Opinion: Has GOP quit Obamacare fight?
This is astute quizzing by a capital journalist: David M. Drucker, senior congressional correspondent for the Washington Examiner, wonders if the Republican Party has “given up on getting rid of Obamacare.” Great point. We hear very little about it anymore, but hopefully it will rise and become a key component of campaigning closer to election time. We know Donald Trump (R-Billions), who leads the polls for his party’s presidential nomination, wants government to own and manage health care. Meanwhile, guys like Bobby Jindal (Louisiana governor) and Scott Walker (Wisconsin governor and candidate dropout) were leading the charge. As for the others? Crickets.
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Surprise, surprise! Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is said to have won the first debate among Democratic contenders for the nomination. Couldn’t have been that difficult with her fiercest challenger, Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), “pardoning” her over the whole e-mail server mess. And whoever is coaching Sanders needs to be fired. That was a really poor move.
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Oh, yeah, Real Clear Politics polling averages show that 63.7 percent of the nation believes President Barack Obama is leading the nation down the wrong path. That’s a statement result.
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You’ll find coverage elsewhere in today’s paper about this, but the whole Monon Trail issue that includes pedestrian and other users of the greenway continuing to cross traffic-laden streets really has us shaking our heads. The city installed a “state law” sign for motorists on Main Street at the trail, and that’s great, but users running or walking into traffic streams remains a huge concern. We know pedestrians have the right of way. They do not, however, have the right to simply keep on truckin’ across junctions with seemingly little regard for motorists.