Ending Obamacare Now, Repeal then Back-and-Fill

Ending Obamacare Now, Repeal then Back-and-Fill


Always begin any analysis with a unified theory. And any unified theory about repealing, replacing, or repairing Obamacare  must begin with natural law, more specifically the natural law of politicians.

The natural law of politicians is that they are a race of cowards. All of them.

Now, politicians all have several constituencies, even Lady Nan Pelosi, Lady Disdain (Hillary) and certainly the leadership of the Republican Party. And they all fear one constituency more than the others.

Finally, as we all know, “the American people” have been sitting fairly low on the totem pole for most elected politicians as to who they fear for many years.

That all changed just a few months ago..

For years the Republican leadership has marched to the tune of their donors (more than one), who, in recent years we have learned have taken on a more ominous globalist halo, with a hint of authoritarian leanings. These are the people the GOP leadership fears and much of their time is dedicated in making what these donors want them to do to seem palatable to  the second group they fear, the voters, who allow them to stay in office.

There’s never been any question who’s on top in this relationship, so I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know.

But enter Donald Trump, who has a deck full of card tricks to prove to the GOP leadership that he can make its politician fear the voters more, often without saying a single word. I would refer the GOP to the scalp of former Senator Kelly Ayotte, of New Hampshire, hanging on Trump’s lodge pole…without any effort by Donald Trump whatsoever. A really fine lady who will reemerge in politics, likely with Donald Trump’s help, but whose only sin is she misread the humor of the voters. Sen Ayotte went out of her way to place her scalp up on that lodge pole simply by believing she could keep NH voters in tow without endorsing Mr Trump in the 2016 election. As I’ve said elsewhere, that’s always a crap shoot.

It’s also a lesson that should not be lost on the GOP leadership should Mr Trump ask of them to put their voters first.

Donald Trump recently announced that he had no idea how terribly complicated the Affordable Care Act was.

In truth it is today, only, American health care wasn’t complicated in 2008. The purpose of the way Obamacare was designed and implemented was to make it so convoluted that it would be impossible to undo, based on the competing interests the many segments of the law would invoke in the Congress, as well as the large number of people hired almost immediately who will have to be fired. That’s always a heart-string issue with Congress…not so much with voters anymore.

As I’ve said before, the Democratic Left has been very good for many years at designing bureaucratic Gordian-knots which, once constructed, inside-the-box-thinking Republicans are too squeamish to even think about cutting.  FDR did this with New Deal legislation, intentionally dragging out the Great Depression and high unemployment for eight years…actually ending with Pearl Harbor, where there were suddenly jobs aplenty for America’s young men, and having nothing to do with federal policy. Even in Vietnam we never looked upon war as a jobs-program, although Democrats always do[…]

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