November 11, 2016

Blog Friends Like These...

Drop everything and read blog friend tg's take on the election.

I hate to excerpt because I cannot decide where to begin or end, but give this a little taste:

Amid all this walks in a woman who embodies it all, Davos Man in the flesh, avatar of establishment orthodoxy. She is the author of one war, supporter of two others; devoted to the poor of other nations but aloof to the poor of her own; friend of the banks, paid by Wall Street when not in government service, and financed by it when on the campaign trail; undeserving darling of a slavish media, uncrowned queen of a slavish party, beloved by all the institutions Americans have grown to distrust and hate; unable to keep rules she demands of her subordinates, and excused for failings that would crush the careers of the less connected. Onto this stage walks this ghoul, and you expected America to be excited about voting for her.

It is time to destroy the lies.

2016 Posted by John Kranz at November 11, 2016 3:14 PM
"Look folks, I am no Democrat. I'm much more comfortable in an America where the court leans 5-4 to the right than the other way around. But I'm also an honest checks-and-balances sort. The prospect of Trump unchecked is unnerving. Many of you go further—you express abject terror."

Meanwhile, my biological brother laments, quoting some news report or another, "Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced," Mr. Trump said. - "Singing a different tune already" my brother observed.

So it would seem that Trump is not as unchecked as some imagine. There's this Congress thingey, and this wonkish Speaker of the House who spent a lot of time and brain sweat on something he calls "A Better Way." He says this about Healthcare reform. [Click Frequently Asked Questions]

Q: How can this plan be explained in 30 seconds? (an elevator speech!)

A: This is a step-by-step approach to give every American access to quality, affordable health care:

- Lower costs. Helps people get better health care at a lower cost by ending expensive mandates and getting rid of over $1 trillion in taxes on health care.

- More choices. Provides patients with access to financial assistance to choose a plan that fits their needs, as well as more pooling mechanisms, coverage options, and access to wellness programs by getting Washington out of the way.

- Peace of mind. Protects those with pre-existing conditions and the most vulnerable, while ensuring every American has financial support to buy the coverage of their choice.

- Reforms Essential Health Security Programs. Strengthens and secures Medicare for current and future retirees, and provides Medicaid flexibility for the states.

"Abject terror?"

Posted by: johngalt at November 11, 2016 7:16 PM

JG, I have been optimistic this entire season that neither the victory of Trump or Hillary would bring about the apocalypse their detractors suggested. Trump may turn out to be another President Taylor.


But that feeling of terror is real. I'm not terrified---but people out there are. And if we can't guide them to a better place, they might start doing something dangerous.

Posted by: T. Greer at November 11, 2016 8:15 PM

@tg: if we can't guide them to a better place, they might start doing something dangerous.

Agreed; I think the 1st step is to challenge assertions, theories and base-cases. Here's the punch line:

Everything the media has been telling you is wrong. On ACA, on debt, on DAGW, on low-fat foods, on the economy...

then again, I could be horribly, awfully wrong, and what should be said is what JG's brother laments: DJT is not going to export the illegals while slamming the door on China's fingers.

Posted by: nanobrewer at November 12, 2016 9:50 AM

Oh I do understand that the terror of the fearful is real, I'm just saying it is in response to media and DNC created bogeymen.

As for the dodged bullet of Hillary's election ushering the apocalypse, consider what Thomas Friedman reportedly proposed - "Thomas Friedman wants to abolish all corporate taxes and replace them with a carbon tax, a tax on bullets a tax on sugar and a small transaction tax." Imagine what he'd be proposing if Trump LOST.

And then there's SCOTUS.

Posted by: johngalt at November 13, 2016 1:11 PM | What do you think? [4]