We’ve had months to get used to a nuclear-armed Twitter troll rage-tweeting from the White House, but it still seems surreal:
The Republicans never discuss how good their healthcare bill is, & it will get even better at lunchtime.The Dems scream death as OCare dies!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2017
The latest plan is that the Republicans will fix their historically unpopular, demonstrably shitty bill over burnt steak and ketchup at the White House this afternoon. That’s pretty fucking delusional, but no more so than this:
"You're going to have such great healthcare at a tiny fraction of the cost"
"It's going to be so easy" pic.twitter.com/HDZqtGD0pA
— Sven Henrich (@NorthmanTrader) July 18, 2017
The “Dems scream death as OCare dies!” bit though, that’s just…weird. Trump’s incoherent rants about Obamacare have always oddly personified the law. For months now, Trump has been spitting out the words “Obamacare is DEAD,” like a pimply rube in a cheap horror flick who prematurely claims to have vanquished the monster.
It’s damn sure not because Trump disagrees with the law’s provisions, which he could not enumerate on a bet. Trump hates “Obamacare” because it’s a reminder of President Obama, whose very existence as an accomplished, beloved, self-made and knowledgeable man is an intolerable injury to Trump’s fragile ego.
Trump can’t obliterate the man himself, so he’s pursuing the namesake law with the obsessiveness of a Captain Ahab, minus the bravery and with twice the hubris. If Trump has to sacrifice the political lives of Republican elected officials and sink the GOP for another opportunity to harpoon Obamacare, so be it.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer crew. We must stand ready to toss additional anvils to the swimmers as needed.