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Charles Johnson  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:35:24pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:36:56pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

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Less is better, remember? THINK SMALL GOVERNMENT, CHARLES!!!!!!

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:37:12pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:37:51pm

Time for baby’s bath.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:42:39pm
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calochortus  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:45:04pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

I’m hoping for the best here-but like you, not holding my breath.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:45:05pm

“We have to pass something,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the most senior GOP senator and chairman of the Finance Committee.

Passing gas.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:46:01pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:46:09pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:46:13pm

re: #7 Decatur Deb

“We have to pass something,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the most senior GOP senator and chairman of the Finance Committee.

Passing gas.

No, Senator Hatch, you corrupt sack of shit, you do not have to pass anything. The only reason you feel you have to is because you despise the black man who formerly occupied the White House and are willing to prostitute yourself to any dick who will help you erase his legacy.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:46:21pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

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He and Graham both explicitly said that unless Ryan guaranteed a conference they would vote ‘no.’

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:47:53pm
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retired cynic  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:49:27pm

re: #11 Barefoot Grin

He and Graham both explicitly said that unless Ryan guaranteed a conference they would vote ‘no.’

Maybe, but I heard Sen. Murphy saying what if they guaranteed to take it to conference and we all went “whew” and then they reported the skinny bill out of conference. If the House passed that, we’d be in the soup. Better to stop this now.

Not that I think they will stop trying to fuck us over. But I think they think their best shot at redoing the tax code is to pass this first.

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:51:17pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

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makeitstop  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:52:00pm

What he said (thread).

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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:52:18pm

This is starting to feel like election night all over again.

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:52:50pm

re: #11 Barefoot Grin

He and Graham both explicitly said that unless Ryan guaranteed a conference they would vote ‘no.’

I’m not holding my breath. Both have… Flexiblity when giving their word.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:54:11pm

re: #13 retired cynic

Maybe, but I heard Sen. Murphy saying what if they guaranteed to take it to conference and we all went “whew” and then they reported the skinny bill out of conference. If the House passed that, we’d be in the soup. Better to stop this now.

Not that I think they will stop trying to fuck us over. But I think they think their best shot at redoing the tax code is to pass this first.

I guess that’s all the cover they need. Sick.

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Interesting Times  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:58:20pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 27, 2017 • 7:58:47pm

re: #11 Barefoot Grin

He and Graham both explicitly said that unless Ryan guaranteed a conference they would vote ‘no.’

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Charles Johnson  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:00:58pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:02:01pm

re: #20 Charles Johnson

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Tough-talking Graham.

We’re living in ‘amazing’ times.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:02:57pm

re: #11 Barefoot Grin

He and Graham both explicitly said that unless Ryan guaranteed a conference they would vote ‘no.’

Their so-called “explicit” statements are 1/5 as explicit as regular human beings.

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ObserverArt  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:03:36pm

Thankfully we have Seth and Samantha to help keep some humor and truth in this mess. Both do a nice job of taking up for Jon Stewart.

Add a little Keith into the mix and we have some reality covered as painful as it is.

The exact opposite of FOX News world.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:04:24pm

re: #22 Barefoot Grin

Tough-talking Graham.

We’re living in ‘amazing’ times.

Graham needs to save all his energy to take up all of McCain’s “concern”-ness once he finally leaves the national stage.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:04:29pm

Goodnight. I’m going to bed to thrash and turn and not sleep.

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retired cynic  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:04:45pm

re: #22 Barefoot Grin

Tough-talking Graham.

We’re living in ‘amazing’ times.

Yeah. It’s taking alcohol tonight.

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ObserverArt  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:07:23pm

re: #7 Decatur Deb

“We have to pass something,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the most senior GOP senator and chairman of the Finance Committee.

Passing gas.

Pass a bill that says the ACA stands and we will work with the Democrats to make the tune-ups necessary to make it a better system with continued improvements on down the road.

That’s passing something too Orrin. Pass that. It’s what everyone wants.

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retired cynic  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:07:53pm

re: #28 ObserverArt

Pass a bill that says the ACA stands and we will work with the Democrats to make the tune-ups necessary to make it a better system with continued improvements on down the road.

That’s passing something too Orrin. Pass that. It’s what everyone wants.

You dreamer.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:08:04pm

re: #26 Barefoot Grin

Goodnight. I’m going to bed to thrash and turn and not sleep.

I wouldn’t be able to sleep much anyway, what with a strained muscle in my back and all. >.<

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:08:32pm

re: #11 Barefoot Grin

He and Graham both explicitly said that unless Ryan guaranteed a conference they would vote ‘no.’

Not that it will be of any use, but I just emailed Lindsey and 11th hour (figuratively and literally) plea to do what he knows is right and vote no on this crap sandwich.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:09:22pm
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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:10:58pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:13:20pm
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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:14:37pm

re: #29 retired cynic

You dreamer.

Careful. They will deport him.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:14:56pm
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retired cynic  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:15:37pm

re: #35 MsJ

Careful. They will deport him.

Do I get extra credit for cue-ing that up for you?

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:16:09pm
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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:16:15pm

re: #32 Kragar

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And more than an hour or so. And more than relying on Paul Weasel Ryan to commit to anything more than a shoulder shrug.

I hate these motherfuckers with the heat of a thousand suns.

And (until they screw with Medicare) it doesn’t even affect me personally. I’ve already been there/done that—went 10 years after breast cancer surgery without getting a mammogram because the uprate on private insurance was staggering. Paid ridiculously high amounts for ridiculously shitty private insurance because I didn’t want to lose everything if I got sick.

These fucking Republicans are ghouls.

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:16:51pm

re: #37 retired cynic

Do I get extra credit for cue-ing that up for you?

Only if I get credit for hitting it out of the park. 😁

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:17:45pm
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ObserverArt  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:17:47pm

re: #35 MsJ

Careful. They will deport him.

One Flew Over The Trump White House.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:18:43pm
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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:20:07pm

re: #41 teleskiguy

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What I hate most (well, it’s kind of hard to quantify) is that it’s all one big fucking game to them. Go team go. That’s our fucking presi—I can’t even say the word, he disgust me so much.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:20:28pm
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retired cynic  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:20:32pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

Good for them for working overtime on this!!!

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:20:51pm

re: #43 Kragar

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:22:33pm
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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:23:21pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:23:47pm

My Democratic senator.

My Republican senator is a craven cock weasel who’s a sure ‘yes’ vote tonight.

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JordanRules  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:24:27pm

This is horrific.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:27:37pm
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Skip Intro  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:29:55pm

re: #52 Kragar

Fox is going to do everything in their power to make that a reality.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:33:00pm

re: #53 Skip Intro

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:34:29pm

re: #52 Kragar

On a show that’s plummeting in ratings and fading rapidly against Rachel.

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:36:03pm

Maybe Enzi should read Green Eggs and Ham—reading a children’s book couldn’t sound any more condescending than the bullshit he’s shoveling right now.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:36:55pm
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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:38:34pm

Enzi is making me nauseous. What a lying, cretinous asshole.

(Go to bed, BeachDem—this is not good for your health.)

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retired cynic  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:38:46pm

re: #57 Kragar

I don’t see how it can be looked at any other way.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:39:07pm

So which “moderate” is falling on their sword for this bill?

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:39:41pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:39:42pm

Good news. Two weeks tobacco free.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:40:05pm
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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:40:17pm

This whole thing makes me sick. It isn’t just the cruelty of this bill, it’s also the insane, deceitful, and underhanded way in which it’ll pass. Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and the rest of the GOP slime mold aren’t just killing thousands; they’re killing democracy itself.

