Scott Adams has an interesting thought about the upside to the Health Care debacle,
Today we are witnessing one of the most important events in political history
Trump just had one of the best days any president ever had: He got promoted from Hitler to incompetent. And that promotion effectively defused the Hitler-hallucination bomb that was engineered by the Clinton campaign.
In all seriousness, the Trump-is-Hitler illusion was the biggest problem in the country, and maybe the world. It was scaring people to the point of bad health. It made any kind of political conversation impossible.
With the failure of the Ryan healthcare bill, the illusion of Trump-is-Hitler has been fully replaced with Trump-is-incompetent meme
Read the article, it’s damn interesting.
Even though the bill’s failure is a strategic political setback, and the very best outcome for future Trump legislation would have been the passage of the AHCA, I’ve also written earlier that a failure of the AHCA also has a lot of possible positive outcomes. Here are a few off the top of my head:
- Good News! Trump is no longer “Literally Hitler”, now Trump is just another incompetent bumbling Republican! Yay! Point and laugh! (at a man who talks about the value of being underestimated in every one of his books)
- The Dems were never going to cross the isle to support any alternative to the ACA, and now all health care bad news can automatically be blamed on them. I can almost hear Spicer now, “We tried! We worked harder on this bill than any bill in our lives, but those darned Democrats and the lying media”.
- If the RyanCare bill survives at all, (that’s a big if) it will be heavily modified from it’s current form. Can you say “interstate insurance market”? I thought you could!
- Transparency of the process. Think back on what anyone knew about what was contained within the ACA. With RyanCare you read what was in it before Ryan tried to pass it. Most Conservatives hated what was in Ryan’s AHCA bill, and … Your voices were heard!
The possibilities are endless.
Update: Texas Republican Ted Poe Quits Freedom Caucus Over Their #NeverTrump Intransigence… | The Last Refuge
Texas Republican Congressman Ted Poe has announced he is giving up membership in Hillary’s Favorite Caucus over their unwillingness to support President Trump:
“I have resigned from the House Freedom Caucus,” Poe said in a statement. “In order to deliver on the conservative agenda we have promised the American people for eight years, we must come together to find solutions to move this country forward. Saying no is easy, leading is hard, but that is what we were elected to do.
Leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective Member of Congress and advocate for the people of Texas. It is time to lead.” “Some only want to be the party of ‘no’ & would’ve voted against the 10 commandments,” (link)
Yea voting to continue funding Planned Parenthood abortion factories is going to be hard to defend in the 2018 campaign.