1) John Bohener totally called it
In the 25 years that I served in the United States Congress, Republicans never, ever one time agreed on what a healthcare proposal should look like. Not once…all this happy talk that went on in November and December and January about repeal, repeal, repeal…I started laughing.
2) Trump wins by losing
Trump’s core impoverished, uneducated supporters disproportionately rely on Obamacare…
Failure of Trumpcare allows low-information Americans to continue railing against Obamacare, while enjoying its benefits– which greatly increases Trump’s chances of reerection.
3) Expect Trump to bounce back
Liberals are spiking the football…
— (((David Lytle))) (@davitydave) March 24, 2017
But Trump is always at his best when his back is against the wall. Expect Trump to bounce back bigly w/ the Gorsuch confirmation and tax reform.
4) STFU about “The Art of the Deal”
Oh, for fuck’s sake…
Those who understand strategy are sitting in awe of Trump the Master right now.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) March 24, 2017
“I’d write a book called ‘The Art of the Deal.’ That’s something people would be interested in.”
“You’re right,” Trump agreed. “Do you want to write it?”
5) There is no free market solution
Low-information types keep parroting some variation of the following:
Here is my healthcare plan: Repeal Obamacare! Let the free market work its magic!!!
Of course a free market system would lower premiums– no one disputes that. But the lower premiums are achieved by dropping coverage for (or pricing out):
- The elderly
- The pregnant
- The disabled
- Sick babies
- Those w/ preexisting conditions.
There is no financial incentive in keeping sick people alive at an affordable price— it would be like an auto insurance company providing affordable coverage to the worst drivers.
In a true free market, the elderly would be drowned in the river.