Mitch McConnell no doubt breathed a sigh of relief when John McCain’s surgery gave him an excuse to postpone a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). Now that Senators Rand Paul and Susan Collins have made it abundantly clear that no concession or reasonable argument will persuade them to do the right thing on Obamacare, every remaining GOP Senator has to support BCRA in order to get the bill passed. And it was by no means certain that McConnell had enough votes to accomplish that even with McCain present. Why? The GOP has become the party of poltroons.
Many have not noticed, the game has changed. The game used to be "get as much money as you can, you can overwhelm your opponent". Hilliary spent twice what PDJT did, and lost. Voters care more about what they´re saying, and don´t care what name is more "qualified". They had better learn quickly.
Todays democrat party is yesterdays communist party. Todays republican party is yesterdays democrat party. So I call todays democrat party the new Soviet Party. And todays republican party the new Democrat Party.
Although their are some constitutional conservatives scattered about, they all have a target on their backs and its ´open season´ by both partys, the media and academia against any and all real conservatives and even some ´perceived´ conservatives.
The constitution is dead, with the current leadership and the progressive republicrats who are allied with their comrades in the new Soviet party. The few constitutional conservatives that there are need our support now, more than ever. And I´m not referring to the fake conservatives that so many people want to associate with ´conservatism´. That is really getting old.
Note the lying headline. This bill isn´t about repealing Obola-care. The pubbies don´t seem to be listening. Maybe we need to shout in their ear at a much closer distance, say, just before we pull the lever on the trap door of the gallows.
This vote should be cast with one and only one thing in mind. What is in the best interest of the people who voted us in. Forget all the crap about "all the people". People who voted for 0bama twice don´t give a rat´s petute what happens to the country and richly deserve the consequences for their actions. What the ´polls´ say and what will happen in 2018 should be of no concern.
That´s right, #7, and isn´t it interesting that only Senator Rand Paul is being blasted by some Washington pundits for declaring he is a No vote. McCain is too and before he got sick, nobody criticized him.
God bless Rand Paul for specifically and thoroughly exposing this phony non-repeal bill. The Republicans pass this turkey and they just put their stamp of approval on the framework of Obamacare forevermore.
How rudderless is the Democratic Party? Its membership is so bereft of leadership and policy direction that 16 of its senators have signed on to a health care bill sponsored by a self-avowed independent democratic socialist from Vermont. The "Medicare for All Act of 2017" would repeal Obamacare, along with most other private and public insurance, and replace it with a government-run, one-size-fits-all, centrally directed system of reimbursement for medical expenses. Sanders, who honeymooned in the Soviet Union, holds the same opinion of health insurance as he does antiperspirants: "You don´t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or
If any force on Earth could be powerful enough to unite the Democratic Party, you’d have thought the words “President Donald Trump” would do the trick. Instead, Hillary Clinton’s defeat last November only served to intensify the split within the party. Nine months in, two warring camps continue to offer seemingly irreconcilable versions of what went awry and how to fix it. On one side, populists like Bernie Sanders and Rust Belt Democrats like Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio argue that the party lost by neglecting working-class voters while catering primarily to “identity politics.” On the other side, an equally
As President Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity met on Tuesday in New Hampshire to discuss voter fraud, the usual liberal suspects cried wolf. During last year’s election, the president voiced what we know — that voter fraud exists. The only question is to what degree, and that’s the mission of the commission. For anyone who dismisses concerns about voter fraud, the unhinged reaction by the left at investigating it should, at the very least, make a logical person wonder what they’re so concerned about. After all, if you believe the issue is false, or at the most an irrelevant factor in
With approval numbers lower than Donald Trump, the most unpopular president in history at this point in a presidency, Hillary Rodham Clinton has nowhere to go but up. Her new book, What Happened, seems to support precisely that. The book, the fact of it and the timing are interesting, but Clinton’s book tour and conversation with America are infinitely more so. A more apt title of the memoir and accompanying tour would be Hillary Clinton,Unplugged. Nothing left to lose. Direct, unvarnished, gossipy, honest, in-your-face, tell it like it is — she’s the Hillary Clinton the Democrats needed in their primary and the
There is a significant bloc of conservatives who believe that Obamacare was always a gigantic bait-and-switch operation. The advocates of this view have consistently said that Obamacare’s true goal was to wreak so much havoc on the health care system that the voters, the vast majority of whom don’t support single-payer, would eventually become so frustrated by the chaos that they would accept any “solution” that promised to make the pain stop. Once that point was reached, the theory goes, the Democrats would be able to get single-payer through Congress.