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retired cynic  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:40:26pm

re: #62 teleskiguy

Good news. Two weeks tobacco free.

I don’t know how you are doing it tonight, but congratulations!

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:41:18pm

re: #65 retired cynic

I don’t know how you are doing it tonight, but congratulations!

I don’t know how I’m doing it at all, frankly. The vape pen filled with cannabis oil is nice.

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:41:23pm

He’s just making shit up on the fly—and won’t allow any questions.

What a disgusting, horrible excuse for a human being.

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:43:29pm

Had to turn it off—Enzi was making my blood boil.

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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:43:42pm

re: #67 BeachDem

He’s just making shit up on the fly—and won’t allow any questions.

What a disgusting, horrible excuse for a human being.

Stop beating around the bush. Just call him a Republican already.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:44:40pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:44:42pm
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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:47:01pm

If I only believed in Santa Claus, I might believe that McCain would do the right thing for once—but both those ships sailed LONG ago.

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ObserverArt  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:47:23pm

re: #62 teleskiguy

Good news. Two weeks tobacco free.

Yay you!

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retired cynic  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:47:54pm

re: #71 GlutenFreeJesus

I don’t believe her. Not one bit.

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Interesting Times  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:49:18pm

re: #74 retired cynic

I don’t believe her. Not one bit.

“She” is probably a mercerbot.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:50:15pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:51:46pm

re: #62 teleskiguy

Good news. Two weeks tobacco free.

I did it because I knew I needed to take care of myself better. Stress levels have been high and I haven’t been exercising since ski season ended. Last week I fixed my mountain bike (“fixed” is relative, I aired up the tires and oiled the chain) and finally got out on some dirt. It was nice, put in about seven miles in the saddle. Baby steps.

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:52:04pm

re: #63 Kragar

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:53:05pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:53:13pm

re: #77 teleskiguy

I want to get back into where I’m able to do gonzo hill climbs and 20-mile loops. That’s when mountain biking is the most fun.

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:58:21pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 27, 2017 • 8:58:56pm
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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:00:01pm
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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:00:36pm

re: #78 jaunte

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Maybe this is ageist, but an age limit for politicians sounds like a good idea to me. If you’re 70+ by the end of your term, you’re out; let someone who’ll live a while to see the effects of their decisions have a shot at running things.

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Weaselone  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:02:02pm

re: #81 jaunte

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They are incorrect. GOP job security comes in the form of positions with think tanks and right wing media. If they vote the way the donors want all that happens when they lose reelection is an upgrade in salary.

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Interesting Times  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:02:08pm

re: #83 jaunte

Why don’t the Dems chant their objections in unison and shout the fucker down? “Norms” and “comity” were set on fire and had their ashes pissed on months ago.

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:02:42pm

Tool - Intolerance

I don’t want to be hostile
I don’t want to be dismal
And I don’t want to rot in an apathetic existence
See I want to believe you
And I want to trust you
And I want to have faith to put away the dagger

But you lie, cheat, and steal
You lie, cheat, and steal
You lie, cheat, and steal
And I tolerate you
You lie, cheat, and steal
You lie, cheat, and steal
You lie, cheat, and steal
I cannot tolerate…

Veil of virtue hung to hide your method
While I smile and laugh and dance and
Sing your praise and glory
Shroud of virtue hung to mask your stigma
As I smile and laugh and dance and
Sing your glory while

You lie, cheat, and steal
Lie, cheat, and steal
Lie, cheat, and steal
How can I tolerate you?
You lie, cheat, and steal
You lie, cheat, and steal
You lie, cheat, and steal
How can I tolerate?

Our guilt, our blame, I’ve been far too sympathetic
Our blood, our fault, I’ve been far too sympathetic
I am not innocent
I am not innocent
You are not innocent
No one is innocent

You lie, cheat, and steal
Lie, cheat, and steal
Lie, cheat, and steal
How can I tolerate you?
You lie, cheat, and steal
You lie, cheat, and steal
You lie, cheat, and steal
How can I tolerate?

I will no longer tolerate you
I will go down beside you
No one is innocent

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:04:01pm

re: #86 Interesting Times

Why don’t the Dems chant their objections in unison and shout the fucker down? “Norms” and “comity” were set on fire and had their ashes pissed on months years ago.

FTFY

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:05:16pm
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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:06:35pm

re: #86 Interesting Times

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:07:52pm

re: #90 jaunte

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In other words, GOP deliberately fucking with the rules just to show they can.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:10:22pm

re: #38 Kragar

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Alex Jones?
David Barton?
Rick Wiles?

I’d bet on Wiles, who is the most slavishly pro-Russian of the top RWNJs.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:10:42pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:11:24pm
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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:11:35pm

re: #85 Weaselone

They are incorrect. GOP job security comes in the form of positions with think tanks and right wing media. If they vote the way the donors want all that happens when they lose reelection is an upgrade in salary.

The Supreme Court really fucked us with Citizens United, didn’t it? Money in politics is one of the biggest cancers killing American democracy.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:11:40pm
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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:12:21pm

re: #85 Weaselone

They are incorrect. GOP job security comes in the form of positions with think tanks and right wing media. If they vote the way the donors want all that happens when they lose reelection is an upgrade in salary.

Or they can be like Jim DeMint and Jason Chafetz and quit right in the middle of their term to move on to greener pastures.

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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:13:16pm

The system is broken. Fuck the system.

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:13:55pm

re: #85 Weaselone

They are incorrect. GOP job security comes in the form of positions with think tanks and right wing media. If they vote the way the donors want all that happens when they lose reelection is an upgrade in salary.

None of that would be available if they couldn’t reach office in the first place.

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:14:03pm

re: #86 Interesting Times

Why don’t the Dems chant their objections in unison and shout the fucker down? “Norms” and “comity” were set on fire and had their ashes pissed on months ago.

Then John McCain would have to give another bullshit speech about how terrible it is when the Senate veers off course. That might interfere with his voting for a shit sandwich that he said he wouldn’t vote for, because he’s such a fucking maverick.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:14:07pm
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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:15:34pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:15:36pm
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austin_blue  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:17:17pm

Well, well, well, this is a “Duh Duh Duh” moment isn’t it?

The World Waits to see if the R’s are going to shoot themselves in the head.

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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:18:06pm

re: #103 FormerDirtDart

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Something tells me the CBO is lowballing how many people are going to lose health insurance — by a lot.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:18:29pm

re: #104 austin_blue

Well, well, well, this is a “Duh Duh Duh” moment isn’t it?

The World Waits to see if the R’s are going to shoot themselves in the head.

There’s no “if” about it, there’s just debate on how big a gun they intend to use.

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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:19:37pm

re: #95 No Depression

The Supreme Court really fucked us with Citizens United, didn’t it? Money in politics is one of the biggest cancers killing American democracy.

The think tank as fall back money making venture predates Citizens United. I went to a few events in law school that were put on by groups like the Federalist Society or the Claremont Institute. All of them always had tables set up where someone was giving away “best selling” books that had been bought in bulk. That was early aughts.

But the truth is pretty much any former senator has a line for big bucks post service. If they have a law degree plenty of big firms will bring them in as a partner with a fat salary and the freedom to do whatever they’d like. If not big business can bring them in as a board member or some sort of executive position. Not only that, if their party wins the White House in the next election or two, they’ve got a line on cabinet posts

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:19:52pm
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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:20:00pm

re: #104 austin_blue

Well, well, well, this is a “Duh Duh Duh” moment isn’t it?

