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Trump Still Has My Support

Updated on March 27, 2017

Let's Start With the ACA

It was a brash undermining of our intelligence when the GOP (Grand Old Party) tried to replace Obama Care with their version. Don’t get me wrong, I think ACA is in need of reform big time—the mandate definitely needs to be taken out immediately.

The Mandate was removed but the penalty remained for those who allowed their healthcare to lapse. It was a sleight of hand and I bet the insurance companies were behind it.

After all, the CEO’s of the major Health Care Providers are making triple digit, multimillion dollar salaries thanks to Obama and Pelosi. Heaven knows they wouldn’t want to lose that.

So, maybe they said, “Go ahead and remove the mandate but allow us to tac on a penalty for those who lose their jobs and can’t afford healthcare; allow us to retain our incomes at the cost of the middle class; let us keep stomping on the grape. Then throw the reins into the press and squeeze whatever we can out of what remains.”

And of course the GOP said, “Sure.”

Trump reluctantly ran with it, but notice this…his name wasn’t on it. The house referred to it as, Ryan’s Bill.

President Trump is no dummy. I believe he knew from the beginning the bill stood little chance but he gave it his all.

I’m disappointed, just like many Americans. I’m not going to cry in my soup though.

Life goes on.

Politics move along.

The Media and the Dem’s have a victory. They get to hold on to ACA a little while longer and gloat like Al Capone at the IRS. Well, we know how that ended. Although, I don’t predict any Dem’s will wind up in jail.

I was asked if I still support Trump, because I’ve been so quiet lately. My support is unwavering. He is MY PRESIDENT and YOUR PRESIDENT and THEIR PRESIDENT for four more years at least. I can promise that those years will be the most interesting years of any president, except for Lincoln. He will face opposition at every turn. No matter what…even if he sneezes.

“What about Obama’s term?” you might ask. He had the backing of his party throughout his presidency. From day one they were with him. Side by side like peas and carrots, like two lovers holding hands, like a prostitute and her trick. Even when the Dems lost the House and Senate they kept right on holding on.

Trump does not have that support. He cast a division during his candidacy that will haunt him throughout his administration. He is not an eloquent talker like Obama. He is not an ass kisser like Pelosi. He is what he is—a straight talker. He shoots from the hip and sometimes his aim is a little off.

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    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      eh, sorry. there are far more democrats than far right religios. and most people in usa like dem policies. its 60% and up for repro rights, gun control, path to citizenship, NO WALL , healthcare, mummies and daddies taken care of, and we dislike money-grubbing greed-balls who pay no taxes!!

      secretly, i dream of pacifica...pacific coast country combining mexico, usa, canada.

      no religious rule. no free ride for corporations. really good public everything. single--payer, no worries. paid vacations....lots of them.

      *life is to enjoy*

      sigghhhhhh

      but we have trump and the republican congress. " back to life, back to reality"

      grim.

    • Dont Taze Me Bro profile image

      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 5 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      btw KEN, thank you for that youtube video. Very interesting point of view. His perspective carries a lot if weight.

      I'm not waiting around for Cochran's response cause whenever she's busted she disappears. After all what can she say now? "I'm sorry, you are right I shouldn't have said that." Fat chance.

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      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 5 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      typo - at the end I meant 40% not 60%.

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      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 5 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      There Cochran goes again with misinformation, basically another lie. You can always count on her to lie. The truth is only 30% of registered voters voted for Hillarity too because 40 % of the registered voters DON'T VOTE. So according to Cochran, the liar, when she says "That means most people did not want him as president. So when he talks about just keeping campaign promises ... most Americans don't want him to." that statement should also apply to Hillarity. But it doesn't apply to either candidate because like everything Cochran spews it is a lie.

