Opinion: GOP Effort to Kill Obamacare is Personal, Not Business


Donald Trump and his cohorts of the GOP are malevolently complicit in a political assassination attempt, that leaves American citizens as collateral damage. Republicans have engaged in a universal effort to erase the legacy of Barrack Obama and will stop at no cost including the lives of the people that they serve.

From the moment that Obama took office the intentions of Republicans were clear. They wasted no time in laying down a political gauntlet conceived to undermine the newly elected POTUS. GOP resident wolf in sheep’s clothing, Sen. Mitch McConnell, publicly declared the goal of the GOP when he said “The single most important thing we want to achieve is to make Barack Obama a one term president,” almost immediately upon Obama being elected.

McConnell’s words were an unprecedented public sign of disloyalty and disrespect to a newly chosen president. It also signaled open season on Barack Obama from all sides, in and out of government. McConnell’s declaration served as the impetus for the creation of the Tea Party, a political abomination that was determined to submarine Obama and his administration. Additionally, Obama was forced to endure the disrespect of the Birther Movement, spearheaded by none other than Donald Trump. The Liar in Chief propagated a conspiracy theory, claiming Obama wasn’t an American citizen and therefore was exempt from serving as POTUS. The striking irony of this bombastic attack is that Barack Obama appeased the blatant racist accusers, unlike Trump, by releasing his birth certificate. Trump has been dogged by his insistence on keeping his tax returns private and refusing their release for public scrutiny to date. The genesis for these unthinkable actions by the GOP and its supporters? Obamacare stands as the inciting incident for GOP unrest.


Republicans from day one of the implementation of the ACA, have resolved to repeal and replace it, in its entirety. The GOP was offended by Obama’s audacity and determination to provide the comprehensive health care package. Republicans were instructed to disparage the package via television, radio, print and across the internet. This was done in a concerted effort to demean the legislative competency of Obama. Once again, the difference between Obama then and Trump now is revealing.

The ACA was met with more than its fair share of naysayers and detractors. However, Obama took those concerns into consideration and traveled across the country, to address the questions of Americans in town hall meetings. In doing so, Obama submerged himself in the details of the package and took ownership of the legislation. Obama stood front and center and answered all the questions with dignity and grace, accepting the ultimate accountability for its failure or success. This is in stark contrast to the truly unqualified and cowardly Lying King Trump, who at the first sign of trouble relinquishes responsibility of his administration’s repeal and replace mission.

Donald Trump campaigned long and hard on HIS ability to provide affordable healthcare for ALL Americans. He boasted about his business sense and skill at making deals. A large contingent of his support was based on his promise to make a better deal. The truth is Trump knows NOTHING about healthcare and what it entails. Just like every other task in the White House, Trump is inept to serve as a leader in the creation or streamlining of legislation.

After promising to lead the way in the repeal and replace agenda, Trump remarkably lays blame at the feet of Democrats, who are the minority and his own sad sack administration. Trump has made no headway in the construction of repeal and replace because he’s ignorant to the machinations of government. Once again he has conned simple minded Americans, who foolishly believed that he could lead the country in any meaningful way.

The agenda to dismantle the legacy of Barack Obama is backfiring on the Republican party. They are led by a political atrocity, who doesn’t possess the intellect, skill or diplomacy to unite both parties for the greater good. Remember the hypocrisy of the GOP and lack of vision, in a plan that centered on hubris and left Americans out in the cold. Make your voices heard in 2018 and beyond.