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March 29, 2017

The Morning Report 3/29/17

Good morning, kids. Well, as the dust continues to settle on last week's RynoCare debacle, cooler heads seem to be prevailing and PDT is determined to move forward with a repeal/replace bill. In fact some reports indicate that Rand Paul and Mike Lee among others really have the President's ear, which is good news. Always a big fan of Roger Kimball and he wrote an eloquent essay about Mo Brooks' one-sentence repeal (linked here and below):

Politicians may or may not wish to repeal ObamaCare; those that do also wish to replace it, i.e., promulgate some other "government program," i.e., opportunity for graft, influence-peddling, regulatory imposition, etc. Mo Brooks, on the contrary, seems to entertain the deeply heterodox idea of simply getting rid of the Leviathan.

I think Brooks's chances of success are approximately zero. But then some very smart people (I know they are smart because they told me so themselves) told me that Donald Trump could never, ever be president. The whole idea was ridiculous, beneath consideration, and a distraction from the serious business of maintaining the status quo, which no one says he likes but which an awful lot of people are doing very well out of, thank you very much.

The key takeaway, at least for me, is it's still early, and PDT is virtually surrounded on all sides by enemies. Conventional wisdom dictates that if he doesn't get the repeal or tax cuts in the first 100 days it's over. But, as Mr. Kimball reminds us, Donald Trump is unlike any president in our history, so conventional wisdom is out the window. He's managed quite a bit already so let's give it time. Aside from this, the big story is the coming storm over Neil Gorsuch, the evisceration of the Obama EPA energy regulations, sanctuary city sedition and the disintegration of the Democrat Party which is being completely embargoed by the propagandists. Anyway, lots'o'links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.


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