The World Waits to see if the R’s are going to shoot themselves in the head.

The GOP is the suicidal school bus driver of the United States. They’re taking us down with them.

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:20:12pm

re: #94 FormerDirtDart

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:20:14pm

“Conservative”

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:20:34pm

re: #93 Kragar
Unless you are going to repudiate everything your party stands for, Eric Son of Erick, may I kindly request that you fuck off?

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:21:32pm

2018 midterms. Chant it as a mantra.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:22:02pm
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blueraven  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:22:33pm

Cornyn talking about the number of uninsured in the country and specifically, Texas.

WTF?

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austin_blue  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:22:41pm

re: #106 Targetpractice

There’s no “if” about it, there’s just debate on how big a gun they intend to use.

22, 45 ACP, or twelve gauge, it’s all brain death and destruction.

It’s the death of the Republican Party.

Oorah!

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:22:57pm

re: #109 No Depression

The GOP is the suicidal school bus driver of the United States. They’re taking us down with them.

Nah, they’re Jim Jones forcing everyone else by gunpoint to drink the Kool-Aid.

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:22:59pm
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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:23:01pm

re: #111 jaunte

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“Conservative”

They’re reactionaries. But then again, so is 30% of the electorate

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:23:30pm
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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:24:31pm

re: #111 jaunte

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“Conservative”

It wouldn’t shock me one bit if the GOP causes another Great Recession with this malicious dumbfuckery. And with the chucklefuck we currently have in the Oval Office, that’ll metastasize into a full-blown depression.

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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:25:05pm

re: #120 FormerDirtDart

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This would be the perfect opportunity for McCain, Collins, et al to cast a vote that would end this madness. I’m not holding my breath though

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:25:23pm

Cornyn is a lying sack of shit.

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:25:37pm

re: #121 No Depression

It wouldn’t shock me one bit if the GOP causes another Great Recession with this malicious dumbfuckery. And with the chucklefuck we currently have in the Oval Office, that’ll metastasize into a full-blown depression.

Wanna buy some pencils? No. 2! Not even sharpened yet!

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austin_blue  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:25:48pm

re: #121 No Depression

It wouldn’t shock me one bit if the GOP causes another Great Recession with this malicious dumbfuckery. And with the chucklefuck we currently have in the Oval Office, that’ll metastasize into a full-blown depression.

Dude, it’s all about the win. Fuck the populace.

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:26:54pm
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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:27:21pm

re: #121 No Depression

It wouldn’t shock me one bit if the GOP causes another Great Recession with this malicious dumbfuckery. And with the chucklefuck we currently have in the Oval Office, that’ll metastasize into a full-blown depression.

I’m so old, I remember when President Obama (correctly) asserted that the 2008 recession was the direct fault of polices enacted in the previous administration, and the RWNJs bleated in racist unison.

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:27:52pm

re: #124 teleskiguy

Wanna buy some pencils? No. 2! Not even sharpened yet!

Only if we give them to John Wick.

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:28:28pm

re: #104 austin_blue

Well, well, well, this is a “Duh Duh Duh” moment isn’t it?

The World Waits to see if the R’s are going to shoot themselves in the head.

Unfortunately, they’re shooting a big chunk of the American public before they turn that gun.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:29:27pm

re: #129 BeachDem

Unfortunately, they’re shooting a big chunk of the American public before they turn that gun.

Murder-suicide.

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austin_blue  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:30:17pm

re: #129 BeachDem

Unfortunately, they’re shooting a big chunk of the American public before they turn that gun.

Damn good point. Ratfuckers.

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:30:56pm

re: #120 FormerDirtDart

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Careful—that’s the person who said you aren’t allowed to say anything bad about John McCain.
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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:30:59pm

re: #125 austin_blue

Dude, it’s all about the win. Fuck the populace.

The GOP rank-and-file cannot comprehend the meaning of a Pyrrhic victory.

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:31:08pm
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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:31:08pm
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Interesting Times  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:31:21pm

Okay. So these oldfuck GOPers have guaranteed job security and wealth either way thanks to voter suppression, gerrymandering, and - if that happens to fail, or they don’t want to be bothered running again - cushy lobbyist/thinkthank positions to fall back on.

What else can be done (within more-or-less* legal means) to make their lives miserable and scare them into less-horrible behavior?

*civil disobedience, and also legit forms of protest that end up criminalized

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:32:59pm
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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:33:31pm

And no one is asking or discussing this.

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retired cynic  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:35:58pm

re: #138 MsJ

And no one is asking or discussing this.

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It has to cut jobs. Fast.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:36:47pm

re: #136 Interesting Times

Okay. So these oldfuck GOPers have guaranteed job security and wealth either way thanks to voter suppression, gerrymandering, and - if that happens to fail, or they don’t want to be bothered running again - cushy lobbyist/thinkthank positions to fall back on.

What else can be done (within more-or-less* legal means) to make their lives miserable and scare them into less-horrible behavior?

*civil disobedience, and also legit forms of protest that end up criminalized

Running out of options, and fast.

A sick dystopian future with a fascist government commandeered by Russian sycophants keeps creeping in, slowly but surely.

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Weaselone  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:36:53pm

re: #138 MsJ

And no one is asking or discussing this.

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You’re asking an awful lot of them given the timeline they’ve had.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:37:47pm

re: #139 retired cynic

It has to cut jobs. Fast.

People without insurance don’t pay premiums, don’t go to the doctor, don’t get prescriptions filled. All of that is economic activity that won’t happen.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:37:55pm

Motion to send bill back to committee
Y 47 N 44

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:37:58pm

They lost the cootch?

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:38:05pm

re: #130 Targetpractice

Murder-suicide.

Yeah—I hate it when they get the order wrong.

(And as many times as I’ve thought the end of Republicans was nigh, I’ve been disappointed every time—because their voters, particularly now, are stupid or hateful or both.)

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:38:29pm
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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:38:45pm
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retired cynic  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:39:20pm

I can’t take this. I’m coming apart, just like last November.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:39:41pm

Motion to send bill back to committee
Y 47 N 47

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:40:26pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:40:33pm

re: #149 FormerDirtDart

Mike Pence to the rescue!

*spit*

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austin_blue  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:40:44pm

re: #146 teleskiguy

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Dog bless his sweet gonzo soul.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:40:56pm

Motion to send bill back to committee
Y 47 N 51

Failed

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:41:21pm

re: #150 Blind Frog Belly White

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“Look, I got stockholders to answer to. Your kid’s leukemia is way down on my priority list.”

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:42:16pm

re: #148 retired cynic

I can’t take this. I’m coming apart, just like last November.

I’m right there—will have to unplug tomorrow because I don’t think I can tolerate watching/hearing the yam bleating about his VICTORY.

I say again, as I often do these days, I’m kind of glad I’m old and I don’t have kids.

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:43:04pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:43:10pm

re: #154 Targetpractice

“Look, I got stockholders to answer to. Your kid’s leukemia is way down on my priority list.”

Well, honestly, our employer-based health insurance system is nuts. But, yeah.

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retired cynic  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:43:11pm

Agree, but. I have younger people I care about, and my heart breaks for them.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:43:44pm
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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:43:48pm

re: #150 Blind Frog Belly White

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Tying health insurance to employment was a really stupid thing to do.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:44:26pm

re: #160 No Depression

Tying health insurance to employment was a really stupid thing to do.

