A Post of No Import

Let’s make something perfectly clear: Obamacare is a disaster. It was designed to be. When for-profit healthcare providers are forced to compete with the government juggernaut the outcome is predetermined. All the democrats cared about was getting something in place because they knew full well that once a government program is instituted it never, ever goes away. They did not anticipate the republicans taking over all three branches of government as soon as they did, but they were only too happy to hand this convoluted mess over and let the GOP worry about doing something with it while they sit back, obstruct, and criticize every move that the republicans make to try to fulfill their promise to their voters.

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS FELL ASLEEP CHRISTMAS EVE 2010, DREAMING OF A VISIT FROM SANTA CLAUS, ATTENDING CHURCH SERVICES, AND ANTICIPATING FAMILY GET-TOGETHERS. WHAT THEY FOUND WHEN THEY WOKE UP WAS THAT THEIR HEALTH CARE PLANS, MANY THAT COVERED THE MEDICATION AND TREATMENT THEY NEEDED TO STAY ALIVE, HAD BEEN RIPPED AWAY FROM THEM AND GOVERNMENT CARE HAD BEEN SHOVED DOWN THEIR THROATS, BECAUSE IT SUITED ONE MISERABLE BASTARD’S DREAM OF CONTROLLING EVERYONE’S LIVES.

Cory Booker: Republicans Cannot Just Force GOP Healthcare Bill Down Our Throats
THIS RACE-BAITING MORON IS BEING TOUTED AS THE DEMS’ CANDIDATE FOR 2020

I don’t know everything about the competing versions of the American Health Care Act, as it’s being called, But there are two competing versions being considered. One is the brainchild of Paul Ryan. I’ve stated before and likely will again that his district is just north of me and is heavily democratic. Once he’s gone that district will never elect another republican. His family has been there for many, many years so he’s like the neighborhood kid everybody knows. His only risk is becoming too conservative, so never be fooled into thinking he’s anything but a moderate democrat posing as a republican.

Obamacare Creators Tell GOP: We Told You So
“Maybe I should just say karma is a serious thing,” said Neera Tanden, who was a top health official in the Obama administration. “Health care is hard. Governing is hard. And Republicans are now living with the fruits of never putting forward a plan and making promises they can’t keep.”

It’s a strange place to be for the Democratic operatives and elected officials who saw their party devastated in part by Obamacare. And some can’t help but feel a bit of cosmic justice as they watch Republicans, who passed their plan Friday in the House Ways and Means Committee, stuck in a policy quagmire they know all too well.

Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist who helped design the Affordable Care Act, said health care policy is both extremely complicated and extraordinarily personal.

“It’s healthcare, it should be easy. Everyone goes to the doctor. But it’s super hard,” Gruber said. “As a result, it’s easy to demonize everything.”

Ryan Warns: If We Don’t Pass My Bill, ‘The System Is Going to Collapse’
Look, when you are a governing party getting consensus among your wide, big-tent party, not — everybody doesn’t get what they want, but we are getting much better policy here,” the Speaker of the House said of his conservative critics. “Let me put it this way: Obamacare is collapsing. If we just did nothing, washed our hands of the situation, we would see a further collapse of the health insurance markets. So we feel an obligation to step in front of that collapse and replace this law with one that works, that has more freedom.”

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is another Republican critic of Ryan’s handling of ObamaCare’s repeal. He says Ryan’s bill makes the current problems in ObamaCare even worse, and is calling to slow down the process.

Cotton: AHCA will end the GOP House majority, cannot pass in Senate

UNDERSTAND, ANY ACTION THAT REQUIRES AS MUCH AS A SINGLE DEMOCRAT VOTE HAS NO CHANCE OF PASSING. THEY WILL GIVE TRUMP NOTHING. NOT AN INCH. NO HEARING, NO COMPROMISE, JUST ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK.
“I would say to my friends in the House of Representatives with whom I serve, ‘Do not walk the plank and vote for a bill that cannot pass the Senate and then have to face the consequences of that vote,” Cotton told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos. …

On “This Week,” Cotton said, “I just do not think that this bill can pass the Senate, and therefore I think the House should take a pause and try to get as close as we can to a good result before we send it to the Senate.”

