obama for senate

Republican Senate. Republican House. Republican President. 

Can’t even get their shit together long enough to vote on their own plan after spending seven fucking years in the writing.

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You know who didn’t FAIL spectacularly with his healthcare reform? 

Barack Hussein Obama.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking in Syracuse at the New York Democratic State Convention in 1936.

FDR’s satirical rebuke against Republicans who opposed Social Security and the New Deal during the 1936 election.

80 years later the very same Republican Party used the same rhetoric unironically to justify taking away health insurance from 20 million Americans.

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Republicans blocked a SCOTUS nominee for a year. Now they’re mad Dems plan to do the same.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) spent nearly a year blocking Obama’s nominee for the vacant Supreme Court nominee — one of the longest vacancies on the court in the nation’s history.
  • But now, McConnell is calling Democrats out for vowing to block Trump’s eventual nominee if his pick doesn’t meet their standards.
  • “"That’s something the American people simply will not tolerate” McConnell said.
  • The Republicans will need 60 votes in order to bring Trump’s eventual nominee to the floor. With only 52 seats, that means the Republicans need eight Democrats to switch to their side — a large hurdle to overcome. Read more
It’s Official! Senator Rand Paul Just Introduced His Obamacare Replacement Act!

“The bill would remove parts of the Affordable Care Act including the individual mandate and minimum standards for care.”

Written by Bob Bryan for Business Insider:

Sen. Rand Paul, the libertarian-leaning Republican and one-time presidential candidate, introduced his own version of a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare.

The bill, named “The Obamacare Replacement Act,” would eliminate a number of provisions from Obamacare including the individual mandate and minimums on coverage standards. …

Additionally, the bill would provide every American with a tax credit worth up to $5,000 for contributions to a health savings account (HSA) to put towards health insurance and other healthcare costs.

“Getting government out of the American people’s way and putting them back in charge of their own health care decisions will deliver a strong, efficient system that doesn’t force them to empty out their pockets to cover their medical bills,” said Paul, an ophthalmologist, in a press release announcing the bill.

Paul, however, also said that the repeal of the ACA should not move forward without a replacement ready to go.

“There is no excuse for waiting to craft an alternative until after we repeal Obamacare, and the Obamacare Replacement Act charts a new path forward that will insure the most people possible at the lowest price,” said the release.

Read the entire article here.

Congratulations Trump voters,

You made Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren incredibly relevant on a national level again.

You made Hillary Clinton into a martyr.

You made Barack Obama look like a God in comparison to our future President.

We’ll see you in 2018 and 2020,
‘Whiny’ Liberals

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Chuck Schumer trolls Mitch McConnell on nominations by literally repeating his words

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has a simple request for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees must meet the same traditional standards that were demanded of President Barack Obama’s nominees eight years ago.

In fact, the request is so similar that Schumer sent the exact same letter McConnell sent to Harry Reid, then the Democratic majority leader of the Senate, and simply swapped out some of the names.

There’s a reason for the snark: Republicans, who control the Senate, are starting to hold nomination hearings before the nominees have completed background checks and ethics clearances that are traditionally required of Cabinet appointees. These were the first two standards that McConnell demanded of Obama’s Cabinet nominees eight years ago — and that the Obama administration met — when Democrats controlled the Senate.

Yet Trump’s nominees now seem to be getting a pass on these same standards, even though there are lingering concerns about the Trump administration’s big conflicts of interestaround the world.

Still, Schumer’s letter likely won’t be able to accomplish as much as McConnell’s did.

When McConnell sent this letter eight years ago, there was an implicit threat that GOP senators would filibuster — which would require 60 out of 100 votes in the Senate to overcome — Obama’s nominees if Democrats didn’t follow the rules, effectively stopping any nominee from getting through.

But after years of Republican obstruction of Obama’s nominees, Democrats in the Senate dismantled the filibuster for executive nominees, including Cabinet positions. So now these executive nominations can’t be filibustered and only need a simple majority to get through.

Since Republicans have 52 of 100 seats in the Senate and only need 50 votes (the vice president, soon to be a Republican, can break a tie) to clear a nominee, they don’t have to worry about appeasing Democrats. And that leaves the minority party with no real political leverage for nominees, giving McConnell’s letter much less weight than it had eight years ago.

Is it just me, or is it weird that a relatively small group of people receiving the absolute best, taxpayer-funded, healthcare are voting to eliminate taxpayer-funded minimal healthcare coverage for 20+million people? – The Mad Sonneteer

Here’s Proof that Obamacare Lite Helps the Pharmaceutical Companies - Not You

The American Action Forum was set up to run ads against conservatives who oppose the “Obamacare Lite” bill. Guess who’s funding that PAC?

Yep, the pharmaceutical companies.

House Republicans like Speaker Paul Ryan tell us that the new health care bill will repeal Obamacare and lower costs. We’ve already shown why that’s untrue. Now, evidence that the pharmaceutical companies are supporting the bill with millions of dollars proves that costs will remain high and benefit them, not you.

Stand with Rand and oppose Obamacare Lite!