All news channels and sources in my newsfeed are obsessively condemning the ACA repeal. . . and I have no idea why I’m supposed to care.
It wasn’t a secret that this would happen. Trump said he’d repeal the ACA at every rally. In fact, he often led with this statement. And people voted for him. Or they didn’t care enough to organize (or organize more actively) for somebody else, which is the same thing.
And it wasn’t just Trump. Republicans started saying they wanted the ACA repealed 7 years ago. This is, arguably, a single most unifying issue for the party. They’ve been talking about the need to repeal Obamacare at every opportunity. And in the 7 years they’ve been doing it, they kept winning every election.
There was no duplicity here, no lie. The resolve to repeal the ACA was blared from every news outlet for years. Unless you are yesterday’s immigrant from the Moon, you had to know that Republicans wanted to repeal the ACA. And still, people voted for them every time they elected a Republican for Senate, Congress, or the White House.
So here’s what we have: people voted, voted, voted and voted for a certain party, giving it majorities everywhere. And the party in question proceeded to give the people exactly what it had been promising for the better part of a decade. That’s democracy for you.