Updated: Activism: Saving the ACA: The Republicans Say “Grass is Green”

Great news. McConnell doesn’t have the votes for his tax cut today, or so they say.john_moustache-man

From C&L…

Is Trumpcare dead? Or is it just on life support?

Well, tonight it lost 2 more votes – Jerry Moran and Mike Lee. So now McConnell has 48 votes, max.

It looks like we’ve got them on the run.

Keep making calls. Keep the pressure on them.

Update: In a move that should surprise no one…

Republican Mitch McConnell calls for vote on clean repeal, after senators Mike Lee and Jerry Moran come out against latest effort to replace Obamacare

McConnell and Trump thinks this will be a cakewalk because all they need to do is screw everyone. And that’s what R’s are best at.

A call to action:

Phone calls, people lots and lots of phone calls. Phone calls work!

We need to get on the phones to the R’s and hammer them with the simple messages:

  • Keyword: “Hands Off My Obamacare!”
  • Keyword: “Oppose repeal of the ACA.”
  • Keyword: “See you at Town Hall.”

You must tell your R Senators, in no uncertain terms, that they are to oppose repeal of the ACA.

Don’t wait until after work. Call them now. Call at lunch, call during your drive home and call after dinner. Send emails and walk into their offices.

Fight back. We must be relentless in our resistance.

Phone Calls Work!


That sums it up pretty well.


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3 Responses to Updated: Activism: Saving the ACA: The Republicans Say “Grass is Green”

  1. 9thousandfeet says:

    I don’t quite understand the assertion that “it looks like we’ve got them on the run”.
    The Senators log jamming the thing are not those who have been persuaded by progressive pressure to vote against The Punishment of the Poors, they’re Senators who are unhappy that the Punishment in not severe enough.

    Also, too, my understanding is that a “clean” repeal (without replacement) is not something that can be advanced under reconciliation, and would therefore need 60 votes for passage.
    Anyone know if this is correct?
    Or can the addition of the “promise” to replace in two years or less allow McConnell to navigate around the reconciliation rules?


    • MDavis says:

      I don’t know the answer, but if you ask your senators (and, I guess, Reps as well) will they answer honestly?


    • osirisopto says:

      My comment was a metaphor. They are “retreating from the field of battle in the war over health care while we have held our ground.”

      We have them on the run in the sense that they are abandoning their branded, well publicized and vociferous promises to repeal and replace.


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