Friday, August 18, 2017

Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes.

The entire debacle in Charlottesville was a charade and a fraud. 

The entire event was carefully manufactured to create the maximum chaos and tension.  Everything that was done by both sides was designed to have almost the exact results that we saw:  chaos, fighting, and death.

Racist assholes prepare for battle with other racist assholes
If the Nazi's are rallying and you oppose what they say and just want them to go away peacefully, the most sensible move is to ignore them. If 300 White Nationalist went to all the trouble to organize and attend this rally, and then no on else showed up, no protesters, no cameras, they would have the wind taken out their sails and they would fade into obscurity.

But the Left did the exact opposite. 

They created the conditions for a fight and then executed the planned attacks perfectly. 

The Mayor of Charlottesville is a deep blue Democrat and an active member of the 'resistance' against Trump.  He granted the Nazi's a protest permit (as he should) and deployed the police (as he should). 

But then we see the plan change direction.  The Antifa Leftist surrounded the Alt Right protesters, hemming them into Jefferson Park.  The Police allowed the permitless Antifa people to assemble unlawfully, and at the critical moment, the police withdrew.

The police pulled out, according to the mayor, because they were outgunned.   The cops deny this, claiming they were ordered to stand down.

Why would you allow a bunch of feral leftist surround the so-far peaceful right wing demonstration and the precipitously withdraw?  To ensure there is violence, naturally. 

This entire event is the sort of thing that happens when you assemble some of the worst people in the world and then withdraw the police.  Both sides were itching for a fight, and the Mayor gave it to them.

The violence and terrorism on display in Charlottesville is reprehensible, but unfortunately, it will continue as long as both sides are interested in escalating the tension and fanning the flames of hatred and division.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Punch a Nazi, Hug a Commie!

The recent terrorist attack that followed the violence surrounding the Alt Right White Nationalist demonstration has caused everyone to lose their minds.   It has also revealed some very interesting things about the culture. 

The Left has won the Propaganda War.   

The Nazi's were bad.  They are rightly vilified for the mass murder of Jews and others in the holocaust.  The swastika will never be seen as anything but a symbol of hatred and evil.  Hollywood and the popular culture have firmly established these truths in the American mind. 

Nazi's are so evil in our culture that they are the evil bogeyman in most movies and are fetishistically murdered in movies some 75 years after the end of WWII.  See Inglorious Basterds, or the Indiana Jones franchise as examples.  Even their uniforms are a symbol for evil -- watch Star Wars to see how evil Empire commanders dress in a galaxy far, far, away.   


But it turns out that the Communists were more murderous than the Nazi's during the 20th century.  They deliberately murdered 30-50 million people in their evil effort to create a communist paradise.

You would never know this by looking that the pop culture.  The icons associated with the Reds are perfectly acceptable to wear and display.   

You can wear a picture of the murderous sociopath Che Guevara with no one giving you a second glance.   You can wave a Soviet hammer and sickle flag, or wear it on your belt, and no one flinched.  Try putting Hitler on a T-shirt or wearing a swastika belt.  

The Left has been very effective at demonizing the Nazi's and pinning them on the Right.  In reality, the Nazi's are socialists.  They are National Socialists who opposed the international socialists, ie, the Communists.  They are both collective, socialist movements that differ only on how to organize the people.  The Nazi's want to use skin color and national identity, and the Commies want to use Class. 

The Nazi's and the Communists are equally vile, evil dangerous people with bad ideas and terrible plans for the subjugation of humanity. 

Yet everyone is rabidly anti-Nazi, and the Communists get a free pass.  And the Right gets tagged as owning the Nazi's, when the opposite is the truth.

The Left has so thoroughly controlled the narrative here, even Republicans like Marco Rubio are conceding the argument when they say that the Nazi's are 100% to blame and they have committed human rights atrocities in the past.  

This is equally true of the Communists, but that is not part of the Leftist narrative.

Monday, August 7, 2017

“So you think that money is the root of all evil?” said Francisco d’Anconia...

Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged contains a number of quotable and pithy speeches, but none so rich as the speech by Francisco d'Aconia

“So you think that money is the root of all evil?” said Francisco d’Anconia. “Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?"

