The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Opinion | ‘Trump’s Going to Get Re-elected, Isn’t He?’ - The New York Times

I’m struck at how many people have come up to me recently and said, “Trump’s going to get re-elected, isn’t he?” And in each case, when I drilled down to ask why, I bumped into the Democratic presidential debates in June. I think a lot of Americans were shocked by some of the things they heard there. I was.

I was shocked that so many candidates in the party whose nominee I was planning to support want to get rid of the private health insurance covering some 250 million Americans and have “Medicare for all” instead. I think we should strengthen Obamacare and eventually add a public option.

I was shocked that so many were ready to decriminalize illegal entry into our country. I think people should have to ring the doorbell before they enter my house or my country.

I was shocked at all those hands raised in support of providing comprehensive health coverage to undocumented immigrants. I think promises we’ve made to our fellow Americans should take priority, like to veterans in need of better health care.


TF has no right to be shocked by any of it.

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TF reminds me of Inspector Renault in Casablanca - "I am shocked—shocked—to find that gambling is going on in here!"

Posted by: Greg | Jul 17, 2019 8:26:41 AM