Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Having the most unpopular president since the invention of modern polling telling a bunch of Republicans who don't want to vote for the Trumpcare bill--a bill which is itself extremely unpopular, so unpopular that the president's own staff is trying to get people to stop calling it "Trumpcare" for fear that mere association with the bill would further sink Trump's approval ratings--that if they don't pass the bill they will face the wrath of the voters is genius-level absurdism.

I guess there is the argument that Republican primary voters are still deeply snuggled in their pro-Trump information bubble. In that alternate universe, Trump is popular. So maybe they would risk a primary challenge if Trump remains popular with the GOP base for another year. But showing independence from Trump is going to be a bigger advantage in the general election. At least that's how I see it. But I'm not in the bubbler