...

“Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to be the tool by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of men. Blood, whips and guns–or dollars. Take your choice–there is no other–and your time is running out.”


Capitalism Magazine reprints the entire speech here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Words Matter, So Shut Up!

The Left has been on a long campaign to shape the words that we use in order to shape our thoughts and political outcomes. 

George Orwell saw this clearly in his novel 1984.  The socialist government controlled the words that were used in order to shape the narrative.  The war department became the Ministry of Peace, forced labor camps became joy camps, and to have thoughts that were not politically correct became Thoughtcrime.

In the real world, leftists enthusiastically used Orwell's warning as a blueprint, and began enforcing speech codes.  Any utterance that was not acceptable became 'politically incorrect'.  Colleges across the US are now enforcing draconian speech codes and declaring certain ideas to be oldthink, and thus not permitted on campus.   Facts and logic are tools of the oppressive patriarchal society and must be replaced with bellyfeel, the blind, enthusiastic acceptance of an idea.

The reason is very simple.  As Andrew Klavan has to eloquently noted, they want you to shut up.

Now that the evidence is in, Socialism cannot be defended with facts and logic.  The 100 years of uninterrupted social and economic disaster that has unfolded in every socialist country has made it impossible to defend socialism.   It cannot be defended, therefore, it must not be discussed. 

This can be seen on campus and in the streets, and Leftist bullies attempt to silence their opponents.  When non-lefty speakers try to present their ideas on campus, the unhinged radical Left and the university administrations (but I repeat myself...) will shut the speakers down through violence, disruptions, and administrative red tape.   Since they cannot refute the ideas of Ben Shapiro or Ann Coulter, they must be shouted down or banned from speaking altogether. 

The next step in the plan to get you to shut up is to justify beating you up physically if you start talking.  Leftist are now saying that 'hate speech' is equivalent to violence, the therefore actual violence is justified in response to hurtful words. 

Since the left defines the made up concept of 'hate speech' as 'anything you say we don't like', you are now at risk of being assaulted for everything and anything you say.

So the safest option is to shut up. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mass Murder for Science!

In two recent posts, I made the following claims:

1.  Socialism is inherently murderous
2.  Bill Nye is a crackpot and a social justice warrior

Today, I am proven correct on both counts.   (As if there were really any doubt...)

Bill Nye has announced that people need to die in order for science to advance.   Meet Bill Nye, Genocide Guy. 


From the Washington Examiner:

Bill Nye specifically targeted the elderly this week as he spoke out against climate change deniers, saying that climate science will start to advance when old people start to "age out," according to a report.

The "Science Guy" said that generationally, the majority of climate change deniers are older.
"Climate change deniers, by way of example, are older. It's generational," Nye told the Los Angeles Times. Nye said that he is calling them out with "due respect," acknowledging that he is "now one of them."

"We're just going to have to wait for those people to 'age out,' as they say," Nye went on, adding that "age out" is a euphemism for "die." "But it'll happen, I guarantee you — that'll happen."


This is how the warped brain of the Leftists works.  If you disagree with me, you need to die. 

Bill generously offers to wait for people to die of old age.   But you can see how some of his younger and less magnanimous fellow travelers might not have the patience to wait for the climate deniers to 'age out' naturally.

This is the root of evil.  This is how people get murdered.  This is how people rationalize the murder of millions. 

They think 'We are right. You are wrong, and you must die'. 

Socialism is a murderous and evil ideology spread by the evil and dangerous Bill Nye, Genocide Guy. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Why Socialism Kills

If you try to prove that Socialism or Communism doesn't work, you are able to point to myriad examples of where these systems failed.   The Soviet Union, China, Venezuela, and more stand out as shining examples of the economic malaise and social misery that ensues once the socialists take over.

The communist defenders of the faith immediately reply "that wasn't pure Socialism" or "that wasn't pure Communism".   They claim that all of these failures were because the ideal of Communism was imperfectly executed, and that if only they had been more faithful to the utopian ideal, they would have had the glorious results that Marx promised.

The problem with the utopian reply is that we will never have perfectly implemented socialism.  Why?  Because political theories have to be implemented in the real world by real human beings.  Flawed human beings that will never live up to the ideals of the theory.

