Eleven days before the election, and the Donald Trump story keeps rolling on—on toward a catastrophic conclusion. Previously I aimed this series of posts at the comedy surrounding a narcissistic businessman vying for a job requiring real character. Now I’m leaving the high road and will be calling things as they are.
As a reminder, self-obsessed billionaire Donald Trump earlier snatched the campaign torch from the Republican Party by scooping up conservative America’s low-hanging fruit. Full disclosure: it’s something I proclaimed over a year ago could not be done. I was wrong! Wrong I was, though it is becoming clear by the hour that justice is being served where it’s long overdue.
Bad news for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has Republicans rejoicing. Republicans have been attempting to repeal this act since it became law six years ago. In particular, candidate Trump is having a field day. The government announced this week a projected rise in premiums for patients enrolling in the government-sponsored exchange. 22% is touted as a conservative number.
Candidate Trump has seized this lifeline to his sinking campaign and is hoping to make the most of it:
Seizing on Rising Costs, Trump Says Health Law Is ‘Over’
Unfortunately this has not been the gift that keeps on giving. As mentioned yesterday, Donald Trump initially gave the impression he had no idea how the ACA works, and he further had no idea his own employees are not affected by it.
All the while, candidate Trump continues to promise to repeal the ACA ASAP once he takes office. Other Republicans have been promising the same thing for six years. Their aim, they say, is to replace the act with something more suitable, but they have yet to propose any such. The notion running wild in the upstairs computer room where I am composing this is the Republicans have never had any intention of coming up with a plan for universal health coverage, and they never will in the future. A promise is as good as fact if you can get people to believe it.
Meanwhile, right on schedule, Donald Trump’s journey to self destruction continues, much as I predicted over a year ago. I post here the signature banner for this series:
A warning for those who chance to meet a wild Trump coming home late at night, past a graveyard, all alone in a storm: Don’t bump the Trump. [With apologies to Shel Silverstein.]
Enjoying my excursion into schadenfreude, I have this to say. Thank you, Mr. Trump. It’s the nicest thing anybody’s ever done for me.Thank you very, very, very much!
Yeah, it’s game on. We are going to have more fun between now and November. We can be assured Donald Trump will never fail to entertain us.
Continue reading. And may Jesus have mercy on your soul.