It made sense at the time. It doesn’t anymore.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:45:07pm

re: #160 No Depression

Tying health insurance to employment was a really stupid thing to do.

A legacy of the WWII era. Because it was so difficult to find available workers (‘cuz they were all off fighting the Axis) employers came up with it as a perk.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:45:08pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:45:42pm

re: #163 Myron Falwell

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We’re at the tea leaf reading stage of the vote.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:46:23pm

re: #162 Dr Lizardo

A legacy of the WWII era. Because it was so difficult to find available workers (‘cuz they were all off fighting the Axis) employers came up with it as a perk.

And it was cheaper than raising wages, just like defined benefit pensions were.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:46:58pm
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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:47:01pm

re: #163 Myron Falwell

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Maverick’s gonna vote for it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:47:42pm
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:48:08pm

re: #165 Blind Frog Belly White

And it was cheaper than raising wages, just like defined benefit pensions were.

It made sense at the time, but it’s long outlived its usefulness. Much like the Electoral College.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:48:20pm
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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:48:37pm

Could it be possible?

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:49:08pm

They are treating this as a fucking game.

A fucking game.

It won’t matter if this DOES fail… they treated it all as a game.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:49:52pm
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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:50:16pm

The absurdity of this whole mess.

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:50:45pm
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piratedan  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:50:53pm

re: #163 Myron Falwell

why not?

McCain will be dead within a year and I’m sure that the Freedom Caucus is lining up challengers for the ladies toot suite!

I’m also guessing that the Skinny Bill miraculously allows the Senate and Congress to retain their HC

with what is going on in this country and how its being brought about, I am not going to be shocked if there’s some violent backlash politically on both sides, as the Nazis feel free to attack anyone they please, liberals, Jews, people of color or anyone of a religious (or non-religious) persuasion… and I also fear that some traumatized Dad or Uncle or Brother is going to take it upon themselves to start killing politicians because of loss of hope/family/income…

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austin_blue  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:51:19pm

re: #154 Targetpractice

“Look, I got stockholders to answer to. Your kid’s leukemia is way down on my priority list.”

That’s the gist of it isn’t it? Black Swan health issues are what the insurance companies want to remove from basic coverage. They make their money on everything else, with deductibles and co-pays.

It’s a hell of a scam, and the R’s are right there with them.

Ghouls.

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:51:29pm

re: #172 Myron Falwell

I hate the U.S. Senate. Most un-democratic institution that claims to be democratic. There wasn’t even direct election of senators until 1913 with Amendment XVII.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:51:56pm
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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:52:54pm

re: #179 FormerDirtDart

High drama. He said “let you know” on how he is voting as he stepped onto the floor.

How the hell is it even a question.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:53:36pm
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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:53:37pm

re: #171 BeachDem

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Could it be possible?

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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:54:01pm

re: #179 FormerDirtDart

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Do these fuckers think they’re scripting a reality show or something?

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:54:02pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:54:16pm

On motion to return to committee

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:54:39pm

re: #183 No Depression

Do these fuckers think they’re scripting a reality show or something?

Why yes. Yes they do. I mean, it worked for their leader Fuckface Von Clownstick to get elected.

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:54:50pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:55:43pm

If McCain came back all the way to DC just to be the turd in the punch bowel tonight, I might die of laughter.

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:55:57pm

re: #182 Myron Falwell

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Can McConnell be as big a prick as Delay was

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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:56:04pm

So if they don’t have he votes, are they holding he vote open so a couple of senators can switch their vote and send the bill to committee?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:56:10pm

Ya know, it’s entirely possible McCain votes this thing down, because how do you threaten a guy who knows he probably won’t survive the year, let alone ever face reelection?

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austin_blue  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:56:46pm

re: #187 MsJ

Duh Duh Duh!

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:57:39pm

re: #191 Blind Frog Belly White

Ya know, it’s entirely possible McCain votes this thing down, because how do you threaten a guy who knows he probably won’t survive the year, let alone ever face reelection?

He might be cognizant enough to know that his vote on healthcare in the age of Fuckface Von Clownstick will be how he’s remembered for a long long time.

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retired cynic  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:59:18pm

re: #193 teleskiguy

He might be cognizant enough to know that his vote on healthcare in the age of Fuckface Von Clownstick will be how he’s remembered for a long long time.

I’ll see it when I believe it.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:59:50pm

Hope is a dangerous drug, but I can’t help but get a bit of a buzz off it right now.

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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 9:59:58pm

re: #189 BeachDem

Can McConnell be as big a prick as Delay was

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I’d say McConnell’s an even bigger prick.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:00:11pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:00:39pm

Meanwhile, President Fuckface Von Clownstick is in bed with his three-year-old Samsung Galaxy under his pillow, ready for the epic bowel movement when the sun rises.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:01:20pm

re: #191 Blind Frog Belly White

Ya know, it’s entirely possible McCain votes this thing down, because how do you threaten a guy who knows he probably won’t survive the year, let alone ever face reelection?

I was thinking he’s the perfect guy to vote it down. If I were in his shoes, I’d be laughing in McConnell and Pence’s faces, saying, “You have nothing. Nothing you can threaten me with. You lose.”

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:01:23pm

re: #196 No Depression

I’d say McConnell’s an even bigger prick.

Well, the only thing that will keep me from rage crying is a little Hamilton (and hope)

Hamilton You Don’t Have the Votes

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:01:43pm

re: #197 Myron Falwell

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“You were okay with this an hour ago!”

“I changed my mind.”

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:02:04pm
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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:02:06pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:02:33pm

It’s 1 a.m. in D.C.

What. The. Fuck. Is. Going. On.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:02:43pm

re: #198 teleskiguy

Meanwhile, President Fuckface Von Clownstick is in bed with his three-year-old Samsung Galaxy under his pillow, ready for the epic bowel movement when the sun rises.

I suspect the rage tweets are the equivalent of ‘Here I sit all brokenhearted…

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:02:45pm
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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:03:19pm

re: #197 Myron Falwell

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:03:33pm

re: #198 teleskiguy

Meanwhile, President Fuckface Von Clownstick is in bed with his three-year-old Samsung Galaxy under his pillow, ready for the epic bowel movement when the sun rises.

I read somewhere he has a newer one these days - he was running a Samsung Galaxy III last year, but apparently, he’s upgraded.

Nothing wrong with a Galaxy III…..I have one that I keep as a back-up phone. It’s solid and reliable, but it’s getting obsolete.

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:03:46pm
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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:04:29pm
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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:05:05pm

How is there 15 minutes worth of argument in favor of voting for this garbage.

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:05:32pm
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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:05:44pm
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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:06:14pm

Lisa Murkowski should bare her arms. Maybe if she’s lucky, her immodesty will cause Pence to pass out.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:06:47pm

re: #207 jaunte

How DO you threaten someone who is consigned to terminal cancer and who may never be in those chambers ever again?

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:07:04pm

re: #214 No Depression

Lisa Murkowski should bare her arms. Maybe if she’s lucky, her immodesty will cause Pence to pass out.

LAWD ‘AVE MERCY!

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:07:49pm

re: #210 Myron Falwell

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Uh, something just fell from the gallery and hit Sen. Scott on the head as he was talking to Sen. Sasse.

