Did you happen to see any of the liberal media reaction to Donald Trump’s announcement that he was nominating Rep. Tom Price to be his Secretary of Health and Human Services? You would have thought he’d appointed the literal Devil to his cabinet. What is Price’s sin? What, is he another closet “white nationalist?” Did he say some meany things about Islam? What now, Democrats? WHAT FRIGGIN NOW?
Well, it turns out that Price is a controversial choice…because he’s fiercely against Obamacare! Get this. You know about this? This dude actually wants to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act! Have you ever heard anything so nutty?
“Congressman Price has proven to be far out of the mainstream of what Americans want when it comes to Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer.
In other words, he’s out of the Democratic Party mainstream on those issues. Well guess what, Mr. Schumer? It’s a new day in Washington.
Did they think Trump was joking? Did they miss it when he said – upwards of 100,000 times – that he was going to repeal and replace Obamacare? Seriously, they seem horrified that the president-elect is going to appoint people who align with his ideology on the issues. Apparently they were hoping he would fill his cabinet with liberal Democrats.
From a purely political standpoint, the Democrats and the media are really blowing it here.
Their cynical strategy, early on, showed signs of promise. It was disgusting and borderline un-American, but it had a chance of working. They wanted to weave a narrative that frightened us into thinking we were witnessing something unprecedented, horrifying, and perhaps even fascist. They started in on Steve Bannon and the alt-right and white nationalism. They bashed Mike Flynn as a reckless extremist. They tried to make it seem like Trump plucked career public servant Jeff Sessions out of a KKK meeting and named him Attorney General.
But they got greedy, like they always do. The first round of propaganda didn’t have the desired effect, so now they’re trying to use the same playbook against perfectly mainstream choices like Price and Betsy DeVos. And since they don’t really have any ammunition, they’re painting these people as extremists for having the audacity to oppose programs like Obamacare and Common Core.
The Obama years seemed to go on forever from our perspective, but apparently it wasn’t just us. Democrats and the media can’t even remember what it’s like to have Republicans in charge. They haven’t quite caught on to the fact that things are about to change – big league.