Think about that for a minute: The president of “all the people” wants health care to fail so that millions of Americans to be kicked off their health plan, and ultimately they will die or be so sick that they will wish that they were dead. This is your president. Rather than trying to come up with a bipartisan compromise and working with elected officials to come up with a healthcare plan to provide affordable healthcare for all Americans, he tweets and whines like a little baby when he doesn’t get his way.
So chalk up another L for trump and the repubs in Washington. They chirped for seven years about “repealing and replacing” Obamacare, but even after wining both houses of congress and the executive branch, it is still the law of the land.
Finally, a word about Michael Vick. When the talented but streaky quarterback first came to Philly after a stint in federal prison for dog fighting, I was one of the many birds fans who supported his right to get a second chance and earn a living. He had some rough patches, but thanks to some decent play on the field, and fans like yours truly, he was able to survive.
Now, rather than coming to Colin Kaepernick’s defense, he is telling the former San Francisco QB to get a haircut. As if cutting his hair will change the minds of the NFL owners who have clearly black-balled him. It’s a kind of informal collusion if you will. All the haircuts in the world won’t get Kaepernick back in the league, and this is because the owners have decided that he is not good for their brand or their politics.
It’s sad to think that a league that willingly accepts wife beaters, drug users, and yes Michael, even guys who abuse animals; is not willing to accept a guy who took a moral stance for something he believes in. The last time I checked this is America, and we are supposed to allow each other to freely follow our conscience.
Michael Vick has clearly decided that it is best to sell-out and stay in the owner’s good graces. He has come a long way from Leavenworth, Kansas, but sadly, while he is physically free, his mind clearly is not.
*Pic from washingtonpost.com