Will the Obamacare repeal failure be Donald Trump’s Monck at Gabbard Moment?

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Will the Obamacare repeal failure be Donald Trump's Monck at Gabbard Moment?

He still held to the all out attack as the key to vic­tory. But there were oth­ers in the fleet who knew more that he about exactly how to press home that attack on the water.

He sum­moned Penn, Law­son and the other expe­ri­enced sea­men among his offi­cers to his ripped and patched flag­ship. Fac­ing them in his great cabin under the poop, he bluntly told the what he wanted to do and asked them how to do it, not­ing for empha­sis: “Your advice shall be as bind­ing on me as an Act of Parliament”

Broad­sides & Board­ers Albert P 117

Any Jack­ass can kick down a barn door, it takes a car­pen­ter to build one.

Sam Ray­burn

There is no doubt that the fail­ure of the Oba­macare repeal bill is a fail­ure for the Trump admin­is­tra­tion, the cel­e­bra­tions and glee on the left and all over cable news demon­strates how bad a fail­ure it is, but while it’s a big fail­ure for Trump it will be a big­ger fail­ure for con­ser­v­a­tives if they have to explain why Oba­macare remains the law of the land to vot­ers in 2018.

Lucky (or unlucky) for them Don­ald Trump while a per­son who has a lot of expe­ri­ence in suc­cess is not unfa­mil­iar with fail­ure, either in busi­ness or politically.

We saw Trump lose Iowa, we saw Trump look­ing like he couldn’t get the del­e­gates to clinch before the nom­i­na­tion. We saw the Trump cam­paign hit reef after reef and heard the same experts who spent the last 24 hours pre­dict­ing his doom do the same over and over again.

Yet in the end he would win.

I could be wrong but I think this might be Trump’s George Monck on day 1 of Gab­bard moment. Like England’s Admi­ral Monck fight­ing his first action at sea that day, he charged straight ahead heed­less of the con­di­tions because that’s what he always did on land and took a beat­ing from his more expe­ri­enced foe Dutch Admi­ral Tromp.

After that first day he con­sulted with sub­or­di­nates more expe­ri­enced in naval war­fare and when he came back the next day win­ning a deci­sive victory.

If there is one thing we’ve seen from Don­ald Trump is that he’s more than capa­ble of learn­ing from his mis­takes and his set­backs. His will­ing­ness to learn and adapt is why he is pres­i­dent today.

The media is con­fi­dently pre­dict­ing doom and defeat I pre­dict that Trump, being Trump will learn from this defeat and use those les­son to pass the rest of his agenda before return­ing to Oba­macare. In fact I strongly sus­pect that he will learn a lot more from this defeat than my friends and allies in the free­dom cau­cus will learn from their vic­tory today, who while keep­ing them­selves pure have appar­ently for­got­ten how to count.

So I’m going to go out on a limb and make a prediction.

Before the next elec­tion, per­haps even before the end of the year, we will see a deal made and a new health­care bill passed on Trump’s terms.

The only ques­tions will be: What will those terms be? and Who will the deal be made with?

May we con­ser­v­a­tives be smart enough to make sure we like the answer to those questions.


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He still held to the all out attack as the key to victory. But there were others in the fleet who knew more that he about exactly how to press home that attack on the water.

He summoned Penn, Lawson and the other experienced seamen among his officers to his ripped and patched flagship. Facing them in his great cabin under the poop, he bluntly told the what he wanted to do and asked them how to do it, noting for emphasis:  “Your advice shall be as binding on me as an Act of Parliament”

Broadsides & Boarders Albert P 117

Any Jackass can kick down a barn door, it takes a carpenter to build one.

Sam Rayburn

There is no doubt that the failure of the Obamacare repeal bill is a failure for the Trump administration, the celebrations and glee on the left and all over cable news demonstrates how bad a failure it is, but while it’s a big failure for Trump it will be a bigger failure for conservatives if they have to explain why Obamacare remains the law of the land to voters in 2018.

Lucky (or unlucky) for them  Donald Trump while a person who has a lot of experience in success is not unfamiliar with failure, either in business or politically.

We saw Trump lose Iowa, we saw Trump looking like he couldn’t get the delegates to clinch before the nomination.  We saw the Trump campaign hit reef after reef and heard the same experts who spent the last 24 hours predicting his doom do the same over and over again.

Yet in the end he would win.

I could be wrong but I think this might be Trump’s George Monck on day 1 of Gabbard moment.  Like England’s Admiral Monck fighting his first action at sea that day, he charged straight ahead heedless of the conditions because that’s what he always did on land and took a beating from his more experienced foe Dutch Admiral Tromp.

After that first day he consulted with subordinates more experienced in naval warfare and when he came back the next day winning a decisive victory.

If there is one thing we’ve seen from Donald Trump is that he’s more than capable of learning from his mistakes and his setbacks.  His willingness to learn and adapt is why he is president today.

The media is confidently predicting doom and defeat I predict that Trump, being Trump will learn from this defeat and use those lesson to pass the rest of his agenda before returning to Obamacare.  In fact I strongly suspect that he will learn a lot more from this defeat than my friends and allies in the freedom caucus will learn from their victory today, who while keeping themselves pure have apparently forgotten how to count.

So I’m going to go out on a limb and make a prediction.

Before the next election, perhaps even before the end of the year, we will see a deal made and a new healthcare bill passed on Trump’s terms.

The only questions will be:   What will those terms be? and Who will the deal be made with?

May we conservatives be smart enough to make sure we like the answer to those questions.


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