Friday, September 29, 2017
The GOP threw in the towel this week, so we won't be seeing a vote on Trump's campaign promise to "Repeal and Replace".
I feel kind of bad for the Trumpster. He's floundering badly, and even his strongholds like Alabama are voting against him, with Trump's personally backed candidate getting his ass whipped by a twice-removed judge who believes in biblical literalness.
Not really. I don't feel bad at all for Trump.
I wouldn't piss on that fucker if he was on fire!
This won't be the last shot at repeal. Each Congressional session has some bullshit about reconciliation that allows a simple majority to make major changes to laws that were put in place by a super majority (60 votes) earlier. It's sort of a sore loser loophole that allows hateful Republican shitbags to try to fuck up things at least twice a year.
This isn't done.
I'm guessing it'll NEVER be done.
The battle continues.
Posted by CT Bob at 9/29/2017 01:53:00 AM
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The next six days will be critical in how our nation decides to provide protections for their people. Are corporations more valuable than the collective millions of individuals in their grand scheme of things?
The irony of all this is that if the repeal bill passes, the vast majority of GOP voters who supported Trump will immediately or soon after be negatively affected by this law. The very people who supported this misguided bill will lose benefits or be charged so much to cover pre-existing conditions that they'll effective be priced out of insurance coverage.
I've been to Wal-Marts in red states. These people are not in the best physical shape. They are going to need coverage sooner or later for major conditions. And my fear is that they'll only then realize that voting for a party that places billionaire corporation's concerns over them might be a bad idea.
I'm not going to breathe until the noble month of October begins.
Posted by CT Bob at 9/26/2017 12:55:00 AM
Friday, September 22, 2017
With just a week left before the reconciliation deadline, today Sen. John McCain publicly stated he will be voting against the latest attempt to repeal the ACA, commonly referred to as Obamacare.
President Trump responded with a Tweet, stating "John McCain is an experienced and honest legislator, and I applaud his decision even though I don't agree with it."
No, of COURSE our Commander-in-Grief didn't say that!
Instead, he publicly blasted McCain's decision at one of Trump's typically masturbatory "campaign" rallies in Alabama today, saying "...that was an unexpected thing. Terrible. Honestly terrible."
Trump then went on to rant about the NFL and their terrible policies designed to help prevent concussions.
Because, we all know this, Donald Trump is an asshole.
The thing that worries me is that there's still an ENTIRE week before the September 30th deadline for Trump's corrupt band of savage misanthropes to scheme another way of stripping people of their healthcare.
That's a lot of time for them to bully, threaten, or bribe any one of the crucial three GOP "No" votes to keep them under 50 votes (with VP Pence, that mama's boy, as the tiebreaker).
I'm not gonna fully breathe until I say "rabbit rabbit rabbit" on October 1st!
(...and now you know why I put that image up there!)
Posted by CT Bob at 9/22/2017 10:19:00 PM