If you’re one of the residents in Paducah, KY who realized the “Affordable Care Act” could help cure the ailment which has bothered you for the past 10 years or one of the workers at the Indianapolis Carrier plant who attended the celebration featuring President Donald Trump along with Vice President Mike Pence as they announced the plant was not moving to Mexico but instead would remain open and new jobs would be immediately added, you just knew better days were ahead. Yet despite promises, to the contrary you now find your health coverage is in serious jeopardy as the party you have supported for all of these years is trying to convince you their version the” American Health Care Act” is better or you now find yourself out of work, as instead the plant is reducing jobs? You sit at the kitchen table and wonder what happened?
Along with millions of others you ponder when will the President stop tweeting on issues that have nothing to do with helping you achieve “the American Dream” and start paying attention to the things he promised in exchange for your support and your vote?
Trump’s latest out lash has been towards the media, specifically host of the Joe Scarborough show; Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Six months into his presidency some are starting to be more vocal in their frustration and are asking what happened to all those promises Trump swore would be resolved on Day 1????? The best health care you could imagine! Jobs you could only dream about would be the reality! Instead, precious time seems to be spent responding to foes or issues that have all but paralyzed any movement on executing a practical “agenda.”
Just this morning Trump sent another missive toward Scarborough and Brzezinski,
“Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses. Too bad!”
It is understood nobody likes to be attacked but while the circumstances of the latest spat appear to be yet another self-inflicted distraction, one thing is certain as the people in Paducah, Indianapolis and other parts of the United States are starting to realize their issues are secondary when Trump feels he has been attacked.
This past Thursday during the daily news briefing, staffer Sarah Hucklebee-Sanders was forced to conjure a viable response in trying defend Trump’s position against Scarborough and Brzezinski. To her credit and based on Trump’s behavior, she anticipated he was watching the briefing and would be critiquing her every word and every move.
“Look, the American people elected a fighter. They didn’t elect somebody to sit back and do nothing.” “He fights fire with fire.”
and here is more foder,
“I think the American people elected somebody who’s tough, who’s smart, and who is a fighter.”
Noted Washington journalist, who recently started “The Point”, Chris Cilliza summed the reaction up this way “Fighters fight when they have to. Punching every person on the street who says something to you doesn’t prove what a good fighter you are.”
In the meantime, Trump has signed many executive orders, but if you had told those in Paducah or Indianapolis that after six months in office and with control of all legislative arms; the Presidency, the House of Representatives as well as the Senate, at best……it’s the tweets which get all that attention, not issues that will improve their lives, nobody would believe you!
Not one legislative item has been signed into law. To his credit Neil Gorsuch was elevated to the Supreme Court but the dearth of any legislative accomplishments is shocking!
Of course, Trump, those staffers who took a blood oath to always AFFIRM his antics, as well as his most ardent supporters claim it is people like Scarborough and Brzezinski, the rest of the negative media, the dastardly democrats and others who are standing in the way of accomplishing anything worthy of legislative progress.