The Senate votes on a clean repeal of Obamacare. Again.

Debate is open for a bill that would cause 32 million to lose insurance, according to the CBO. A vote is planned to take place today. So far, Republicans have not found any success whatsoever when it comes to replacing the ACA in the Senate, and they only marginally opened debate over whether or not to even discuss the issue. The President has been largely inconsistent when it comes to the issue. It seems that this is a pointless attempt to discuss the issue again when still no consensus has been made and there is no compromise in sight. Even … Continue reading The Senate votes on a clean repeal of Obamacare. Again.

The Republican healthcare disaster continues. For now.

The Republicans narrowly opened debate over healthcare in the Senate, with Mike Pence breaking the tie over the discussion. This occurred following another tweetstorm by Trump, where he addressed the issue multiple times. Yet again, he pressured Republicans and attacked Democrats for being obstructionists, although their no votes make no difference towards the Republican majority in congress. While preparations for the vote were occurring, protesters shouted “kill the bill, don’t kill us!” and “shame”. They have a pretty good point. All the CBO scores of the differentiating Republican healthcare bills range from 23-32 million more people being uninsured under the … Continue reading The Republican healthcare disaster continues. For now.

The anti-Obamacare agenda is based in falsehoods

Yesterday, the President called Obamacare “Death” in an attempt to respond to Democrats’ claim that the various failed Republican Obamacare replacements will cause people to die. Which is true. Saying that Obamacare is “death” is not. Time and time again, the Republicans have claimed that premiums would go down under their bills, which they would not, and that more people would have coverage which, again, they would not. They also claim that the rollback of medicaid expansion would be good for low-income Americans… again, wrong. We got some tweets related to the issue by the President early this morning. He … Continue reading The anti-Obamacare agenda is based in falsehoods

The President continues to bash his own attorney general

It looks as if Trump may be making good on one campaign promise. In a series of tweets, he railed against the Attorney General as well as the acting FBI director. He claims that Sessions has taken a “weak” position on Hillary Clinton. He also mentioned his favorite anchor on Fox News, Sean Hannity, as a reliable source (which I am very cautious about) and used that as a way to egg on his AG to investigate Clinton. What? At this point, Sessions might as well resign. All of the things that he’s done as Attorney General are awful for the … Continue reading The President continues to bash his own attorney general

Trump’s obsession with the 2016 election

It seems that the President is still upset about losing the popular vote. In recent tweets, he went after “Crooked Hillary” (a.k.a. the actual winner of the 2016 election). Jared Kushner also spoke about the election today, saying that the President did not win “because he got help from Moscow”. I’m sure Hillary is laughing at home as this White House falls apart. The reality is that the Russians heavily meddled in the 2016 election, and undoubtedly made a difference in Donald’s favor. More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump.  That is fact. Trump should be cherishing the … Continue reading Trump’s obsession with the 2016 election

The Trump team must be living in an alternate reality

Kellyanne Conway, on CNN, said that Russia is not “a big story”. Wow. So the undisclosed meetings by Jeff Sessions, to the Don Jr. debacle, to the undisclosed second meeting with Putin at the G20, and all the other shady Russian business with the Trump campaign are not a “big story”? I beg to disagree. Meanwhile, Scaramucci, on the same network, said that the mainstream media is focused on “nonsensical” stories as well as that the President is not sure Russia meddled in the US election. Then you have Trump on Twitter screaming “Fake News” and touting Obama-driven economic success! … Continue reading The Trump team must be living in an alternate reality

Attack Democrats, Attack Republicans, Attack everyone : the Commander in Chief’s twitter strategy

He’s back! Trump took to twitter to attack someone other than the media. He railed against the Democrats as well as the “Russian Witch Hunt”, and even members of his own party. Let’s break these down piece-by-piece. Make no mistake about it, the Republican party is doing EVERYTHING to back their President. Seriously. They are throwing their own reputations on the line and rarely condemning him for his absurd and unprecedented behaviors. In fact, I would argue that the vast majority of Republicans are cowards who have been bowing down to the President, and now-independent Joe Scarborough would agree. So, … Continue reading Attack Democrats, Attack Republicans, Attack everyone : the Commander in Chief’s twitter strategy