Of all the Obama policies he's undoing, I don't see him lowering anyone's insurance. He's already trying to deny payments to doctors from svcs rendered during Obama, he's cut off insurance to millions of people, and yet the rates haven't gone down. I guess helping you with your insurance woes doesn't fall into his big MAGA plan. Sad.
0 ups, 5y,
To begin with, laws can't be undone with executive orders. Obama found that out the hard way. So Trump can't undo the law portion of the ACA, only the portions that Obama added by executive order after the fact. Secondly...telling people they don't have to buy insurance isn't the same as taking it away. No one lost anything unless they chose to because of ridiculous prices. Third... insurance was his first priority, and he asked for plans from lawmakers and they failed to deliver. He was ready to sign. Remember...it took Obama two years to ram his B's down our throats; changing that law will have to wait until there is a replacement plan that can pass the Congress and the Senate.
Hahaha What do you think happens when an illegal crosses and get's caught, or when a single parent with no immediate family goes to jail? A high percentage of children being brought across the border aren't even related to those bringing them across, though you could care less about human trafficking.
Trump's extreme disdain for (way way) over half the country will be Obama's legacy how?
3 ups, 5y,
I wasn't clear. Obama's legacy is going to be based on "his" (not Trump's) disdain for middle America and all things white. His decision to use identity politics to divide the nation into multiple minority groups united against whites is how I will always remember him. And there was a sharp pendulum swing to the right. Democrats as a group haven't won anything since 2010. This has been a direct reaction to the way Obama handled his first two years in office. Trump should face the same backlash in November if history is any indicator, but right now, the polls aren't reflecting that. It's hard to know what's true anymore, so I guess I'll just wait till after Voting day to find out what is really going on. And you're correct; Trump got about the same number of votes as Romney, except he drew them from different areas; more strategic areas. 20% of Trumps votes came from blue collar Democrats, a group no Republican has tried to reach since Reagan. A lot of people just couldn't stand the thought of voting for Trump (myself included) and never bothered to show up. I work in an office full of them, however, they are all on board now, not with Trump personally, but with his policies, that and they just can't believe whata the left has erupted into. I work with two guys that say they'll never vote democrat as long as the far left is running the show. It scares them. That belief is perfectly in line with how the blue collar democrats up north feel. The Democratic lean further to the left has literally left them with more in common with Republicans than what was once their own party. That's just my experience and thoughts on the subject.
"disdain for middle America and all things white. His decision to use identity politics to divide the nation into multiple minority groups united against whites is how I will always remember him."
That assessment is simply untrue.
Ironic as well since you just described Trump's entire platform, except it marginalizes everyone not of a particular subgroup (South/Southwest rural, low skilled, less educated) of "white"
The last time a Republican won the Presidency via popular vote in the last three decades was in 2004.
Gerrymandering, used by both major parties but far more by Republicans, has gotten them control of both Houses. Party members for both have been hemorrhaging, but again far more for Repubs, which has been moribund save for some rural pockets. Democrat politicians differ from Republican in name only anyways, with the occasional blip from either to appease their constituencies.
I skimmed through much of the rest, seemed more partisan slanted and anecdotal based than factual.
Passed Health Care Reform
After five presidents over the course of a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010. More than twenty million Americans have gained coverage since the passage of the law, which provides subsidies for Americans to buy coverage, expands Medicaid eligibility, and prohibits insurers from denying coverage to people with preexisting conditions. The uninsured rate has dropped from 16 percent in 2010 to 9 percent in 2015. The law also mandates free preventive care, allows young people to stay on their parents’ policies up to age twenty-six, and imposes a ban on annual and lifetime caps on benefits. (https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/januaryfebruary-2017/obamas-top-50-accomplishments-revisited/) One of the many things Obama has done for our Country. What has Trump done? Let me rephrase that, what good has Trump done?