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December 17, 2017

Obamacare

Tales From the Book of Moron

Perhaps I should say Fucking Moron, as a certain Secretary of State is alleged to have called President Shit-for-Brains. You say tomato, I say tomahto. Either way, it’s the same thing. The shenanigans of this would-be dictator during his first nine months in office have been, by far, the most embarrassing period in our nation’s

Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins Are the Real Heroes in GOP Repeal Fail

Yes, technically speaking, John McCain was the senator who cast the deciding vote that torpedoed Mitch McConnell’s “skinny” repeal bill, the one that supposedly no Republican, save for maybe Ted Cruz, wanted to pass and that, for some peculiar reason, all of them seemed to believe Paul Ryan would prevent from going to a vote

The Great Republican Half Truth About Obamacare

Over the last seven years, Republicans have said a lot of things about the Affordable Care Act that have been proven to be false (e.g., death panels, socialized takeover of the healthcare industry). But for the last eighteen months they’ve made one claim that has, unfortunately for proponents of the ACA, been hard to refute,

Obamacare Gets A Stay of Execution . . . For Now

With the announcement that Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas have decided to vote “no” on a motion to proceed, there are now four Republican senators who have gone on record as saying they cannot support the healthcare bill “in its current form.” Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky

Why Democrats Lose Elections

Retired University of California at Berkeley professor George Lakoff has a theory about why Democrats lose elections and it comes down to messaging. Actually, it’s more than just a theory; turns out Lakoff was one of the few people who predicted Donald Trump would win the 2016 election. Note, he didn’t just say Trump could win, he

Trumpcare Isn’t Dead Just Yet

The news that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has decided to “delay” a vote on the Republican “healthcare” bill is being hailed as a victory by Senate Democrats, most state governors (Republican and Democratic) and just about everyone capable of reading. Being the skeptic that I am, though, I’m not convinced that this thing is

No the Senate Didn’t Die This Week. It’s Been Dead for Quite Some Time

Okay, it’s time for a reality check here. Yes, it’s regrettable that the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees is now a thing of the past, and for that both parties much share in the blame. Mitch McConnell’s refusal to allow Merrick Garland an up or down vote precipitated this fiasco, and Chuck Schumer’s refusal to

Democrats Shouldn’t Waste Their Mulligan on Gorsuch

Golfers call it a Mulligan, named after the golfer David Mulligan who, after slicing a shot on his first tee, replaced his ball with another. He originally referred to it as a “correction” shot, but later amended it to say it was a Mulligan. The term stuck and today it is widely understood by most

The American People and Healthcare

The GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is dead, for now. Polls, interviews, protests, petitions, and town hall meetings all indicate that many Americans have learned the following lessons: A huge tax cut for those at the top, and paid for by placing higher costs on those in the middle and at the bottom,

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