Presidents don't run the House calendar, but Ryan is weak. So Trump scheduled the vote anyway, and now Ryan and Ryancare are history.
As a reader pointed out, the whole world is watching. I believe a few sphincters tightened a notch or two watching Trump humiliate the Washington establishment and its boy, Paul Ryan.
The reader said in a comment on my previous post: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
This is also a display to everyone that Trump WILL walk away and blow up a deal. The world watched. North Korea watched. Iran watched. Nato watched. Theresa May watched. Mexico watched. All those countries that want to make a deal with the US watched Pres Trump throw out the baby with the bathwater. CD.I have the best readers. I learn more from them than they do from me.
Trump has dealt with some of the most powerful men in his time. Carl Icahn and Wilbur Ross could have broken him in the 1990s. I have written about his first trip to bankruptcy court, which was a very expensive lesson in finance for The Donald.
But he emerged stronger and better for the ordeal, and Icahn and Ross made more money than if they had made him fold, so he taught them a thing or two about branding.
Compare that to the punk Obama whose great achievement in life was impressing liberal millionaires. Putin laughed at him. Iran walked all over him. The Chinese let Kim Jong Un add nukes and intercontinental ballistic missiles to his military arsenal.
They knew Obama was a girly man -- wearing a bike helmet and riding a girl's Schwinn. All that was missing on that bike was a bell.
Now there is a new man in town.
We have a president who will just walk away, Renee.
Haven't seen that since Reagan left Gorbachev waiting at the altar at Reykjavík in October 1986.
The globalists -- Bush 41 on particular -- pressured Reagan to cut a nuclear arms deal with the Soviet Union. This will be your legacy, they told Reagan.
After two days of meeting with Gorbachev, Reagan realized Gorbachev was desperate because the Soviets could not keep pace with the United States, which was developing stealth and SDI technology.
Reagan saw that Gorbachev's position was weak, and walked away.
All of Washington dumped on Reagan, and said he was old and feeble and was risking war.
Five years later, the Soviet Union imploded.
You think Putin doesn't know this? You think Chairman Xi doesn't know this? You think the ayatollahs don't know this?
If I am Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, I am counting the days till November 30, when my term ends. Let the next guy be the guy who has to pay for that F-ing wall (as Vicente Fox, his predecessor, called it) because after Friday, it is clear that President Trump will get what he wants when he wants it on the international level.
Foreigners at times seem to know our politics better than we do. Those liberals chortling over the end of Ryancare think Obamacare will live forever and ever.
Just like they thought the Soviet Union would last.
Boy are these liberals in for a November 8-level shock.
Trump is a strong man. Not in a Mussolini manner, but in the Reagan manner. The bad guys know it, and I think they will want to leave us alone.
We shall see.
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