Paul Ryan Confronts Healthcare Bill Critics: “Everybody Doesn’t Get What They Want”

Exclusive–Rep. Dave Brat: RyanCare a Perverse Economic System
Brat said the speaker is worried about the insurance companies, who backed the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, because the system they created cannot be sustained because of its perverse incentives, regulations, and costs.

In addition to the flaws in the Obamacare legislation and buildout, the congressman said it is foolish to attempt a political solution to an economic problem that forces you to accommodate the needs and values of 300 million Americans — such as people in both California and Texas — at the same time.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/11/exclusive-rep-dave-brat-ryancare-a-perverse-economic-system/

Obama admin spent $77M to hype ObamaCare in 2016
They show the federal government contracted with Democratic-leaning p.r. firm Weber Shandwick to spend $74.15 million on July 28, 2016, and another $3.69 million on Sept. 9, 2016, promoting the plan.

Of that, $64 million funded an advertising blitz — including TV, digital and radio — $4 million went to creative development and production, $5 million to direct response marketing, $2 million to campaign strategy, $1 million to branding and $1.5 million to encourage small business enrollment.

An official of the current White House dismissed the Obama administration’s last-ditch efforts to try to swell enrollment numbers.
Tens of millions in hard-earned taxpayer funds spent on TV ads won’t sell a fundamentally flawed approach to health care,” the official told The Post.

Ted Cruz uses brilliant legal mind to help solve Obamacare ‘repeal and replace’ dilemma
Conservatives such as the Texas Republican believe that the House’s three-tier approach to the bill doesn’t go nearly far enough to address the concerns of Americans seeking an affordable choice for medical insurance.
And it all hinges on neither Congress nor even the White House — but rather Vice President Mike Pence, a person often overlooked.
House Republicans chose the three-tier approach, knowing that Senate rules dispense with filibuster on matters concerning taxation or the budget under a procedure called reconciliation.

It normally takes 60 votes in the Senate to override a filibuster; reconciliation requires a mere simple majority of 51. Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate.

With that in mind, the first tier of the House bill deals only with financial matters and is silent on those issues popular with conservatives — including tort reform and the ability to purchase insurance across state lines.

Cruz argued that as president of the Senate, Pence has the authority to overrule the Senate parliamentarian and permit what are normally thought as non-budgetary issues to be addressed.

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  1. Pistol Pete

    Shaken Dems Introduce Bill Lowering Voter Age to 17, Soros Brings His Billions

    DEMOCRATS WOULD LOWER THE VOTING AGE TO 12 IF IT MEANT REGAINING THEIR POWER

    Desperate times; desperate measures.
    Democrats have a new plan to win back the majority in government: let 17-year-olds vote.

    According to The Washington Times, Democratic legislators in California have introduced bill ACA 10 which would lower the voting age from 18 to 17 in the Golden State.

    “Young people are our future,” said the bill’s sponsor, California Assembly member Evan Low. “Lowering the voting age will help give them a voice in the democratic process and instill a lifelong habit of voting.”

    Because what a difference a year makes?

    But others, including Claremont McKenna College professor John J. Pitney Jr., see this as nothing but “a transparent ploy to pad the Democratic vote.”
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/shaken-dems-introduce-bill-lowering-voter-age-17-soros-brings-his-billions

    Report: 17-year-olds voted illegally in Wisconsin primary
    THEY’RE ALREADY DOING IT IN SOME PLACES

    MADISON, Wis. — Dozens of 17-year-olds voted illegally across Wisconsin during last spring’s intense presidential primary, apparently wrongly believing they could cast ballots if they turned 18 ahead of the November general election, according to a new state report.
    The report found at least 60 cases of 17-year-olds voting in the April primary in 29 counties. Kewaunee County referred nine people to prosecutors for voting as 17-year-olds, Rock County referred seven and Racine County referred five. Brown County referred what the report called “multiple” 17-year-olds to prosecutors. The report did not track charging decisions or for whom the 17-year-olds voted.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/report-17-year-olds-voted-illegally-in-wisconsin-primary/ar-AAogAnr?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP

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  2. Pistol Pete

    Who Made this Montage: CNN or DNC?

