Breitbart News

I promised to read opinion pieces written by those whose views differ sharply from mine, beginning with Breitbart News. Well, this is a beginning. I confess it is the first time that I have ever read Breitbart News, and it was an interesting experience. Much of it seems, to me, to be satire, except that it isn’t.

A lead article was an interview with Ann Coulter (born 1961), an American author and syndicated columnist. All of the people that I know are disturbed by Donald Trump’s first two weeks as President of the USA. Ms Coulter, to the contrary, was impressed, and gives Trump high marks. Her only disappointment is the lack of a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, but for that she blames Congress, not the President. For Ms Coulter, replacement is easy. Just leave everything to private, unregulated markets, with some subsidies for the very poor. How does this differ from Obamacare? I think it is only in the amount of subsidy. Obamacare, after all, was copied from a Republican plan, drafted by the Heritage Foundation and implemented in Massachusetts by Republican Governor Mitt Romney.

On Friday’s Breitbart News Daily, SiriusXM host Alex Marlow spoke with Ann Coulter, author of In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome! and Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole.
Having given President Trump high marks for his first days in office, Coulter professed disappointment with congressional Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. ….

“It’s very frustrating. They’ve had eight years to work on this,” she said. “I used to think the problem used to – just in this past year, because of the campaign – that the problem with Washington was, you have all these political consultants and pollsters and think tanks, and they really care more about keeping their parking places and their offices than they care about the country, which is why they’ve been selling the country out: to please the donors and the cheap labor advocates all these years.” ….

“That’s all it is, Alex. We just want the free market applied to health insurance, and forget about boring us with your sob-story cases. Okay, some of them are genuine sob stories; I don’t mean to be unkind about that, but it’s a tiny, tiny, tiny minority of people who just happen to have kids or they themselves are born with some horrible condition. Just let me buy it on the free market the same way I buy shoes, and books, and milk, and, by the way, car insurance, renters’ insurance, homeowners’ insurance,” Coulter exclaimed. ….

She described her disposition after the opening weeks of the Trump presidency as “exhausted from winning so much.”

“I’m absolutely, positively thrilled. It looks like he is going to keep all the promises. I’m so happy we elected a workaholic, a germophobic, and a cheap Scot,” she proclaimed.

John Hayward, “Ann Coulter’s Report Card for President Trump’s First Two Weeks: ‘I Give Him an A+++’”, Breitbart News Daily, 3 February 2017.

Well, that is  my start. I am doing my best to improve my understanding of the far right. Later, I may take on the far left. (I would describe myself as liberal, somewhere in the centre-left range of politics.) I agree that shoes, milk and books should be left to markets. Unregulated markets sometimes fail, however, and health care is a textbook case of market failure. I totally disagree with Ms Coulter on provision of health care. If anyone is interested, we could exchange views on this topic.

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Stay tuned!

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