Faster, Pussycat — Kill! Kill!

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President Trump’s betrayal of his promise to repeal Obamacare has been disconcerting, as has the GOP’s recidivism in not sending to the CEO the blanket-repeal that they sent sixty times to his precursor in office.  No one objects to Obamacare relevantly.  That it is piss-poor healthcare is incidental.  The essential objection to the “law” is that a two-thousand-page “law” is a contradiction in terms.  A two-thousand-page “law” can be nothing other than a bludgeon of tyranny, to be used against the freedom – and the discretion, and the wisdom – of the people.  The Trumpmeister needs to live up to his campaign promise, the position to which he owes his election.  To quote the title of the Russ Meyer’s 1965 sexploitation movie: “Faster, Pussycat – Kill! Kill!”  Kill the “law” and start over.  Kill it.  Stomp it into the ground. Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, and kill.  Trump should throw away his Pussy Hat and act like a man.

30 thoughts on “Faster, Pussycat — Kill! Kill!

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  2. Finally, someone speaking the truth of this “Kabuki Theater” that we have just witnessed. There appears to be no one including Trump who has the backbone to cut through the “gordian knot” and destroy this legislative travesty. I am fearful that a large number of people were hoodwinked into thinking a knight in shining armour, had arrived on the scene, And we may be witnessing a change in his direction of governing the country. I voted for the man and zealously cling to the thought that we escaped an unspeakable disaster by not putting that textbook picture of a sociopath in the White House. But I am becoming uncomfortable with what I am witnessing in Trump’s performance, so far. I hope I am way off base.

    • Yes. why, for example, does James Comey still have his job? Trump’s victory was rooted in the profound disgust that the American community has increasingly felt with respect to so-called laws, so-called judges, and so-called representatives, the totality of which has added up to a usurpation of the Constitutional order. In addition to being a bludgeon of tyranny, Obamacare is unconstitutional in another way. It did not originate in Congress, but was written by outsiders. Drive a stake through its heart. Stomp the corpse into the ground. Dig it up. Burn it. Scatter the ashes.

  3. I am glad that this bill never made it to a vote because it’s a bad bill. I have spent the better part of my adult work life in jobs that placed me in the front lines of these programs being implemented and used. I was even tasked with following developments in the specific policy areas so I could keep coworkers and the agency informed. This bill would have just made matters worse because people had very little freedom when choosing between paying for medicine or for food. Plus the threat of bankruptcy always loomed for the ones lucky enough to use insurance but unlucky enough to have poor coverage.

    • Jim, the way to make health care better and more affordable is to get government out of it and let market forces shape the widest possible variety of insurance plans for the widest possible variety of potential buyers. That — and reforming tort law. It isn’t really the greed of physicians that has driven health-care costs into the astronomical heights; it’s the greed of lawyers and their clients. When doctors no longer need to maintain ueber-expensive litigation insurance, and when market conditions mediate transactions, people in need of tailored insurance plans will find that they now cost much less than they did previously.

      • For the sake of sounding too much like a Marxist, which I actually am not, it’s seems we have two things that collide here. A person’s life and the profit motive when it comes to insurance. I realize equipment must be made and services delivered. Yet much of the waste takes place in the administrative process when dealing with insurance. In 12 years of dealing with Medicaid and Medicare through my previous jobs I found them to be very easy to deal with (those programs do have problems). When the Medicare Part D was passed and left to the private insurance companies to deal with it was a nightmare. If the ACA, which I support very tepidly, had done something such as to reform the bloated administrative structure so it was more lean like Medicare’s administrative cost then it would be step in the right direction. Government isn’t the solution to our problems, but it’s like many things in our society. We get back what we invest into it. For a long time we have done a lousy job at it.

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    • The Web is too much with us, late and soon;
      Texting and twittering, we deplore our powers;
      Little we see beyond the matrix that is ours; —
      We will let the Russians hack us for a tune…

    • He said campaigning again and again that he would kill it. Then he urges its virtual continuation, as Ryan-Care. It is at least a reversal, but I’m sticking with “betrayal.” I want the damned thing dead, you want it dead, and Trump needs to kill it.

  5. Fear Not! Stand! Our Lord God gave us President Trump, in part, to uncover and unmask every “hidden” thing in our government. Obamacare is a creature of Congress, and only Congress can repeal it. President Trump told Congress he would sign a repeal, and he went to great lengths to demand a bill and demand votes… so he DID his part. In doing so, he has unmasked the wickedness of Congress.

