Activism: Saving the ACA: WIIFM

From The Hill…

Trump reverses course, indicates opposition to ObamaCare deal

President Trump on Wednesday suggested he will oppose a bipartisan deal to help stabilize ObamaCare, reversing comments he made one day earlier.

Trump wrote on Twitter that he was “supportive” of the deal’s architect, Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), as well as the Senate process, but said he would “never support bailing out” insurance companies, saying they “have made a fortune” under ObamaCare.
This just in… Water is wet, the sky is blue. I’m screwed, and so are you.
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Who here thought Putin’s cock holster would support a deal with the D’s on health care? Let’s see a show of hands.
I’m counting that finger.
You know why he won’t support any deal with the D’s? 45 always asks one question: WIIFM?
Now if the D’s proposed creating Trumpcare where 45 would get paid for being the pitchman and get 7% of the proceeds…
Now we need to ask the same question – what’s in it for me?
The answer is: (barely) affordable health care, but only if we fight for it because in America life without misery, pain and unbearable and never-ending hardship is a privilege for the wealthy. The rest of us can die in the gutter.

A call to action:

Get on the phone and bitch about it to the people responsible, who are the only ones that have the power to change it.

Hammer your D and R Senators and Representatives with phone calls about paying the CSR’s.

  • Keyword: Protect my Obamacare

  • Keyword: Pay the CSR’s

  • Keyword: Remember the ballotbox

Please, make as many calls to each of your D and R senators and one to your D or R representative as you can today, tomorrow and every day.

Fight beside us. Fight for your life – make the calls.

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The Feast of St. Ronnie, Cont.

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Common Dreams:

“51 Republican Senators just voted to cut Medicaid by $1 trillion and Medicare by $500 billion so that millionaires and corporations can get a tax cut. It’s immoral and despicable,” said TJ Helmstetter, a spokesperson for Americans for Tax Fairness, in a statement immediately following the vote.

Remember the noise made earlier in the week with principled mavericky-types saying that they couldn’t go for this? Turns out they could.

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Midday Palate Cleanser

cat phone

“Hello? Dominoes?

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The Social Pages for Sociopaths

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie is always bifurcated between news and gossip (and often hard to tell the difference); sometimes they have something like the Society pages of old wherein we in the hoi polloi get to peek into the lives of the Hoity-Toity.

OUT AND ABOUT — STEVE BANNON and BREITBART hosted a party and book signing last night for Laura Ingraham’s new book “Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump” at the Breitbart Embassy on Capitol Hill. After STEPHEN MILLER showed up during the middle of the party, everyone got quiet and Bannon told the crowd: “By order of the president of the United States, we have a special guest, someone I know is dear to Laura Ingraham’s heart and dear to all of ours, the last man behind enemy lines …

“We’ve done so many historic things in this house. We talked about the dinner with Jeff Sessions and you in 2013 when you were just a young staffer, Julia Hahn and her plotting the Dave Brat campaign, Nigel Farage … We counted the votes on Obamatrade downstairs, remember? We’ve done so much here and we’re so proud for you to join us tonight.”

MILLER also briefly spoke: “I have to say I’m here in my personal capacity but just wanted to congratulate you Laura and your incredible book which I know will be a huge success and also everything that you’ve done for so many years for this movement, nation-state populism … Thank you to everybody at Breitbart for everything you’ve done for years now for that same movement and giving hope to millions of people all around the country who believe that a nation ought to take care of its own people first and everything else flows down from that.” Audio of Bannon and Miller http://bit.ly/2zCAVlVMore audio of Bannon and Ingraham http://bit.ly/2gSN6TO

SPOTTED: Sebastian Gorka, Sean Spicer, Kelli Ward, Matt Boyle, Amanda House, Jen Jacobs, Bob Costa, Andy Surabian, Charlie Spiering, Arthur Schwartz, Greta Van Susteren and John Coale, Kayleigh McEnany, Jonathan Swan, Olivia Nuzzi, Wynton Hall, David Brody, Josh Dawsey, Kevin Cirilli, Sergio Gor, Alexandra Preate, Rebecca Karabus, Heather Swift, Ben Schreckinger, Zoe Chace, Katrina Pierson, Ryan Williams, Colin Reed, Jim Stinson, Jill Barclay, Melissa Brown, James Braid, Byron York, Rebecca Berg, Matt and Alisa Wolking, Toby Harnden.

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The Moral Center of the Administration (UPDATED)

The Death of the Media, Cont.

Those dishes aren’t going to wash themselves.

There’s a lot of clean-up going on in Aisle 3, as it were, and Chief of Staff John Kelly is once again holding the mop.

