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Monday, May 15, 2017

Two hours before sunrise, Dee Matello joined the line outside the Wicomico Civic Center, where hundreds of people in hoodies, heavy coats and wool blankets braced against a bitter wind. Inside, reclining dental chairs were arrayed in neat rows across the arena's vast floor. Days later, the venue would host Disney on Ice. On this Friday morning, dentists arriving from five states were getting ready to fix the teeth of the first 1,000 people in line. Matello was No. 503. The small-business owner who supports President Trump had a cracked molar, no dental insurance and a nagging soreness that had forced her to chew on the right side of her mouth for years.

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"It's always bothering me," she said. And although her toothache wasn't why she voted for Trump, it was a constant reminder of one reason she did: the feeling that she had been abandoned, left struggling to meet basic needs in a country full of fantastically rich people.

As the distance between rich and poor grows in the United States, few consequences are so overlooked as the humiliating divide in dental care. High-end cosmetic dentistry is soaring, and better-off Americans spend well over $1 billion each year just to make their teeth a few shades whiter.

Millions of others rely on charity clinics and hospital emergency rooms to treat painful and neglected teeth. Unable to afford expensive root canals and crowns, many simply have them pulled. ...

A big part of that promise was Trump's assurance that he would build a "beautiful" health-care system to serve every American, a system that would cost less and do more. But nearly four months into Trump's presidency, Matello sees Trump backing a Republican health care plan that appears to leave low-income people and the elderly worse off.

"I am hearing about a number of people who will lose their coverage under the new plan," Matello said. "Is Trump the wolf in grandma's clothes? My husband and I are are now saying to each other: 'Did we really vote for him?'"

Matello said she has no option but to keep hoping Trump will devise "a plan so we can all feel the benefits of a better economy." But since he took office, Trump has focused on so many other things -- most recently, his decision to fire the FBI director -- that Matello has begun to wonder about his promises to the working class:

"Was he just out to get our votes?"

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That's because white people are racists.

After all, they don't want yellow, brown, or black teeth.

They're so sick in the head, they'd rather have them pulled.

#1 | Posted by Petrous at 2017-05-15 03:48 PM | Reply

""It's always bothering me," she said. And although her toothache wasn't why she voted for Trump, it was a constant reminder of one reason she did: the feeling that she had been abandoned, left struggling to meet basic needs in a country full of fantastically rich people. "

Haha so to fight back against the evil rich people, this moron elected a rich guy who's never cared about anyone but himself.

Good thinkin stupid.

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-05-15 03:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Matello has begun to wonder about his promises to the working class:

"Was he just out to get our votes?"

Old German proverb:

We grow too soon old,
and too late smart.

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-05-15 04:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump has focused on so many other things -- most recently, his decision to fire the FBI director

Um, that most likely took about 10 minutes but the left is obsessed with it and reports on it 24/7. Anything but admit their candidate was horrible.

#4 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-05-15 04:10 PM | Reply

We grow too soon old,
and too late smart.

Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-05-15 04:04 PM | Reply

My problem to a T.

#5 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-05-15 04:14 PM | Reply

"his decision to fire the FBI director ... most likely took about 10 minutes.
#4 | POSTED BY FISHPAW"

You do understand the problem with this, right?

#6 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-05-15 05:02 PM | Reply

That, boyz n gurlz, is a rhetorical question.

#7 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-05-15 05:08 PM | Reply

"I am hearing about a number of people who will lose their coverage under the new plan," Matello said. "Is Trump the wolf in grandma's clothes? My husband and I are are now saying to each other: 'Did we really vote for him?'"

Yes, you did. You are an idiot. You were warned OVER and OVER again. You were warned for YEARS that the Republicans are like this. You were warned for a YEAR that Donald Trump was like this. Now you are getting precisely what you deserve.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-05-15 05:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Trump has focused on so many other things -- most recently, his decision to fire the FBI director
Um, that most likely took about 10 minutes but the left is obsessed with it and reports on it 24/7. Anything but admit their candidate was horrible.