Maybe it will knock some sense into the smarmy asshole.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:08:05pm
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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:08:20pm

re: #211 jaunte

How is there 15 minutes worth of argument in favor of voting for this garbage.

c’mon man… I mean, why you gotta be such a killjoy… c’mon man, just, you know… c’mon, let’s get this thing over with

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:08:26pm

Wonder if this is McCain’s attempt at forcing a return to “regular order.”

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:09:40pm

Repeat—Mike Pence has left the building.

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kirkspencer  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:09:41pm

re: #215 Myron Falwell

How DO you threaten someone who is consigned to terminal cancer and who may never be in those chambers ever again?

Children and grandchildren. Indirect threats from what the ‘other’ will do if they’re not put in their place.

Threats to reputation - to legacy. “You had a chance to bury that man’s insurance plan. instead you’ll be seen as its savior - and nobody on either side will thank you.”

things like that.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:10:19pm
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ipsos  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:10:35pm

Must go to bed.

(Tomorrow is the first leg of 5 days on the road headed to Denver.)

Can’t go to bed.

(WTF, McCain? Is this going to be your moment at long last?)

Must go to bed.

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piratedan  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:10:50pm

re: #220 Targetpractice

it would be an extreme change of pace for McCain to be as intransigent with his fellow Republicans as he’s been with Democrats..

who knows, maybe these three stick by their guns and tell the rest of these raving fucking nutjobs to stop this fucking quixotic crusade for tax cuts at the expense of the American public…

I don’;t expect them to do it, but maybe I’ll be surprised…

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:11:15pm
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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:11:36pm
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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:11:37pm

re: #222 kirkspencer

Children and grandchildren. Indirect threats from what the ‘other’ will do if they’re not put in their place.

Threats to reputation - to legacy. “You had a chance to bury that man’s insurance plan. instead you’ll be seen as its savior - and nobody on either side will thank you.”

things like that.

Tax cuts.
Ending inheritance tax.

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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:11:47pm

re: #213 BeachDem

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Maybe I’m being overly optimistic here, but I don’t think they’re gonna break Murkowski. The GOP ain’t shit to her. She did beat a teabagger with a write-in campaign, you know.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:12:04pm

re: #227 MsJ

He could just be taking a whizz.

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kirkspencer  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:12:32pm

re: #229 No Depression

Maybe I’m being overly optimistic here, but I don’t think they’re gonna break Murkowski. The GOP ain’t shit to her. She did beat a teabagger with a write-in campaign, you know.

Might even (he dreams) persuade her to change party.

(I know. I said dream.)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:12:43pm

re: #229 No Depression

Maybe I’m being overly optimistic here, but I don’t think they’re gonna break Murkowski. The GOP ain’t shit to her. She did beat a teabagger with a write-in campaign, you know.

Not up again till 2022

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:12:54pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:13:13pm

McCain just walked over to the Dem leadership huddle
short discussion, all leaning in, hugging Feinstein when he walked away

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:13:16pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:13:25pm
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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:13:49pm

re: #227 MsJ

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“Screw you guys, I’m going home!”

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:13:52pm

re: #229 No Depression

Maybe I’m being overly optimistic here, but I don’t think they’re gonna break Murkowski. The GOP ain’t shit to her. She did beat a teabagger with a write-in campaign, you know.

And a Palin-backed nutjob, at that.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:14:22pm

re: #230 Dr Lizardo

He could just be taking a whizz.

Nobody beats the whizz.

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austin_blue  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:14:30pm

It’s repeal is dead, hallelujah.

The ACA lives another day!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:14:54pm

This is worse than a Blackhawk Stanley Cup final in double OT. Ugh.

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ipsos  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:14:56pm

I know I’m dreaming here, but let’s just say for a minute that Murkowski and Collins break hard enough from the GOP to go independent and caucus with the Dems.

Does Pence’s ability to break ties extend to administrative stuff like voting on leadership and committee assignments?

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:14:58pm

This is not a sane way to run a country.

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:15:11pm

Ugh. Even a good outcome sucks.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:16:01pm

re: #234 FormerDirtDart

McCain just walked over to the Dem leadership huddle
short discussion, all leaning in, hugging Feinstein when he walked away

McCain also seemed to be speaking to a member of the Senate staff with the Dem huddle
I wonder if he asked if they can change votes to send bill back to committee

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:16:01pm

If I were Murkowski, after Trump’s threats, I’d tell ‘em to pound sand.

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:16:49pm
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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:16:55pm

re: #243 jaunte

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This is not a sane way to run a country.

Haha. Go fuck yourself Mitch.

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:17:07pm
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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:17:28pm

Pence is still there per MSNBC.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:17:36pm
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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:17:51pm

I’d love to hear that call.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:18:43pm

re: #243 jaunte

But if McConnell keeps walking, never to return…

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:18:53pm

re: #252 BeachDem

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I’d love to hear that call.

I’d love to hear Trump’s reaction; it’d probably be like that scene in the desert between Joe Pesci and Robert DeNiro in Casino.

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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:19:14pm

re: #252 BeachDem

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I’d love to hear that call.

I wonder if Trump will make McConnell cry. I sure hope so!

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:19:20pm

Anyway, off to work. Later.

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Interesting Times  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:19:24pm

re: #252 BeachDem

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I’d love to hear that call.

I’d love for Murkowski to sneak up behind him, snatch the phone from his hand, and tell cheeto benito to suck his own shriveled dick.

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piratedan  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:19:57pm

If McCain is the guy who killed the bill, any bets on whether his wife is still an government employee by the end of the week?

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:20:03pm

re: #254 Dr Lizardo

I’d love to hear Trump’s reaction; it’d probably be like that scene in the desert between Joe Pesci and Robert DeNiro in Casino.

Mooch will leak all the details and then blame the reporter for whom he spoke… oh wait.

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:21:05pm
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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:21:16pm

re: #258 piratedan

If McCain is the guy who killed the bill, any bets on whether his wife is still an government employee by the end of the week?

At this point, I don’t think Cindy really gives a shit.

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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:22:05pm

re: #242 ipsos

I know I’m dreaming here, but let’s just say for a minute that Murkowski and Collins break hard enough from the GOP to go independent and caucus with the Dems.

Does Pence’s ability to break ties extend to administrative stuff like voting on leadership and committee assignments?

Yes. That’s basically the arrangement we had in 2000. The committees, I believe, were evenly divided but the Republicans were the Chairs

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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:22:24pm

Maybe if we’re lucky, Trump will foam at the mouth and fall into a rage coma.

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:22:44pm

re: #254 Dr Lizardo

I’d love to hear Trump’s reaction; it’d probably be like that scene in the desert between Joe Pesci and Robert DeNiro in Casino.

Beautiful photography, great tension.

Casino (9/10) Movie CLIP - Meeting in the Desert (1995) HD

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:23:45pm
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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:23:57pm

re: #263 No Depression

Maybe if we’re lucky, Trump will foam at the mouth and fall into a rage coma.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:25:32pm

8 different twitter feeds open in different tabs, waiting for any hints…..

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:25:55pm

I can’t hear the votes.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:26:13pm

And here…we…go…

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:27:11pm

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:28:09pm

re: #265 MsJ

Possibly the last time you’ll see one of your long-standing colleagues alive… and you ignore him because he didn’t go your way. While the opposition leader gave him attention.

WTG, McConnell.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:29:06pm
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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:29:12pm

Tweet Tsunami Warning — Next 12 hours. All Trump administration staff must shelter in place.

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:29:25pm

Murkowsky no

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:29:50pm
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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:30:14pm

nMcCain no

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:30:20pm

McCain voted no

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blueraven  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:30:29pm

McCain!!

