As dimwitted lickspittles of unfit narcissist Donald "Rump" Trump were out this weekend claiming his unhinged refusal to give up trying to dismantle President Obama's signal achievement was "popular" and "reflected the mood of the American people," there was this recent Reuters/ Ipsos poll:
A majority of Americans are ready to move on from healthcare reform at this point after the U.S. Senate's effort to dismantle Obamacare failed on Friday, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Saturday.
Nearly two-thirds of the country wants to either keep or modify the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, and a majority of Americans want Congress to turn its attention to other priorities, the survey found.So just who are Rump and his lickspittles thinking of as on board with their plan to take the American health insurance industry over the cliff?
The July 28-29 poll of more than 1,130 Americans, conducted after the Republican-led effort collapsed in the Senate, found that 64 percent said they wanted to keep Obamacare, either "entirely as is" or after fixing "problem areas." That is up from 54 percent in January. (our emphasis)
Why, these "real American" morons, of course:
Among Republicans, three-fourths said they would like their party's leaders to try to repeal and replace Obamacare at some point, though most listed other issues that they would give a higher priority right now.This includes subsets of Rump voters who (a) didn't think Rump would deport their spouse until he did, (b) thought Rump would get the Messicans to "build the wall!", (c) thought Rump would mature and "normalize" once in office, (d) thought Rump would bring back millions of manufacturing jobs that are gone for good - including coal mining jobs, and (e) thought Rump would hold true to another campaign promise, to be "the best president" for LGBTQ people.
All of which brings us back to health care, and this piece by Andy Borowitz, with the headline:
Trump Supporters Furious That They Still Have Health Care
Well maybe, if he has his way, Rump and the Republicans can still come through for them after all. Sad!