If Barack Obama does not understand why our institutions and the common ground they once represented are in a shambles, he need not look very far for an explanation: He is a man of the Left, and the Left corrupts every institution it touches: the news media, the educational and academic institutions, the cultural institutions, professional organizations, government bureaucracies, everything from National Geographic to the English department at the University of Texas....If you want to understand why Americans have so little faith in institutions that were once granite pillars of respectability, you must understand the Left’s coopting of them.
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The shortest honeymoon on record is officially over. Normally, newly elected presidents enjoy a wave of goodwill that allows them to fly high at least through their first hundred days. For Donald Trump, the honeymoon has already come and gone.
It has long been an argument on the right, to include among those who now comprise the Trump-right, that Obama and the Democrats hoped and planned for the public option to eventually become single-payer. What Trump has advocated for years is exactly the same. It really seems his beef with Obamcare is that it isn’t set up the way he thinks it ought to be, rather than the very core political and practical premise of it.
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