Obamacare

Republicans have proved to be masters at soundbite manipulation. The GOP has gotten, mainly, poor white people in the Red States to oppose Medicare expansion, happily believing that rich people trickling on them will eventually improve their lot. Truth in schools is being portrayed as a threat to whiteness, and...

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  • October 15, 2021

Thom Hartmann visits and reveals an inconvenient truth about Medicare and Medicare Advantage and the fraud that is our healthcare system. The first part of the interview discusses the ills of our healthcare system in general. We discuss the Medicaid Advantage fraud at18:33. Thom Hartmann describes our fraudulent healthcare x...

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  • September 15, 2021

When former President Obama introduced the Affordable Care Act, he made the recurring mistake Democrats often commit; negotiating with Republicans in good faith. Mr. Obama took it a step further and negotiated against himself. Although there were varying views within his panel of healthcare experts on how far the legislation...

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  • May 24, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene (MTG) should not ever cross paths with Tiffany Cross as her shenanigans would likely be turned into an embarrassing situation. Marjorie Taylor Greene taken down by Tiffany Cross See full episodes here. Tiffany Cross is very good at putting things in not only an entertaining form but...

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  • May 18, 2021

The gendarmes are still rounding up the Trumpaloompas who tried to steal our democracy on Jan. 6, and by now it’s clear that these Fisher Price militiamen have lost much of their revolutionary fervor after being placed under the klieg lights of the criminal justice system lo these many months. So you...

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  • May 6, 2021

I often get scolded by my Progressive brethren because they believe I should put no effort trying to bring in those on the Right into the fold. That is not what I am attempting, and the Conservatives I talk to know I am not trying to turn them into Democrats. When...

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  • March 5, 2021

These kinds of stories drive me up the wall. There’s nothing heartwarming or cute about this, but it’s the kind of thing people in this country slurp up like syrup. Nothing against the journalist who brought this grotesquerie to light, but my takeaway from this tragic tale is that we...

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  • March 1, 2021

Indiana Republican Senator Rob Portman in a short clip illustrates the selfish and unempathetic pathology endemic to GOP politicians. Senator further exposes Republican pathology See full episodes here. This short clip, while for many, is just GOP noise, is the perfect encapsulation of the current Republican orthodoxy. Rob Portman is...

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  • March 1, 2021
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Texas really is full of dumb GOP fuckers: x NEW: Texas AG Ken Paxton left the state during the deadly power outages last week to meet with his counterpart in Utah. Paxton's spox did not answer Qs about when he left or returned and why the trip was not postponed....

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  • February 22, 2021

In 2008 when former President Obama was thrust into one of the biggest financial messes since the depression of 1929, his stated goal was to get us out of the ditch. With jobs being lost by some accounts at a rate of 800,000 per month and people wondering where and when...

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  • February 17, 2021

Lies in video, memes, and blogs about Joe Biden raising the price of insulin and epinephrine are false. Share to expose the lie widely. Biden will not raise your insulin x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The Right-Wing is quick. Do you remember the Harry & Louise ad that lied...

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  • February 12, 2021

NPR's White House Correspondent “tactically ruthless” question was the one every Progressive wanted an answer for sooner than later. He asked the “tactically ruthless” question. x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. NPR Correspondent Geoff Bennett did not disappoint. He pretty much went for the jugular most professionally. After all, we...

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  • February 2, 2021

These past Dispatches were obviously a Trump-era commentary.  Maybe I need to to come up with a new name. But since the Biden presidency is only weeks old, I thought I would continue this for a bit.  So, in the spirit of a new beautiful day, below are some interesting rea...

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  • February 1, 2021

Yeah, so remember the nonsense that proto-Trump nitwit Sarah Palin spewed about “death panels” back when the Affordable Care Act was being debated? Like most of what she said, it was too crazy to believe. I mean, seriously. Rationing lifesaving care in America? Pfft. Like that would ever happ … Oh,...

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  • December 28, 2020

The lawfare against the ACA now being heard in SCOTUS now resembles the attempts to reverse the results of the 2020 election. Scorched earth and total lawfare, total landscaping. Schrödinger's ballots. Sources close to Trump described his unsupported accusations as a desperate way to save face x Memo to my...

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  • November 10, 2020

From ABC News: As Republican leaders fearful of losing the majority in the U.S. Senate parade through Montana to rally behind embattled incumbent Steve Daines, one has been conspicuously absent: President Donald Trump. The president visited Montana repeatedly in 2018 and hosted huge rallies in a failed bid to oust...

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  • November 2, 2020
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Some very good news today out of Georgia courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: PPP’s newest Georgia poll finds Jon Ossoff right on the cusp of avoiding a runoff in his race against David Perdue. Ossoff is at 47% to 44% for Perdue with Libertarian Shane Hazel at 3%. Ossoff’s 3...

