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They didn't believe him


“I don’t know what we’ll do if it does go away,” Mills said. “I guess I thought that, you know, [Trump] would not do this. That they would not do this, would not take the insurance away. Knowing that it’s affecting so many people’s lives. I mean, what are you to do then if you cannot . . . purchase, cannot pay for the insurance?”

Mills, who supported Trump for other reasons, figured Obamacare repeal was just talk. “I guess we really didn’t think about that, that he was going to cancel that or change that or take it away,” she said. “I guess I always just thought that it would be there. I was thinking that once it was made into a law that it could not be changed.”

I sincerely have no sympathy at this point and not for lack of trying.

A lot of people will call me a cold-hearted bastard and I'm sure I'll get an earful from my extended family as well as my more kind hearted lefty friends. But I encourage everyone to look at this from my perspective before judging and leaving angry comments.

People in the disability rights community, myself included bent over backwards to try to tell these people that anyone can get a preexisting condition. White, black, gay, straight, urban, rural, liberal or conservative, it doesn't matter.

We were called snowflakes, SJWs, cucks, and ethnic slurs of every kind. Some of them were even doxxed and sent death and rape threats. I was not one of them.

My impression of these people was, charitably, that they sincerely believed that the bad parts of what Trump and the GOP is proposing wouldn't affect THEM. It'd only affect the people they didn't like. Minorities, anyone under 60, or pretty much anyone who lives in a city with a population greater than 5,000

But now they're realizing that all that stuff being proposed, like bringing back preexisting conditions ,cuts across political lines.

And now they're afraid and they're going to show up to townhalls begging their Congresscritter not to take away their healthcare or bring back preexisting conditions. Despite them running on doing exactly that.

Granted this is nothing new. More than a few parents with disabled kids thought educating the disabled was a waste of money that took away from the "smart" kids. Then THEY had a kid with autism or something and started singing a different tune.

Honestly, when they start setting up GoFundMe's and the like, they won't get a dime from me. Don't care who. If they voted Trump, my wallet is closed.

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