Bill O’Reilly told Glenn Beck on Friday that Sen. John McCain’s decision to sink a “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act was revenge against President Trump two years in the making.
McCain never forgave Trump for attacking his war hero status.
“He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured,” Mr. Trump told conservatives gathered in Iowa on July 18, 2015.
“I think this is about Trump,” Mr. O’Reilly said. “I think McCain despises Trump so much because of the POW comment during the campaign. […] I think it’s about McCain basically saying to himself, ‘I really despise Trump and I think Trump should be out of there. I’m going to make it impossible for Trump to have any kind of legislative victories.’ That’s what I think this is about.”
Glenn Beck told O’Reilly jokingly that he was being conspiratorial but then agreed with him and added to it.
“I think John McCain — you’re right — hates Donald Trump,” Mr. Beck said. “But I think John McCain hates the tea party and the conservative wing, the small-government constitutionalists […] much more than he hates Donald Trump. He may be on fire for Donald Trump, but there is a long history of him just despising these tea party constitutionalist people.”
Beck is right. This is a win-win for McCain. He can hurt the right-wing and the President in one fell swoop.
The path to single-payer
Bill O’Reilly added other comments about the situation on his website about the single-payer threat and the failure of the U.K. system.
The Senate rejected a bill that would have done away with ObamaCare in a 51-49 vote in the early hours of Friday. Senator John McCain joined fake Republicans Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski in voting against the bill. President Trump’s Twitter response to the news: “Let ObamaCare implode.”
The problem is Obamacare was designed to fail and morph into single-payer. Democrats are loving this and praising McCain. Their only answer to the failing Obamacare is more of what is currently not working – government-run healthcare.
Chuck Schumer assured Democrats openly touting single-payer, Stalincare, that “single-payer is on the table”.
Michael Tanner of the libertarian Cato Institute reports that most Americans are reluctant to give the federal government too much power over their lives and aren’t ready to go the route of Western Europe and Canada.
If we do, we will end up like Charlie Gard’s parents with bureaucrats and judges having more power over our children and our health than we do.
The UK single-payer system isn’t even working. Britain’s National Health Service is reportedly planning massive cuts that may greatly affect physicians and the care they provide. Doctors describe the expected cuts as “brutal” and complain that they are “shrouded in secrecy.”
You can listen to the Beck-O’Reilly exchange here: