Donald Trump takes aim at the Freedom Caucus
We all know Donald Trump has an affinity for taking to Twitter to lambaste his opponents and with his Obamcare replacement bill going down in flames he is at it again–this time taking on the Freedom Caucus.
Members of the Freedom Caucus were among the first people to support Donald Trump if my memory serves me correctly, certainly Paul Ryan (who the President has now aligned himself with) was not and the Freedom Caucus did him a favor by killing Obamcare-lite but of course Donald Trump does not see it that way.
Donald Trump is going to need the Freedom Caucus if he wants to get anything done so it would be best for him not to antagonize them with threats after one setback.
The Obamacare replacement bill was rushed to the table and only minimal changes were allowed, these changes were not enough to get the votes so the bill was pulled. Instead of threatening the caucus he should vow to work with them as well as the establishment to see if a suitable compromise can be reached. I think it was a mistake to go after them.
Regular readers of America’s Watchtower know that I have questions about how conservative Donald Trump really is and this does nothing to alleviate my concerns. It is going to be interesting to see where we go from here. It is also going to be interesting to see how the President’s most ardent supporters are going to react to him siding with the establishment wing of the the Republican party.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium