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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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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I’m Tired of So MUCH WINNING in Puerto Rico

Of course Comrade Preznint gives himself a perfect score on his response to the hurricane in Puerto Rico. Why wouldn’t he? Instead of saying what his administration has done and why he gives his performance a perfect 10, the Orange Menace talks about the storm.

Meanwhile 35 percent of the island’s resident still lack access to safe drinking water and less than 20 percent have electricity.

You may recall the last time that Preznint Stupid me with Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló, Trump praised the governor not for what he did, but for praising himself:

“Right from the beginning, this governor did not play politics, he didn’t play at all, he was saying it like it was and he was giving us the highest grades and I want to on behalf of our country, I want to thank you.”

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Midday Palate Cleanser

martini

Make mine a double.

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Meet Jeff Mateer

Building A Better Theocracy

Jeff Mateer is a nominee to the Federal Bench, which is a lifetime appointment. Let’s meet him!

OK, if you don’t want to listen to some cracker drawl-on, here’s the hightlights, the the things that he believes:

  • the “separation of church and state” is nowhere in the Constitution
  • LGBTQ-friendly workplaces force Christians to approve of their policies
  • prayer meetings need to happen at the Department of Justice
  • diversity training is brainwashing and reprogramming
  • the Supreme Court needs Evangelical Christians
  • honest conviction allows employers to discriminate
  • gay marriage is unconstitutional
  • churches should be able to endorse candidates
  • gay marriage is a “challenge” for Christians.

Got all that?

“Guess what? I attend a conservative Baptist church. We discriminate, alright. On the basis of sexual orientation, we discriminate. Does that mean I can’t be a judge? In some states, I think that’s true, unfortunately.”

I wish that was true everywhere, you ignorant bigot. Dude would throw out the Bill of Rights in a hearbeat.

Sweet Jeebus, what a dangerous theocrat. If you are contacting your representatives today (and thank you if you are!), can you make a second call to Sen. Chuck Grassly who is the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and tell him this guy is absolutely unqualified?

Grassley, Chuck – (R – IA)
135 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3744
Contact: http://www.grassley.senate.gov/contact

Many thanks,

The Management

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Trump is a Category 5 Shitstorm

Trumper tantrum

When soldiers are killed in the line of duty the protocol is straightforward—the White House issues a statement honoring the dead. Sometimes the president calls the families or writes a personal note; often the family is invited to a ceremony at the White House. It’s time-honored and it is dignified.

Maybe respectful is the word we seek?

Respectful, unless the president in question is Comrade Stupid, that is. He has managed to eff-up his response to the deaths of four soldiers in Niger.

Let’s put aside whatever the tactical and strategic disaster actually led to the ambush; I’m sure someone else will do the benghazi, Benghazi, BENGHAZI!!1! comparison (and presumably a congressional investigation will ensue… haha, I jest. Republicans!), and let’s jump to Commander Bunnypants’ response.

Comrade Preznint Stupid—who never misses a chance to wrap his orange self in the flag—remained silent about the deaths for almost two weeks and instead went full tilt on a culture war of football players and the national anthem. Play to your strengths, Dotard.

 “Pee-Wee Goering”

We’ve learned that someone at the White House has written a condolence statement to be released at the President’s word. It’s actually pretty good, no American Carnage in it at all, so clearly Steven ‘PeeWee Herman Goerring/Goebbels’ Miller didn’t write it.

The condolence card was never approved and never sent. Football ensured.

And that leads us to Comrade Stupid’s actual contact with the families of the dead soldiers.  And as always, the mango-hued shitgibbon makes everything worse.

A normal president might say something like, “Sgt. Johnson was a patriot who knew his valor might result in paying the ultimate price, but he did his duty anyway, and we are grateful for him and to your family for your sacrifice.” But we don’t have a normal president. We have The Donald, who instead he blurted out, “Well, I guess he knew what he signed up for. But I guess it still hurt.”