Communism fails for a number of reasons, but arguing that it fails because of the imperfect people doing the implementation leads to mass murder.  

All human beings are flawed.  We are greedy, selfish, lazy, stupid, venial, and petty.  We will never be able to achieve the ideals of any belief system or economic system.   This applies to both socialism and capitalism.   We live in the real world and must judge the outcomes of our economic theories on the actual results, not the utopian ideal.

The communists realize that this is true.  They understand that men are flawed and that socialism won't work with the current human race.  This is why the Soviets created the ideal of the New Soviet Man.  The 'new man' was to replace the 'current, old man' in order to make socialism work.

In practice, the socialist and the communists are too impatient to wait for the New Man to arise.  There are too many naysayers and malcontents that are 'sabotaging' the system and are 'counter revolutionaries'. 

The solution is simple and obvious:  Kill all the unbelievers.

They set about murdering all the people that are too 'flawed' to become the New Soviet Man.  30 million Kulaks killed in Russia.  1.5 million killed in Cambodia, including people killed for the crime of wearing glasses because they 'looked educated'.

Socialism and Communism can never work, but the ardent acolytes of this flawed ideology blame people for not living up to the standard required to make it work.   So they kill them. 

The next time you hear a communist tell you that pure communism will work, understand that they are planning to kill hundreds of millions of people to prove it.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bill Nye, the Not Science Guy

Bill Nye the ‘science guy’ has embarrassed himself once again. He recently offered this pearl of wisdom on Twitter:

"Science is the belief that you can solve the problem"

Science is a belief?  What??

This is not an incomplete definition of science.  Nor is it a vision that is slightly askew.  
This is literally the exact opposite of science. 
Science is not a belief system at all.  Science is an evidence and process based system.  It is entirely based on facts, logic, evidence and the experimental method.  
When a self-styled ‘science guy’ is this far off in his definition of science, then we know that he is completely mired in religious zealot territory with his thinking. 
I have said for years that Bill Nye has a sham and a hack that did not care at all about real science and evidence.  He is a high priest in the climate change religious cult.  He is a fraud and a huckster.
Bill Nye, the Not Science Guy

Monday, June 26, 2017

Why the Nazi's could never win WWII

The Germans came damn close to winning World War II.  There has been a lot alternative history and speculation about how the Nazi's could have won the war by making a few slightly different decisions.   What if the panzers had been allowed to wipe out the British at Dunkirk? What if the RAF had lost the Battle of Britain?  What if the Germans had not invaded the Soviet Union in 1941? What if the Germans had treated the subjugated people in Eastern Europe better?

The list of potential 'what if' scenarios is nearly endless.  All of them offer a chance that history may not have turned out as it did had the Hitler and the Germans only done this one thing differently.

Leaving out of the discussion for the moment the fact that Germany possessed neither the manpower nor that resources to win the war in its final scope, we should focus on one simple truth: 

The Nazi-led Germans could never have won the war precisely because they were the Nazi-led Germans.  

The very nature of Hitler, the Nazi ideology, and the nature of totalitarian states was
such that they contained the seeds of their own destruction.  There is no scenario in which Hitler and the Nazis, acting within the bounds of their worldview, could have selected these alternative options.

The simplest example of this conundrum is the Battle of Dunkirk.   In the spring of 1940, the BEF lays defeated and prostrate on the beaches of France, and the Germans Panzer division are just a few miles away.   An hour's drive forward by the Wehrmacht and the British will be forced to surrender.  With their entire army destroyed and the Home Islands defenseless, the British would be forced to surrender, ensuring German victory.  But Hitler stops the Panzers and orders Herman Goering's Luftwaffe to complete the attack by air.   This effort fails, the British escape, and the rest is history. 


There has been endless speculation about what might have been if Hitler does not give this fateful order.  But the fact is that Hitler could not have done anything else.  There was never a chance that the Armee would be allowed to singlehandedly wipe out the British. 

Hitler ruled, as many tyrants do, through setting up competing factions and keeping them set against each other.  This balance of power is critical, and any one faction must not be allowed to become too strong for fear that it will topple the dictator.  Hitler feared, and rightly so, that the High Command generals would stage a coup.

