In an object account from the left at the NYT, another heart breaker that the editorial staff had to let slide on through in an attempt to be fair and balanced.
Below the reader will see Nancy Pelosi at here worst, thus far calling Trump’s attempt to pass the Republican Health Care Plan a “Rookie Mistake.”
We will see who the rookie is Ms. Pelosi when the Republican health care plan in finally passed in spite of your obstruction and nonsensical remarks.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
By GLENN THRUSH and MAGGIE HABERMAN
MARCH 24, 2017
WASHINGTON — President Trump, the author of “The Art of the Deal,” has been projecting his usual bravado in public this week about the prospects of repealing the Affordable Care Act. Privately he is grappling with rare bouts of self-doubt.
Mr. Trump has told four people close to him that he regrets going along with Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s plan to push a health care overhaul before unveiling a tax cut proposal more politically palatable to Republicans. (Source)
He said ruefully this week that he should have done tax reform first when it became clear that the quick-hit health care victory he had hoped for was not going to materialize on Thursday, the seventh anniversary of the act’s passage, when the legislation was scheduled for a vote.
Two of his most influential advisers — Stephen K. Bannon, his chief strategist, and Gary D. Cohn, the National Economic Council director, who had a major role in pushing the bill — came to agree, and did not like the compromise that was emerging. So on Thursday night, Mr. Trump delivered an ultimatum.
He dispatched his budget adviser, Mick Mulvaney, to a conference of House Republicans and told them they had to vote on Friday.
Dick Morris nails it immediately below.
A president who prefers unilateral executive action and takes intense pride in his ability to cut deals finds himself in a humbling negotiation unlike any other in his career, pinned between moderates who believe the health care measure is too harsh, and a larger group of fiscal conservatives adept at using their leverage to scuttle big deals cut by other Republican leaders.
Over the years, Mr. Trump has proved to be a resilient operator, and even his most scathing critics do not rule out his ability to pull off some kind of a deal, even at a late hour.
“I don’t know whether he will ultimately succeed or fail, but I will tell you that President Trump is so transactional, who knows what transactions he will be willing to make to pass this,” said Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader, who passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010 as speaker. (Pelosi knows the meaning of the word “Transactional?”
Yea, tell us Nancy, you have no idea what you are talking about, exactly when you pushed ObamaCare upon all Americans without a single Republican vote.
Pelosi still hasn’t read ObamaCare, and has no clue what’s in it.
Obamacare you will recall essentially bypassed the entire congress, made deals while dancing in the dark behind closed doors.
Now she is telling us that the Republican’s bill must be aired before the American people in congress.
Pelosi, needs a pistol whipping.
“So far he’s acting like a rookie. It’s really been amateur hour,” she added. “He seems to think that a charm offensive or a threat will work — that saying ‘I can do this for you’ or ‘I can do this against you’ will work. That’s not the way it works. You have to build real consensus, and you have to gain a real knowledge of the policy — and the president hasn’t done either of those things.”
Crashing on the shoals of Congress marks Mr. Trump’s first true encounter with legislative realities and the realization that a president’s power is less limitless than it seems, particularly in the face of an intransigent voting bloc. Mr. Trump is not used to a hard no — but that was the word of the week.
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