How President Trump Can Avoid President Obama’s Biggest Mistake

… The biggest mistake of Obama’s presidency was punting health care “reform” to Congress. While he wanted to remain postpartisan after a historic campaign and stay out of the fight, Democrats on Capitol Hill argued over the specifics and took more than a year to get something to his desk. …

If Obama had been more assertive in the legislative process from the beginning and hit the campaign trail to highlight the benefits of Obamacare before the midterm elections, history may have been written differently. …

Republicans agree that Obamacare should be repealed, but the party is far from a consensus on what replacement would look like and when it should take place. … Republicans will have to get over any differences in strategy and tactics, but the Democrats’ past may serve as an example of what not to do. CONT.

Nathan L. Gonzales, Roll Call