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Monday, July 17, 2017

Has Anybody Told the President?


The GOP is working under reconciliation rules, so they can replace Obamacare with only 50 votes.  Repeal isn't available under those rules:



Pretty clearly, Trump doesn't understand that.  Then again, McConnell can't even get 50 votes to pass his healthcare bill, so it doesn't matter.  It's simply not going to happen.

The sad/funny thing is Trump thinks tweeting is Presidential legislative action.  Well, it's not funny or sad; it's pathetic.

“We must now start fresh with an open legislative process to develop innovative solutions that provide greater personal choice, protections for pre-existing conditions, increased access and lower overall costs for Kansans,”[Sen. Jerry] Moran said in a statement.

No, no!  We just need to put it on Twitter!

Truly pathetic.

1 Comments:

Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

I think the way that the Trump tweeting works is that it gives his gradually evaporating support base something to mouth and put in the place of an argument so as to delay the day when they will face reality. I think that's also the function of the 24-7 FOX and right-wing hate talk radio presence in our politics.

The replacement of truth was preceded by the replacement of reality with the equivalent of intellectual professional wrestling based on phony entertainment narratives based on comic book villains and violence. That is the world that created Donald Trump's public persona as a man of bold decision and the morals of one of the more degenerate pagan emperors of Rome and sold that as desireable. Really, he's like a stupid Mussolini (who was the creation of Italian journalism).

Wish I could join in but I'm still afraid of jinxing things. About the only thing that makes me hopeful is that this seems to have revived and strengthened the idea that Democrats really need to push through single payer when they get the chance. Anything that is too complex for people to understand on the consumer end is bound to be vulnerable to the Republican lie machine.

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