      Over 90 Million Eligible Voters Didn’t Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election. Hillarity and Trump basically split the popular vote. Clinton received 65.84 million votes, or 48.1 percent of the total popular vote. Trump received 62.97 million votes, or 46.0 percent. So both candidates got roughly 30% of the registered voters and I'll say it again BECAUSE 40% DON'T VOTE. If I didn't vote I would be offended by someone saying what I want or don't want, how would they ever know my business. No honest person can or would say the registered voters who didn't vote wanted one candidate or the other, not based on the percentage of registered voters who voted for either candidate when 60 % of them didn't even vote. To think otherwise is failed reasoning at best and to say it, that is pure deception, intellectually dishonesty, typical of the left and Trump derangement syndrome. No one can have a serious discussion with people who think and act like this.

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      We do all see things differently. The one thing I wish Trump supporters would remember is that he was only elected by 30% of registered voters. That means most people did not want him as president. So when he talks about just keeping campaign promises on health care, the environment, the Supreme Court, defense, the budget, etc. most Americans don't want him to. This is the biggest problem with keeping the outdated electoral college. It's not even good for the person who wins only because of it. Everything he does is going to be met with resistance and disagreement.

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      Cleve Sylcox 5 months ago from St. Charles, Missouri

      I allow all comments. I will deny one unless it abusive, then I might allow to to show ignorant that person is.

      If someone disagrees with me, it's fine. I don't have a problem with it because I honestly beleive debate is good. We all see things differently because of our backgrounds. I learn new things all teh time from people who disagree with me, and hopefully they something in return.

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      Yes Dear 5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      no problem!! spent 8 years defending obama, then another 2 defending hillary.

      never changed anyones mind, and the smears never stopped.

      but thank you for letting us speak!!

      not everyone allows it, you know. youre a treasure.

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      Cleve Sylcox 5 months ago from St. Charles, Missouri

      I know I'm beating a dead horse by saying this, but here it goes. Trump is not prefect. Not even close. But I prefer him over Hitlery, Obaminator, or any Dem who wants to derail this great country into a state of socialism. I'm sorry if you all can't see that.

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      Yes Dear 5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      yes. kushner said it. he wants to make america like a well run company. what company? trump, inc! who funds trump, inc? russian organized crime. the very bank usa put sanctions on is dealing with them.

      as john schindler said: "stupid americans who dont realize that russian spies are not our friends and the espionage act is real tend to end badly. very badly."

      and dam that putin. i know how he does it, and its insulting. and i know because i fell for it. what he does is drop some truths about our gvt. some not so nice truths. some "you cant handle the truth" truths. but, he forgets to mention what HE does. and americans, wanting to be fair and just, get down on the actions of their gvt....not giving any thought in the least that every other gvt in the world does the same, and worse.

      for me, rt got me after bush. i was so angry and ate the rt spin news up like candy.

      NOW?...i find myself agreeing with dick cheney and william kristol!!! honest to god!

      when obama was prez, rt set its sights on him. ole snowden really got ya, didnt he!!

      but nothing compares to the influence campaign aimed at hillary clinton. nothing.

      and she is the one who told us in advance exactly what putin/trump

      were up to. the only one.

      and heres something that no one has yet looked into....bernie sanders and russia.

      anyway....the whole thing is maddening.its not like this information isnt out there.....there are public records of trump/russiagate...going back 30 years.

      but media was on the hillary-hate bandwagon. ratings? i dont know....was listening to public radio, and they said "in full disclosure, we have to inform you that we use a russian internet security firm"....anybody watch that yuri bezmenov interview?

      lays it out....like melted butter on bread.

      and there's putin....killing his way to the top. and who admires him? our new president. 400% increase in drone strikes since he elected...leading us to war no ones talking about (syria)

      if only misogyny wasnt so alive and kicking....we wouldnt have been duped to care so much about poor working class white men, while oligarchal white men take over.

