Pep Rally In The Rose Garden

“How do you think I’m doin?  I got no experience in politics, and I’m President!”  This is what the President was asking the gathering of legislative constituents consisting of old, quite affluent white men.  

Why have a pep rally?  The House just voted thumbs up on the President’s endorsed health care bill.

They won!!!!  They got a legislative win in Congress.  It doesn’t become law.  It goes to the Senate.  Then it goes to Conference, and reconciliation.  Once the Senate votes to pass the bill in its’ newest form, it goes back to the House for a vote.   All of that approved, and the bill becomes law.

They got a runner on first.  In doing so…..a pep rally.

What was the pep rally all about then?  Trump, in his own mind hit a homerun.

That was not reality of course because, what he got was a walk to first.  That’s it.  Nobody on, and a lonely walk to first.  He was the only base runner, and the first inning is now over.

What healthcare bill?  The added notes of stupidity continue as Congressmen were asked if they read the bill.  After all, they voted for the bill.  Some rushed past reporters leaving their shoes behind.  The most ridiculous of responses after voting on a bill affecting millions of Americans were: “I just got back from baseball practice” to “That’s what I have staff for.”

Neither of those remarks were called for, no matter where you live politically.  It tells you how important it is for them to represent you.  They were mocking scrutiny.  They were daring us to respond.

With all of this, the Democrats showed no respect for the House, itself as their “Na Na, Hey Hey, Goodbye” was uncalled for at the end of the vote.  The general population will make their likes, and dislikes known at the appropriate time.

Trump: Australian Health Care Better Than USA

Many developed countries have better health care than the United States.

Donald Trump has said to his “good friend.”   “Australia has better health care than we do.”  He didn’t have a name for this “friend,” only “a friend” because Donny would have to do research to find out his “friend’s” name.

Malcolm Turnbull is the Prime Minister of Australia.  This is the personal friend Trump was describing.

If what Trump said is true, many sources will inform you that the latest polls have us outside of the top 10 developed countries for effective health care.   So, Trump’s remarks could easily be true.  

Trump’s House victory was represented by, a health bill that comes closer to mimicking the Affordable Care Act only with much tighter restrictions, taking funding from Medicaid, and accompanied by a tax cut for the very richest in American society.  I.E.  Trump, his Daughter, and Son-In-Law.

The most effective health care provided in developed countries is via a form of the single-payer system.

Trump is looking for accolades for House bill that, won’t escape the Senate in its’ current form.