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JordanRules  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:30:32pm

Whoa

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retired cynic  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:30:41pm

OMG!!!

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:30:42pm

re: #272 Myron Falwell

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And some wonder why I love Keith!

(Honest to dog, I have a visceral reaction to being in the same room with Tim Scott. The guy totally creeps me out.)

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:30:47pm
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ipsos  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:30:50pm

McCain DOES have a spine.

I haven’t liked a lot of what he’s done, but he’ll go down on the right side of history for this.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:31:04pm

The feeling when you’re busting for a piss, but the film just got to the best part.

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VegasGolfer  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:31:21pm

How come it takes staring at death for some people to do the right thing?

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:31:34pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:32:00pm

re: #286 FormerDirtDart

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And now Mitch will change his own vote to “No” so we can do this again next week.

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Archangelus  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:32:03pm
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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:32:22pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:32:32pm

Question, did all 48 Dems vote?

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:32:45pm

Rage-tweeting is gonna be epic today.

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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:32:47pm

Goddamn, McCain actually mavericked for real this time.

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Weaselone  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:33:08pm

re: #287 Targetpractice

And now Mitch will change his own vote to “No” so we can do this again next week.

We’ll see. He might just want this over with. Plus Trump know jack shit about the legislative process and would probably take it as a further slight.

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:33:39pm

McConnell looks unhappy

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:33:40pm

re: #291 Targetpractice

Rage-tweeting is gonna be epic today.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:33:46pm

The fact this shit got so far is in itself a fucking nightmare.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:34:01pm

Okay I gotta give Mccain a bit of credit for that one.

Caught me by surprise.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:34:06pm
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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:34:08pm

re: #294 MsJ

McConnell looks unhappy

Awww.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:34:19pm

re: #294 MsJ

McConnell looks unhappy

Resting unhappy face.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:34:28pm

re: #294 MsJ

McConnell looks unhappy

Good!

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JordanRules  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:34:38pm

Ha! I heard this and perked up

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:35:22pm

re: #297 Eclectic Cyborg

Okay I gotta give Mccain a bit of credit for that one.

Caught me by surprise.

Even I, the most anti-McCain person EVAH, will give him kudos on this one.

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retired cynic  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:35:37pm

NOW I’m going to try and go to bed, and see if I resemble a board or not!

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:35:46pm
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Archangelus  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:35:52pm

re: #303 BeachDem

Even I, the most anti-McCain person EVAH, will give him kudos on this one.

Right there with ya… A pleasant surprise…

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:36:01pm

Heller yes

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:36:01pm
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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:37:04pm
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No Depression  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:37:26pm

I gotta say, schadenfreude is one of my favorite emotions.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:37:32pm

Could we have Dana Bash for Majority Leader?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:37:51pm

re: #309 jaunte

Was just about to post this. Everyone better screenshot it. This is gold.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:37:52pm

re: #309 jaunte

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The tweet did not age well, did it, Don?

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:38:04pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:38:09pm

Watching CNN, and the vote has not quite closed.

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JordanRules  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:38:15pm

Yes indeed!

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:38:34pm
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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:38:55pm

Graham yes. Such principles.

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:39:15pm
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Archangelus  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:39:35pm
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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:39:46pm

re: #309 jaunte

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JordanRules  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:39:52pm

re: #318 MsJ

He’s so full of shit.

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Weaselone  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:40:11pm

Have all the Democrats voted yet?

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:40:12pm

re: #316 JordanRules

Yes indeed!

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And Lisa, after having been threatened by the mafia bosses.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:40:14pm

And… McConnell folds.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:40:22pm
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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:40:27pm
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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:40:38pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:41:12pm

Y-49 N-51

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:42:25pm

Watching Mitch McConnell speaking now - there’s enough salt coming from him to fill the Dead Sea.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:42:25pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:42:48pm

re: #330 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Watching Mitch McConnell speaking now - there’s enough salt coming from him to fill the Dead Sea.

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JordanRules  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:42:49pm
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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:42:52pm

re: #322 JordanRules

He’s so full of shit.

That’s what he’s made of, head to toe (and his cohort, Tim Scott is as execrable, but doesn’t run his mouth on the teevee machine as much.)

Remember, South Carolina is 42nd in health outcomes, turned down the Medicaid expansion and did whatever they could to fuck over community health centers.

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:42:55pm

re: #330 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

He ugly with no alibi.

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:42:58pm

Oh my freaking good. Shut the fuck up McConnell. You fucking liar.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:43:16pm

McConnell is a graceless fuck.

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:43:30pm

re: #329 FormerDirtDart

Y-49 N-51

Folks, there’s your answer to the question of how many people voted.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:43:35pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:43:49pm

Here’s an idea—single payer.

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:44:04pm

re: #326 Dave In Austin

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ipsos  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:44:20pm

Man, Yertle is one bitter asshole right now, isn’t he?

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:44:29pm

re: #339 FormerDirtDart

Vote of no confidence.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:44:57pm

Repeal and reform are not synonymous, you no-talent hack!

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:44:59pm

re: #342 ipsos

Man, Yertle is one bitter asshole right now, isn’t he?

Serves him right. A brilliant political tactician my foot.

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JordanRules  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:45:10pm

Kick rocks Pence. Take your evil ass home.

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:45:19pm

2018 midterms. Chant it like a mantra.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:45:40pm

re: #339 FormerDirtDart

“In a parliamentary system McConnell would resign the leadership now right”?

Beats the system under the Shogunate.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:45:40pm

We should all extend an olive branch to Collins/Murkowski as far as tonight goes.

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Teukka  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:45:46pm

re: #295 BeachDem

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:46:06pm
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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:47:36pm
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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:47:48pm

re: #340 Decatur Deb

Here’s an idea—single payer.

I’ve a lot of questions on how single payer would work. And what some of the downstream ramifications would be. For example, what happens to the people currently working for health insurance companies? Or the people who own stock in health insurance companies (which if you have a 401k might just include you)?

So for the time being, I’m more inclined to support a public option.

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:48:11pm
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:48:24pm

So now I get to go to bed and possibly be functional for my flight tomorrow (leaving home at 7:00 a.m.)

And while I go on my vacation, Congress will take its August recess and come back refreshed and ready to compromise and vote on a bill that will really fix Obamacare. Isn’t that a pretty story?

Yeah, fuck you too.

(It’s good to win a battle, but I am so sick and tired of this fucking war.)

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:49:08pm

re: #355 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

So now I get to go to bed and possibly be functional for my flight tomorrow (leaving home at 7:00 a.m.)

And while I go on my vacation, Congress will take its August recess and come back refreshed and ready to compromise and vote on a bill that will really fix Obamacare. Isn’t that a pretty story?

Yeah, fuck you too.

(It’s good to win a battle, but I am so sick and tired of this fucking war.)

Enjoy your vacation!

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:49:47pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:50:23pm

re: #353 KGxvi

I’ve a lot of questions on how single payer would work. And what some of the downstream ramifications would be. For example, what happens to the people currently working for health insurance companies? Or the people who own stock in health insurance companies (which if you have a 401k might just include you)?

So for the time being, I’m more inclined to support a public option.

There is a lot of room for time-phasing and hybridization. A mixed system would be an obvious transition.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:50:47pm

Cannot wait for Trump’s Tweet storm. I bet he will start super early. Like 4:30AM.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:50:55pm
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Archangelus  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:51:13pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:51:16pm

re: #352 Myron Falwell

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Yeah, I suspect that this is the end of this nonsense, at least for this year.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:51:37pm

re: #356 MsJ

Enjoy your vacation!

