Obama Was a Better Negotiator than the Donald!

On November 1, 2016 Donald Trump said:

“When we win on November 8th, and elect a Republican Congress, we will be able to immediately repeal and replace Obamacare,  have to do it, I will ask Congress to convene a special session so we can repeal and replace,  and it will be such an honor for me,  for you and for everybody in this country because Obamacare has to be replaced, and we will do it, and we will do it very quickly.”

On Jan. 11, 2017, after his election, Trump doubled down on his claims that he would “repeal and replace” Obamacare.


The failure of the Republicans’ three-month blitz to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement exposed deep divisions in the Republican Party that the election of a Republican president could not mask. It cast a long shadow over the ambitious agenda that Mr. Trump and Republican leaders had promised to enact once their party assumed power at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

And it was the biggest defeat of Mr. Trump’s young presidency, which has suffered many. His travel ban has been blocked by the courts. Allegations of questionable ties to the Russian government forced out his national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn. Tensions with key allies such as Germany, Britain and Australia are high, and Mr. Trump’s approval ratings are at historic lows.

A major reason for the bill’s demise was the opposition of members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, which wanted more aggressive steps to lower insurance costs and to dismantle federal regulation of insurance products.

The failure of the Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare is a clear indication that Trump is unable to unite his own party.  His failure to win the votes necessary in a Republican dominated House, is a sign of things to come.  As the country becomes more divided than ever, Trump’s inability to lead even his own party in the repeal and replacement of Obamacare is a clear indication that little if anything is going to be accomplished during the Trump administration.  By issuing an ultimatum, and then being unable to close the deal, Trump illustrated his inability to coerce members of his own party in Congress.  It appears the art of the deal has escaped Donald Trump.

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  1. Back in 60’s the bra- burners had a slogan they used in response to the blow back from the controversial supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade (1973).

    “Keep your Laws off of my body.”

    In 1973 these feminazi’s were considered extremist…But today they look like prophets.

    Every man , women , child should pick up thier battle cry.



  2. Trump was and is so incurious of anything that does not smack of personal wealth or adulation. Clueless about the ramifications of the Russian debacle, he is somehow feeling insured because of his multitude of minions. Maybe he realizes how complicated Russian insurance now can be. Who knew?

    He needs to keep sweating. The paranoia enveloping his office is REAL. It will get all encompassing soon. Either he will create chaos through an event, or an event will chaotically end this nightmare.

    Hopefully the latter.

    – Remember it’s not the French we are fighting for, it’s the Champagne .-
    Winston Churchill


    – Remember it’s not only healthcare we are fighting for, it’s polonium tea .-


  3. Malia – Trump thought he could wheel and deal and threaten to get the Healthcare bill passed because that is what worked for him as a businessman! WRONG! Trump failed miserably, and immediately blamed everyone but himself. He said he is going to wait until ACA “explodes”! He may be in for a long wait…


  4. Obama surrounded himself with people who would contradict him. He wanted his staff to feel free to offer opposing ideas. That is the only way to find all possible solutions. Trump hires only yes men and women. They say whatever they think the boss wants to hear.
    As far as negotiation, we keep hearing Narcissist. Let me add another behavioral term: dry drunk.They have an obsessive aversion to alcohol because they fear losing control. The vote was another classic dry drunk behavior, grandiose thinking that one can force an outcome. Dry drunks then blame the failure on everyone but themselves.
    President Obama did not fear conflict. And he could negotiate a properly poured Guinness.


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