With all the inevitability of an out of control train heading for the bumpers, President Trump learns, the hard way, that politics is not a command and control game. It is actually a subtle, tricky, now you see it now you don't game of three dimensional chess. Of course, he never served an apprenticeship in that hall of mirrors in the Capitol, instead he barged in using the tools of his own commercial trade - bluff and bluster. Sorry, Mr. President, this is politics not business!
I always try and avoid the subject of Obamacare because I know so little about it. Suffice to say that I suspect that Obama himself didn't know too much more, either! However, he did recognise that in all modern states there is, dare I say, a 'yuuuge' demand from the public that the government install a universal system of healthcare available to all. Of course, how you arrange that financially is exceedingly complicated. Not the least of the problems is that you are offering a service with unlimited demand based on limited means. That there are, and always will be, limits is not something the average voter understands or cares about, especially when they are sick. One thing is for sure 'over there', it is only a matter of time before Obamacare runs onto some hideously difficult rocks!
In the meantime, what if anything is 'The Donald' to do? In effect, he has just been hit in the face by the Constitution which was designed precisely to do that to any President who ignores it. Of course, what he has to do, and do very quickly, is to learn the lesson. Can a man of his age and monstrous ego do that? I don't know but I do sincerely hope so because he has several very excellent propositions for the future that would be very beneficial for America.
So pick yourself up, Mr. President, brush yourself down and start to box clever!
ADDITIONAL: Simply too, too embarrassing! No sooner had I let loose the belch above than I read Tim Stanley's much more thoughtful and informed piece in today's Telegraph which I urge you all to read for a deeper analysis of the problem.