Thanks. If Congress goes on their summer recess, I actually might — otherwise I already know I won’t be able to stay away from news. (Junkie from way back.)

Teleskiguy, cinnamon gum helped when I was quitting smoking. The third week is probably the hardest — hang in there!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:52:04pm

re: #327 jaunte

Brings a tear to my eye.

USA! USA!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:52:34pm

Now I can sleep. But do not let up on vigilance!

Mitch and Lyin’ Ryan are going to keep throwing monkey wrenches into Obamacare. Keep the pressure on those sleazy motherfathers!

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Dave In Austin  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:52:41pm

So….. What’s happening on the other side of Twitter tonite? I don’t seem to get much seepage these days.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:52:53pm

re: #362 Targetpractice

Yeah, I suspect that this is the end of this nonsense, at least for this year.

From your lips to Gods ear, I hope. Night all.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:52:59pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:53:30pm
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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:53:52pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:54:09pm

I sure hope Tippi has her iPhone handy to survive the coming Tweetstorm from Shittler!

Tippi’s ready for the Tweetstorm! Are YOU????
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Archangelus  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:55:52pm

How many of the 49 ghouls who voted ‘yes’ are up for reelection in November 2018?
Their opposition campaigns have been created and completed with one clip of them voting yes tonight (to be aired repeatedly)…

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piratedan  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:56:00pm

well… as happy as I am tonight/this morning…

this was just a pivotal battle…. there are more to come, if these fuckers can’t repeal it, expect them to defund it and saddle it with endless hurdles for use and implementation… this isn’t over yet, nor will it be until Dems take back control of the house and Senate and maybe even the Presidency itself.

an awesome win though, don’t want to diminish that, just want to remind us all that there are more battles to fight

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:56:04pm

Which is the way that’s clear?

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:56:35pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:57:27pm
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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:57:54pm

Yesterday:

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) on July 27 said the “skinny” GOP health-care bill aiming to revise the Affordable Care Act is “a disaster” and “a fraud.”

Today:

Oh, what the fuck, it’s a terrible, awful, no good bill, but of course I’ll vote for it.

Tomorrow:

Hey, aides, line me up some Sunday shows so I can run my mouth about how it was all the Democrats’ fault, even though I was “concerned” about the bill. Oh, and tell John McCain that I don’t want to be amigos anymore.

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:58:32pm

re: #376 goddamnedfrank

Can I get a hummer? Amen!

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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:59:17pm

re: #372 Archangelus

How many of the 49 ghouls who voted ‘yes’ are up for reelection in November 2018?
Their opposition campaigns have been created and completed with one clip of them voting yes tonight (to be aired repeatedly)…

8 - Flake, Heller, Hatch, Cruz, Fischer, Corker, Barrasso, and Wicker. Flake and Heller are the most vulnerable. Cruz might be the next most vulnerable mainly because nobody really likes him

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 10:59:34pm
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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:00:38pm
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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:01:01pm

re: #378 MsJ

Can I get a hummer? Amen!

Sam And Dave - You Got Me Hummin’

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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:01:02pm

re: #376 goddamnedfrank

Should have read the fine print. The eagles are free, the blowjobs will cost ya

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ObserverArt  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:01:43pm

Yay! Damn Republican healthcare bill is dead. By a thin line, but dead. And McCain did it.

And Portman did not. We’ll take that up with him later.

And Mitch…you want to talk regrets. I regret you are the Senate Majority Leader. I think a lot of America does.

And really Mitch, you knew you needed this to fail for yours and the party’s political life .

So I am not going to feel sorry for you. I think a lot of what you were doing was a dangerous but calculated act to show your hateful base that “you did everything you could.”

And now I can crash for the night. Goodnight…

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:02:46pm

re: #372 Archangelus

How many of the 49 ghouls who voted ‘yes’ are up for reelection in November 2018?
Their opposition campaigns have been created and completed with one clip of them voting yes tonight (to be aired repeatedly)…

There are eight Republican senate seats up for reelection in 2018.

Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Deb Fischer (R- NE)
Dean Heller (R-NV)
Bob Corker (R-TN)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
John Barrasso (R-WY)

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:06:19pm

Huge sigh of relief on my end. I’ve had the same healthcare plan via BCBS of IL for a good 20+ years. Found out a few months ago it’s basically useless. I went to the dermatologist to get a few moles removed (negative on the biopsies btw… phew) and my plan didn’t cover the procedure. Granted it wasn’t even $200 so I paid out of pocket.

But then I got curious and decided to check out my plan in more detail when I got home. Long story short (too late!): I’ve been paying a good chunk of money for a crap plan I signed up for when I was young and spry.

Been worried sick that come October, I would have no options to look for a better, and more affordable plan. That fear, at least for now, can take a back seat.

Fuck every single one of those heartless Republicans that voted yes. And I’m starting to feel the same way about those around me who vote for them.

Rest easy tonight everyone. But don’t let your guard down.

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:09:27pm

I’m so glad we were here for this little victory (dog knows, we needed one)fellow LGFers

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JordanRules  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:11:33pm

re: #387 BeachDem

Me too!!

We’ve had many crazy Fridays since the puny inauguration and I expect another one tomorrow.

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BeachDem  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:13:07pm

One more, then I’m out for the night.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:13:30pm

Ted Cruz speaking now, and proving once again that he has the most punchable face in the entire United States Senate.

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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:14:11pm

re: #390 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Ted Cruz speaking now, and proving once again that he has the most punchable face in the entire United States Senate.

Fixed for accuracy

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William Lewis  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:14:34pm

Been crazy busy week and I haven’t paid as much attention as I should. I presumd it was a done deal only to be shocked by the idea of McCain doing what was right for a change. Who knows what tomorrow brings but that, at least, is a small moment of grace.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:14:59pm
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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:15:35pm

Tomorrow morning’s shitter tweetstorm is going to be something for the ages.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:16:19pm

re: #394 Myron Falwell

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Tomorrow morning’s shitter tweetstorm is going to be something for the ages.

Now we watch as he throws the entire party under the bus.

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Archangelus  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:18:55pm

re: #390 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Ted Cruz speaking now, and proving once again that he has the most punchable face in the entire world United States Senate.

Fixed for greater accuracy…

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Dave In Austin  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:19:27pm

re: #394 Myron Falwell

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Tomorrow morning’s shitter tweetstorm is going to be something for the ages.

A Twoop of ages!! I’m sure he’ll be pacing the White House tonite.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:19:40pm
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Archangelus  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:21:27pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:22:57pm

Reading through the thread, it’s like watching a reverse of last November, watching the gloom and defeat metamorphose into first shock and then glee as the reality set in.

Warms my cold, black heart, it does.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:25:21pm

re: #400 Targetpractice

Reading through the thread, it’s like watching a reverse of last November, watching the gloom and defeat metamorphose into first shock and then glee as the reality set in.

Warms my cold, black heart, it does.

And I’m beyond happy to have been so wrong in thinking this was a fait accompli.

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fern01  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:27:43pm

re: #209 BeachDem

PENCE now speaking to a seated McCain, as Collins, Murkowski look on. Late minute lobbying from the VP?

Pence losing is an added enjoyable extra to the evening’s vote.

