Got It! Now What?

Got It! Now What?
Got It! Now What?

With incoming President Trump, the House having maintained it GOP majority 247:194, and the Senate being 52:48 weighted towards the Republicans the long chase to repeal the dysfunctional morass that is ObamaCare is over. We won and our Republican Representatives and Senators have taken the first steps towards repealing the ACA. But now what? In the last year Congress has moved beyond a blind call to repeal it to a somewhat more pragmatic drive to repeal and replace the ACA aka ObamaCare with something more in keeping with American culture and ideals, more sustainable moving forward, and less more in touch with the realities on the ground. But what will that look like and have any members of Congress actually put the work in to figure it out?

In some ways and in a very real sense victory is the greatest threat to success and any and all attempts to repeal and replace ObamaCare, especially when simultaneously dealing with the Lamestream Enemedia, are exemplars of this. Now that there is no real reason not to do so, Congress and, to a lesser extent, President Trump are going to actually have to do what they swore to do…and do it in a way that we, the People can support or, at least tolerate…and do it under the scrutiny and in the face of “journalists” who will do anything and say anything to spin such actions in the most negative light possible.

Frankly, I don’t envy them in the slightest. I do, however, hope but am not certain of their having been confident enough in the rebirth, renewal, and restoration of America that they actual believed they’d be in this position and that their calls for repealing – and now replacing – ObamaCare were somewhat more than a mindless chant to gain votes.

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Swamp Things

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One of the key points or, at least, taglines of President-Elect Trump’s campaign was draining the swamp that is our nation’s bloated, often corrupted, and self-serving at the People’s expense federal government. So what was the first order of business after leadership elections and other logistic and procedural matters for the incoming 115th Congress? It was to attempt to bring the currently semi-independent Office of Congressional Ethics under the direct oversight and control of the House of Representative!

How very EPA-like of them. Nothing quite like attempting to have your swamp declared a federally protected wetland. 😆

Of course, they quickly reversed course – possibly actually realizing the sea change that President Trump represents. He wasted no time and spared little thought to their feelings when he heard of it.

With all that Congress has to work on, do they really have to make the weakening of the Independent Ethics Watchdog, as unfair as it … may be, their number one act and priority. Focus on tax reform, healthcare and so many other things of far greater importance!

— President-Elect Donald Trump

Not that I’m complaining, but it’s bizarre to me how much power President-Elect Trump wields. I will say though that this was a great use of that power and shows that Trump isn’t likely to be a “Republican” POTUS.

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America

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We’re Stronger Together

On of Hillary’s more recent attempts at a campaign slogan and apparently a book is “We’re Stronger Together.” It begs the question, however, of stronger against what or whom.

We're Stronger Together
We’re Stronger Together

Actually, it’s not much of a question. In a reprise of Obama’s variations on a them of “We Can’t Let Them Win,” the enemy is the American people, especially: Whites, men, Christians, and heterosexuals. Most especially, it’s the GOP and anyone who might vote for members of the Republican Party. We are, after all, what Hillary, her supporters, and those they pander to and enable consider deplorables.

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