    CNN’s 7 a.m. ET hour today began with a news montage. Have a look, and see if you don’t agree that the hit parade of horribles for the Trump administration could just about as easily have been put together by the DNC as by CNN. Here’s what was included:
    •McCain calls out Trump to provide evidence of wiretapping.
    •Dem Rep. Adam Schiff saying there’d be an open hearing; an unidentified voice saying “we’re going to ask, is there any truth to this.”
    •Kellyanne saying “the president has asked for the investigation into surveillance to be included.”

    •Voice: “former campaign adviser Roger Stone admits to a private Twitter exchange between him and Guccifer 2.0”
    •Unidentified voice: “this is undercutting the Trump agenda.”
    •Bernie rails against Obamacare reform, claiming 10-15 million people will lose coverage.
    •Clip of Paul Ryan saying: “I can’t answer that question.”
    •Rand Paul saying of Paul Ryan “his way or the highway.”
    •Ryan saying “you get it if you want it. That’s freedom.” The image is of a crowded waiting room.
    •Voice of Chris Cuomo: “legal challenges to President Trump’s travel ban, mounting.”
    •Unidentified Trump opponent: “our biggest objection to the new executive order is it’s still like the first.”

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  3. Pistol Pete

    Dem Introduces Bill to Block Trump Administration from Funding U.S. Troops in Syria

    THEY DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THE TROOPS…JUST HURT TRUMP ANY WAY THEY CAN
    “The bill I am introducing today prohibits the Department of Defense from funding any attempt by the administration to expand our presence in Syria by putting U.S. combat boots on the ground,” Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) explained in a statement to The Hill.

    “It is our constitutional duty as members of Congress to place a check on the executive branch in matters of war and peace,” Lee said.

    Lee was the only lawmaker who voted against the authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) in the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 people. The AUMF has given ongoing authority to the U.S. military to continue to fight radical Islamic terror around the globe in all of its incarnations, including the Islamic State in Syria.
    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/03/10/dem-introduces-bill-to-block-trump-administration-from-funding-u-s-troop-deployment-in-syria/

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  4. Pistol Pete

    New Footage from Ferguson Documentary Suggests Michael Brown Made Drug Deal Before Shooting Death
    MORE FAKE NEWS

    Police officer Darren Wilson shot the 18-year-old Brown while trying to arrest Brown after the noon robbery on Aug. 9.

    But new footage included in filmmaker Jason Pollack’s documentary “Stranger Fruit” appears to show Brown trade a baggie of marijuana for boxes of cigarillos at 1 a.m. that day — 11 hours before the robbery.
    http://nypost.com/2017/03/12/new-footage-suggests-michael-brown-made-drug-deal-before-shooting-death/

    THIS PHONY CRAP JUST GIVES THE HOMEYS ANOTHER EXCUSE TO BUST UP SOME STUFF
    Ferguson Police Officer Gets Broken Nose Trying To Make Arrest At Protest At Market

    A Ferguson police officer is recovering after police say a woman punched him in the face and broke his nose during a protest outside the Ferguson Market Sunday night.

    Chief Delrish Moss said the officer was trying to arrest a man on the parking lot around 10 p.m. during a protest there following the release of a film titled “Strange Fruit.”

    The film’s creator and narrator, Jason Pollick, and Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, allege that footage in the film shows Brown trading marijuana for Cigarillos with a store clerk there about 11 hours before his fatal encounter with a Ferguson police officer, disproving the police notion that Brown was robbing the store moments before he was killed.
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/ferguson-officer-suffers-broken-nose-during-protest-outside-ferguson-market/article_d484096d-dbe1-5818-b2c7-4a7c21fad2f3.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

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  5. Pistol Pete

    EPA’s Head of ‘Environmental Justice Office,’ Whatever That Is, Just Resigned

    You’ve probably never heard of Mustafa Ali, but he has been a fixture at the Environmental Protection Agency for 24 years. He created and became head of the Environmental Justice Office — an entity you’ve also probably never heard of. But thanks to President Trump, Ali is to be no more and he’s taking his office with him.