Thus, as the German High Command was about to achieve complete strategic victory, it also became a threat to Hitler.  Who knows what might have happened if the glory of the victory over Germany's foes was credited to the Armee.  Hitler could not allow this to happen, and thus the Panzers were stopped in their tracks and the Luftwaffe was unleashed. 

This scenario repeats itself with virtually every one of these alternative history scenarios.  Each time the historian presents an alternative choice that in reality could never have been adopted by the Germans.

What if the Germans treated the Ukrainians and White Russians better and they joined forces with the Germans?  Doesn't matter.  By it's very nature, a Nazi-led war effort could never treat the 'under menschen" better.   While this seems like a rational choice that could have been made, it was not one that was actually available to the Germans.

What if the Germans treated the Jews better and developed the Atomic bomb instead of the actual history in which many Jewish scientists fled to the United States?  This is not a viable option in a country where the ruling party rose to power on largely on Nationalism and Anti-Semitism. 

What if the Germans had not attacked East in 1941, instead focusing on defeating the British before opening a fatal second front?  Again, this was not an option available to Hitler at this time.   He had risen to power quickly, and the demands of the war were beginning to place tremendous strain on the German economy.  Maintaining a massive army is extremely expensive, both in terms of gold and political capital.   Perhaps Hitler's grip on power could have survived a year of limited war time victories while the British were slowly starved into submission.  But this was not a risk Hitler could take.   Like a shark that can only breath while moving, the Germans war machine needed to strike somewhere in 1941, and the Soviet Union was the only real choice. 

We see that most of the alternative history timelines hinge on the Germans making choices that were not available to them at that time.  As long as Hitler and the Nazi's were in control, none of these alternatives could come to pass.

So what if Hitler was not the leader of Germany?  What if he was assassinated at some point early in the war?

This set of alternative histories fails as well.  Only Hitler had the charisma and the force of will to unite the German people to execute the war.   The German people loved this man, and followed him to the very gates of hell. 

By the end of the war, Hitler had made a series of catastrophic decisions, both major and minor.  All of the 'Hitler is taken out' alternatives take advantage of the fact that these disasters would be prevented without Hitler in charge.  But these scenarios ignore the fact that Hitler also made some very good decisions early in the war.   It was Hitler, for example, that over ruled the General Staff in 1940 and selected the Manstein plan to invade through the Ardennes.  Absent that decision, it is likely that the war would have played out exactly like WWI, devolving into static trench warfare. 

It is extremely unlikely that another, less capable and charismatic politician could have united the people in the same manner.  Without this unifying force, the Germans would have fallen back into the pattern of petty internal bickering and infighting that marked the post-WWI era under the Weimar Republic.

The Germans could never have fought the way they did for a lesser leader.  They would not have prevailed under lesser Nazi's. 

In summary, Germany would never had the success it enjoyed during the Second World War without the charismatic and unifying leadership of Adolf Hitler.  But the inept military leadership of Hitler and the evil influence of Nazi ideology doomed the Germans to lose from the very outset of the war. 









Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Problem with Un-Enforcement


The purpose of laws is to guide human behavior by placing certain actions out of bounds.  We make illegal the things that which we do not want done.

Occasionally, we pass some truly moronic laws:
    Be sure to take these down before January 15th!

  • We banned the incandescent lightbulb in favor of crappy expensive lightbulbs that contain a deadly neurotoxin.
  • In New York has banned pistol magazines that hold more than 10 rounds but there are no exceptions for police officers and no compliant magazines available for use.
  • In Maine, It's Illegal To Have Christmas Decorations Up After Jan. 14
  • In Nevada, It Is Illegal For A Man To Buy Drinks For More Than Three People At A Time
  • In Arizona, it is illegal to have more than 2 dildos at a time in your home
When it becomes obvious that these laws are asinine and unworkable, the proper solution is to repeal them. 

The more laws the more offenders. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732

The problem is that the political forces that got the law passed in the first place prevent them from being repealed.

So the government simply decides not to enforce the laws that it has passed.  The government ignore the laws that are on the books. 

This is not a solution.

