If I were to sit and ponder about whose opinion it is that I could not care less about, the one name that would almost immediately pop into my head would be none other than Jerry Rivers, aka Geraldo Rivera. Rivers is one of the members of Fox News’ own modern day version of ‘The Three Stooges’, with the other two members being Juan Williams, and Bob Beckel. And together the three of them have never come up with anything that even remotely can be said to have ever made a lick of sense. And yet there they are, night after night, week after week spewing to those who tune in that which is nothing more the purest of the pure left wing bullshit.
Jerry’s most recent trip off into the nether-region of left wing lunacy, a place where commonsense doesn’t exist, involves his calling out the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) for going against Speaker of the House Paul ‘RINO’ Ryan and President Donald Trump’s supposed attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. It was earlier this week that Jerry appeared on Fox News’s “O’Reilly Factor” where he attempted to explain how he believes the House Freedom Caucus formed a coup. He argued that the failure of the American Health Care Act is not on Trump or Ryan’s shoulders, but is solely on the HFC. At least that’s how Jerry prefers to see it.
Jerry said, “The health care, I don’t blame President Trump and I don’t blame Speaker Ryan for the failure of the health care bill.” And he then continued his rant by saying, “What you have there was the knife being in the back, the treason, the treachery of the Freedom Caucus, what is the freedom caucus, 40 or so congress people.” Spoken like the devoted left wing kook that he is. I would love to have the opportunity sometime to ask Jerry, as well as his two fellow members of ‘The Stooges’, if he actually believes any of the shit that comes out of his mouth. Because I gotta tell ya, rarely does he, or they, ever make much sense.
The HFC, led by Chairman Mark Meadows, proved themselves to be a formidable road block for the Republican leadership that was working very hard to shove through something they were trying to sell as a repeal of Obamacare, but what was in reality, nothing of the sort. Leading up to the vote, Meadows was outspoken in his opposition to both the bill itself and the manner in which the leadership handled its roll out. He said, “Our leadership is going to put forth a bill that does not address any of the concerns in a meaningful way and will dare us to vote against it.” So was that treasonous? No I think not, despite Jerry’s imbecilic claim.
Trump and Ryan decided to pull the AHCA just hours before it was scheduled to go up for a vote on the House floor last Friday afternoon. The HFC was able to convince conservatives into standing united against the bill, and that proved, along with unanimous opposition from House Democrats, to be enough to kill the seriously flawed legislation. And let’s face it, polling data showed that only 17 percent of the American people were in favor of what was referred to by many as being nothing more than Obamacare 2.0. That by itself should have been enough to prove that this thing was a nonstarter. Again, treasonous? Hardly!
And I would like to take the opportunity here to remind President Trump, the guy I voted for, of what I see as being a few very important facts. First and foremost would be the fact that while ‘RINO’ Ryan was spitting on his candidacy, it was the members of the ‘Freedom Caucus’ who were solidly behind Mr. Trump. And when Jerry was lying about Trump, in his support of Hitlery, the ‘Freedom Caucus’ was behind Trump. And when the RINOs cursed Trump name and supported first Jeb and that ‘Crazy John’ Kasich, the ‘Freedom Caucus’ was there for him as well. And now he makes threats directed at members of the ‘Freedom Caucus’?
In January 2016 RINO Ryan vowed to advance the repealing of Obamacare knowing full well that Barry would most assuredly veto it. Now fast-forward fifteen months, Barry is no longer president and repealing Obamacare is no longer an empty gesture. But now that that repeal actually means something, and is something that you would think is a real possibility no congressmen outside of HFC seems to be the least bit interested in keeping his or her promise. So once again it’s despite Jerry accusations of treason and that some sort of coup was perpetrated here, it's obvious who the real traitors are and it isn’t those who are the ‘Freedom Caucus!’
And why do you suppose Jerry feels so compelled to venture outside his own little circle of left wing lunacy to start meddling in the Republican Party! Does he actually think we care what he might have to say? And while I remain a supporter of President Trump, I do think his tweet about fighting the ‘Freedom Caucus’ in 2018 was more than just a bit out of line since Ryan's bill did suck, and who really needs that. Instead, pass the one sentence bill that has been submitted to repeal all of Obamacare no later than 12/31/2017!! Too simple for Ryan to handle, he always has to have the deep thought bills that NEVER pass!!
Jerry asks, “What is the ‘Freedom Caucus’ but 40 or so Congress people?” Well, it’s these 40 or so people who are the only ones left who aren't bought and paid for by the special interests. These 40 or so people are the anti-swamp. These 40 or so people are the ones who actually fight for the Constitution and all those people who voted for President Trump. Trump is under the impression that those who voted for him voted for HIM. No, we voted for him because he said he was going to fight for the American people. This isn't about loyalty to President Trump. It's about his loyalty to us and to the nation our Founders created.
And why is it that Jerry simply can’t bring himself to fade away? As far as the position of the HFC on Obamacare is concerned, they do have a point. RINO Ryan was pushing a bill that would make health care even worse than it is now. There should have been more debate and more negotiation. A mere 18 days is not enough for any bill. Also, the Republicans should have had a specific bill already hashed out a long time ago. But people still need to be given time to read and analyze it or else we end up with another Obamacare, only worse. It is a mistake to pick a fight with the Freedom Caucus. How about fighting the Establishment RINOs?
The disgustingly leftwing Jerry demonstrates his ignorance in this mindless attack on the Freedom Caucus. Jerry enthusiastically supported Ryancare because he knew that, if passed, it would continue government control of one-sixth of our nation's economy. He knew that Ryancare was simply Obamacare Lite. Maybe he ought to check out what constitutes "treason" under the Constitution. Jerry is a left wing blow hard who is pro open borders, pro amnesty and pro path to citizenship for the over 11 million immigrants in this country illegally. Why Fox News continues to pay him, as well as his fellow stooges, is a complete mystery.
Jerry is once again discussing issues that are so completely over his head. He says opposition to an incredibly flawed bill, a bill viewed as such by most Americans, a majority of Republicans in the Senate and almost all pundits, analysts, and experts was an act of treason. If it hadn't been for the Freedom Caucus we would have had a quick patchwork fix pasted over Obamacare rather than an actual viable solution. And don't give me, "well, phase 2 and 3." There would never have been other phases, PERIOD!! Everyone would have stood around in a circle looking like a deer in the headlights saying, "Well, we did the best we could." NO, no you didn't!
How is it that Jerry can be so wrong, so often? Other than his other two left wing compatriots there at Fox News, Williams and Beckel, rarely will you find anyone who gets it wrong as often as Jerry. If treason, in a sense, was committed it was done so by Ryan and his establishment cohorts. They make the claim that the AHCA bill was passed by two House committees but they conveniently fail to mention the fact that no amendments to the bill were allowed by committee members, it was only RINO Ryan who could add amendments. So don't blame the HFC, blame RINO Ryan and his sad attempt to ram through a bill that did nothing to repeal or replace Obamacare!