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Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 17, 2017 - 07:49am PT
Alas, we are being governed by the stupid party

The Republicans are not stupid. Venal, vicious, cunning: yes. Stupid: no.

What Hunter S. Thompson said about Richard Nixon applies today to 90% of Republican politicians. I'm looking at you Ted Cruz:
For years I've regarded his existence as a monument to all the rancid genes and broken chromosomes that corrupt the possibilities of the American Dream; he was a foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena and the style of a poison toad. The Nixon I remembered was absolutely humorless; I couldn't imagine him laughing at anything except maybe a paraplegic who wanted to vote Democratic but couldn't quite reach the lever on the voting machine.
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Jul 17, 2017 - 08:37am PT
Two sides of the same exact coin......
Craig Fry

Trad climber
So Cal.
Jul 17, 2017 - 09:15am PT
Trump dirty tricks A-team
Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and the deceased Lee Atwater 1985
Credit: Craig Fry

Detailed Trump Russia Timeline
http://billmoyers.com/story/the-trump-resistance-plan-a-timeline-russia-and-president-trump/
Craig Fry

Trad climber
So Cal.
Jul 17, 2017 - 09:17am PT
Credit: Craig Fry
Norton

Social climber
Jul 17, 2017 - 09:55am PT
Happy Monday everyone!

Well, it appears John McCain's blood clot surgery has delayed the Senate Republicans' march towards passing their very own healthcare law, by a couple of weeks.

IMO, if you are a Democrat and support the ACA you should be hoping the Repubs do it, repeal the ACA and pass their version.

Why? Firstly because the implementation of their plan is going to take some time before actual people get hurt, they will delay by years throwing millions off of Medicaid.

Secondly, if the Democrats have any realistic hope of being back in control in Washington they are going to need a rare wave of public support in the voting booths in 2018 and 2020, a huge wave of anti Republican anger over the every day media hammering about 25 million losing their healthcare. The last such voting wave was in 2006 when anger over Bush's Iraq adventure gave the House and Senate to the Dems and 08 the Presidency. 20 years earlier
the rare wave struck again, giving Newt Gingrich and his Republicans the House and Senate.

SO enraging the public with anger over the effects of the Republican healthcare plan in action over the course of a couple of years is about the only way to bring the Dems back to power.
That's why I am hoping and praying, well not really that, for the Repubs to pass their healthcare.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 17, 2017 - 11:17am PT
Two sides of the same exact coin......

True, however the Democrats believe in throwing a few scraps off the table to keep the seething masses at bay.
Craig Fry

Trad climber
So Cal.
Jul 17, 2017 - 02:30pm PT
Two sides of the same exact coin......
Total Bullsh#t
maybe you guys can prove your idiotic claim with some facts to back it up rather continuing the BS right wing Fake News story
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jul 17, 2017 - 02:46pm PT
^^FACT:
^^
Craig Fry

Trad climber
So Cal.
Jul 17, 2017 - 03:05pm PT
PROVES NOTHING

Link up an article that explains it fully
Until then, you guys are just fake News propagandists
or, far left loons
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jul 17, 2017 - 03:08pm PT
but keep up the yargle bargling Fry, you're doing Dog's work here.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 17, 2017 - 03:29pm PT
Total Bullsh#t

In the words of the late, great Joe McDonnell, you could not be anymore wrong.

Both parties are beholden to the oligarchs on Wall Street. Obama was nothing more than Bush lite. What did he do to reform the system, and make it work for everyone? That's why people voted for him. Instead they got scammed. And you wonder why they voted for Trump? Watch those Michael Moore videos, he knows.

It's a choice between Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
Norton

Social climber
Jul 17, 2017 - 03:42pm PT
Obama was nothing more than Bush lite. What did he do to reform the system

President Obama worked with congress to pass the first comprehensive wall street reform act
known now as the Dodd-Frank Wallstreet reform and Consumer Protection Act.

This legislation, among many other restriction is designed to prevent the abuses that lead to the 2006 financial meltdown

not surprisingly, this legislation is now under assault by the Trump Administration to weaken it

please read about it in more detail here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodd–Frank_Wall_Street_Reform_and_Consumer_Protection_Act
August West

Trad climber
Where the wind blows strange
Jul 17, 2017 - 04:22pm PT

It's a choice between Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

Our political system is dominated by big money and leaves a lot to be desired. However...

The Republican health care legislation, as scored by the CBO, would result in 20+ million more Americans without health insurance.

The Cruz amendment will mean many Americans will no longer be able to afford insurance that covers pre-existing conditions.

Maybe that is Tweedledee to your Tweedledum.

If you are one of those 20+ million and/or one of those with a pre-existing condition, I think the party in power will make a difference.
10b4me

Mountain climber
Retired
Jul 17, 2017 - 05:33pm PT
McCain just had a blood clot removed. That's a pre existing condition.
Norton

Social climber
Jul 17, 2017 - 05:46pm PT
Correct

And his surgery is covered because all members of congress have healthcare policies that must conform to the ACA minimum standards.

McCain is fortunate that he has the income and assets to continue buying a good policy after he votes to repeal the one he has now. Many other Americans may not be.
This is not a concern
Craig Fry

Trad climber
So Cal.
Jul 17, 2017 - 06:05pm PT
Credit: Craig Fry
WBraun

climber
Jul 17, 2017 - 06:19pm PT
This is the stoopidest bullsh!t ever ^^^^^

You Americans are such stoopid brainwashed fools .....
zBrown

Ice climber
Jul 17, 2017 - 06:54pm PT
ugly Americans.

Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jul 17, 2017 - 08:11pm PT
Trump’s treasury secretary is hurtling toward potential debt-limit fiasco

Steven Mnuchin’s struggles to win support in Congress or the White House for his strategy to raise the federal debt ceiling are casting doubt on whether the political neophyte has the Washington clout to win approval of a measure that could be necessary to avoid a historic, market-rattling default on U.S. government debt.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jul 17, 2017 - 08:14pm PT
Sessions to push for police to take more cash from U.S. citizens

The attorney general said he would issue a new asset-forfeiture directive this week aimed at increasing police seizures of cash and property, a practice curtailed by his predecessor, Eric Holder Jr.


Whadda ya expect, when you make a good ol' Alabama boy in charge of the nation's police?
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