Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Roy growing increasingly articulate on Campaign Trail

"The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you."
Philippians 4:9

During both the primary, and the runoff, this website criticized Chip Roy's messaging.  He wasn't necessarily doing anything wrong, but his rhetoric was cliched and stale.  That has changed.

A Politico interview and a Trib appearance yesterday illustrate Roy's growth.  Most important, Roy is finally connecting abstract conservative principles with people's day-to-day lives.  We'll focus on the Trib appearance because there's video (and because we're partial to in-state media).

Health Care is the issue where Roy's growth is most evident.  He's now promoting "health care freedom" instead of "repealing Obamacare."  That's important because fixing the health care system will galvanize the public in a way that returning to the pre-2010 status quo won't.

Roy explains: "If you're going to own something, you have to solve the problem."  The uninspiring 2017 health care bills didn't do so.  Furthermore, "if you don't cause costs to go down, it's not going to work."  The primary way to accomplish this objective is to remove bureaucrats while increasing Doctors and other medical professionals.  Policy details can follow, but the problem is (finally) properly defined.  To his credit, Roy also calls BS on the so-called 'pre-existing condition' ruse.  Specifically, Roy explained yesterday government created that problem.

Roy refuses to be bullied about the national debt.  Specifically, when asked about it, Roy blames FEDERAL SPENDING not insufficient taxation.  Roy also has the political courage to explain that you can't address the national debt without addressing Medicare and Social Security.  On immigration/border issues, Roy is now discussing them with the complexity they deserve, rather than earlier platitudes about "opposing amnesty."

Bottom Line: It's an impressive, and welcome, level of growth....

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