Letters to the Editor

Trump’s error in Obamacare repeal

President Trump has made an extremely serious error concerning his handling of the Obamacare repeal.

It boils down to this: Trump promised to repeal Obamacare. His promise was based upon a good faith, but faulty, belief that Republicans had an alternate health care plan to replace Obamacare. They did not. Even worse, Trump took his eyes off the ball just long enough for Paul Ryan to poison the entire repeal effort.

Ryan’s incompetence is not as serious, or as damaging, as Trump’s failure to correctly identify the source of the problem. Instead of hammering moderate Republicans for attempting to pull a fast one by proposing Obamacare 2.0, Trump focused his wrath upon the Freedom Caucus.

All knowledgeable conservatives realize the Freedom Caucus acted as they did because they were actually standing for the true promise Trump had made to the electorate.

Trump’s failure to give the Freedom Caucus the credit they deserve is just one of his apparent problems. Trump must understand he was elected to transform a dysfunctional Congress into a productive legislative body. Therefore, Trump, now fully understanding he cannot rely upon moderate Republicans to achieve any meaningful change, must work with true conservatives to force the entire party to come in line to fulfill the promises he made to those who gave him the Presidency. Should Trump fail in this effort, he will most surely be a one term president.

Trump must be mindful of one truth: he achieved his victory because voters now mean business.

Chris Tabing, Coulterville

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