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:27:58pm

Trump is apparently tweeting again. Anyone feel like looking. I just can’t.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:28:13pm

re: #398 goddamnedfrank

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:28:15pm

Someone woke him up

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Donkey With No Name  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:28:57pm

re: #379 KGxvi

Cruz might be the next most vulnerable mainly because nobody really likes him

And yet Cornyn’s approval ratings in Texas are even worse (!)

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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:29:37pm

Heh

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:29:58pm

Think I’ll take a sec and crack open a cold one:

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fern01  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:30:35pm

re: #221 BeachDem

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Repeat—Mike Pence has left the building.

Chicken - in so many ways - trump will probably blame him as well as the turtle.
Very mild tweet to start proceedings.

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:30:38pm

re: #405 FormerDirtDart

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KGxvi  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:30:46pm

re: #406 Donkey With No Name

And yet Cornyn’s approval ratings in Texas are even worse (!)

There are going to be some very interesting Senate races in 2020

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:30:54pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:30:56pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:31:36pm

re: #405 FormerDirtDart

Someone woke him up

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So much winning…

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:32:37pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:34:09pm

All those poor “moderates,” tricked into walking the plank for absolutely nothing.

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BlueGrl21  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:34:14pm

In bed, fast asleep. I hear a shout from the den. What the everloving hell?

Husband yells to me, “Collins, Murkowski, McCain voted “no.” It’s over.”

“McCain? Good for him. This will be the vote he’s remembered for.”

“Yeah, threatening Murkowski worked out well. Fuck, aren’t any of these guys MARRIED?!?”

Back to sleep. Happy Lizard dreams from Houston, everyone.

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:35:53pm
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fern01  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:38:39pm

re: #261 BeachDem

At this point, I don’t think Cindy really gives a shit.

No-one remotely sane wants to work in this administration.

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TedStriker  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:39:03pm

re: #418 teleskiguy

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Even when he nominally did the right thing on this vote, Johnny Walnuts still shows he’s full of fucking shit.

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:39:43pm

re: #418 teleskiguy

Can I say fuck you to McCain now? Coz that was some premium bullshit right there.

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fern01  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:40:54pm

re: #283 ipsos

McCain DOES have a spine.

I haven’t liked a lot of what he’s done, but he’ll go down on the right side of history for this.

Which is why he did it.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:41:10pm

re: #418 teleskiguy

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About the only part of that that I can nod along to is how there was absolutely no assurance that Ryan, desperate to get something on Trump’s desk, couldn’t have just hog-tied enough votes in the House to pass “skinny repeal.”

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:41:13pm

McCain took the Rand Paul route with the skinny bill. IT DOESN’T KILL *ENOUGH* PEOPLE!

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:41:36pm
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JordanRules  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:41:48pm

re: #424 teleskiguy

And I get lots of mavericky attention!!

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:43:13pm

re: #426 JordanRules

He’s your senator. My condolences. I got Cory Gardner, he much younger.

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MsJ  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:47:40pm

Chelsea does Twitter good.

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JordanRules  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:47:44pm

re: #427 teleskiguy

Oh man. Years of this shit with him.

Oooh a young fake Maverick in Colorado!

Once again, shout out to Collins and Murkowski!

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Kragar  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:48:14pm

re: #427 teleskiguy

He’s your senator. My condolences. I got Cory Gardner, he much younger.

I got Feinstein and Harris. Livin’ the dream.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:51:58pm

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:52:04pm

re: #429 JordanRules

Oh man. Years of this shit with him.

Oooh a young fake Maverick in Colorado!

Once again, shout out to Collins and Murkowski!

Thing about Gardner is he’s not up for reelection until 2020.

I actually met Cory Gardner at a gig. And he tweeted thus:

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:52:09pm

re: #418 teleskiguy

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McCain is still flagrantly lying by omission, conflating the zero Republican votes for the ACA with the idea that it was passed outside of regular order and without bipartisan input. It’s total bullshit, ACA had weeks of debate both in committee and on the floors of both chambers. Over 161 Republican authored amendments made into the final bill.

I mean, okay yeah so he did the right thing here, that moves him up a notch …

You just moved up a notch

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I cannot.  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:52:20pm
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Myron Falwell  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:52:45pm

re: #418 teleskiguy

What matters is that his no vote effectively killed** this whole monstrosity. This may have also been his final legislative act ever, and a vote that caught me, and everyone else, off guard.

For better or worse, I’ll look at the final result on the scoreboard instead of this convoluted reasoning.

**Given the history of GOPDonTCare, a reanimation of this is not out of the question… but time is certainly not on their side.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:52:45pm
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JordanRules  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:52:51pm

I do wonder if the WH had a crazy message for Pence to deliver to one or some of the Senators and by waiving them off he dodged being the messenger for some foul shit.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:53:30pm

re: #422 fern01

Which is why he did it.

Respect him for it.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:54:23pm

re: #437 JordanRules

I do wonder if the WH had a crazy message for Pence to deliver to one or some of the Senators and by waiving them off he dodged being the messenger for some foul shit.

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I would not be surprised if Trump made some threats, overt or otherwise, of retribution against anyone who crossed him on this bill.

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VegasGolfer  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:57:54pm

re: #428 MsJ

Chelsea does Twitter good.

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How a bill becomes law School House Rock

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JordanRules  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:58:41pm

Classic.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 27, 2017 • 11:59:18pm
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MsJ  Jul 28, 2017 • 12:02:08am

Y’all need a smile.

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Maddies Mom  Jul 28, 2017 • 12:02:32am

re: #430 Kragar

I got Feinstein and Harris. Livin’ the dream.

The Dynamic Duo, Durkin & Duckworth. Schakowsky is my congress critter. I’m very, very lucky.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 28, 2017 • 12:04:11am
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MsJ  Jul 28, 2017 • 12:05:54am

Fun with Photoshop.

themindcircle.com

I need some smiles right now. This was a very tense night.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 28, 2017 • 12:07:46am

McCain’s statement is silly and typical easy answers miscasting how the ACA was handled.

But, say you’re in his position. You’re aware of your own mortality. And you have some less-than-savory people who you’d like to see knocked down a peg or two.

It would be an extraordinary story to find out months or years later that McCain did this to spite Trump and McConnell… and make a mere pittance of atonement for the errors of his ways. And he did so under the guise of “this bill needs to be improved…” even as the bill died with his actions.

Yeah, its no doubt a fantasy. But it’s a little fun thing to think about as I drift off for the night.

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teleskiguy  Jul 28, 2017 • 12:09:34am
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JordanRules  Jul 28, 2017 • 12:10:10am

re: #447 Myron Falwell

Hey, I like optimistic takes coming from you!

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MsJ  Jul 28, 2017 • 12:13:59am

More fun with Photoshop. Some of these are awesome.

themindcircle.com

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JordanRules  Jul 28, 2017 • 12:17:15am

re: #450 MsJ

LOL
Good stuff!!!

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JordanRules  Jul 28, 2017 • 12:24:27am

Love this thread from Mr. Giordano!

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2017 • 1:16:40am

Fark headline:

Despite all Trump’s rage, he is still just a Twit in a cage

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 28, 2017 • 3:58:49am

re: #385 teleskiguy

There are eight Republican senate seats up for reelection in 2018.

Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Deb Fischer (R- NE)
Dean Heller (R-NV)
Bob Corker (R-TN)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
John Barrasso (R-WY)

Deb Fischer? Oh, good, I get to vote against her, work against her reëlection, phone bank, write letters to the state’s newspapers.

The resistance in Nebraska starts in a town of 128.


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