… The president has repeatedly referred to his plan “to let ObamaCare implode.” This locution casts the president as a mere observer, watching from the distant sidelines as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) inevitably destroys itself.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact, the president is not just looking on as events ineluctably unfold; rather, he is causing the very failures he decries. He is not just an observer, he is the causal agent. …
While voters aren’t aware of the details, they are wise enough to understand that the president is more than willing to sacrifice their well-being in a cynical attempt to force the ACA to implode.
A June poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation found 59 percent of Americans saying Trump and the Republicans in Congress are responsible for problems with the ACA going forward. CONT.
Mark Mellman (Mellman Group), The Hill