Barack Obama is back in the news.
The former President thought he could enjoy some laughs at Trump’s success.
But he forgot one thing.
Obama was delivering a paid speech in Manhattan when he mocked Trump over his meaningless approval ratings.
He jabbed that even Obamacare was more popular than Trump.
“As Republicans in Washington sputtered again this week in their efforts to undo the law, Obama noted to an audience in midtown Manhattan that “the Affordable Care Act has never been more popular — and it’s more popular than the current president,” according to a person in the room who paraphrased the comments.
Trump has recorded historically low approval ratings for a new president, while public opinion on the health care law has improved gradually amid Republican efforts to get rid of it.”
But Trump’s approval ratings are meaningless.
During the campaign, the so-called “mainstream” media harped on Trump’s favorability numbers and declared him the least popular Presidential candidate ever.
None of that mattered when Trump won the most sweeping victory by any Republican since 1988.
Which he did so by making the final weeks of the campaign a referendum on Obamacare.
His message of repealing Obama’s socialist crown jewel helped Republicans come home and deliver the White House to the GOP.
But Obama also left out the part where every time an election was a referendum on Obamacare, the Democrats got their clocks cleaned.
In 2010, 2014 and 2016, the GOP scored electoral victories achieving unified control of government.
The 2010 and 2014 elections were the largest landslides in the history of the midterm elections.
During each of those campaigns, repealing Obamacare was the central GOP message.
The 2012 election was the only contest where the Democrats triumphed.
But that was because the GOP establishment installed Mitt Romney – their handpicked candidate – as the party nominee.
And since Romney invented Obamacare at the state level, for obvious reasons, it denied him any chance of making the 2012 campaign a referendum on Obamacare.
Obama easily defeated Romney after the GOP was deprived of its most potent political weapon.
During Obama’s time in office, Democrats lost over 1,000 seats at every level of government.
It was a bloodletting the likes of which no one had ever seen.
No one should be surprised that Obama would conveniently leave out the other polling on Obamacare.
In politics, politicians like to say the only poll that matters is the one taken on Election Day.
On November 8th, 2016, both Donald Trump and Obamacare’s future were on the ballot.
The American people delivered a decisive verdict that they wanted Donald Trump as President and Obamacare gone.