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BREAKING: Obamacare Repeal Fails as McCain Casts Decisive No Vote
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that the “skinny repeal” bill would leave an estimated 15 million more Americans uninsured next year.
By Robert Pear, Thomas Kaplan and Emily Cochrane

The Senate rejected legislation to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, with Senator John McCain casting a decisive “no.”

  • Senate Republicans unveiled a “skinny repeal,” a narrow measure to roll back parts of the Affordable Care Act. It would leave 15 million more Americans without insurance next year, the Congressional Budget Office said.
  • Speaker Ryan tried to reassure senators balking at the narrow bill, but he left the door open for “skinny” passage.
  • The health insurance lobby came off the sidelines Thursday to warn Republicans against repealing the individual mandate.

Senate rejects scaled-down Obamacare repeal.

The Senate on Friday rejected a new, scaled-down Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, seemingly derailing the Republicans’ seven-year campaign to dismantle the health care law.

Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, cast a decisive vote to defeat the proposal, joining two other Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in opposing it.

The 49-51 vote was a huge setback for the majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who has spent the last three months trying to devise a repeal bill that could win support from members of his conference.

The truncated Republican plan was far less than what Republicans once envisioned. Republican leaders, unable to overcome complaints from both moderate and conservative members of their caucus, said the skeletal plan was just a vehicle to permit negotiations with the House, which passed a much more ambitious repeal bill in early May.

The so-called “skinny” repeal bill, as it became known at the Capitol this week, would still have broad effects on health care. The bill would increase the number of people who are uninsured by 15 million next year compared with current law, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Premiums for people buying insurance on their own would increase by roughly 20 percent, the budget office said.

But President Trump backed it to the hilt, pressuring, cajoling and threatening wavering Republicans.

Shortly before the vote, he took to Twitter.


These 3 Republican governors could pose the biggest threat to the Senate health care bill

  • On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that a group of governors from both sides of the aisle had “conspired privately for months” to thwart efforts by Republicans in Congress to repeal and replace the ACA.
  • These efforts “helped stymie” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to gather enough votes to pass the bill, the Times reported. 
  • Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona are three Republican governors who have been the most critical of the health care plan. Read more (6/28/17)
Kim Jong Un, North Korea blast McCain for 'crazy fat kid' remark
"Noted idiot John McCain denounced as an infantile lunatic angrily soiling himself after slandering august personages of DPRK," the state-run news service tweeted, USA Today reports.
By John Bacon
“North Korea expressed outrage Thursday at Sen. John McCain’s description of President Kim Jong Un as a “crazy fat kid,” calling the former presidential candidate a “noted idiot.”

The Arizona Republican made the comment last week on MSNBC’s For the Record with Greta while suggesting Beijing should do more to control North Korea’s bad behavior.

China is the one, the only one, that can control Kim Jong Un, this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea,” McCain said, adding that China “could stop North Korea’s economy in a week.”

The state-run North Korean News Service accused McCain of attacking that nation’s dignity.

“Noted idiot John McCain denounced as an infantile lunatic angrily soiling himself after slandering august personages of DPRK,” the service tweeted Thursday.”

Awe poor little dictator got his fee fees hurt

The Mogollon Monster - Arizona’s Sasquatch

The Mogollon Monster is a cryptid native to the Mogollon Rim in Central and Eastern Arizona. The Moggolon Rim forms the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. 

It is considered to be a relative of Bigfoot. Accounts place the creature at over seven feet tall, with large red eyes, long black to brown-red hair, inhumane strength, and a very pungent odor. Footprints have been measured at 22 inches. The Mogollon Monster is said to be very violent and territorial. 

One of the first documented sightings was in 1903. The report, which was published in The Arizona Republican, stated that the witness saw a large creature with long white hair and a matching beard drinking blood from two cougars. Grey hair covered different parts of the torso, but the witness believed it was just dirty. 

More recently, members of the White Mountain Apache Nation came forward in 2006, reporting sightings of a tall, black creature that had long strides. Many of their members had been reporting encounters. No reported encounters were considered negative or violent in nature.
Tactics, events that defined Joe Arpaio's career as sheriff
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been convicted of a misdemeanor for refusing to heed a judge's order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. His 24 years as sheriff of metro Phoenix were defined by a series of tough-on-crime tactics and legal problems that cost the area millions

Maricopa County spent $141 million defending Arpaio against lawsuits. That includes $54 million in the racial profiling case alone and $82 million in judgments, settlements and legal fees for the sheriff’s office, covering issues such as lawsuits over deaths in his jails and the lawman’s failed investigations of political enemies.
For much of his career, the taxpayer costs didn’t diminish Arpaio’s popularity enough to drive him out of office.

Utah is not particularly friendly territory for Donald Trump because most of the voters there are sober.
—  Jimmy Kimmel on Donald Trump’s likely loss in the Utah caucus, in Punchlines.

Trump: Does “Alt-Left” Have Any Guilt?

[] Aug 15, 2017

Trump wants to know why everyone is blaming the neo-Nazis. 

Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. 

President Trump defended his belated condemnation of white supremacists who engaged in violence in Charlottesville, Va., by arguing that he was exercising caution in casting blame. 

Then he returned to his original position that there was ample fault on both sides.

Asked about Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, who characterized calls for the firing of Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, the president’s national security adviser, as “the same purveyors of hatred and ignorance who precipitated the recent violence in Charlottesville,” Mr. Trump suggested that blame should be shared.

“What about the ‘alt-left’ that came charging at, as you say, the ‘alt-right’?” he asked. 

“Let me ask you this: What about the fact they came charging — that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do.”

Antifa, or anti-fascist activists, certainly used clubs and dyed liquids against the white supremacists, according to the New York Times reporters Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Hawes Spencer, who covered the violence in Charlottesville. Other counterprotesters included nonviolent clergy members.”

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notcishet replied to your chat: Republicans yesterday: John McCain is such a hero!…

can u explain what this is referring to bc ive been ignoring all things mccain unless its making fun of him

“McCain killed his party’s narrowly-crafted Obamacare repeal bill Friday not because he was opposed to dismantling the Affordable Care Act, but because he fundamentally believed the process – the lack of hearings, the one-party, closed-door negotiations, the fact that in the end all that Republican senators could agree upon was a shell of the plan they’d promised – was flawed.

It was a result that may have been hinted at earlier in the week.GOP Obamacare repeal bill fails in dramatic late-night voteLess than two weeks after surgery to remove a blood clot revealed McCain had brain cancer, the Arizona Republican – still with a visible scar above his eye – traveled 2,000 miles from Phoenix and returned to a hero’s welcome Tuesday in the Senate, where he delivered an epic 15-minute speech that rattled the conscience of the body

.“We’re getting nothing done, my friends,” McCain told his colleagues. “We’re getting nothing done.”

It was a fiery and intense lecture on the shortcomings of bypassing “regular order” and turning your back on compromise. But moments earlier, McCain had delivered a decisive vote to advance a health care bill that was still an uncertain product at that point, a kind of blessing for the type of secretive negotiations he’d just decried.”

TL:DR- He fucking nuked the repeal of the ACA bc he had beef w/ the secrecy and lack of debate about the specifics of the healthcare bill. Basically, after risking his life to fly to DC and vote to start the wheels rolling on repealing ACA, he then immediately gave an ~impassioned speech~ condemning the shit he voted for lmao. 

I used to think the NRA and gun sellers were just callously indifferent to mass shootings. But it’s more twisted than that: Any time something like that happens, gun sales go through the roof. They make an absolute fortune. It is now in these people’s best financial interests to get guns into the hands of crazy young men. Think I’m being too cynical?

Exhibit A