Donald Trump is plowing ahead with his policy agenda.
The media and Democrats are trying to upend him with fake news and lies.
Chelsea Clinton joined that parade, but her attacks against Trump quickly turned out to be a massive mistake.
Trump was elected to rollback Obama’s agenda.
And he has set about accomplishing those goals by appointing a pro-liberty commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission who will end Obama’s attempts to run the internet with government controls and will take the first steps to dismantling Obamacare.
Liberals have become unhinged over these developments.
Angry protestors are storming GOP town halls and making threats over the elimination of Obama’s net neutrality regulations.
Never one to miss an opportunity to worm her way into the good graces of the “resistance” – ahead of a possible political career – Chelsea Clinton tweeted out an attack on Trump on both of these issues.
She was responding to a tweet from Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz – who in typical lunatic left-wing fashion, tweeted in all caps to signify shouting – and attacked Trump on net neutrality and repealing Obamacare.
Senator, thank you. This seems like one of those moments my grandmother (who hated yelling) would have said, "you go right on ahead honey." https://t.co/4vzOKeRkH1
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 19, 2017
But these attacks are nonsense.
Net neutrality is the government regulating the internet.
It imposes government controls on internet service providers on how they must provide access to websites.
Trump – and liberty minded opponents of net neutrality – argue that the internet runs just fine without government regulations.
Liberals can’t stand the idea of a business being largely free of government regulations, so Obama imposed these government controls in his final year in office.
But now they are now on the chopping block.
Liberals are also teaming up with violent groups in protest, including an activist who fought to free a convicted Al Qaeda terrorist.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Net neutrality activists currently targeting Federal Communications Commission Chairman (FCC) Ajit Pai involve several individuals who are associated with groups that have a history of violence.
The activists, who are protesting plans to eliminate Obama-era net neutrality regulations, have connections to radical alt-left groups including DisruptJ20 and Popular Resistance. One activist leader, Evan Greer, worked three years to free an al-Qaida terrorist convicted of planning to shoot up a Boston shopping mall.
Greer lists his role as Media Strategy and Outreach Coordinator for the Tarek Mehanna Support Group on his LinkedIn profile. Mehanna was convicted on charges that he conspired to kill Americans and was sentenced to 17.5 years in federal prison.”
In addition, Democrats are launching fake news attacks on the legislation which will begin repealing Obamacare.
It does not repeal the whole law, but it does rollback many of the regulations and taxes.
But it also doesn’t “take away” people’s health care.
Obamacare already did that when millions lost their health insurance after Obama’s “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor” lie.
The House bill allows for states to apply for waivers for the essential benefits and community rating Obamacare mandates.
Liberals like Clinton and Shatz claim this is “taking away health care”, contending it eliminates protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.
The GOP bill allows for states to obtain waivers from Obamacare’s community rating mandate only if they provide a plan to make sure no one with pre-existing conditions is abandoned or denied coverage.
And these waivers only affect Americans who purchase their own insurance through the individual market.
Just 18 million Americans in total are in the individual market, and those with pre-existing conditions who don’t already receive coverage through their employer or Medicaid – whom this bill doesn’t touch – are an even smaller fraction of that number.
And the legislation provides for $8 billion in money for high risk pools to help individuals with pre-existing conditions who purchase health insurance on the individual market afford their coverage.
It’s a complete lie to say the GOP is taking away their health insurance.
But that never stopped Chelsea Clinton from launching misleading attacks before.
She’s just carrying on as she always has.