As President Trump tries to strongarm Freedom Caucus members into voting for TrumpCare, I have just one thing to say:
I hope he fails.
Those words might sound familiar if you were following politics eight years ago. You youngsters may have to Google it.
Naturally, I want Donald Trump to succeed at the things he seeks to do that limit government and restore freedom. Appointing excellent Supreme Court justices and slashing regulation are some of the things I hope he succeeds in doing — and so far, so good.
But when it comes to putting political pressure on the few people in Congress who are for freedom, to get them to vote for TrumpCare, I do not want him to succeed.
TrumpCare retains the basic conceit of ObamaCare: that health care can be centrally planned. It must be voted down.
And then the GOP must deliver on what they promised: full repeal.
I want the country to succeed. And so, in this endeavor, I hope he fails.