Thursday, March 9, 2017

Perhaps Buddy Got To Ryan and Ryan Did a Far Better Job Explaining What The Republicans Are About. Thanks Buddy!

Trump takes an idea from Duke Ellington's: " St James Infirmary:"

"Let her die, her her die  God Bless Her---" (See 1 below.)

Last night I had a brief response from Rep. Buddy Carter, regarding an e mail I sent him suggesting that , as usually is the case, The Republicans and Ryan, in my humble opinion,  had failed to explain to the American people, in language they could understand and accept, why they were proceeding in a three step fashion regarding eliminating Obamacare and substituting it with more open market health care legislation.

Buddy took my e mail and comments to heart and thanked me for my in put and said it was important to hear from constituents.

As I said to Buddy, the best political commentators in my life were Reagan, Gingrich and Bill Clinton. They were concise, clear and effective.  Republicans, in general, may understand what they are about but they lose their audience by not packaging their messages effectively and in simple ordinary language. Ryan said arcane rules dictated his decisions regarding a three step stage but then never explained what he meant, to my knowledge.  He left me hanging.

I also suggested it would be useful if the peacocks in The Senate kept their contributions and disagreements in house. Rand Paul may have some excellent ideas regarding existing condition legislation but attacking the plan openly  and stating he and other Republican Senators would not support the proposed efforts by Ryan and his House Members simply provided ammunition for the opponents.

Without legislation replacing Obamacare Trump's entire legislative initiative will fail because until a new health care program has been costed by The CBOE there can be no budget presentation.

I am literally now listening to Speaker Ryan do a far better job of explaining the Republican's proposed  health care efforts and perhaps "Buddy" got to him. I know they go to the gym each morning at the same time.

Ryan is giving a full explanation of why Obamacare is in a death spiral and why The House has to make revisions and replacements etc. in three stages.  I hope the public was listening.
CBS News Director Mea Culpa. (See 2 below.)
1) Behind Closed Doors, President Trump Has Had an Excellent Idea

According to people who attended a meeting with President Trump at the White House, the President says if the GOP healthcare plan dies, he intends to let Obamacare fail and blame the Democrats.

The Republicans, if they pass their Obamacare-lite swampcare plan, will own the healthcare issue and all its failures in the coming years. If they let Obamacare fail on its own, they will put pressure on Democrats and intransigent Republicans to come to the table and support real reforms.
The present swampcare plan the GOP is proposing will do little to improve Obamacare and will, in many areas, make things worse. That includes expanding Medicaid, an already unstable, costly system.
Letting the whole thing crumble would be a better alternative and one from which President Trump could use his bully pulpit to affect real change.

That is an excellent idea and it should be encouraged.

CBS News Political Director: Media Ruined Its Own Reputation, Not Trump

Political Director for CBS News, John Dickerson / AP
Political Director for CBS News, John Dickerson / AP
BY: Jack Heretik 
CBS host John Dickerson said Friday that the media is responsible for ruining its own reputation, not President Donald Trump.

Dickerson, the political director of CBS News and anchor of "Face the Nation," was speaking to radio host Hugh Hewitt when he made the comment, Mediaite reported.

Hewitt and Dickerson were discussing Trump's press conference on Thursday, during which he repeatedly attacked the media's credibility.

"But that one comment, ‘They don't trust you anymore,' is a summation of where we are in America," Hewitt said. "Because I really do think Manhattan-Beltway elites have lost the country. They've lost it."
Hewitt asked if it is true that there is no confidence in America's media elite.

"Yes, it's true, and it's not because of anything obviously Donald Trump did," Dickerson said. "The press did all that good work ruining its reputation on its own and we can have a long conversation about what created that."
Dickerson went on to say that the press had overhyped many little stories about Trump, leading to many other reports not being viewed with much credibility by the American people. The CBS host also said that the media must represent the American people to the president when asking questions.

recent poll by Emerson College found that more people in the U.S. trust Trump than the media.

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