Don’t waste your breath on Trump. Save it for McConnell.

It almost goes without saying but Donald Trump is sucking up almost all of the “media” air. So much so that I don’t even have to offer complete sentences and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Here try a few:

Russia   Son-in-law   Delusional  Narcissistic and so on.

But while reporters are following that nut case as he’s trampling on the Constitution…the friggin Constitution for god’s sake…up the street squirreled away in the best office the U.S. Capitol has to offer, the Senate’s Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is busy taking away our freedoms one after another.

An exaggeration you think? Consider this.I know that while I’m sitting here ready to throw my shoe at Trump’s face on cable news, “the leader” is pushing a health care bill so quickly you’d think it was crafted around a poker table.

But he doesn’t care.

The leader is getting things done; lots of things that most of us don’t know about because our news media representatives are busy going after this year’s great white whale not knowing that they’re the ones who’ve taken the bait.

The media; right, left or center are busy chasing their tails trying to figure out who, if anyone, is driving? Poor ‘ole McConnell is barely noticed as the media rushes by him hunting the latest victim of the out of control Trump machine.

“Hey, over there folks. The guy who looks like Disney’s Jiminy Cricket.. he’s rounding up votes to take away your freedom to get health care. He’s the same guy who stole President Obama’s supreme court nomination. Go grill him on something!” A network cameraman looks over and says, “Say, you know of a decent place to grab a burger around here?”

So far under McConnell’s rule in the Senate, Trump cabinet nominations are sailing through like the nominees are actually qualified for the jobs they’re getting. More judges are being confirmed and money, your tax money, is being handed out to corporate panhandlers from K Street.

Surely there are a few respectable senate Republicans left who could help stop the insanity. But those Republicans are in high demand to give a response to Trump’s latest misadventure.

One hand doesn’t know what the other is doing.

McConnell is pushing a vision of healthcare in America that is as unAmerican as a bill can get before Satan grabs and blows fire on it as his way of saying “good luck.” It pits the healthy against those with medical problems; young versus old. Wealthy versus everyone else.

And please, don’t fall for the trap and call it “reform.” It’s not. It’s being designed to get merged with the house version. And, boy, isn’t that going to be fun.

By all accounts McConnell is aiming to get the bill ready for votes before July 4th. Democrats need to peel off 3 or 4 Republican votes to smash this thing. Maybe it’s time to call Senators McCain and Flake….

Be well…

 

 

About Bob Grossfeld

Bob is a longtime political & public affairs media consultant. Based in Phoenix, AZ he spends a great deal of his time doing guerrilla therapy for his fellow Arizonans before they succumb to the state's lunacy. The media calls on him frequently to help explain Arizona politics with a straight face.
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