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      Sanxuary 5 months ago

      Their own party killed the bill. I am certain the mid-terms are going to be lovely for them. You complained how much big medicine is making now, you should have seen what they would have been getting after that failed bill. Then everyone would have realized insurance covers nothing and would stop paying it. You did get one thing right. The next 4 years is going to be interesting. The biggest impeachment since water gate. You might even see the first President in jail by the time this gets over. I always wondered what I would have done if I knew what Hitler was going to do after he got elected. The fact that we are not going to allow Hitler to run this country gives me hope still. A concentration camp survivor said he regretted one thing. When people told him in the early days of Natzi Germany that they would kill him, he did not believe them. I see no representation or plan to better are nation, to protect its national security, to protect democracy, to up hold any values and to insure its citizens fairness or protection under any laws. They lead by no examples and care nothing about the institutions they lead. Unless you our part of the top 2 percent you are horribly decieved and could not possibly gain anything from this. We are the laughing stock of the World right now and are enemies are injoying every minute of it. No one ever thought such a thing could ever happen to this nation. This is something you read in papers and books about other countries.

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      Dicesi 5 months ago from New York

      "their"

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      Dicesi 5 months ago from New York

      First, the mere fact that someone is undocumented in the United States does not make them an "illegal". No human being is illegal, there actions might be, but a human being cannot be illegal. Second, nothing in my response remotely indicated that I presumed you were racist or supported Trump because of racism. My main issue with Trump supporters is their fact aversion and unwillingness to listen to reason.

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      Cleve Sylcox 5 months ago from St. Charles, Missouri

      First I want to address racism. I have many Latino, Black, Mexican, and Cuban friends. I’m not a racist and support Trumps illegal immigration policies 100 Percent. The key word here is illegal. The definition of illegal is: il·le·gal

      i(l)ˈlēɡəl/

      adjective

      1. 1.

      contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law.

      So, if someone…anyone, comes into the country illegally, they are breaking the law. How is that racist? If I say to you that you broke the law by pissing in a tulip patch. And that you are guilty. How is it that racist? I'm pointing out that YOU broke the law and need to be deported. If that's racism then you need to be spanked. Oh, wait a minute, that's saxophonists. Guilty.

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      Dicesi 6 months ago from New York

      I respect anyone that has conviction, but this is a very dangerous person. He has conned so many people. He is using the office for self-enrichment. Please don't say he's a success because that's factually inaccurate. He is unfit to lead. He promised to repeal and replace and gave up in 17 days when it failed. He said he alone could fix our problems and he has not fixed one yet except removing regulations that affect rich entities. He is running the greatest scam in political history and the sooner you realize it the less you will be let down. He does not know what he is doing. I know it is hard to accept that you were conned, but you were if you voted for him. He promised no golfing, he golfs every weekend. He said he wouldn't take a salary, he is and claims he will donate at the end. He promised to repeal and replace and everyone would be covered and that did not happen. He tried two travel bans and both were rejected. Why do you support him?

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      Yes Dear 6 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      straight talker? sure, if consider lying thru your teeth a straight talker.

      and no one has the support of the lock-em-up freedom caucus. no one. the base...the religios and racists are with trump. always have been, always will be, like obamas base was with him.

      just so happens obamas base is bigger.

      america wants healthcare and planned parenthood and gun regulations and good public services and taxing the rich more, not giving them more cuts.

      only a small percentage wants what trump is selling.

      and if you are another one who is going to pretend that obama got a fair shot when he was prez, save it.

      he was treated disgustingly, and trump deserves no better.

      until the extreme right learns some decency, they certainly cant expect it in return.

      example....everytime the lie comes out of their mouths that the aca is a horrible disaster.....another flat out lie-- it's another nail in their "give trump a chance "coffin.

      until we get real, stop the fake. expect more of the same.

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      Ken Burgess 6 months ago from Florida

      Yes indeed, and all those that fall for the BS...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGQbhwQ3RQY

      Lionel rambles at times, but his message is on target.

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      Kathleen Cochran 6 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Cleve: Wake up, please, and smell the impeachment. I admire loyalty, But this person is not worthy of yours or anybody's.