Well, you Righties and your Obama/Clinton/Soros boogeymen, propped up by ABC/NBC/MSN/CBC etc...
You mean the healthcare originated by the right-wing Heartland Institute, trialled by Republican would-be President Mitt Romney, and very much in the Democratic Party's 2008 manifesto? Supposedly using a manoeuvre that the Republicons would never ever do?
They were guilty of bad tactical planning, and I can appreciate they wouldn't want to be palmed off quietly like Officeware - but if they had as strong a case as they thought they could still have made some nice cash selling or licensing the name right from the get-go.
However, lying in court about it is particularly stupid and illegal, and certainly deserves them their $jack payout.
What's scary is that this is happening under the "Soshalist Keeenyan Moooslem Atheeeist 0bummer" (even if he's only continuing Bush's ethos) and it's not even what a less-restrained Republican Administration would be like.
All laws apply equally to all people within a country, whether legal or illegal. Similarly, all general rights relating to the law. You'd never say "oh, she's not a US citizen, she doesn't get a fair trial" or "he's in the US illegally, we can just shoot him out of hand". Or "Oh he's a foreigner, we can just arrest him for speaking his mind"...
While there are certain rights, benefits, perks and responsibilities pertaining to being a citizen (such as voting), the rule of law should apply fairly and equally to all.
Again, like the Repubs were so proud of their ability to occasionally read a newspaper and remember facts from it, especially if they were negative about Obama or Clinton... in this case, the writer is 'remembering' known facts about Trump's own words and those of his picks for cabinet and their past histories and extrapolating forwards... and with considerable more likelihood than some of the Republican predictions.
So when is Obama scheduling his massive gun grab? On Jan 19th, right after declaring himself Dictator-for-Life using Martial Law and simultaneously handing the country over to the UN One World Gub'mint (tm)?
There's gonna be an awful lot of melted Trump snowflakes over the next four year. The next four months even!
If you want shrill, get a WMD or Red State article and change around all Republican/Democrat references and imagine a Hillary Presidency, and then you'll see shrill.
Pointing out in an article that a hard-fought battle barely being won (in the relatively neutral perspective of this blog) is potentially about to be gutted by known opponents of that progress is just normal reporting.
Honestly, is every article that doesn't go "Trump is my bestest homie who can do no wrong and Shrillary should be in prison/dead/on Mars" whiny, shrill or being a sore loser? Get real, snowflake!
I'm curious about your definition of 'honesty'. If you mean 'doesn't lie in office' then sure, Hillary has held office, Trump hasn't, so by default Trump is more 'honest'.
However, if by 'honest' you mean 'doesn't lie' then you could compare all the utternces of two approximately 70-year-olds over the last 50 years... and I suspect the answer would actually be rather different given that Trump was flagged up as lying vastly more just over the course of the campaign, let alone in his past too.
He's already admitted to being far-right and so he obviously lives in a post-truth, non-factual universe. And badly needs to feed his persecution complex that goes along with his general nominal cowardice.