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President Trump Follow Your Own Advice March 15, 2017

Posted by Dr. Robert Owens in Politics, Politiocal Philosophy.
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Numerous times the President has said in his opinion the Republicans should let Obamacare alone for a year or two.  Let it implode (as it was designed to do) while the Democrats still own it.

When President Trump gave his well-received speech at CPAC he said that he has told Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and the Republican leadership in Congress to simply “let it implode.” The law is simply “repealing itself,” Trump told the audience. “All we have to do is let it implode.”  He tweeted Jan. 4, “Republicans must be careful in that the Dems own the failed ObamaCare disaster, with its poor coverage and massive premium increases……”

On another occasion the President said to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, “I’ve been telling you why don’t we wait, just let it implode and let’s not take the blame.”  After a recent listening session with the GOP in Congress the President elaborated further:

And I have to say this, just in closing, and then I want to hear some of your stories. And we’ll let the press stay for your stories, if you like, but the press is making Obamacare look so good all of a sudden. I’m watching the news. It looks so good. They’re showing these reports — now, this one gets so much and this one gets so much.

First of all, it covers very few people. And it’s imploding. And ’17 will be the worst year. And I said it once, I’ll say it again. Because Obama’s gone — you know, he — things are going to be very bad this year for the people with Obamacare. They’re gonna have tremendous increases. And the Republicans, frankly, are putting themselves in a very bad position — I tell this to Tom Price all the time — by repealing Obamacare. Because people aren’t going to see the truly devastating effects of Obamacare. They’re not gonna see the devastation in ’17 and ’18 and ’19. It’ll be gone by then. It’ll — whether we do it or not, it’ll be imploded off the map.

So, the press is making it look so wonderful so that if we end it, everyone’s going to say, “Oh, remember how great Obamacare used to be? Remember how wonderful it used to be? It was so great.

It’s a little bit like President Obama. When he left, people liked him. When he was here, people didn’t like him so much. That’s the way life goes. That’s human nature.

The fact is, Obamacare is a disaster. And by — and I say this to the Republicans all the time — by repealing it, by getting rid of it, by ending it, everyone’s gonna say, “Oh, it used to be so great.” But it wasn’t great.

And I tell Tom Price and I tell Paul Ryan, I tell everyone of ’em, I say the best thing you can do politically is wait a year because it’s gonna blow itself off the map. But that’s the wrong thing to do for the country. It’s the wrong thing to do for our citizens.

Mr. President follow your own advice.  Let this monstrosity implode and let the Democrats who shoved it down our throats take the blame.  Don’t sign on to Speaker Ryan’s halfhearted attempt to shove Obamacare Lite down our throats as a remedy.  If you fall into this trap you may well be sinking your presidency.  The ABCCBSNBCCNNMASNBCPBS Cartel will hang this around your neck.  They will drag out example after example of people who have lost insurance and/or died because you repealed what was meant to be a failure in the first place.

The Democrats passed Obamacare knowing it would implode so that Hillary could then say, “See halfway measures won’t work.  We need a one payer system.”  That was the plan all along as pointed out repeatedly in this column and by many other observers.  However you, this movement, and your upset victory became the fly in their snake oil ointment.  Don’t let them snatch victory from the jaws of defeat by getting them off the hook while impaling yourself.

There is Medicaid for the truly indigent and SSI for millions who cannot help themselves.  We have a social safety net that is not enmeshed in the Obamacare nightmare.  Drop this grenade.  Dodge this bullet. Give us tax reform.  Give us regulatory reform.  Let the Democrats and their Obamacare die by a thousand cuts, and instead of rescuing them, make America great again by making America free again.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

Trump Republicans Where Are You? February 6, 2017

Posted by Dr. Robert Owens in Politics, Politiocal Philosophy.
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After the Democrats won the trifecta in 2008 capturing the House, the Senate and the White House conservatives watched in horror as the Progressive liberals shoved their collectivist agenda down our throats.

Then came the Taxed Enough Already TEA Party revolution.  It was amazing.  I watched with joy as tens of thousands of people got up off the couch, turned off the game, and became involved in politics many for the first time.  It was heady time of mass demonstrations, organizing for change and exciting election campaigns by novices tilting at windmills and attempting to take down the perpetually re-elected.

This led to the wave election of 2010 which gave the Republicans control of the House.  And what did our new majority do?  They went to Washington and found their place at the trough re-electing Boehner as their leader, they re-affirmed the Patriot Act and started passing continuing resolutions and nothing changed.

They told us, “We can’t do anything with just the House we need the Senate too.”

So in 2014 in another wave election through the herculean efforts of the grassroots we gave them the Senate and nothing changed.

They told us, “We can’t do anything with just the House and the Senate we need the White House too.”

So in 2016 defying the odds, the odds makers, the media and the establishment of both parties we gave them the White House too.

Now that We the People have given them both them Congress and the White House what do we hear?

John “Reach Across the Aisle” McCain and his faithful side kick Lindsey “Democrat in all but name” Graham couldn’t wait to start criticizing the one man in Washington who seems to know how to get things done.  And has the guts to do it.

Then our supposedly right wing leaders tell us that they can’t repeal and replace Obamacare without 60 votes.  Funny the Democrats could pass it without 60 votes but te Republicrats need 60 to repeal it.  Who says so?  The Senate Parliamentarian that’s who?

Why should this unelected bureaucrat get to tell the representatives of We the People what they can and cannot do?

The Parliamentarian’s job is to be an expert on the Senate rules to know them backwards and forwards.  He is also to make rulings about what is allowed and prohibited according to those rules.  So far so good.  The man is just doing his job.

However, according to Article One, Section Five of the Constitution it is up to the Senate itself to set the rules that the Parliamentarian must know and rule on.  It only takes 51 Senators to change the rules and the Republicans have 52.  So change the rules and do what you promised you would do.  Repeal and replace Obamacare so America can be healthy again.  Don’t give us some watered down “Repair” gobbledygook.

The conservative side of the twin headed bird of prey that is the Government Party resents that act that all of the peasants with their pitchforks, torches, and votes have put someone in the White House who isn’t one of their puppets.  They are working together with their Progressive twins in the Democrat Party and the Media to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

We cannot allow this to happen!  The millions who awoke out of their stupor, turned off the game and voted for real change must stay activated.  Or else these political hacks are going to subvert our revolution and bring back the status quo.  Hold their feet to the fire!  Call your Senators and let them know you demand that they stand with President Trump.  We must drain the swamp now while we have momentum and votes on our side or the quick sand of bureaucratic inertia will drag us back under the surface and the alligators, frogs and snakes will continue to rule the roost.

Change the rules.  Go nuclear or use the Reid Option as it should be called.  Do whatever you have to do within the constitutional framework to fulfill the promise of the new day.  Leave your own agendas behind and Make America Great Again!

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

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