Activism: Phone Calls Work

Ed. Pinned. Fresher posts below. O-

Last week we on the left secured a victory on preventing the repeal of the ACA through a relentless phone campaign.

We add this to our victory over the R’s attempt to gut the congressional ethics rules, and the Muslim travel ban.

We shouldn’t fail to mention the Women’s March. That international event in which we all came together and declared our unity in opposition to the destruction of all that we value had the R’s wetting their pants.

Three big victories over the Russian Puppet and the R’s agenda to destroy our democracy and one bad ass spanking in less than 60 days.

john_moustache-manGood job! Damned good job.

We have earned the right to be proud of ourselves. We have begun to regain control of our country against almost impossible odds.

If, in November someone had told me we would hand Trump his ass three defeats and exert control over the most rabidly right leaning congress I’ve ever heard of I wouldn’t have believed it.

We’ve done this by participating in our own governance as was intended by the framers of our constitution.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness 

We have become the DLC’s and the R’s worst nightmare – a engaged, active and connected electorate. We will no longer passively accept whatever bullshit is handed to us by a distant, and disinterested political class that treats us a cattle to be led to the slaughter.

We have, like our fathers and mothers before us, become united against an overwhelming threat. We have found our voice and are taking control of our lives, our future and those of our children and grandchildren as well.

Again congratulations on a job well done. We’ve accomplished amazing feats. We have achieved overwhelming victory in these first battles, but have no doubt the “war” goes on.

Working together we will accomplish even more. We will emerge from this challenge victorious. We will save our government, our country and our lives. We will leave a legacy for those who follow us that we, and they can take pride in. We will do it together as a people.

We will do it as The People of the United States of America.

O-

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Midday Palate Cleanser

This is powerful information:

We thirst for knowledge at MPS, and now we know what to do if our pig is ever out of alignment.

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The Summary (Rake-Stepping for Speed and Accuracy)

Rake-stepping for speed and accuracy

We begin our summary with the traditional and customary knife-in-the-back from the Republicans to, well, the Republicans.

Mike ‘Payola’ Allen, take it away!

When the balky hardliners of the House Freedom Caucus visited the White House earlier this week, this was Steve Bannon’s opening line, according to people in the conference room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building:

“Guys, look. This is not a discussion. This is not a debate. You have no choice but to vote for this bill.”

Bannon’s point was: This is the Republican platform. You’re the conservative wing of the Republican Party. But people in the room were put off by the dictatorial mindset.

One of the members replied: “You know, the last time someone ordered me to something, I was 18 years old. And it was my daddy. And I didn’t listen to him, either.”

Started on the wrong foot: Repeal-and-replace was always snakebit. Ryan had begun the process before Trump’s inauguration. “He boxed us in,” said one person close to the fight. “We didn’t have any choice.”

Was always wobbly: Trump relied too long on assurances from Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and HHS Secretary Tom Price that they had the process in hand. And “Ryan was telling him it was fine, and they’d bring it together at the end.” Instead, the bottom fell out.

We are left with the Russian Usurper’s words ringing in our ears, You’re gonna be tired of so much winning. OK, snark aside this means that whatever momentum The 4th Reich had is probably over. It certainly means that Hair Führer’s first 100 days will come and go without a major win on any legislation. And they control the ENTIRE federal apparatus.

And so a week that began with the FBI directly saying that our illegitimate preznint is a liar and that seemingly his transition team is under investigation for, well, being paid Russian apparatchiks (if not spies), ends with a pie in his art-of-the-deal face and a much-awaited slap-down of the emptiest suit in DC, Paul Ryan. Both of ’em were revealed in public as frauds.

Make no mistake about this, either: Wingnuttia was counting on shifting $1 trillion Ameros in Obamacare taxes to finance the tax cuts for billionaires. The YUGE tax reform shell game is going down in flames because of this defeat.

The best news this week for The Russian Usurper was that his SCOTUS nominee didn’t hang himself on his own petard, but the Democrats—in a strange display of vestigial spine—have declared that they are filibustering Gorsuch.

What a week!

Housekeeping note: I’m taking a break this weekend (from all that winning!) and going on a road trip to do some wine tasting here in Washington. I may or may not post (and I may or may not be tipsy if I do). I put a few things in the queue. Talk amongst yourselves.

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Your Saturday Bottomless Mug of Stupid is Served, Paul Ryan

“Trust me, girl.”

“You have all heard me say this before, moving from an opposition party to a governing party comes with growing pains. And, well, we’re feeling those growing pains today.”

…except that Republicans have held the House for 6 or 7 years, ZEGS.

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Activism: People We Like

rats-jumping-ship-620x310That’s going to leave a mark. From Mother Jones…

Kansas Republicans Just Defied Donald Trump and Voted to Expand Medicaid

As the GOP tries to blow up Obamacare in DC, Republicans in this deep-red state are rushing to implement it.

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Bad Signs, Cont.

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Sounds like quite a service.

(Hat tip: kilwer )

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News That Will Drive You To Drink (Now and Then, Then and Now)

Happy Hour News Briefs

We will conclude our M-F political programming with this this quote from The Russian Usurper:

“I never said—I guess I’m here, what, 64 days—I never said ‘repeal and replace Obamacare’—you’ve all heard my speeches—I never said ‘repeal it and replace it within 64 days.’ I have a long time.”

We submit the following into evidence:

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That Gawd, such kidder.

Crazy Unkka Pat has seen the future:

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Activism: ACA Repeal: We Won The Battle

House cancels ObamaCare vote

john_moustache-manThe war, however continues but today, today we are victorious!

Congratulations to all who called.

Good job.

Thank you. Thank you, all.

O-

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Midday Palate Cleanser

Everyone hates the teacher’s pet:

Squirrels

“I know! I know! Call on meeeeeeee!”

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