gotten the impression that at least you were the kind of person who knew which side of the bread the butter could be found on.

You’re on your own with that one.

Here’s a suggestion, though: There already exists a bill that has sailed through both chambers once already, a bill that actually does what you promised you would do, unlike O’Ryan’s shit sandwich, a bill that could be on your desk for signature in a matter of weeks.

Why don’t you try that one?



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    redc1c4 growls and barks:

    “hey @POTUS! this is your 1st Major unforced error. we’re the 1s that brung ya, so why dump us for those that dis ya? F the dumb shit & #MAGA”

    my twater response

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Everyone is entitled to make a few mistakes. We have a president who has shown the capability of learning from them and moving on, unlike the the previous bunch of idiots who just doubled down on their mistakes.

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Oh yeah, after 18 months of “Funemployment” I start a new job Monday. Not a great job. Pay is half what I made at my last one, and it’s a big step backwards. Still, money coming in instead of just going out.

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    Libsareb Raindead growls and barks:

    There already exists a bill that has sailed through both chambers once already…. Why don’t you try that one?

    Exactly. Is this some Clintoonesque triangulation or more playing tridimensional chess against establishmentardians’ checkers? Either way, he must surely know alienating your staunchest allies isn’t a strategy for Making America Tired of Winning.

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    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    And he was doing so well up to now. Not that I trusted him really.

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    VonZorch Imperial Researcher @ #:

    And he was doing so well up to now. Not that I trusted him really.

    With Trump, you always need to consider that he’s probably thinking several moves ahead in the game.

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    Ironbear growls and barks:

    While I can’t and don’t completely disagree with you, Misha, on your deciding to see it that way, I will note that I didn’t support Trump for POTUS so that he could fix Obamacare.

    Now, if he cucks on The Wall, we have a problem, and I will have a problem with him.

    On Obamacare, my problem is with Paul Ryan, McConnell, and all of the other “Conservatives” who couldn’t find a spine to use in fighting it with two majorities in the House and then Senate, and then when they finally had everything weighted in their favor, went, “Plan? What plan? We don’t actually have a plan for repealing it… we never thought we’d actually need a plan… ”

    I supported Trump to fix immigration, the national border, build a Wall, make sure the Supreme Court didn’t go full on Commie or Muslim for the next two generations, fix jobs and industry, and make sure that Hillary Clinton Will Never Be President. Oh, and guns plus his tax plan.


    Health Care ain’t on that list, so I really don’t give a flying rat’s ass what he tweets about it.

    Lemme know when he cucks on things in my list, and I’ll squawk and bitch.

    Now, mind you, I’ve been a Loyal Citizen for a long time, and I really hate to have sharp words for my Emperor, but c’mon, bud: this just ain’t a make it or break it issue for any Trump supporter. It ain’t why we voted for him.

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Ironbear says:

    Now, mind you, I’ve been a Loyal Citizen for a long time, and I really hate to have sharp words for my Emperor, but c’mon, bud: this just ain’t a make it or break it issue for any Trump supporter. It ain’t why we voted for him.

    Make or break? Not hardly. It’s just deeply disappointing. It is on my list of Things That Need Doing but, then again, I’ve seen first hand what socialist healthcare does, and it ain’t purdy.

    On the other hand, if we don’t get anything done on the other issues on the list, it won’t matter a fart in a bottle what kind of insurance system we have.

    If he brings back jobs, makes the economy boom, makes our military feared and respected and, above all, secures our borders and drives a stake through the heart of Proziism, I’ll still call it a success, and we can always circle back to healthcare. Plus, he’s still not Hillary.

    I just can’t pretend to defend something that’s indefensible, ‘s all.

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    Ironbear growls and barks:

    Oh no. Like I said: I really can’t completely disagree with you. I find it disappointing as well.

    I’m just more pissed off at Ryan and the rest of Congress than I am Trump.

    Oddly, the only people who’ve really covered themselves in any glory in this mess has been Rand Paul and Tom Cotton.

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    Ironbear growls and barks:

    But on the other hand…

    Hillary. Will. NEVER. Be. President. 🙂

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    irish19 growls and barks:

    The healthcare issue is a disappointment, but I’m with Ironbear on priorities. The first job of and government is to defend the borders. Everything else is secondary. The only thing that comes close, IMO, is the coinage.
    However as you pointed out, Imperator, they could easily take one of the bills already passed, dust it off, and pass it again.
    Aside from the wall, the most pressing issue right now is confirming Gorsuch. Again, just my $.02.

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    irish19 growls and barks:

    Bugger! Should read “any.”

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    Terrapod growls and barks:

    If he does just two things – the wall and lowers taxes on corporations (IE on ALL US CONSUMERS – corporations do not get taxed, the products you buy from them are taxed) I will be satisfied enough to vote for him again while we watch the economy take off.

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    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    Would someone mind explaining this to a dumb Aussie

    Whats a Freedom Caucus…. :em08:

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    Terrapod growls and barks:

    Brendan the moniker “freedom caucus” is the name the leftards (and that includes the media, D party and establishment Republicans who want to retain power and the status quo) in the U.S. Senate have assigned to the small group of conservatives that want really want to eliminate nationalized health care (Obamacare) and so have blocked the vote on modifying around the edges the mess that is Obamacare thus allowing it to continue as it stands (for now).

    They are being attacked and demonized for having principles and sticking to them, go figure.

    A caucus in our country is any small sub group of a larger group that has a meeting to get something done. There are other interesting historical names for this, for example, if there is a split in the party over the platform that is to be promoted, a “rump caucus” can be formed where that group goes off to write their own party platform and rules then try to sway the assembled delegates to their view.(could even be an alternate candidate being promoted).

    I kind of regret we don’t do it the Taiwanese way, where outright brawls break out between factions on the floor. A few good knocks on the head might help the process along, as would a few good funerals on the side of both parties, along with the firing of 50% of all federal employees. Not that I wish them ill, let them get jobs in the productive sector instead of being non productive drains on our wealth creation.