It came out, thanks to the WikiLeaks disclosures during the 2016 campaign, that Hillary Clinton’s aides were trading nasty notes about Catholics, calling them “severely backwards.” The Dems had long been the party of anti-Catholic bigotry and the exposed emails only confirmed that reputation. American bishops appointed by Pope Francis didn’t make a peep about Hillary’s anti-Catholic bigotry for the simple reason that they share it. They, too, see believing Catholics as “severely backwards.” Many of the Francis-appointed bishops, such as Chicago’s Blasé Cupich, were in the tank for Hillary. Patrick McGrath, the bishop of San Jose, California, used propaganda from
The swamp gets sloshed! Republicans stunned! GOP reeling! Blindsided! Blindsided? Seriously? President Trump cuts a dirty little deal with Democrats and the swamp rats are surprised? They scurry for cover like cockroaches when the lights flick on. Holy frog juice, these people are even dumber than we thought. These swamp denizens are even more delusional than we thought. And these people are supposed to be political experts. The hopeless debt-addled addicts in Congress got sent to rehab after last November’s intervention election, and ever since they keep promising they really learned their lesson this time. Now we find they are still doped up — meth-rotted
Obamacare is broken, and the best place to fix it is in the states. As Congress struggles with repealing and replacing Obamacare, leaders in Washington should examine how welfare was reformed in 1996. After vetoing previous legislation, President Bill Clinton signed into law the third welfare reform bill passed by Congress. It dramatically empowered states to improve our welfare system. At the time, many liberals objected to the work requirements for able-bodied adults, while some conservatives complained that too much money was given to the states. Today, more than two decades later, the facts show the welfare reform law is an overwhelming
President Donald J. Trump is the most pragmatic president in decades. He has made it abundantly clear that he is both a deal maker and feels compassion for children of undocumented immigrants. If Democrats actually care about them, now is the time to put down Twitter and stop raging on television. Come to the table to make a deal to save the Dreamers alongside the president and Republicans. Come to the table to govern. Attorney General Jeff Sessions — in his Tuesday press conference announcing the phasing out of DACA — said, “we are people of compassion, we are people of
We have been repeatedly told by the Democrats and their toadies in the “news” media that Obamacare has dramatically reduced the uninsured rate. If that is true, then why is the percentage of uninsured admissions to hospitals going up, and why are they laying health care workers off across the nation? (Snip) There are at least 27 million Americans who remain without insurance, hospitals are experiencing increases in uninsured admissions, and health care layoffs are leaving people unemployed all across the country. (Snip) I get the feeling that Obamacare’s pimps are still lying after all these years.
Ulysses S. Grant, victor of countless fights with Democrats both on and off the battlefield, defined the difference between winners and losers thus: “In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.” This is precisely where the long twilight struggle over the “Affordable Care Act” now stands. Obamacare is clearly collapsing, the Democrats are fighting a desperate rearguard action to save it, yet some Republicans want to capitulate. Simply because their latest repeal effort failed by a few votes, Senators like Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander are waving the white flag.
A federal judge has rejected Senator Robert Menendez’s request to allow breaks in his corruption trial beginning next Wednesday so the New Jersey Democrat could travel to Washington to cast critical Senate votes. In a decision made public on Friday, U.S. District Judge William Walls in Newark, New Jersey, rejected Menendez’s claim that he deserved special treatment because he had a “constitutional duty” to be in Washington for his constituents. Walls said he suspected the request was part of a strategy to “impress the jurors” with Menendez’s importance, but that it was speculative to suggest the senator would miss key votes. “The court
Hillary Clinton told CNN on Wednesday that it is time to abolish the Electoral College, part of a sweeping interview where the former Democratic nominee sought to explain why she lost the 2016 election. Clinton, in the interview with CNN´s Anderson Cooper, displayed her animus for fired FBI Director James Comey, reflected on her love for the people -- namely former President Bill Clinton -- who helped her get through the crushing loss and blasted the arcane election body that she believes helped Donald Trump win the presidency. "I think it needs to be eliminated," Clinton said of the Electoral
Melania Trump appears to have sworn off the high heels that got her labeled out of touch and disrespectful when she donned them to visit hurricane victims. The first lady, 47, wore black and beige Chanel flats as she flew from Washington, DC to Fort Myers, Florida with her husband this morning to meet with citizens impacted by Hurricane Irma. Last month, she caused an uproar when she donned high heels while to visit areas struck by Hurricane Harvey in Texas—but wore similar shoes on a follow-up trip to the disaster-struck state earlier this month. Scroll down for video (Photos)
Bill Clinton defended Hillary Clinton´s new book What Happened saying that those who did read it have enjoyed it. "They don´t have to buy it," Clinton told TIME while addressing those who have criticized Clinton´s new book. "The people that have read it liked it," he added. What Happened chronicles Clinton´s loss in the 2016 presidential election. The book is already at the top of Amazon´s best-seller list, though there are some bad reviews.
