Wednesday Open Thread | In Case You Thought That I Was Being Overdramatic…

I give you Spandan from The People’s View.

People who voted to drain the swamp are about to get eaten by the alligators
Spandan Chakrabarti December 23, 2016

Donald Trump bet on stupid, and he won.

A long line of voters regretting their votes for Donald Trump seem to be coming from two camps: those who actually took Donald Trump at his word, and those who believe he was play-acting to get elected. His true believers seem to be shocked that he really doesn’t plan on building that big wall or that he really doesn’t plan on putting Hillary Clinton in jail. Those who believed he was playing a part to get elected are terrified that he might be the caricature he presented on the campaign trail after all as continues to send out horrifying tweets and brings the world on the brink of a nuclear winter.

Incidentally, one may note that these two camps make up almost the entire universe of Trump voters aside from the economic elite who are already making plans on what island to stash their Trump tax cuts into. Both camps believed, however, that Trump would dismantle what they saw as the political and economic elite power structure, and that ain’t happening.


Some panic is starting to set in as Trump voters are beginning to realize they have voted to cut their own social security, Medicare, and even Obamacare. With the top enrollment numbers for enrollment this cycle all going to Trump states, Medicare and Medicaid in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s crosshairs and Trump’s team promising to open back up all the gambling doors for banks that helped cause the Great Recession, there seem to be Trump voters who now see their candidate’s promise to take a wrecking ball to the elite of America slipping away.

If Donald Trump is successful in repealing Obamacare tax subsidies in the exchanges, it will result in one of the largest tax increases on the middle class along with leaving tens of millions of Americans – in “red” states – suddenly without health insurance. If Trump and Republicans are successful in dismantling Medicaid – which Obamacare strengthens and reforms – millions of poor white people who Trump successfully conned won’t be able to take their sick children to he doctor. If Paul Ryan and Donald Trump are successful in privatizing and dismantling Medicare, the effects would be disastrous across the country, but particularly calamitous on red states. Three in four Medicare recipients are white, and the share is typically above 80% in states Donald Trump won.

Rest of his article at the link.

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39 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | In Case You Thought That I Was Being Overdramatic…

  1. Bishop Eddie Long is back in the news for his weight loss, but this time it appears to be much more serious as the church leader is almost unrecognizable.

    His new drastic weight loss was captured on video during an appearance he made before his New Birth Missionary Church in Lithonia, Georgia.

    The appearance was highly anticipated as it was said that he was in hospice in the months prior. During that time, his assistant said he was dealing with a “health challenge” dating back to September.

  2. @rikyrah @ametia

    Y’all recognize this man? Bishop Eddie Long


  3. rikyrah says:

    RIP Ms. Reynolds 😥😥😥

  4. Liza says:

    R.I.P. Debbie Reynolds, who has passed away at the age of 84 — one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died.— The Film Stage 📽 (@TheFilmStage) December 29, 2016


  5. I still grieve about the little Baker boys slaughtered on the Gaza beach, schools filled with little kids bombed. Take #Netanyahu to the Hague!

  6. You know @JohnKerry is hitting hard when the right wing is foaming at the mouth and dripping all over the place.

    • Liza says:

      That was a great speech, but the President-Elect-Buffoon will never hear it because it exceeds his attention span by 70 minutes.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Morning Everyone 😐😐😐

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