    Ali resigned on Thursday, issuing a three-page resignation letter explaining “to move backwards didn’t make any sense.” He said he saw “the writing on the walls” with Trump’s election and campaign promise to drain the swamp.
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/epas-head-environmental-justice-office-whatever-just-resigned

    EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Says Carbon Dioxide Is Not A Primary Contributor To Global Warming

    ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WERE 5 SUPREME COURT JUDGES WHO MISSED 9TH GRADE SCIENCE CLASS WHERE IT WAS TAUGHT THAT CARBON DIOXIDE IS A TRACE ELEMENT,ESSENTIAL FOR SUSTAINING LIFE.THEY RULED IT WAS A POLLUTANT WHICH STARTED THE FAR LEFT CRUSADE TO KILL EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE.
    Pruitt’s view is at odds with the opinion of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [Editor’s note: Opinions and personnel are changing at the EPA]

    “The planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere,” NASA and NOAA said in January. [Editor’s note: NOAA and NASA amended historic temperature data to prop up their claims of global warming].
    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/09/epa-chief-scott-pruitt.html

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  6. Pistol Pete

    MSNBC’s Joy Reid Frets White Dem to Be Mayor of Black-Majority St. Louis

    On Sunday’s AM Joy, MSNBC host Joy Reid spent a couple of minutes fretting over the results of a recent Democratic mayoral primary in black-majority St. Louis in which a white Democrat endorsed by the local police union managed to win the primary because black voters were divided amongst several black candidates.

    After recalling that the candidate most popular with black voters — Tishaura Jones — had finished in second place, Reid explained: “So why did Jones lose? Well, because she split the black vote with four other African-American candidates — all men — while Krewson — who was endorsed by the city’s police union — didn’t split her votes at all, dominating in majority-white parts of the city. Eight hundred and eighty-eight votes.”
    From Johnson’s article: “An African-American political observer of St. Louis politics who spoke on condition of anonymity was even more candid: ‘We f***ing endorse white people and get nothing out of it! A random f***ing white woman is mayor of St. Louis because black people can’t get their f***ing act together.'”
    http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/brad-wilmouth/2017/03/12/

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  7. Pistol Pete

    LET THE SWAMP DRAINING BEGIN, AG SESSIONS HAD ONE WORD FOR 46 ATTORNEYS: RESIGN!

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  8. Pistol Pete

    Attempts to honor Obama legacy generate fury

    Is it too soon for an Obama state holiday in Illinois?
    Even if a full-fledged state holiday doesn’t happen anytime soon in Illinois, lawmakers have alternatives in the pipeline: bills to name two different highways after the president and a proposal to have an “Obama Day” without the day off from work. And, most prominently, the Obama presidential library and museum is slotted for a South Side locale, amid criticism that the cost could climb to an eye-popping $1.5 billion for building and endowment. That’s not all: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed naming a new elite Chicago high school after Obama in 2014, but the idea was torpedoed amid anger that the school was to be located on the city’s mostly white North Side.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/obama-legacy-illinois-235963

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  9. Pistol Pete

    Moonbat: Can You Make A King Kong Movie Without Perpetuating Racial Undertones?

    With a new movie about King Kong coming out, a whole segment on NPR was devoted to proving that the fictional King Kong monster is actually a commentary on black people. The show interviewed Robin Means Coleman, a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Michigan who specializes in studying King Kong.

    Yes, you read that right: a professor of Afro-American studies whose specialty is…King Kong.

    Coleman said:

    King Kong was a metaphor for black masculinity. This is a big black man, a big black ape who is absolutely obsessed with … white women.[…]
    Clutching the object of his forbidden, impossible desire, Kong is chased to the pinnacle of the inescapably phallic Empire State Building (a freshly-built structure in 1933 whose appearance in an iconic piece of cinema helped allay scepticism about it from both potential tenants and from the wider public). There, his savage defiance of the democratic capitalist order (and of firmly-defended racial taboos) sees him executed summarily by biplanes.
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/03/liberals_say_king_kong_equals_black_people.html

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  10. Ting

    It is getting interesting, folks. Ryan could be about to fall – hard. I do not like his bill. I hope Trump steps in with modifications, because Ryan sure isn’t letting Congressmen amend it in any way. Sound familiar?

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