With the New congress being sworn in and Trump taking the oath is a couple weeks, optimism in the US, for most, seems to be high. This is especially true on the economic front, as seen by the decent gains in the stock market and companies deciding to stay or return to the US to conduct their business. All is good in Trumplandia and those who choose to live in Dumbfuckistan are still playing the same identity politics that got them beat miserably in the last election. The Dumbfuckistanians will soon become the ignored and irrelevant, as a vast majority are ready to move on from that nonsense. None of this changes the fact that politicians are still politicians and aren’t that much different, regardless of the color of the shirt.
Case in point, Obamacare. When this all began, the Republicans were opposed to government interference in the health insurance industry and healthcare in general. Back then, we were lied too, period. Today, the phrase is to repeal and replace. Well, WTF happened to just repeal? Get their noses out of the business, as Republican’s claimed was their position before Obamacare. Answer….it was never their position and once government got their claws involved, it was NEVER going to let go. There is nothing being reported on how many people are not currently covered with health insurance, which is a sure sign that they are not telling the truth, one way or another. If the facts ever came out, the Republicans would be called out on the replace part. This is just one example of the many that are coming of Misplaced Optimism.