Monday, October 16, 2017
Trump and Freddy Krueger Eerily Similar
Last Friday’s date was the 13th, Friday the 13th. We all know Friday the 13th is considered the unluckiest day of the year. It’s a superstition so wide-spread, it even has a name, paraskevidekatriaphobia (seriously). Most of us treat it like any other day but somewhere in the back of our mind we think “I need to be careful today—it’s Friday the 13th. No one knows for sure why Friday the 13th is so vilified, but it is believed that it was derived from Judas being the 13th guest at Jesus’ Last Supper and Jesus was crucified on a Friday. For whatever reason, it is believed that bad things happen on Friday the 13th.
AND, SOMETHING bad did happen on this Friday the 13th. The modern-day version of Freddy Krueger, the horror movie villain from Nightmare on Elm Street, announced his plan to yet again attack and destroy anything created by President Obama, his nemesis. After being on the receiving end of Freddy’s birther conspiracy for years, Obama cracked a joke about Freddy at the White House Correspondence Dinner in 2011, and it bruised his very large, fragile ego. That’s when Freddy decided to run for President and wipe Obama’s legacy from the face of the earth. In so doing, he is destroying our country and its people.
FREDDY ANNOUNCED the death of Obamacare on Friday, the 13th. Freddy is holding our health care hostage to get his way. When the Republicans in Congress tried to get rid of Obamacare, the American people said, “No, we like it.” He has been chopping off the equivalent to fingers to make the American people come begging at his knees. Chop! He cut funding for navigators to help people understand how to get health care. Chop! He declined funding advertising for the Open Enrollment so people would not know when to sign up. Chop! On Friday, the 13th, he cut the heart out of Obamacare when he announced he was cutting off all subsidies. He said it was because the subsidies were a pay-off to the insurance companies. No, Freddy, subsidies allowed those that could not afford to pay the full premiums for health insurance to have healthcare. These subsidies were for hard working Americans struggling to get by. People not in Freddy’s income bracket.
THIS IS A quote from Freddy after his election and many times since, “I’d like to see Obamacare implode.” When repeal did not work, he decided to kill it himself, one piece at a time. He explained it on Friday, the 13th, like this, “Repeal didn’t work, I decided to go another route, bit, by bit, by bit.”
THE IRONY in this destruction of health care is the demographics of Trump’s base will be hurt the most. In Georgia where Governor Deal refused Medicaid expansion, losing the subsidies will make health insurance premiums go up 54.2%. Georgia is headed for a healthcare crisis and our Monroe County hospital will fail in spite all our county has done to save it.
FREDDY COMMITTED another dastardly deed this Friday, the 13th by bringing America to the precipice of a disaster with Iran. You know, the Iran Deal that Obama worked on to keep Iran from having nuclear weapons. He laid the onus on Congress to fix and said If he doesn’t get a better deal than Obama did, he is going to renege on the agreement. The United States was not the only country who signed this agreement with Iran. The other countries were the United Kingdom, Russia, France, China, Germany, and the European Union. All countries, even the USA, agree that Iran has not violated the terms of the agreement. If we end up in a war with Iran, which appears where Freddy is taking us, it’s going to be very lonely there without our allies.
FREDDY HAS continuously promulgated a lie about Iran, just as he did with the birther conspiracy. Obama DID NOT give Iran 1.7 billion dollars! It was money and interest from Iran held by the U.S. since the 1970’s. It was payment of a settlement claim resulting from arbitration. Not a dime of our tax dollars went to pay this money to Iran as Freddy would have you believe. I am certain that Freddy would never have given Iran back their money based on the fact he didn’t pay contractors on work performed on his own property. But unlike Freddy, Obama has morals.
FREDDY IS so spiteful and vindictive, I also learned on Friday, the 13th that he still maintains, and has not retracted his remarks about not helping Puerto Rico re-build or even live for that matter. Nearly a month after the hurricane, and people are dying from water-borne diseases. The death toll has risen from 15 to 45 since Freddy’s visit when he tossed paper towels to the thirsty, starving people and said “adios.” Remember Mayor Carmen Cruz? Freddy kinda, sorta, doesn’t like her…Okay, he HATES her! He hates her so much in fact, he is willing to let an entire island of American citizens die to show her who’s boss. You see, she was the only one with the guts to address his incompetent handling of their dire predicament. And she’s a woman, too!
SILLY ME! Everyone knows that Freddy Krueger only appears in people’s dreams and he is a fictional character. When I awoke from my nap, I realized I wasn’t dreaming—there was not a fictional Freddy Krueger, but a real President Trump. Sad.