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  • October 29, 2020

2016 left quicksand under the feet of many as what they thought was a certainty was not realized. Michael Moore and others foresaw it. Is Michael Moore no longer very worried? x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Before I get started, here is my ask. If you have...

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  • October 27, 2020

You know they lost the debate and Americans when two Republicans fight over the ACA. But that one acquiesces to socialize medicine? Epic! The Republicans failed at healthcare x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Right after the debate, two Republicans and former Governor Jennifer Granholm appeared on a...

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  • October 24, 2020

Donald Trump has been pretending he has a health care plan for at least four years — and it’s usually just two weeks from being unveiled. He has no health care plan. Never has. Other than risibly claiming he’s going to protect guaranteed issue for people with preexisting conditions —...

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  • October 23, 2020

Ted Cruz believes Americans are stupid. Really! He made an unchallenged comment that should've been used against every GOP Senator. Ted Cruz is not a great debater but a wordy con x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Ted Cruz, with his I-am-so-much-more-intelligent-than-you tone, scolded Democrats coming out against...

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  • October 15, 2020

The Huffington Post has a good piece out about how U.S. Senate candidate, John James (R. MI), is repeating the same thing he did last time he ran for the Senate; campaign on empty rhetoric on health care: “My son has a preexisting condition … I will always fight to...

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  • October 15, 2020

Sen. Lindsey Graham (T-SC) (T for Trump) spilled the beans in his opening statement at the Barrett confirmation hearing. Judges and justices are supposed to be vetted for their qualifications to serve, and for their positions on Constitutional theory, and things like that. They don’t get asked how they would...

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  • October 13, 2020
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Some very encouraging news today courtesy of Morning Consult’s latest poll: x #NCsen:Cunningham (D) 47% (+6)Tillis (R-inc) 41%.#AZsen:Kelly (D) 49% (+8)McSally (R-inc) 41%.#MIsen:Peters (D-inc) 49% (+9)James (R) 40%.#COsen:Hickenlooper (D) 50% (+10)Gardner (R-inc) 40%@MorningConsult, LV, 10/2-11https://t.co/7AsGqSmIR8— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 13, 2020 And in the presidential election: x COLORADOBiden 54%Trump 40%...

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  • October 13, 2020

Senator Amy Klobuchar had an impressive closing to her opening statement that should empower Americans and scare every Republican. Amy Klobuchar speaks truth to Trump & Judge x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett is clear on her beliefs on the Affordable Care...

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  • October 12, 2020

I highly approve of Title IV-E Adoption Assistance that insured more adoptions for children.  Now under this act one has to qualify but wealth is not a disqualifier for free healthcare to these adopted children. The nominee for the Supreme Court has adopted children, both of which qualify for Adoption...

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  • October 12, 2020

Fox News Poll has Joe Biden leading Trump 53% to 43%. Last month the same poll had Biden with a 51% to 46% lead. http://www.foxnews.com/… Twice as many voters want to keep ObamaCare in place as want to repeal the health care law (64-32 percent), and voters who prioritize health...

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  • October 7, 2020

From CNN: The last time Kansas sent a Democrat to the US Senate, the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby was all over the news. “Tarzan the Ape Man” was a hit movie. And Franklin Delano Roosevelt won his first term, crushing incumbent Herbert Hoover. The year, as you history majors...

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  • October 5, 2020
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From Emily Singer at The American Independent: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said Thursday that preexisting health conditions are not as big a deal as Democrats are making them seem, using one of the most popular provisions in the Affordable Care Act to attack Democrats. “The left, including Joe Biden in...

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  • October 2, 2020

Did Trump truly believe that he could avoid catching the virus, as so much contact tracing must be done for the several days of exposure to a symptomatic Hope HIcks. “This is deadly stuff, the plague, so easily transmissible..” Aside from Karmic justice, Trump’s inner circle has spread COVID-19. He will...

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  • October 2, 2020

Did Trump truly believe that he could avoid catching the virus, as so much contact tracing must be done for the several days of exposure to a symptomatic Hope HIcks. “This is deadly stuff, the plague, so easily transmissible..” Aside from Karmic justice, Trump’s inner circle has spread COVID-19. He will...

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  • October 2, 2020

From The Kansas City-Star: The bulk of Kansas Republican Rep. Roger Marshall’s Senate campaign team have health insurance because of the law their boss and other Republicans have repeatedly sought to repeal. Marshall’s campaign staff are independent contractors rather than employees. It means that the campaign does not have to...

