Written by DML
Yesterday afternoon I called the woman who helps me run this website — her name is Anneta. The plan was to discuss various business issues, and we did just that. But, after talking about articles and such, I shifted gears to chat about politics.
I wanted to share with her my feelings about Paul Ryan, the healthcare bill headed for the House floor on Thursday, and what I felt was going on below the surface. I precluded my opinions by first grabbing her take on Ryan’s recent appearance on Fox News.
DML: You watch the video clip of Ryan on “Fox News Sunday?”
DML: Why do you think he was overly nice and very complimentary when speaking about Trump?
Anneta: I am not sure.
DML: He said over and over again, “Without the president, we’d never get this bill passed.” Why do you think he did that? Why tell the audience how instrumental Trump has been in getting this bill to pass? Why take a back seat? Why dump all the credit on Trump…?
Anneta: Because he wants to tap into the people who love Trump?
Anneta: Why, then?
DML: Ryan is barricading Trump into a corner that he will never be able to escape from. Ryan is not a stupid man. He is cunning, just like Obama.
Ryan knows how D.C. works. He knows when this new bill passes, the American people will not like it. The plan sucks.
Even Chris Wallace questioned the bill: “Isn’t it true, Mr. Ryan, that premiums for average Americans will indeed go up?” Ryan had no good answer — he looked like a deer caught in headlights.
Ryan tried to answer by touting phase 2 and 3 of the bill, but Ryan knows he will never get the votes needed for those phases later on. Therefore, odds are there will never be a phase 2 and 3; thus, Ryan knows this bill remains as is, and it will suck wind just like Obamacare.
People from both sides of the aisle will feel the pain of this bill, the consumers will see little improvement, if any, and Ryan will see to it that Trump takes the blame. And believe me, it will stick with Trump throughout his presidency… “Trumpcare.”
Nobody in the media cares about Ryan, they “care” about Trump. They want to take him down, and they will put all the blame on Trump for a bill that will forever be known as Trumpcare.
Meanwhile, Ryan skates away clean — he knows this. He is sucking Trump into a whirlpool. I hope Trump doesn’t sign the bill.
Anneta: Oh, dear…, you might be right.
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