So, the House passed a healthcare bill they all hate, (click here for story) yet Mr. Trump in one breath says it's a great bill and then in another breath praises the universal healthcare system of Australia (which would be anathema to most in the Republican Party): (click here for story)
Now rather than get into a detailed debate on healthcare, I want to just briefly focus on the appeal of a man who can say anything, up then down, pro then con.....well maybe always "con"......and still have the support of his base. Trump backers are like the ever-hopeful and loving wife of the repeatedly abusive spouse who professes their undying love after every beating.
They call him a "populist" and yet nothing he's done is in the interest of the "ordinary person," which defines true populist governing. It's populism in 'claim' only. I grew up thinking populism was a good thing: government for the average person....such an American concept! But that was before the average person was stupid. Now I'm not so sure.
Middle America used to pride itself on it's disdain for "hucksters", spotting them right off and running them out of town 'on a rail'. What the hell happened? Is there a shortage of tar and feathers? or of common sense? Did something get into the water out there?
Mr. Trump is an easy target to lampoon. ( click here for 'Trump's People') But I have a bigger problem with those who support him no matter what he does or does not do.
But then again, maybe I'm letting it bother me too much. After all, shouldn't everyone love the person who's fucking them?