It merely create the situation where the specter of government persecution hangs over everyone's head.  How can you be free citizen when you violate dozens of laws everyday, and the police will only prosecute you if you don't fall into the protected classes.  This is a recipe for corruption and abuse of power.

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. ~Edmund Burke

One of the problems we have in this country is that we have too many laws. So many things are illegal that the law is virtually unknowable. Every man woman and child in this country is in violation of one or more Federal laws and regulations.

This creates a situation that allows the government to punish virtually anyone it wants at any time that it wants.  This is a recipe for tyranny.

Indingenous Stupidity

The good folks up in Canada want us to know that Western Civilization has reached peak stupidity.

The are now introducing indigenous learning into the curriculum at the University of Saskatchewan. Founded on the model of the great British universities, the University was imagined as a grand preserve of Western thought for the children of Canadian settlers.

From the NYT article:

"Now, all that has changed. The powwow graduation in May was one example of how universities across Canada are “indigenizing” — a new, elastic term that means everything from drawing more aboriginal students and faculty members onto campuses built largely for white settlers, to infusing those stodgy Western institutions with aboriginal belief systems and traditional knowledge"

Yes.  The lore and the superstitions of the indigenous people will be infused into the curriculum because the University is "committing to change in areas including scholarship and governance, and envisioning itself as an institution of “knowledge-keeping,” as well as research and learning."

Why do we need to infuse our institutions of higher learning with indigenous lore?  Well, Peter Stoicheff, the university’s president explains it as follows:

“Universities are so inherently white and Western, when you start to push against it, you realized how intractable a lot of that is,” Mr. Stoicheff said.
 
“Everything is based on reading stuff,” he explained. “Everything is laid out in a hierarchical and linear fashion. Look at the aboriginal ways, from visual expression to the wampum belt, dances and oral storytelling. It’s not linear. Everything is based on the circle.”
 
This is perhaps the stupidest thing uttered by a human adult.  Ever. 
 
Everything is based on structure and knowledge??  Of course it is!  These are the foundational elements of Western thought and Western Civilization. 
 
The 'aboriginal ways' he is so fond of produced exactly ZERO human achievements.  Oral history and Wampum belts?  This is peak technology for the aboriginals??  There is a very good reason that oral story telling was a core of aboriginal thought:  they never developed written language.
 
That's right.  He is infusing the curriculum with the brilliance of a culture that is at least 5,000 years behind the West.  This is profoundly stupid and self destructive.   We have nothing to learn from indigenous lore because they never invented anything.   Ok, wait, a belt. We can learn to make a leather belt like we are at a $40,000 a year summer camp. 
 
Interestingly, he identifies the reason for this gap in achievement in his statement.  Aboriginal thinking is based on the circle;  Western thought is linear.   In other words, Western thought goes somewhere, and indigenous thought goes in circles. 

This University is utterly failing it's mission.   Envisioned as a grand preserve of Western thought, it is now in the vanguard of the utterly stupid and destructive drive to undermine Western thought and ultimately Western Civilization.

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Climate Change Theory is Dead. Again.

Once again a paper has been published claiming that the Climate Change computer models do not predict the future very well.  The paper claims that the last 18 years represent a 'hiatus' in the actual temperatures around the world, and that this pause is not predicted or replicated in any of the models.

This claim is not shocking -- many observers and scientists have been saying this for years, including some politicians like Ted Cruz.

What is shocking is who is admitting that the computer models are wrong and are predicting roughly 2.5 times the observed warming, and by extension, that the whole theory of man made global climate change is about to be blown into pieces. 

The latest paper on this comes from climate scientist Benjamin Santer.  Santer is famous for being once of the most vocal and aggressive climate doomsayers, having once threatened to punch noted skeptic Patrick Michaels in the mouth. 

So we are now at the point where  even the most ardent AGW supporters are admitting that the models do not align with the actual results from the past 18 years.  While there have been a number of attempts to 'fix' the data, or claim that 18 years is not a long enough time frame, the stubborn fact remains that the models do not accurately predict current conditions over the past 18 years. 

If there is a near-twenty year slowdown in warming that cannot be accounted for by the models, then there is zero chance the models are accurate 80-100 years out. 



