Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tantrum

Trump after the healthcare bill went out with a popcorn fart:

“It will be a lot easier and I think we’re probably in that position where we’ll just let Obamacare fail. We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you Republicans are not going to own it,” Trump said.

That’s not leadership, that’s a tantrum.  It’s also the mindset of someone who doesn’t care that upwards of 22 million people would have lost insurance if that turd of a bill had passed: “Not my fault!”

Even the worst president we’ve had so far — take your pick — would not have literally stood by while one of his chief campaign issues died aborning.  He’s letting Mitch McConnell and the rest of that crowd take the heat, not even lifting a finger to get it passed.  So I suppose you can say there’s an upside to Trump’s fundamental ignorance about what his job is.

But I can’t get past the level of cynicism and cruelty that must be embodied in someone who can so cavalierly toss off the idea of people struggling and dying for what should be a fundamental element of life in America — as essential as safe drinking water and police protection — and treat it as a campaign talking point.  And the vindictiveness of wanting something to fail just to get back at Barack Obama for being Barack Obama is a level of cruelty and callousness that belongs on HBO on Sunday nights.

2 barks and woofs on “Tantrum

  1. It didn’t occur to me until I listened to the Governor of Oklahoma ‘splain to all of us that the ACA is “failing” in all the states that didn’t go along with the Medicaid expansion. Duh. Now hospitals are suffering in Oklahoma because they’re having to care for uninsured patients in their emergency rooms without reimbursement. Insurance companies have left the state. There are several tweeks that can repair what’s in trouble in the current act, but damn if Republicans will work with Democrats to get the job done.

  2. Great post. He is cruel. He likes to blame others. Our president is a serial liar who only cares for himself. The country is a mere vehicle for his ego.

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