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Andrea Mitchell: ‘A brutal image for Republicans and supporters of this bill, frankly’

Elise Lefkowitz, Andrea Mitchell. Photo © Tony Powell. 2017 Great Ladies Luncheon. Ritz Carlton. April 26, 2017

You may not know that many, many years ago, Andrea Mitchell was married to a man with multiple sclerosis. I think she’s actually sensitive to this issue.

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell described the scene of disabled protesters being carried out by Capitol police in front of Mitch McConnell’s office as “brutal” images for the Republican party. The long time NBC host began a segment on the newly released Senate healthcare bill and explained what was happening at Speaker McConnell’s office. Mitchell said, “Police… Continue Reading →


Does this guy have insurance?

Congressman Chris Collins (R) New York wrote an opinion piece titled: I’m a member of Congress and I’m going to start carrying a gun Today U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R) Alabama introduced HR 2940 a bill that would permit congressional lawmakers to carry a concealed weapon anywhere in the country except the U.S. Capitol or in… Continue Reading →


Ramming it through


Oh, this is so depressing:

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters Thursday that Democrats are on guard for the possibility that Republicans could try to quickly push their health-care bill through the House and into law if the Senate succeeds in passing it next week.

It would be a remarkably accelerated process for such a complicated bill, but Hoyer said a quick House vote could happen under congressional rules.

“They know that if the American people know what this bill does, they are going to send a very negative response to the Republican members of the Senate and the Republican members of the House,” he said of Republicans.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that it’s “premature to say” whether the House will take up a Senate-passed bill or whether Republicans would convene a conference committee to work out differences between the chambers.

Hoyer, who played a central role in passing the Affordable Care Act as majority leader in 2009 and 2010, said Republicans had “rammed through” the health bill and accused them of “absolute hypocrisy” after they accused Democrats of procedural malfeasance during the ACA’s passage.


CALL YOUR SENATORS: 202-224-3121

Be civil. Tell the intern how this bill affects you and the people you care about. TURN THE SCREWS.

They are telling themselves since they won the election, the rest of us are malcontents. They are fools, as far as the long-time effects are concerned.

See what McConnell did? He listed only $2B for opioid treatment. That means Rob Portman and Shelly Capito will publicly ask for a big increase and maybe a delay in Medicaid reduction.

Then they will call a press conference and announce how hard they fought for their constituent. And of course now they’ll vote for the whole mess.

Then they announce how brave and tough they are to win their ask and thus, now satisfied, they will vote for the bill.

As long as Collins and Murkowski are the only two left, they’ll be allowed to vote against it, and Mike Pence breaks the tie.

The House will pass whatever the Senate sends them, and the rest of us are fucked.

Like this woman, whose daughter has cancer. She confronted Sen. Shelly Capito (WV) over health care bill:


Trump’s Twitter fingers on the grassy nnoll

Grassy Knoll

He has called global warming a hoax, suggested that Barack Obama is not an American and linked autism to childhood vaccinations. And soon, President Donald Trump—America’s most powerful conspiracy theorist—will decide the fate of more than 113,000 pages of secret documents about the ultimate conspiracy theory. No, not Russian meddling in the 2016 election—the assassination of… Continue Reading →


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