#4 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Wow... you sure are trying to live in the past. The election is done now. It can't be changed so there is no point in dwelling on it. The only ones who are obsessed with it are you and Donald Trump (who apparently brags about the magnitude of his victory to EVERYONE he talks to).

The only thing about the election that might be relevant is if any laws were broken (and thus in a nation of laws, such as the one we live in, people would need to be prosecuted for the laws they broke). But Hillary does not matter any more.

It is irrelevant whether Hillary was a good candidate or bad candidate. What matters is the governing of this country going forward.

Oh, your boy Trump is doing a terrible job? Breaking ALL of his promises, embarrassing the office of the President of the United States and the United States as a whole, and using said office to enrich himself and his family. So you want to deflect to bashing liberals over the election?

Now I understand. Carry on.

I would do the same thing if I had voted for Trump. You obviously realize you made a HUGE mistake by getting him elected, hence why you are trying to deflect to ANYTHING but talking about what he is doing.

#9 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2017-05-15 05:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"a country full of fantastically rich people"

It isn't, really.

#10 | Posted by eberly at 2017-05-15 05:30 PM | Reply

"a country full of fantastically rich people"

It isn't, really.

Based on how our political parties are run and our voting results.

You would think we are.

Or. More aptly.

Republican votes must believe we are all fantastically rich people. Otherwise. Why do they constantly vote against their own self interests?

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-05-15 05:58 PM | Reply

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And this woman is the poster child for that problem. Some broke dick moron who has to go to a free dental clinic who believed Donald Trump was her guy.

#12 | Posted by eberly at 2017-05-15 06:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#12

Agreed.

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-05-15 06:17 PM | Reply

Republican votes must believe we are all fantastically rich people. Otherwise. Why do they constantly vote against their own self interests?

#11 | Posted by ClownShack

Because fox news has brainwashed them to think being a knownothing moron is masculine, and being a liberal nerd is feminine. They'd rather be a manly moron than a smart wuss.

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-05-15 06:22 PM | Reply

As the great Ben stern once said
"I told you not to be stupid, you moron "

#15 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-05-15 06:31 PM | Reply

Anything but admit their candidate was horrible.

#4 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Just to keep the record straight.. Would you admit your candidate was also horrible?

#16 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2017-05-15 06:42 PM | Reply

Anything but admit their candidate was horrible.

#4 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

That horrible candidate got 3 million more votes than your candidate. So what does that make trump?

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-05-15 06:52 PM | Reply

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly
The President for 114 days now!

#18 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-05-15 11:17 PM | Reply

It is irrelevant whether Hillary was a good candidate or bad candidate.

No matter how bad Hillary was, it is clear that DJT is a far far far worse option. Hands down. The majority of Americans saw it and voted against him. However, the morons fell for his populist putting the 'Murican worker first act. Now they lose. We all lose. Even you diehard Trumpublicans lose except you are too dense to see it yet.

Like the morons that supported W until the very end and then suddenly became a "Who me? I never voted for W" *independent* you will hold out until it is too late.

#19 | Posted by 726 at 2017-05-16 08:00 AM | Reply

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly
The President for 114 days now!
#18 | POSTED BY FEDERALIST

Federalist is proud to see his country being destroyed.

#20 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-05-16 12:24 PM | Reply

"a country full of fantastically rich people"

It isn't, really.

#10 | Posted by eberly

What? I hear on this board all the time that making $38K a year puts one in the top 1% of earners in the world.

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2017-05-16 02:11 PM | Reply

It's $34.5K JP...you're a little high.

Of course most of the world is just worried about eating. Not being able to chew with teeth suitable for a model.

#22 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-05-16 09:46 PM | Reply

Of course most of the world is just worried about eating. Not being able to chew with teeth suitable for a model.

You mean like the woman in the article?

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2017-05-16 10:02 PM | Reply

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