Punting to Oblivion: Trump on Health Care

Well, the Democrats should send a cake to the White House in the shape of a football with this lettering, “Thanks for punting health care into our camp! Yay!” I’m not sure of the colors for this yet, but they will emerge in time.

The President has announced he will hold off on that replacement for Obama Care until after the Presidential election of 2020, timely proof that the Republicans have not got the first clue of what to do about this landmine of an issue.

In doing this, he has established the strongest plank in the Democratic assault on his presidency, along with everything else that begs for explanation or understanding. If I were running, I would not stop talking about how the president wants to take away people’s health care and replace it with…what?

I don’t know. You don’t know. President Trump doesn’t know! He suggests it will be better and cheaper and sparklier, but the fact is that people have kind of settled into Obama care, despite its flaws and expense, and no one trusts him to come up with something that even matches it, let alone exceeds it.

This is the thing about the Trump Presidency as it becomes more glaringly troubling moving toward the election. He hasn’t delivered on much of anything! Okay, there was tax reform, but that’s a Republican thing and we don’t know how that is going to play out. Disclosure: I got $2,140 back, to my surprise. But then my income dropped in half when I quit professing so that explains a lot of it and my Miele Dish Washer stopped working after 20 years so there goes that check! I’m not complaining. The last thing a classroom full of young people needs is a geezer up front who shouts, “What’s wrong with kissing someone on the head!” Or, “Who knew a Miele Dish Washer was ever going to stop working?”

So 19th century, you know?

No, the president has handed the Democrats a great gift at just the right time. If they can whittle their field down to one or two folks who can talk good and have nice ideas, they will boot that porcine narcissists’ butt back to Manhattan! If they all insist on staying in the race, it will become a little scary for the Democrats.

We should all start thinking like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who never fails to deliver pointed entertainment and commentary on the Trump presidency. She also has good advice for Joe Biden, too. Basically, Calm Down. People misinterpret what you are trying to do.

Pelosi said Tuesday that Biden is an “affectionate person,” but that he should accept that “people think differently about communication.”

“To say, ‘I’m sorry that you were offended,’ is not an apology,” she told Politico. “I’m sorry I invaded your space, but not I’m sorry you were offended. … That’s not accepting the fact that people think differently about communication, whether it’s a handshake, a hug.”

Stay focused, friends. We can beat him without breaking a sweat if we play about half our cards properly! And keep even our most innocent passions under control!