By know you likely know that Donald Trump’s promise to repeal ObamaCare failed miserably last Friday. As usual, the Trump apologists and Trump himself are in full denial and placing blame on the Democrats. But the fact remains that it was a Republican-controlled Congress that stopped Trump from doing away with Trump’s and the Republican’s signature promise – to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act, better known as ObamaCare.

Here is the single most important fact that should be remembered about this colossal failure – Donald Trump campaigned on the notion that his business negotiating skills would be sufficient to make the country great again.

Trump promised his electorate that his business acumen would make the country better for them.

These are the unpleasant facts that Trump and apologists wish no one noticed. Trump ran and was elected on the Republican ticket. Both houses of Congress are controlled by the Republicans. And yet, the repeal of ObamaCare failed.

It is beyond me how it is possible that anyone can see the failure to repeal ObamaCare and still believe that Donald Trump deserves their support and their vote.

But the reality remains that the warning signs about Donald Trump were all there during the run-up to the election and yet the electorate still placed him in office. It is possible that the electorate made a mistake. And, there are signs that some Donald Trump supporters are starting to regret their votes.

But the colossal failure that is the repeal of ObamaCare should be sufficient for the Trump electorate to take a moment to consider whether their support of him remains justified.

No one objectively looking at the failure to repeal ObamaCare can honestly and intelligently argue that Donald Trump deserves their continued support.

No one!

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...

6 replies on “Donald Trump and ObamaCare”

  1. Martin
    Once again power resides in Congress not the presidency. You could have Jesus Christ as president but if Congress does not legislate noting gets done. Most presidents do not get most of what they promised in a election done. So since Obama promised for eight years and ran on the promise of immigration reform and never could get the Congress to act it makes him a failure?This is just one more example of the lunatic fringe thinking of the left that just makes no sense and a total failure to understand how the U.S. government actually works.
    Martin this is Republican leadership in the Congress namely Paul Ryan’s failure.
    No president will have much of a chance if he always has to fight both parties to get things done. This Congress is no different than the last four do nothing Congress that Obama and Bush 2.0 had to deal with. Both Parties in Congress are at fault for failing the American people and to do their job.

  2. Marteen, As usual, you got it wrong. That wasn’t an attempt to REPEAL Obamacare. It was an attempt to prop it up. Thankfully, that failed. Now ACA will disappear faster than a Twinkie at a Weight Watchers convention.

  3. El trompas lost a major battle due to the ultra-conservatives in his party from what I have read, the House Freedom Caucus.

    Maybe el trompas can’t lead, he can only campaign.

  4. Pati
    The same could be said about Obama in his second term was by all measures a lame duck! Then by your tit tard left standards Obama couldn’t lead either he could only campain.

    1. The essay is about el trompas not Obama. As of January 20, 2017 we have a new monarch at the throne. It is time for the trompatistas to come to terms with that little fact and stop obsessing about the Si-se-puede guy.

      If you’ll don’t acknowledge that el trompas is just as much a liar (at least) as all other pols and that his failures are his failures, if you don’t critique him and his actions, you’ll are going to wind up like Demos. Their heads buried in the sand, and to this day blaming everyone but themselves for losing their reigning ‘rights’.

      Take the bull by the horns and question authority, whether it’s your guy or someone else’s, but especially when it is your own. That is what we were taught in school way back when.

  5. Pati
    The problem is you have a double standard that is glaring. Trump had not made 100 days in office and you acting like he has been in office for eight years. Oh super genius do you know that many policies from a president that just left office have effects as much as six to eight years down the road. Any bad outcomes taking place right now are Obama’s mess. Then again you want to point a finger and be a hypocrite so why are you not jumping equally up and down about what are clear violations of the 4th and 6th amendments during the election and the unlawful fishing expedition taking place against Trump and his staff. Clearly your teaching failed you from way back when to take the bull by the horn and question authority. Pati once again you are a hypocrite!

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