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ignorant, Stupid, or Evil?

During the 19th Century, there was room for legitimate debate about the most effective way to organize society in order to create the best outcome.   Marx had recently published the Communist Manifesto, and Adam Smith's Capitalism was still struggling to lift the masses out of abject poverty.  It was an area in which reasonable people could differ -- would free markets do better than planned economies? Would capitalism prevail or communism?

Well, that debate is now over.  We are at the dawn of the 21st Century, and the answer is in: communism has failed and capitalism has exceeded everyone's wildest dreams of prosperity and abundance. 

And yet, there are those that still persist in hailing the virtues of socialism and communism.  This, despite the overwhelming evidence of the past 150 years.  How is this possible?

I can only think of three possible explanations:

Ignorance:  They are simply unaware that socialism has failed wherever it has been tried. They have never been told about the starvation, oppression, and death that follow in the wake of socialism.  They haven't read a history book., and therefore are not aware of the millions that died at the hands of their own governments, or the complete lack of consumer goods, or the fact that poor people in capitalist countries have so much food that the single biggest health risk in poor communities is obesity.

Stupidity:  They are aware that communism killed millions of people through starvation, and that vast networks of concentration camps and gulags were set up to hold hundreds of thousands of political prisoners, but they don't see the connection between the socialized medicine they are stumping for and the gulags.    They know that Che Guevara killed people, but see no link between his sociopathy and the murderous end stage of all communist governments.   They are aware of the fact that Venezuela is circling the drain after 17 years of socialism, but don't understand why Venezuelans are reduced to eating pigeons and rats due to communist mismanagement of the food supply.


Evil:  They know full well that the history of communism is a blood soaked trail of tears and the inevitable oppression of the people.   They are aware that North Koreans are fully 3" shorter than their South Korean brothers after a few generations of socialist starvation diets. They know that free college tuition is the first step into an economic and political nightmare that will result in the death of millions.  And yet they advocate for these policies anyway. 

So when college kids demand free tuition, and women demand free birth control, and when Antifa thugs roam the streets with hammer and sickle flags, ask yourself, are they Ignorant, Stupid, or Evil?

Monday, June 5, 2017

Scary Charts are Lies

The Climate Change Government Science Complex is in full panic mode now that President Trump has announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord

They continue to claim that this is the end of civilization as we know it, and that we are all going to die.  They reinforce these hysterical claims with scary charts that reinforce the idea that global temperatures are out of control. 

This is the latest fear mongering chart to show up on my Facebook and LinkedIn timeline:

Purporting to show that warming is completely out of control, this chart shows the change in average global temperature from 1880-2015.

There is no legend or other explanation of what temps are blue, and what temps are red, but the implication is clear: we are burning up!

This chart is then used to justify the expenditure of billions of dollars on green energy and the creation of a strangling thicket of regulations.

This chart lacks perspective. 

If you take the actual temperature values used to create this visual and graph them with reasonable parameters, you get a very different perspective.   


What this chart shows is that average  global temperatures have been remarkably stable over the past century+. 

Why do the alarmists use the scary red and blue chart to hide the actual data? 

Because if you saw the actual facts in the proper perspective, you would realize the utter fraud that is being perpetrated on the world by the Climate Change Charlatans. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

It's a Trap!


The failure of the Trumpcare bill is a huge blessing for the Republican Party and for conservatives.  And, not for nothing, the American people.

The ACA (Obamacare) is doomed to collapse.  It was, arguably, designed to collapse.    When it fails, the blame will lie squarely with the Democrats.  They will have created a huge disaster without any assistance from the Republicans.

The AHCA ‘Trumpcare’ bill would not have saved the ACA.  It would have tinkered with a few of the worst aspects, but it would not have solved for the internal contradictions that will create the inevitable collapse. 

If you mandate coverage for pre-existing conditions, it is not insurance.    Period.    The systems is doomed to fail as long as that provision remains a part of the law.

By installing a fatally flawed version of the ACA dressed up as Trumpcare, the failure of the system would be hung around the necks of the Republican Party.  The ACHA is stupid economically and politically.

Passing Trumpcare would have led the GOP in to a trap that ultimately ushered in nationalized healthcare.