Throughout history, many great nations and empires ended from internal strife and collapse instead of being conquered by another nation or empire.
Look at ancient Rome. Two thousand years ago, there was no greater and more powerful empire in world history. Their leaders were virtually gods to the people. With power came prosperity and affluence. With prosperity and affluence came decadence. With decadence came the eventual collapse of the Roman Empire from within.
The United State is following the pattern of the Roman Empire and we are now teetering on the verge of collapse. The trigger that could cause that collapse is healthcare.
Under the regime of Barack Obama, it seemed that the United States was well on its way to following the example of the Soviet Union by experiencing a government collapse from within. Obama did everything possible to make it happen and I truly believe had Hillary Clinton been elected, that it would happen within her tenure in the White House.
But the American people spoke up at the polls last November and narrowly averted the certain governmental collapse under Democratic leadership. The people listened to political outsider Donald Trump and elected him to lead the nation, believing that he would fulfill many of his campaign promises.
Likewise, many Republicans also made a number of campaign promises that the American people expected them to keep. The number one promise, and most important promise, was to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Republicans have been making that promise for ever since Obamacare was first passed.
Once Republicans gained control of the House in 2010, they did pass a measure to repeal Obamacare on a number of occasions, but those efforts always died in the then Democrat-controlled Senate. They also knew there would be no chance of Obama signing their measure into law, but they went through the motions anyway.
Now that Republicans have control of the House, Senate and White House, the American people fully expect them to keep their promise to at least repeal Obamacare and hopefully replace it with something better.
House Republicans struggled to get a mediocre replacement passed, and calling it mediocre is being generous. Senate Republicans have utterly failed. After twice failing to compose an acceptable and affordable replacement (which is impossible) for Obamacare, they turned to just trying to repeal the key tenets of Obamacare, but fell short by one vote – the vote of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) who is suffering from brain cancer.
The failure of Senate Republicans has been a source of great frustration and embarrassment to President Donald Trump. As with many issues of frustration, Trump took to Twitter to express his disappointment and the target of that frustration and disappointment is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). As Senate leader, McConnell should be able to lead the GOP Senate to successfully come up with a replacement for Obamacare, but they haven’t and the responsibility rests on McConnell’s shoulders.
In one tweet, Trump declared:
“Mitch, get back to work and put Repeal & Replace, Tax Reform & Cuts and a great Infrastructure Bill on my desk for signing. You can do it!”
In his tweets about the Senate and McConnell’s failure, Trump called it a disgrace. Trump was asked if McConnell should step aside from his leadership position. He responded:
“If he doesn’t get repeal and replace done and if he doesn’t get taxes done, meaning cuts and reform, and if he doesn’t get a very easy one to get done, infrastructure, if he doesn’t get them done, then you can ask me that question.”
“Let’s hope he gets it done.”
An interesting twist is that McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao is currently serving as President Trump’s Secretary of Transportation. In one of his tweets, Trump stated:
Elaine is doing very good job. I’m very disappointed in Mitch.”
Trump’s frustration and McConnell’s failure, if not resolved, could be enough to cause many American voters to show their disappointment and frustration with the GOP by turning their votes to Democrats and Independents. If that happens, Democrats will regain control of the nation. If that happens, it will not only mark the death of the Republican Party, but it will allow Democrats to complete Obama’s efforts to destroy America from within. Democrats will continue with their liberal, immoral and decadent destructive legislation that will lead to the collapse of the American government as we know it. America will go the way of ancient Rome which never recovered.