Yakov Smirnoff nods.
And I shake my head and wonder if Drudge has been drinking or smoking a little too hard. The man who took on and beat the mainstream media like a toy drum is starting to sound like One of Them!
Reading the Drudge Report the last few days has been hilarious. You would think Republicans were abandoning their pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare just two months into the new administration."Trump the Establishment"— DeplorableDonSurber (@donsurber) March 24, 2017
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President Trump has won the fight. It is Sun Tzu fighting:
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.So chill, Matt Drudge. Chill.
President Trump is not selling out his voters or his pledge to drain the swamp.
He negotiated the best deal he can get. When he says he is willing to walk away, he means it.
And the Freedom Caucus and all the rest negotiated the best deal they can. While the groups may have 20, 30, or even 40 votes, Trump holds the rest of the votes.Negotiations 101: The best deals you can make are the ones you walk away from...and then get them with better terms.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2014
Republicans may hate him all they want, but they realize their success relies on his success. A dead president walking is the last thing they want going into next year's midterm election.
And President Trump needs them just as much.
He issued an ultimatum to pass Ryancare? I see it as a sign he has the 218 votes he needs to get the bill to the Senate, get it passed, and move on to the real prize, which is a tax overhaul that will kick this economy into high gear and start chalking up those annual 4% growths in the GDP.
If not, move on to the real prize, which is a tax overhaul that will kick this economy into high gear and start chalking up those annual 4% growths in the GDP.
We shall see.
By the way, nine days ago I wrote this would be Trump's finest hour, as not only does he save the day on repeal and replace, but he exacts some revenge on Paul Ryan for abandoning him last October:
Now that Trump is president, he can teach Ryan a lesson.
And so Trump let Ryan roll out the plan, and the president let Ryan take the heat from both the Freedom Caucus in the House, and the RINOs in the Senate.
Ryan made the opening bid.
President Trump will make his counter-offer, likely letting Secretary Dr. Tom Price take the heat for it. Then Trump will enter later, cut, and close the deal.
This looks more like a Lyndon Johnson move. If we had sane Democrats -- say a half-dozen who are willing to cut a deal -- things would go smoother.It's now called Ryancare.
And everyone hates it.
But reading Never Trump writers in D.C. will get one thinking the end is near for Trump, right?
So read what I wrote from Poca, West Virginia.
"Trump the Establishment" begins:
First they said he would not run.And it ends:
Never bet against Donald John Trump.What's in between is my take on all the swamp gas from D.C. writers who got the election wrong, wronger, and wrongest.
And now we are supposed to believe these writers who are bearish on passage of the Obamacare repeal?
Chill, Matt Drudge. Just chill.
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