Here’s What’s Headed Our Way – No Surprises

Filed in National by on November 14, 2016

It hasn’t even been a week.

1. Bye-bye Medicare

Paul Ryan has been pushing to phase out Medicare and replace it with private insurance for several years. But now it’s real with unified Republican government. He just said he will try to rush it through early next year while repealing Obamacare.

2. Repealing the ACA

Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said on Sunday that Trump has considered calling a special session of Congress on the day of his inauguration to repeal and replace Obamacare.

“He also has talked about convening a special session on January 20 after he is sworn in as President of the United States to do this very thing, to repeal and replace Obamacare,” she said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It would be a pretty remarkable move.”

It’s not that simple, especially given the fact that he’s said he’d keep the part of the ACA that prevents insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. I’m thinking he’ll probably drop that promise.

3.  Steve Bannon

This alt-right, Jew and Muslim Hating, white nationalist, misogynist will be sharing the Chief of Staff position.

This pick cements the tone that Trump ran his campaign on. He might as well as picked David Duke. Yep, no surprises here.

4. Deportations

“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million – it could be even three million – we are getting them out of the country or we are going to incarcerate,” Mr Trump told 60 Minutes.

Guess it’s going to be a “papers please” existence. I’m also going to bet that Trump supporters will be calling in every brown person they see. Oh, and he’s still building that wall – but is open to a fence in some areas.

5. Abortion

Donald Trump said the “pro-life” judges he appoints to the Supreme Court may well overturn the landmark decision legalizing abortion.

“Abortion, if it were ever overturned, it would go back to the states,” he told CBS News’ Lesley Stahl in an interview on “60 Minutes.”

“Yeah, but then some women won’t be able to get an abortion,” Stahl replied.

“Yeah, well, they’ll perhaps have to go—they’ll have to go to another state,” he said.

Just go to another state!

6. Lock Her Up!

But Trump wouldn’t rule out appointing a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton over the use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. “They’re good people. I don’t want to hurt them. And I will give you a very, very good and definitive answer the next time we do ’60 Minutes’ together,” he said.

Yeah, that’s still on the table.


Who knows, it’s a secret.

8. The attacks against black/brown people, LGBT, women and non-christians

He’s hasn’t heard of it. Really. Ok, now that Mr. Twitter knows…

CBS’s Stahl asked Trump if he had a message for the perpetrators.

“I would say don’t do it, that’s terrible, because I’m going to bring this country together,” he replied.

Pressed for a stronger condemnation and an acknowledgment that many Americans feel afraid and at risk in the wake of the election, Trump said, “I am so saddened to hear that. And I say, ‘Stop it.’ If it—if it helps. I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: ‘Stop it.’”

If it – if it helps? He’s not sure? Talk about half-assed. Meanwhile, I keep hearing Trump supporters and R politicians calling on President Obama to clean up Trump’s racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic mess. Seriously?

9. Jobs

Something about him being good at construction. That’s it.





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  1. Jason330 says:

    A bunch of dumbasses wanted to give Hillary, Northeastern Egghead liberals, and pollsters the finger. Well congratulations. You sure showed us.

  2. anonymous says:

    Garrison Keillor addressed that.

    “The Trumpers never expected their guy to actually win the thing, and that’s their problem now. They wanted only to whoop and yell, boo at the H-word, wear profane T-shirts, maybe grab a crotch or two, jump in the RV with a couple of six-packs and go out and shoot some spotted owls.

    “It was pleasure enough for them just to know that they were driving us wild with dismay — by “us,” I mean librarians, children’s authors, yoga practitioners, Unitarians, bird-watchers, people who make their own pasta, opera-goers, the grammar police, people who keep books on their shelves, that bunch. The Trumpers exulted in knowing we were tearing our hair out. …

    “Alas for the Trump voters, the disasters he will bring on this country will fall more heavily on them than anyone else. The uneducated white males who elected him are the vulnerable ones, and they will not like what happens next.”

  3. pandora says:

    “Alas for the Trump voters, the disasters he will bring on this country will fall more heavily on them than anyone else. The uneducated white males who elected him are the vulnerable ones, and they will not like what happens next.”


    I watched Thomas Friedman on Bill Maher. He said something that stuck with me. He said that during the blue collar, manufacturing/union days that white men actually needed a plan to fail, and that this group has never made a plan to succeed. I’ve been thinking about that a lot.

  4. Al says:

    Well I hope the dumb butts that voted for Trump will feel his wrath. They are too uneducated to understand that his policies will affect them drastically just like the rest of us. Too uneducated to understand the implications. A dummy will always be a dummy.

  5. Anono says:

    The Liberals got what they asked for……………Trump for President.

    Hillary was a loser from the get go! Unfortunately, WE all have to live with this for the next 4 years!!