Uh-oh. It was one thing for the little-handed pussy-grabber to blame his failure to close the deal on the Democrats (when only a few months ago he said the repeal would be "so easy"):Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 26, 2017
But now, now Trump is blaming Club for Growth and The Heritage Foundation for his failure?
How must that be playing to our good friends on the editorial board over at The Tribune-Review? Remember, the Trib's former owner, Richard Mellon Scaife, was closely tied to that most conservative of conservative think tanks. As I wrote in 2009, an astute reader emailed me with some info on the Scaife/Trib/Heritage connections:
[Scaife] and Joseph Coors gave so much money that there's a plaque -- a bas relief of the Scaifer hisself -- in the lobby of the Heritage Foundation. Ever heard of Ed Fuelner? He's the CEO and all-encompassing head of the Heritage Foundation...Let me interrupt - Ed Fuelner has had a monthly column in the Trib for some time now. His latest was only 3 1/2 weeks ago.
Then there's the Club for Growth.
Wanna know who was president of the Club for Growth from 2005 to 2009?
Pennsylvania's junior senator Pat Toomey.
And so now Donald J. Trump is blaming them for the collapse of the AHCA in the House of Representatives.
Assuming Newton's Third Law has some validity in the world of politics, I am looking forward to seeing the reaction(s) from Heritage, Club for Growth, Ed Fuelner and Pat Toomey.