Nearly 125,000 Americans have died and another one million are still out of work, the U.S. government filed its summary in the Supreme Court on Thursday night opposing the Affordable Care Act. If they succeed, 20 million people will lose treatment coverage in the midst of a growing epidemic and deep recession.
For good measure, the Foundation for Moral Law is supporting a nonprofit government run by Kayla Moore, the wife of a Trump-approved former Alabama judge, with an eye on young girls.
The reality is that Americans trust Joe Biden more than the president when it comes to health care, and right now they are not buying what the administration is selling. Simply put, the inclusion of Obama Care is politically damaging.
From the point of view of issues, Trump’s 201st campaign promises to “cancel and replace” the ACA, regardless of the cost to oneself and others. Yes, more than half of the ACA in the United States is left alone. Only a quarter wanted to see it reduced by the court.
Even before this latest episode, the presidential re-election bid was in trouble, and the DOJ’s latest position would be of no use. On behalf of all of Trump’s public, he has shown contempt for a view for at least half of the population. Opposing mail-in balloting – even after his vice-president voted out-of-state – listed the Indiana governor’s palace as his residence – joke-sniffing dead Confederate generals is also a bad strategy.
Nationally, Trump is now behind Biden by ten points and has done even more in some polls. Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin for the moment, however, will turn blue po Fox News also shows Biden leading by two points in Georgia and a Texas whisker at the top. If this election were to take place today, the former vice president would be on his way to garnering more than 330 electoral votes, a landslide in the Trumpian metrics.
If Trump continues with Obamacare, the number of uninsured people in Michigan and Pennsylvania will more than double. Florida will probably see a two-thirds uninsured jump. As in Wisconsin and Texas, this number would swell by one-third.
If Trump and Republicans don’t notice, Obama and Obama Care are popular now. Trump’s presidency has burned their image, and prevented them from losing the key to all this understanding.
According to John J. Petney, a professor of political science at Claremont McKenna and a former member of the Republican National Committee’s anti-graft research program, “people first opposed Obamacare because they (reasonably) suspected it could take away what they already had.” The timing, however, was not fixed.
A decade later, Obama Care is not a threat to stability. “It’s a stable situation, people don’t want to lose it,” Pitney said, “especially since the GOP lacks a conceivable plan to replace it.” The image of Sen. John McCain late on the Senate floor has deeply disappointed the president.
At the moment, Trump looks a lot like Jimmy Carter and George HW. Bush, our last one-term president. It’s not that the poles are oracle in June and of course it’s possible to come back. At the moment, however, Trump’s campaign is without a coherent message. This is certainly not the “morning in America”.
Meanwhile, members of the president’s secret service team who accompanied him on the street have been instructed to voluntarily separate. Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscal, is working from home in large numbers outside of the post-Tulsa public caution. At the same time, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Dussie, Texas Greg Abbott and Florida Ron de Santis are fighting to bring Ginny back to the bottle as a sea of deficit through their states.
As luck would have it, the state of Texas is the top respondent to this scrum before the High Court. In the words of Lolster State Solicitor General Kyle Hawkins, “Applicants have defended the ACA as a good policy, citing the current epidemic. Not only is that principled argument wrong, but they miss the point.
In the 49-page argument it was the only mention of the disease of the century. Other states include Arizona and Florida.
Texas Covid-19 cases are exploding and Arizona hospitals are running close to full capacity. Florida is set to host the NBA from Disney in late July and the Republican Convention in August. Verbal arguments before the Supreme Court may end on election day.
These will only get worse from now on. It counts.