Facing harsh criticism, a Harvard dean said early Friday morning that he was revoking his invitation to Chelsea Manning, a former United States soldier convicted of leaking classified information, to be a visiting fellow at the university. The sudden turnabout by the Harvard Kennedy School came after a day of intense backlash over the university’s announcement on Wednesday that Ms. Manning would become a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics this school year. Douglas W. Elmendorf, the dean of the Harvard Kennedy School, said that while the university encourages a diversity of opinions and does not shy from controversy,
After months of denials, the pretext for Susan Rice’s eavesdropping on Trump officials has finally been made public. It had been widely known that Obama’s former National Security Adviser had contrived to unmask the names of top Trump officials who had been spied on by the administration. And the same media that still treats Watergate as the Great American Scandal had claimed that there was nothing “improper” in an Obama loyalist eavesdropping on members of the opposition party. Every time Obama Inc. was caught eavesdropping on opposition politicians, it presented its spin in a carefully packaged “scoop” to a major media
Meghan McCain, the political scion who turned a stint as a blogger and TV show host into a role as a contributor at Fox News Channel, is leaving the network. (Snip) “Meghan has been a valuable part of ‘Outnumbered’ and the Fox News team,” the 21st Century Fox-owned outlet said in a statement. “We’re sad to see her go, but we wish her all the best.” “I’m so thankful to Fox News for the chance to be on ‘Outnumbered,’ but I’m leaving to focus on other things,” McCain said in a statement. “I have no doubt the show will continue
John McCain is joining a bipartisan push to block President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the military. Mr Trump issued a moratorium last month instructing the military to stop providing gender reassignment surgeries for transgender troops, and to stop plans to recruit those troops. That decision came following an order from his predecessor that instructed the military to begin considering programmes to allow transgender people to serve openly and without worry in the military. (Snip) Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, and Senator Susan Collins, a Republican, are also behind the effort. “Thousands of brave transgender Americans love
A Detroit Lions fan has forfeited his season tickets and is banned from future events at Ford Field after he posted a Snapchat photo using the N-word to describe a pair of fans who sat through the national anthem Sunday. The man posted a Snapchat photo on Facebook of a black couple sitting during the anthem with the caption “Ignorant [expletive].” The Facebook caption read: “You wana sit down for the national anthem? You dont like our country then get tge [expletive] outttt [sic].” The photo was allegedly posted by David Doptis, owner of Restaurant Liquidations Auctions LLC in Pontiac,
CNN host Anthony Bourdain joked in an interview with TMZ that he would poison President Trump if given the opportunity to cook for him and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. "If Trump and Kim Jong-un were going to have a bit of a summit to try and mend relations and they wanted you to cater, what would you serve?" asked a TMZ reporter. "Hemlock," Bourdain deadpanned. Hemlock is defined as "a drug or lethal drink prepared from the poison hemlock" that has been used as an execution method. The 61-year-old host of CNN´s weekly food and travel series, "Parts Unknown," later told Fox
Chelsea Manning has been making quite a spectacle of himself out on Twitter, taking Michael Morrell´s and Mike Pompeo´s exit from the school as a welcome new opportunity to call attention to himself. He starts with an emoji-filled cheer at news of Morrell´s resignation from his own Harvard post based on its bad judgment in bringing him into the university to ´mentor´ students, declaring it ´good´ that Morrell has pulled out. Not a thought about how Morrell´s exit might affect Harvard, it´s all about himself and his feelings instead. Note the high emoji count, by the way - an advertisement
New York - ESPN says it has accepted the apology of its "SportsCenter" host Jemele Hill for tweeting this week that President Donald Trump was a "white supremacist" and "bigot." The network and Hill delivered statements shortly before midnight, hours after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday called Hill´s comments outrageous and something that could be considered a fireable offense by ESPN. (Snip) Hill was supported by the National Association of Black Journalists, which issued a statement saying it "supports Hill´s First Amendment rights on all matters of discussion, within and outside the world of sports, as they
Melania Trump put on an incredibly glamorous display as she joined her husband President Donald Trump in hosting a black-tie dinner at the White House. The 47-year-old looked a world away from the incredibly casual figure she had cut earlier in the day when she visited hurricane-hit areas of Florida, when she opted to wear jeans, a baggy shirt and $50 Converse sneakers, donning an $8,000 Monique Lhuillier gown for the White House Historical Association dinner and reception. Standing alongside her husband as he took to the stage to welcome guests to the decadent evening event, Melania was the picture