I love it when ignorance comes home to bite people on the butt cheek. Such is becoming a frequent reality as the truth of the Trump campaign promises unfold. One example is that 35% of Americans don’t know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Obamacare are the exact same things. Same thing, different names. Ironically lots of those who supported the conservative right favored the ACA but were dead set opposed to Obamacare.
We have another example of the same thing in Kentucky. Kentucky voters overwhelmingly went for Trump and the GOP who fought for the repeal of Obamacare. After the election, when Trump attacked Obamacare with an executive order, those voters came to learn that in Kentucky, Obamacare was known by a name that countless of Kentuckians supported, Kynect. Kynect is Obamacare and Obamacare is ACA and Kentucky coal miners lover Kynect and ACA while they want to repeal Obamacare. Ignorance in its purest form.
On one hand I hate it that through their ignorance these people voted against their own best interest. But, as a former history and government teacher who works overtime to stay informed, I take a personal satisfaction in being able to say, I told you so!