Rep. Frederica Wilson, who was with the grieving widow Myeshia Johnson in a car to meet the body of Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson, reported the quote, which was on a speakerphone: everyone heard it. Which of course led our narcissist to now make the story about himself:

 

So Rep. Wilson revealed more details of the conversation,  like Preznint Stupid couldn’t remember Sgt. Johnson’s name, and kept calling him “your guy”?

And then the press started asking the White House about Trump’s proof (recall that every time he claims to have proof, there is no proof. James Comey taped conversation, anyone?) Hours later, Elmira Gantry Huckabee-Sanders  admitted that there is no proof:

 

“I’m not getting into the back and forth. I think the sentiment of the president was very clear. He took the time to make a call, express condolences and thank the family for this individual’s service, and I think it, frankly, is a disgrace of the media to try to portray an act of — kindness like that, and that gesture, try to make it into something that it isn’t.”

So what have we learned from all this? That our preznint is a louse; that he has no sympathies for anyone (let alone Gold Star families) other than himself; that he is a dumb a summabitch as is possible; and that ITMFA and/or 25th Amendment cannot come too soon.

What a shitheel.

 

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‘The Check is in The Mail’

The towering Trump Tower

Well, at least it wasn’t only the tip…

Anyway, there are lots of stories up about how our Grifter-in-Chief only follows through on his charitable donations once he’s done a dine-and-dash and the media calls him out on it.

Trump offered a grieving military father $25,000 in a phone call

“Trump’s offer of $25,000 adds a dimension to his relationships with Gold Star families, and the disclosure follows questions about how often the president has called or written to the parents or spouses of those killed. The Washington Post contacted the White House about Baldridge’s account on Wednesday morning. Officials declined to discuss the events in detail. But in a statement Wednesday afternoon, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said: ‘The check has been sent. It’s disgusting that the media is taking something that should be recognized as a generous and sincere gesture, made privately by the President, and using it to advance the media’s biased agenda.’”

From the Reliable Source newsletter thingie:

Media attention. Media pressure. Time and time again, that’s what it takes for President Trump and his admin to take action. Whether it’s Trump receiving “briefings” from “Fox & Friends” or reporters provoking the White House to mail a check, the president-press dynamics are complicated and often uncomfortable. Should we cheer the fact that the president finally called the families of fallen soldiers amid media pressure? Or should we cite this as another example of Trump trouble?

 — NYMag’s Olivia Nuzzi tweeted: “Trump’s behavior when it comes to charity has been consistent: he often doesn’t follow through on promises to give until pressured by media…

And of course, there’s always how long it takes for the mango-hued one to do anything because he’s too busy being a dick:

  •  Oct. 4: Four soldiers were killed in Niger.
  • Oct. 5: Sarah Sanders conveyed “thoughts and prayers” for the fallen service members.
  • Oct. 6: Fox News Radio’s Jon Decker asked about Niger at the W.H. briefing, noting that “there’s been no response to this by the president, no tweet from the president, no statement.”
  • Oct. 7: This is when the news coverage really tapers off. Very few mentions across the national news media…
  • Oct. 10: On “The Lead,” Jake Tapper points out that “while President Trump has tweeted dozens of times since last Wednesday,” he “has not tweeted a single thing, nor spoken publicly about the four U.S. soldiers who were killed…”
  • Oct. 12: Chris Cuomo on “New Day:” “Please look at the service members on your screen. They all gave their lives in Niger for this country.” He said Trump has not mentioned them, and “it’s something that needs to be called out.”
  • Oct. 12: Joe Johns told Cuomo: “I have actually reached out to the press office here at the White House to ask why the president has said not anything at all…” No response…

And then… there’s the fallout:

If you have made it this far, you deserve a treat. The Great Roy Edroso writes the scathing mockery that this episode in Hair Führer’s attempt at being sympathetic deserves. Yes, he writes what he thinks Trump said to the grieving family. It’s a classic.

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Bad Typos, Cont

The tweeter says it is a typo, but knowing lawyers? Maybe not so much.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Skinny-D)

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