Marc Platt's Politics: I'm a Lefty
By Marc Platt
So now Tom Cotton and Paul Ryan are tightening the leash on the ACA Repeal efforts. They are walking it all back saying the GOP must have a replacement in place before removing 30 million people from their health care. Yep...
The Republicans just spent 8 years trying to de-legitimize our first African American US President and demonized him for wanting to help millions of citizens who needed health care, especially after the Republican Economic Crash of 2008. Yes it was THEIR fault. We can argue Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and all the credit default swaps and deregulation of the Bush years until the cows come home...
Obamacare will NOT be repealed. It will be re-branded under the Trumpcare insignia. Yes they will vote and repeal it officially, but that don't mean jack shit folks.
Politics is a nasty business. When you take things away from people, especially something like health care that should be a right, not a priviledge people notice WHO is responsible.
Trump will do everything in his nature to NOT be the guy who took stuff away from hard-working Americans, even if only for his own vanity.
We are screwed in so many OTHER ways. Health care will not be one of those IMO.
By Marc Platt
I just heard Republican Strategist Elise Jordan say that the only real scandals in the Obama administration were Hillary Clinton's scandals, that cost her the election.
I want you to digest this incredibly sophomoric way of thinking. I normally actually think this woman is insightful and thoughtful, but this IS the thinking that Republican politicos display when discussing this election cycle.
Obama has had ZERO scandals. The first and only administration with nada, zilch, zero scandals in an eight-year span. William Henry Harrison had no scandals either. He died one month into his first and only term.
Did you know that the infamous "Comey Letter" was just deemed illegal because of search and seizure issues in obtaining Anthony Weiner's laptop? Did you know that the FBI agent who illegally grabbed that laptop has had his name redacted from the document? And we all know the "Comey Letter" was bogus in that they found nothing, zero, zilch...
There were NO HILLARY scandals. The only thing Hillary Clinton is guilty of is being BORING. She was a boring mainstream Democratic candidate.
You can call Donald Trump everything you want under the sun, but not boring. This man is controversial and we are in for the bumpiest ride you can imagine.
By Marc Platt
The President-Elect may be up to something the media and public may not realize. He could be draining the U.S. Senate of "deplorables." Think about some of the names being floated and taking jobs: Sessions, Tom Cotton, Corker, Tom Price and others like McConnel's wife Elaine Chow, General Flynn...etc...If they work for HIM, he can control the narrative regarding social issues that these people have been so gung ho on. Remember this guy was Pro Choice, Single Payer Guy for decades. If he calls the shots, these people are out of their old jobs and under his control. Even Mitt Romney would be beholden to Trump's desires.
I want to stress the importance of reading "The President's Club" for a greater understanding of the bond between living Presidents. Trump has been leaning on Obama since the election was over. Obama and Trump are both very astute politically.
Just look at the Tom Price (our next Health Services Secretary) move. This guy has actually written the bill to repeal Obamacare 57 times. If he pulls that garbage while working FOR Trump and Trump shuts it down, problem solved, right? Trump HAS NO IDEOLOGY. Pay attention to what he does, NOT what he says. You will sleep better at night.