My Real Talk Though Series #6
Not Only A Janus-Faced President, He Is Also Our Volte-Faced One Too
It should be quite evident to everyone that the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a big political loss for President Donald Trump and his party. And while House Speaker Paul Ryan pretty much conceded it as such a few weeks ago, that doesn’t mean the President is willing to accept that fact. The president will not take an “L” and just keep it moving, his over the top ego and his monstrous id won’t allow it. Alternatively, before they call game on this Healthcare Reform match, Trump has openly threatened to sabotage certain aspects of the law. This past Wednesday in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump considered withholding payments to insurers in an attempt to coerce Democrats into negotiating on his terms. Not only is this a brass attempt at extortion, it absolutely is an unconstitutional inducement.
“Obamacare is dead next month if it doesn’t get that money,” he mused. “I haven’t made my viewpoint clear yet.”
Now That’s Gangsta!
That sort of subterfuge to the financial model of Obamacare would create a withdrawal of several insurers from the marketplace due to an incapacity to deliver coverage and will do tremendous physical harm to the health of lower-income or no-income Americans.
“What I think should happen and will happen is the Democrats will start calling me and negotiating”
Be forewarned that the stone-cold-gangsta-in-chief is serious about not taking “L”s even when it comes to his own family. In this Daily News archive article you will find a story about The Donald in a dispute over the family estate. Donald Trump’s nephew Fred Trump III, son of his late brother Fred Trump Jr. — who sucumbed to alcholism at 42 in 1981 — was 18 months old at the time and suffering from a rare neurological disorder. Treating an illness that results in brain damage and violent seizures is costly and due to the family estate dispute, Trump decided to cut coverage for medical expenses for his nephew because he believed that this was not in his father’s wishes. This true story is soap opera worthy material.
Trump sounds this eerily similar tone now to those on Obamacare when looking back at the crass appearance of being so cold-blooded towards his nephew’s care, to which he replied to the award winning journalist Heidi Evans at the Daily News at the time...
Why should we give him medical coverage?” he told Evans. When she asked him if he thought he might come across as cold-hearted, given the baby’s medical condition, he said, “I can’t help that. It’s cold when someone sues my father. Had he come to see me, things could very possibly have been much different for them.”
Fortunately, this ended in an about face as Trump is said to be fond of his nephew Fred Trump III who now also works in real estate.
Now on to the volte-face moves Trump made last week. As reported in the New York Times Trump has recanted a number of campaign blustering opinions.
On China’s currency manipulation…
Right now we are in the midst of a very dangerous battle royale of the two egos/ids: Kim Jung Un and Donald Trump. The MOAB strike in the Khorasan region near Pakistan is widely reported as “sending a message to North Korea”. I am disinclined to believe that a 11 ton bomb that can only be dropped by cargo plan (highly visible for surface to air missile strike), is really as fearsome as it sounds, especially with it’s highly visible deployment and its destructive surface area destructive qualities (MOAB yield 11 tons ≠ Hiroshima Bomb yield 15 Kilotons). The Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) is said to be far more destructive (14 tons and deployable by stealth bomber) with its “bunker busting” penetrability. The military strategy appears proportionate to casually strike on enemy territory that is inactive defensively. As of last count the number of casualties range in the dozens, no civilian casualties has yet, if any, reported. It seems the President was only made aware as an afterthought, of the impending strategic use of MOAB when the conditions were deemed appropriate by the Commander of Afghan forces — General John Nicholson. It was according to the General’s preconceived military playbook to which Trump seemed to be all too obliged.
“We have given them total authorization and that’s what they’re doing.”
The hypersensitivity surrounding this is expected, but is really all to do about Trump’s untrustworthiness, and much ado about nothing with anything dictatorial or contemplated on his part. Trump the cult figure, in his improvisational wisdom is being seen as this maniacal genius. Maniacal, yes. Genius, no. The accidental president would like you to believe his preeminence is destiny fulfilled, and he would appreciate it if we were to see it as a natural call for him to rule. Many (popularily) would imagine it to be more so however, a twist of fate due to an electoral college miscall.