Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Trump is entirely about winning.  He has to win.  Because if you don't win, you lose.  And Trump is not a loser.  NOT.  A.  LOSER!

This is basically his pitch to the GOP House: Vote for this so you (and I) aren't losers.  The fact that it is a shitty bill that will make life shitty for people who voted for them apparently has no impact on their thinking.

I'm REALLY torn about this.  I don't want to see 20+ million Americans lose their health insurance, and I don't want a bill that will be hard for the next Democratic government to undo.

But it would be nice to see them completely screw themselves over by pursuing the lie they've been telling their base for the past 8 years.

That would be fitting.

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