Hollywood and Presidential Elections

The Hollywood Political Party (HPP) will be launched in Chicago in November 2017.

HPP?  The party will educate voters that pre-election rallies with their streamers, t-shirts, water bottles, candidates’ fire and brimstone rhetoric, sponsored dinner parties and kissing babies are just showbiz, like scenes in Hollywood movies.

Reality is another matter.  Voting for a party or president means changing policies that will affect all Americans, which brings us to President Trump and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), dubbed Obamacare.
The man is just delivering on one his campaign promises, promises Republicans took to their constituencies and they voted “Yea”.

It is now baffling that those same Republicans backed down when President Trump set the ball rolling to annihilate from history, that piece of legislation called the Affordable Care Act.   Americans wanted Donald Trump. 
That is why his party controls Congress, but in March 2017, the rookie president withdrew from the floor a bill to replace ACA, because he knew some of the Republicans will not vote for it.

Survival.  Political survival.  Voters in their backyards told them they were ACA beneficiaries, the same voters who waved banners with the message Make America Great Again. Why didn’t they admit that during the presidential election? 
That’s Hollywood and politics baby!

Nonqaba waka Msimang is the author of Sweetness, a South African novel.

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