    By entering this little weak & lousy bill, and the refusal to vote, the wicked Congress – from Paul Ryan to the self-named “Freedom Caucus” – show themselves for what they really are. Not one of them ever wanted to relieve Americans of this burdensome scandal.

    President Trump is correct to turn his own “public” attention now to other things, and let Congress stew in the mess Paul Ryan made. President Trump will still be ready to sign whenever Congress stops playing games, but in the meantime he will not associate with their wickedness.

    Now, I’m not much on so-called “prophets”, but here’s something interesting. In 2015, Pastor Jeremiah Johnson relayed a prophecy that I keep looking back to. He said the Holy Spirit told him: “Trump does not fear man nor will he allow deception and lies to go unnoticed. I am going to use him to expose darkness and perversion in America like never before,” and “just as I raised up Cyrus to fulfill My purposes and plans, so have I raised up Trump to fulfill my purposes and plans.”

    The exposure continues. The LORD is He who makes things happen, in His time.

  6. I see two broad possibilities.

    One, Trump does the Reagan dance all over again, making the lion’s share of his constituency happy. We see a wilting rebirth of Red State prominence, and things calm down a bit as the Left gets the message and taps the brakes long enough for everyone else to catch up.

    Two, Trump (whether through collusion on his part or simple lack of political power) fails. He probably puts a very good spin on his failure, but he fails nonetheless. The Left lurches back into the electoral seat – and stays there. Trump’s demographic becomes so disillusioned we see skyrocketing rates of heroin/opiate overdose/suicide. We also see bands of feral young (white) men start forming up, taking matters into their own hands, with mixed results (the government is against them in a way it’s not against feral young men of any other color, but then, they’re smarter on average and the government is ever more incompetent.

    Honestly, I’m not sure which outcome scares me more.

  7. Uh, oh. Sunday morning, I’m enjoying your (corporate) commentary. After reading Rhetocrates comment, I look to the right and read “Follow The Orthosphrere via…Join 666 other followers” – Egads! But, I thought M. Bertonneau’s confession the other day was facetious!

    • This is the reason why many of my compatriots on the left end up being ridiculed as snowflakes who need safe spaces. We get stuck with the caricature of not being able tolerate anything being said or done which couldn’t make it into a modern rock song about dark parts of the mind and death. Over a year ago I had my high school reunion and one woman I graduated with now lives in Australia. She said Americans are always too uptight. The use of the word “facetious” proves all of the points I just made.

  8. You never know, Jim. Koppenheffer might have been being facetious (is that a real tense?) when he said that he thought that I previously might have been being facetious! If anyone asked me whether I was an ironist, my answer would necessarily be: “Yes, no, maybe — ask me again tomorrow.”

  9. @Koppenheffer. By the way, I appreciate the “M. Bertonneau.” As a son of the Old Quarter’s gens, I naturally disdain the Anglo-Saxon “mister.”

  10. I have relatively little against Obamacare in principle, and I think the frothing opposition going thereto is ridiculous. So I am rather glad he is not spending too much firepower on repealing it.
    It is far, far more important to de-federalize (in fact, ultimately to de-state-ize) education than healthcare. Socialised healthcare is much more acceptable than socialised education.
    In any event the economic war does not begin with insurance clearinghouses, much less the ultimate goal: the culture counter-revolution.

  11. “That it is piss-poor healthcare is incidental.”

    The Affordable Care Act is not about healthcare. It is not healthcare. It is about providing a health insurance marketplace in which poor folks can participate. There is a world of difference between heath care and health insurance. For the government stuff that is actually impeding the delivery of decent healthcare, check out the Federal requirements for doctors to use Eletronic Medical Records. Published statistics verify what I have seen with my own eyes: doctors spend about 30% of their day typing data into the EMR – time that used to be spent on face to face with patients.

  12. I support the law mostly because of what it does on the Medicaid front. I have see first hand what good Medicaid has done through 12 years as a mental health caseworker. The law has some big issues and was not passed in the most transparent of ways. And insurance companies make it even worse with their bloated administrative costs. The law is a monster, but sometimes monsters can be tamed. I usually don’t want to blow up the ship in order to save. Take it to a dry dock and remodel it.

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