There can be no rest for those of us who rejoice at the vote against repeal of Obamacare. Now Tr*mp threatens openly--and with apparent glee--to use his office to sabotage it. We must not let this happen.
Even though based on the conservative, market-based approach with which I fundamentally disagree, the Affordable Care Act succeeds in bringing us one step closer to a recognition of the basic human right to health care in this country. I like to think that our outrage has played an important part in protecting it against 7 years of unrelenting, vitriolic assault from Republicans. Their fury, it seems to me, is explicable largely by the fact that it was the accomplishment of a Democratic and, um... African American President. Oh, and it's a new "entitlement."
As today's NYT editorial points out, it lies entirely within Tr*mp's power to do exactly what he says he plans to do. He MUST be stopped. Republicans in Congress won't do it. Nor will Rohrabacher. It's up to those of us who care about the health and welfare of our fellow citizens.