The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2017
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?