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  • October 1, 2020

Some big news out of Mississippi: The Lincoln Project, a group of Republicans opposed to President Trump, plans to support Democratic Mississippi U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy against incumbent Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in the final month of a race that has otherwise seen scant national attention or outside spending....

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  • October 1, 2020

morningconsult.com/… A Morning Consult Poll of voter’s opinions of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, shows that support for the health insurance program is continuing to grow. Some 55% of Americans supported it in March 2020 and 62% support it today. The survey shows that 85% of Democrats, 59% of Independents...

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  • September 29, 2020

Originally scheduled for 215pm ET at Shaw University, an HBCU in Raleigh NC. Will try to live blog below. x YouTube Video Also on C-Span RALEIGH, N.C. — Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, will visit Raleigh on Monday for a speech in which she will touch on the...

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  • September 28, 2020

The New York Times has a piece out about the U.S. Senate race about how Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon (D. ME) is running a strong campaign to unseat the incumbent U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R. ME): Her challenger is a smooth campaigner, fluent and assured about issues like Medicaid...

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  • September 28, 2020

The Houston Chronicle highlights how the Supreme Court vacancy is reigniting the health care debate in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R. TX) and veteran MJ Hegar (D. TX): The Supreme Court vacancy stands to alter the Senate race more than just about any other...

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  • September 27, 2020

int.nyt.com/… According to a New York Times/Siena College poll, 59% of likely American voters support granting statehood to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, while 20% were opposed and 15% were undecided or gave no answer. The survey taken September 22 to 24 comes from the pollster rated A+...

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  • September 27, 2020

An even more desperate Trump is on the golf course today, and the polling results are even more baked in.  x After accusing Biden of being on drugs and Bloomberg of bribery, calling for the impeachment of a senator, repeating his usual vague insinuations about ballots and his usual vague...

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  • September 27, 2020

Recent Trump appearances have revealed that his giving lip service to vaccines has remained secondary to a continuing belief in herd immunity as if death would be a luck of the draw, or just bad luck, perhaps sacrifices rationalized by some religion. The vaccine is a panacea in terms of any pre-November announcement...

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  • September 17, 2020

I attempted to watch clips of Donald Trump’s ABC Town Hall from last night. It was like watching a concussed orangutan drown in a bucket of Yoo-hoo.  Not sure why Trump agreed to do this, as it was well outside his comfort zone — that being the twin bouncy castles of...

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  • September 16, 2020
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“Let's understand what this is: Donald Trump has confessed, on tape, to the greatest and most deadly lie in all the long history of the United States bar none.” — Steve Schmidt #TrumpLied200KDied  Trump creates a new term, the opposite of downplaying — “up-playing”, because BS is too smelly. Trump doubled down...

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  • September 16, 2020

The political satire site, Wonkette, has a great piece out trashing U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC) while also praising his opponent, Cal Cunningham (D), and making a great case to vote for him: Like many Dems this year, Cunningham already had healthcare at the top of his campaign priorities even before...

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  • September 7, 2020

Of course he would: In some of his most candid remarks to date about the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner told a conservative crowd that public health advice and science have been politicized in recent months, causing an erosion of public trust. Gardner, a Yuma Republican, spoke in person to the Steamboat Institute’s...

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  • September 6, 2020

Today, Joe Biden appeared in front of the press and did his best impression of a non-senile presidential candidate who’s about to dropkick Donald Trump’s traitorous ass back to Trump Tower — preferably the one he’ll end up building in Moscow. (Of course, having squeezed all the juice out of...

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  • September 4, 2020

The Denver Post has a great piece out about many of the U.S. Senators from the class of 2014, including Cory Gardner (R. CO), were elected in a very good year for the GOP when the Affordable Care Act wasn’t popular. But in 2020, the tables have turned: Public sentiment...

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  • August 29, 2020

The White House version of the Sturgis Smash Mouth concert is ready for its hydroxychloroquine treatments as one big Hatch Act violation. And for the umpteenth time he lies about Veterans Choice, even as he was called on it directly in a presser several weeks ago. JASS, Just Another Stump Speech....

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  • August 28, 2020

Started at 547pm ET Apparently like the Germans and Pearl Harbor, for Trump, the second World War ended in 1917. x YouTube Video Trump starts with more disinformation using a Virginia example Trump pimps stock market — usual blah-blah…. (550pm) whoa, something happened and Trump abruptly leaves after a secret service agent...

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  • August 10, 2020

President Vaporware is at it again. As with the “great” health care plan he assured us would replace Obamacare “immediately”; the elimination of the entire national debt in eight years; the big, beautiful wall Mexico was supposed to pay for; and a newly great America that never quite seemed to materialize, Trump...

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  • August 10, 2020
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