America: 1, Ryan: 0, Trump: Collateral Damage :: By Wilson

The leftist, socialist-based media, is offering only one explanation for the yet non-repeal of socialist healthcare: A major defeat for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and President Donald Trump. In a different analysis of the events, I would like to offer an alternative hypothesis:

America won round one of this globalist bent on a socialist United States; Ryan suffered a very well-deserved defeat; and the president suffered collateral fallout of his own observation during his campaign, that the swamp needed to be drained because the American people are fed up with politics as normal. In a sports analogy, Trump suffered from having very bad teammates, and a very hostile and aggressive opponent.

Americans won this round because the Ryancare “replacement” was not a “repeal” no matter how you cut it. It was a watered down continuation of a socialist wealth redistribution program where American citizens were forced by an overreaching government to pay for things most of us believe are reprehensible; a non-repeal of the Economic Substance Doctrine—meaning we still are forced by the government to pay for healthcare and the government takes its share before anyone gets any healthcare.

A defunding of Planned Parenthood for one year; really? Continuation of abortion funding; small tax credits based on age that disappear over a specified amount of time.

The Ryancare replacement was a lie.

Thanks to a small group of Congressmen, some 31 elected officials who put Americans ahead of globalist socialism, this horror of a bill did not even have enough votes to get to the floor of the House of Representatives. These brave souls called this refried socialist system for what it was and they stood their ground. Thank you, conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus for knocking Ryan’s hoodwink out for the count.

Now Ryan is in deep trouble because he misled Trump on several fronts-that this was a replacement legislation that could be modified in the Senate; that it had the votes to pass; and that it was good for the American people. Shame on Ryan and three cheers for the Constitutional Republic.

But all is not lost. Members of the House Freedom Caucus say they want repeal of socialist healthcare, and that Ryan changed the game when he decided to offer legislation to replace. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) told the Wall Street Journal, “You know when the goal posts were moved? When they didn’t start with the legislation we all voted for 15 months ago.”

Trump would do well to find American-first members of Congress to partner with on his America First agenda. As Jesus said in Matthew 12:25, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.”

Unity will carry the day, but it must be based on truth, not deception like Ryan’s shell game on health care.

Have a blessed and powerful day!
Bill Wilson