This is box-of-rocks level stupid

Ladies and germs, this is the website for the House Republican’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. There is a plan to get there The House Republican Healthcare Plan lowers costs, provides more control and more choices to pick a plan that meets our needs, not a plan that Washington mandates. That’s it. Oh, …

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White House advisor Stephen Miller is an idjit

Several examples: This is the weasel who appeared on Fox News Sunday today and said the following: The United States of America has a terrorism problem. We’ve had hundreds cases of foreign national entering our country from other countries and plotting, attempting, or even carrying out terrorist attacks. We’ve spent countless dollars a year, and …

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The Republican Party doesn’t like strong women

I know, I know. What’s new, right? But tonight takes the cake. Senator Elizabeth Warren wanted to read a letter from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife Coretta Scott King on the floor, because it advised the Senate Judiciary Committee of 1986 that in her opinion Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, at the time a US Attorney …

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Enough with the advice already

I know the authors of these “Democrats, play nice” articles mean well, but none of them seem to recognize what the Republicans are doing. Republicans in this century have thrown the idea of comity to the winds; it’s absolute political power they want. Here’s an example of one of these articles. It advises the Senate …

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Pre-Inauguration Atmospherics

This seems appropriate before the inauguration of a two-bit con man whose election was assured by a Federal law enforcement agency (for the second Republican Presidency in a row, mind you), by the actions of the NYPD and by the actions of a foreign government. The continuing counterintelligence investigation means that Mr. Trump will take …

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It’s hard to understand

For years I’ve thought that the Republicans opposed the Affordable Care Act because it taxed their friends to pay for health insurance for people who weren’t their friends, and because it was the Democrats in general and Barack Obama in particular who got it passed into law. I’m sure there’s still a lot of truth …

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Random replies on Facebook

I’ve seen some statements on Facebook that prompted me to reply, and it seems to me they should be collected in one place. First: Someone wrote “We’re getting the government we deserve.” My response: “I reject that. We are getting the government that 1/3 of us wanted, some of whom lived in strategically important states. …

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A glimmer of hope for Obamacare?

Jonathan Chait thinks so. He’s got a post up at New York Magazine with the provocative title “Obamacare Repeal Might Have Just Died Tonight.” His reasoning is based in part on the narrow margin of the Senate’s Republican majority. It’s currently 52-48, and if they suffer the loss of three of their votes for the …

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Shamelessness

In future dictionaries we will see a line drawing of Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell’s face next to that term. He’s always been an obnoxious man, exuding righteous certainty in his positions from every pore, but this January alone has cemented his place in my mind as the worst and most shameless hypocrite the US Senate …

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