The Very Serious People inside the beltway are all praising Kelly’s brief comments to the press yesterday when he defended his boss thusly:

“He was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed,” Kelly said Dunford told him. “He knew what he was getting into by joining that 1%. He knew what the possibilities were because we were at war. And when he died he was surrounded by the best men on this earth, his friends. That’s what the President tried to say to the four families the other day.”

Kelly’s statement is disingenuous at best. And the Villagers all went for it.

Note that Kelly does NOT try to dispute what Preznint Stupid did say (“He knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt.”), but says that is what Stupid tried to say.

Kelly is a good soldier, and he is being called things like the moral center of this Administration today. Let’s be clear about this: there is no moral center of the Fourth Reich. Kelly didn’t stand up for Gold Star families when Trump attacked the Khans, and he did not stand up for the Johnson family with this statement either. He stood up for his boss.

And I don’t think I have to mention that Kelly joined the Administration as the head of DHS and was gladly in charge of the policy of “Deport ‘Em All,” which I don’t think I have to mention is NOT a moral center. Oops, looks like I said it after all!

Next time I eff-up,  I’m gonna use the tried to say defense and see how it works out for me.

UPDATE 1:
Just saw other parts of his talk:

You know, when I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country. Women were sacred, looked upon with great honor. That’s obviously not the case anymore as we see from recent cases. Life — the dignity of life — is sacred. That’s gone. Religion, that seems to be gone as well.

Gold Star families, I think that left in the convention over the summer. But I just thought — the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die on the battlefield, I just thought that that might be sacred.

See comment about the Khans above, and now we can add pussy-grabbing. And Kelly’s the moral center? So much bullshit. Come-on, Villagers, you can do better than this.

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2-Drink Minimum Comedy Stylings of Paul Ryan

“Trust me, girl, I’m a funny guy.”

Paul Ryan did his stand-up act at something called the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation white-tie dinner, which always includes a comedy routine for New York elite:

  • “Enough with the applause … You sound like the Cabinet when Donald Trump walks into the room.”
  • “I don’t think I’ve seen this many New York liberals and Wall Street CEOs in one room since my last visit to the White House.”
  • “And thank you to Patricia Heaton who is such a wonderful emcee. She is a Hollywood Republican. Hollywood Republican—that is an oxymoron … which clearly was the word Rex Tillerson was looking for.”
  • “I know why Chuck [Schumer] has been so hard on President Trump. It’s not ideological; Chuck is just mad he lost his top donor.”
  • “Fun fact you learn as speaker. I’m now second in line of succession since Steve Bannon has resigned.”
  • “Every morning, I wake up in my office and scroll Twitter to see which tweets I will have to pretend that I didn’t see later.”
  • “Some said it was unbecoming of a public figure and they said that [Trump’s remarks at this event last year] were offensive. Well, thank God he’s learned his lesson.”
  • “The truth is, the press absolutely misunderstands and never records the big accomplishments of the White House … Look at all the new jobs the president has created — just among the White House staff.”
  • “Every afternoon former Speaker John Boehner calls me up, not to give advice, just to laugh.”
  • “You may remember this, John [Boehner] retired after he got the Pope to take an official visit and address Congress. It was such a special moment for John, and we all know how emotional he gets, so he decided to hang it up right then. So, Cardinal Dolan, my friend, Tim, I need you to hurry up and become the Pope so that I can invite you to address Congress and I can get the hell outta there.”

Give it up for Paul Ryan.

Don’t forget to tip the balance of power on your way out!

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9 Months Today

No small-hands comment needed.

I’m gonna note that it is nine months to the day since Preznint Stupid was sworn in.

You can make your own jokes in the comments.

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Bad Signs, Cont.

Free espresso

What about adults? I could use some espresso and a puppy!

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs

LISTEN-UP, SHEEPLE!!1!

Coach Dave explains to us that his wild conspiracy theories are actually psy-op operations from the Government! He wouldn’t be nuts except the DEEP STATE wants him to be nuts!!!

IT GOES STRAIGHT TO THE TOP!

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Great Ads!

That is one of the best things I’ve ever seen come out of the fast food industry.

Seconds, please!

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And Speaking of Grading on a Curve

This is insane:

“I totally changed rules of engagement. I totally changed our military, I totally changed the attitudes of the military and they have done a fantastic job,” Trump said on “The Chris Plante Show.” “ISIS is now giving up, they are giving up, there are raising their hands, they are walking off. Nobody has ever seen that before.”

When Plante asked why that hadn’t happened before, Trump took the bait.

“Because you didn’t have Trump as your president,” he said. “It was a big difference, there was a big, big difference if you look at the military now.”

The military had nothing to do with it, apparently. Just Commander Bunnypants, on his own.

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