President Leprechaun riding a Unicorn

Seems about right to characterize Trump’s fanciful take on public policy.  So, I read this Vox piece about Trump on Roe v. Wade.  Trump has committed to appointing Justices who will overturn it.  In this same interview, he said that gay marriage is “settled law.”‘   Hmmm, do you think he knows that Roe v. Wade was 43 years ago and Obergefell was last year?  Also, find me a conservative judge willing to overturn Roe v. Wade, but who will nonetheless take a stand for gay rights.  Right.  Then find me a unicorn.

I listened to the rest of the interview via podcast yesterday and also got a kick out of his take on health care.  We’re going to repeal the affordable care act and replace it simultaneously with better, cheaper, health care.  And if you believe that, I’ve got a whole country’s worth of bridges to sell you.

Looking throughout the developed world, there is one approach proven to provide access for all citizens and better health outcomes for those citizens at a lower price.  That’s right– substantially greater government involvement than we have in the U.S.

Sure, all politicians stretch the truth.  But we’ll sooner see leprechauns riding unicorns to find their pots of gold than anything remotely like what Trump has said.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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