Trump’s conservative counterrevolution is in deep trouble. In March the GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare— one of his top campaign promises—went down in flames. For that we can thank the tens of thousands of angry citizens who stormed town hall meetings across the country, all but tar-and-feathering Republican congressmen who supported Trump’s agenda. The politicians got the message loud and clear: “Kill my healthcare, and we’ll kill your cushy job in D.C.!”
After years of hemming and hawing, the Republicans finally came up with a joke of a replacement plan that would have jacked premiums up while nixing affordable healthcare for up to 24 million Americans. We all know how the big scam works by now: The Republicans tout some mysterious, free-market alternative healthcare plan, but they never really get it together, because they really don’t want to get it together. They just want to destroy any kind of government involvement and let the insurance industry continue their unconscionable bloodsucking. No other developed nation allows this kind of middleman vampire action. Obamacare is far from perfect, but Trump’s plan was a step backward, not forward.