A farcical allegory of a farce: the repeal of Obamacare.
Obama: We’ve passed a new poop eating law. From now on, you will eat poop every day. Now, eat the poop.
Pre-election Trump: On Day 1, I will repeal and replace the poop eating law. You will never eat poop again. Shame and curses on those who have made you eat the poop.
Electorate: What do you mean by “replace”? What are you going to replace it with?
Pre-election Trump: Something you will absolutely LOVE. It will be wonderful. But it won’t involve eating the poop. Elect me and you’ll never eat the poop again! I will see to the repeal of the poop eating law!
March 6, 2017:
Post-election GOP leadership: We‘ve crafted modifications to the poop eating law. We need to pass it for the benefit of the people. Otherwise, the people will have to keep eating a lot of poop. The people are now accustomed to eating the poop…a lot of the poop. It’ll be nice for them to eat less poop. This bill is a vast improvement.
Liberty/Constitution minded citizens: What about repeal? You were going to repeal the poop eating bill.
President Trump: This is a great bill. It’s wonderful. From now on you’ll eat less poop. And my agencies will be able to relieve you from eating some poop too. And I promise…one day, you’ll all be able stop eating the poop FOREVER!
March 24, 2017:
Trump: We don’t have the votes to pass the modifications to the poop eating law. ON TO TAX CUTS!
Liberty/Constitution minded citizens: GREAT! How are you going to cut spending so that the country doesn’t go trillions more into debt?
Trump and GOP leadership: …
(TO BE CONTINUED)