Monday, November 14, 2016

Fwd: Trump reviewing Obamacare by Mike Huckabee


Mike Huckabee as always has refreshing commentary. This time he educates us as per the extent of the Republican Victory and heeds us not to give too much credence to critics who try to find any excuse to prove that Trump will renege on his Campaign promises.

Obamacare as every bad deal may have positive elements, albeit few and far between, and someone with an open and critical mind will be able to discern the bad from the good. The same with very good deals. There may be elements that need to be finetuned. The important thing is not to be overly rigid in any deal, be flexible without losing sight of the overall pic which is to benefit society and to do good. For that you need to be surrounded by G-d fearing people and Mike Huckabee fits the bill!

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As Republicans are celebrating Tuesday's elections and Democrats are fuming and protesting, only a few pundits have pointed out the obvious: the results leave the Democratic Party in its weakest position since the 1920s. Liberal academics assured us that demographics will inevitably send the GOP into the tar pit of history as youth move America ever-leftward. Instead, Republicans will now control the entire executive and legislative branches, they're about to secure a conservative balance in the Supreme Court, they hold the governorships or state legislatures in over 3/5ths of the states, and they control the entire governments of 23 states, compared to 7 controlled by Democrats.

That doesn't just mean bad news for the Democratic Party today, it also means they don't have much of a farm team for breeding future national leaders. Someone pointed out that with Obama on the way out, the top remaining leaders of the party of youth, change and diversity are Bill and Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders: all wealthy white people in their late 60s to mid-70s.

Luckily for the party, someone is stepping up to bring in fresh blood. Howard Dean announced that he plans to run once again for chairman of the DNC, to focus the party on "tech rehab" (I hope that means learning how to use email) and outreach to the young. Considering that Dean is 67, by Democratic Party standards, he's a regular spring chicken.


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A referendum on Obama

By Mike Huckabee

Democrats keep defending President Obama's abysmal record by saying, "Well, I think he's been a darned good President!" This always gets a big round of applause on late night talk shows. I have to assume the audience is filled with Republicans, because those are the only Americans Obama has been good for, if you look at these latest electoral maps.

Some of the votes are still being counted, but it now seems safe to say that after eight years of Obama and his followers imposing their "Progressive" left-wing agenda against the will of the people, Democratic office holders are about as rare as penguins in Tahiti.

In an election that was supposed to be a debacle for the GOP, the party not only held the House and Senate and took the White House, Republicans flipped three state legislative chambers, including Kentucky, filling the last hole in the solid red South. They held their supermajority in North Carolina, increased their majority in Wisconsin, and even achieved an 18-18 tie in the state Senate of deep blue Connecticut. Despite some isolated victories for Democrats, there are now only four states (California, Hawaii, Rhode Island and Oregon) where Democrats control both the legislature and the governorship. Twenty-five states are solidly Republican.

To crib from Mark Twain, reports of the death of the GOP are greatly exaggerated. See all the maps and details here:

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Trump Reviewing Obamacare

By Mike Huckabee

Donald Trump hasn't even taken office yet, and already, critics on both sides are accusing him of flip-flopping on his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. That's because he told the Wall Street Journal that he might be open to keeping the two most popular provisions: letting people with preexisting conditions get health insurance and letting young people stay on their parents' policies until they're 26. But note: he didn't say he would definitely do that. He merely said that President Obama had asked him to keep those provisions, and "I told him I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that."

Before everyone pops a gasket, let's remember how this all started. One of the major reasons given for America needing health care reform was that people with debilitating chronic health problems couldn't afford insurance and were being driven into bankruptcy. Since the vast majority of Americans were happy with their plans, Congress should have focused on a targeted solution, possibly a subsidized insurance pool for those most in need. Unfortunately, this was one of those "crises liberals couldn't let go to waste," so they used it as a pretext for a massive, government-expanding power grab over the insurance and medical care sectors that cost everyone their plans and doctors, despite the promise that if you liked them, you could keep them. It's also now costing people more than their mortgages just to pay the monthly premiums.

As for letting people stay on their parents' plans until they're 26, that mostly affects young people who wouldn't buy insurance anyway because they're very healthy, underemployed and paying off student loans. It provides them some security at virtually no cost to insurers, so why not consider keeping it as an option in whatever replaces Obamacare?

Matt Vespa at offers some calming background on why Trump said this and why it doesn't mean he's backing down on his promise. Besides, with a Republican Congress that's already been trying to repeal and replace Obamacare for years, only to have Obama block their efforts over and over, it's not as if he'll have to lift a finger to do it, other than to pick up a pen and sign his name.


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