a reply to: Mach2
Good to hear from you Redneck.
Still around, just a bit busy.
Redneck like busy.
I'm from the deepest south, South Florida. A place so far south, it's Yankee, and the story is the same here.
Yeah, you went so far South it turned into North.
I'm not surprised, though, with all the incompetence and/or outright corruption that seems to be centered around Miami/Dade. People are waking up and
seeing what's really going on in that swamp we call Washington DC. It seems every time the DNC gets caught in something untoward, they expose
themselves by trying to deny justice or lie their way out of it.
Being from South Florida, you'll likely get this metaphor: When one drains a swamp, that does not get rid of the problems; it exposes them. The snakes
and gators are still there, but they have nowhere to hide any more. Anyone can see them. The snakes can still squeeze a man to death and the gators
still have long beaks full of razor teeth. Nothing about that has changed, except they are exposed for all to see.
Cleaning up the swamp once it is drained is a different story. Someone has to go in there and kill the beasties. Once that is done, the swamp is no
Trump never promised to clean the swamp; he promised to drain it. He has. The corruption and lies are exposed. Oh, sure, we still have some holdovers
who want to close their eyes to the dangers that were already around them and try to blame the guy who exposed them for exposing them... but more and
more people are realizing that what we are seeing is not new; it has been going on in both parties
the whole time, but wasn't visible. Now it's
time to clean up what Trump has exposed.
No President has or ever has had the power to do that. We the People put these critters in power, and We the People are the only ones who can remove
them. That's our job, and we have a chance to do so in a year and a half. Once that's done, we can thank the dirty old guy with hydraulic fluid in his
hair that drained it for us and send him on his merry way. We can bring in a more polished President that can oversee an ex-swamp that has been
A plumber never shows up in a three-piece suit and tie. He shows up in dirty jeans and (hopefully) a shirt, with that infamous "plumber's crack"
hanging out for all the world to see. But he gets the job done, whereas the guy in the suit and tie would not. Trump is that plumber that's getting
the job done; uncouth, brash, rude at times, and generally not very pleasant to deal with. But when he leaves and the job is done, he will look much
I had hoped against hope that Trump would have been able to finish the draining in four years. No such luck. We will need four more for We the People
to clean up all this muck and mire before the job is done and we can send Trump on his merry way.
Here's to cleaning the swamp now that it has been drained.
The one exception I can see, is the Republicans failure to find a viable alternative to "Obamacare". Many ppl, even moderates, and
independents, who are not crazy about a "Medicare for all" system, think it is better than what we have now.
Healthcare is a difficult assignment. People want to be able to see a doctor they like when they need to, without being driven into poverty in the
process. Doctors expect to make big money doing a very important job they sacrificed so much for during their younger years. Insurance companies just
want more money.
We have to find a way to get the insurance company's tentacles out of the business; that's where Obamacare went off the rails, by involving insurance
even deeper. But that's a hard task, since the insurance companies are busy using their financial means to buy influence in the DC swamp. The only way
to actually do this is to expose them, remove their influence by removing the corruption, and start anew. The first step to that is cleaning the
swamp. Until that is done, there can never be a good healthcare system in the United States of America.