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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2940 on: April 04, 2019, 06:36:57 pm »
So it looks like Trump is considering another person who has no business being near government and clearly unqualified for the position, Herman Cain for the federal reserve board. https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/04/politics/herman-cain-federal-reserve/index.html
Probably because Herman Cain said something ice about him once and that's all it takes to work for the Trump Government.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2941 on: April 04, 2019, 06:54:21 pm »
Oh, he's picking the living cartoon character.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2942 on: April 04, 2019, 07:47:21 pm »
Nein, nein, nein!
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2943 on: April 05, 2019, 01:10:57 am »
Ain't it funny how he keeps hiring the people he insulted during the campaign? And how none of them turn him down or seem to have any hard feelings?

I'm sure that'll change when Trump is out and GOP needs to turn their base against him by making him the scapegoat for everything bad that they were gleefully helping him do.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2944 on: April 05, 2019, 09:59:21 am »
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person who has no business being near government and clearly unqualified for the position

Which, for a pResident who has no business being near government and is clearly unqualified for his position, makes them very qualified.

Yep, that's the dystopian satire timeline we're in now folks.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2945 on: April 05, 2019, 10:05:03 am »
@Askold: I'd reckon that they're being pragmatic.  It gets them a job relatively close to the President, meaning they have opportunities to speak in his ear (metaphorically and literally) and maybe get their goals closer to achievement.  They're his friends the same way a starving wolf is friend to anyone that's got food.  Once that food's gone, though, you start looking mighty tasty to 'em.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2946 on: April 10, 2019, 11:25:42 pm »
I got this screenshot from DailyKos and HAD to post it here.  It's not doctored or modified in any way; they just RAN THIS ON FOX:



I can't add anything to this.  It really speaks for itself...

Edit: OMG, I went to see if I could find the video on Youtube... And this isn't the first time the moron's said he wants "Medicare For None"; it's fucking PLASTERED ALL OVER HIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL...

He's actually proud of talking about destroying health care in the US...
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2947 on: April 11, 2019, 02:18:00 am »
Either he's too dumb to realize what he's saying or this is just the perfect fuel to show that Republicans are really out of touch.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2948 on: April 11, 2019, 04:15:30 am »
The GOP has been using the "Medicare For All Is Medicare For None" talking point for quite a while now.
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Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2949 on: April 11, 2019, 10:22:38 am »
Turtle learned nothing from Mid-terms.  Absolutely nothing.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2950 on: April 11, 2019, 11:24:10 am »
I mean, look at some of the insanity in this interview (which I finally found here: https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/mcconnell-no-medicare-all-long-im-majority-leader [oh, and don't bother looking too hard, as this is one of the wacko right wing sites.  But it does have the clip AND quotes McConnell repeatedly, so I'm going to use it to comment on his stupidity] ):

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Well that's not much different because if you have a public option, I guarantee you the public option will also drive all the private insurance companies out of business.

Okay, honest truth; outside of "free market wackos" (okay, and the people who work there), would anybody really be sorry to see private insurance companies go out of business?

And that ignores that there are countries with public health care and private insurance, like say... Canada, you fucking dumbass.

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So look, this is a prescription for turning America into a western European country.

OMG, NOT A WESTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRY!  The horror!  Obviously it'd be much better to turn America into a third world hellhole like some of the corrupt African nations, right Mitch?  Or your new bestest country ever, Russia?  After all, then YOU'D be rich, and that's really all you care about, isn't it?

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Fox News's Bret Baier asked McConnell about the Republican plan for health care:

McConnell said Americans should know that Republicans are "all in favor of covering pre-existing conditions."

... Which is why the plan some of them are currently "working" on says that insurance companies can't reject you for having a pre-existing condition, but doesn't bother to require that they actually COVER that condition...

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McConnell said there's no point in bringing a Republican health care plan to a vote right now, with Democrats in control of the House.

You've had control of both the House and the Senate since 2010.  What was stopping you THEN, Mitch?  Other than the fact that you have no plan, but want to make like Joe McCarthy with his "list of Communist sympathizers" and pretend that you have a FANTASTIC plan hidden in back room somewhere, but no one can ever see it?

Oh, and Mitch?  None of this is "full socialism on display".

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2951 on: April 11, 2019, 12:24:59 pm »
The Republican's have no health care plan. Their plan is to get rid of Obamacare and go back to bullshit that was there before. More expensive and with insurance companies able to drop anyone for any particular reason which has become massively unpopular in the past decade.

They had their chance to pass health care and it failed because it was incredibly unpopular, I really hope that the Democrats make this their major message and keep drilling that message home that the Republicans have no plan. The Republicans will keep shouting But Venezuela! Until they are blue in the face. Unfortunately I think that will do enough to scare undecideds to keep them in power.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2952 on: April 11, 2019, 01:34:50 pm »
Turtle learned nothing from Mid-terms.  Absolutely nothing.

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He didn't have to learn anything. He got an increased Senate majority, which allowed him to do stuff like effectively ban debate on district court nominees (2 hours on the floor!) over the objections of "moderates" like Collins.

Remember: at this point, the only thing McConnell cares about is putting young ideologues on the federal courts, so that no matter how long the Democrats control Congress and the Presidency after this debacle is over, they'll have a hell of a time getting anything enacted without its being struck down in the courts. This has been the GOP plan for half a century now (see, among other things, the Powell Memo) and the only part of the Democratic base that's actually really cared about the federal courts beyond the Supreme Court (which hears a tiny fraction of all lawsuits brought in the federal court system) is the trial lawyers... guess where all the "ambulance chaser" jokes came from?

Which is why the plan some of them are currently "working" on says that insurance companies can't reject you for having a pre-existing condition, but doesn't bother to require that they actually COVER that condition...

More to the point, it's why the current administration has joined lawsuits to do stuff like get the ACA provision on pre-existing conditions declared unconstitutional, and to get the entire ACA declared unconstitutional after the penalty for the individual mandate was reduced to $0.

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McConnell said there's no point in bringing a Republican health care plan to a vote right now, with Democrats in control of the House.

You've had control of both the House and the Senate since 2010.  What was stopping you THEN, Mitch?  Other than the fact that you have no plan, but want to make like Joe McCarthy with his "list of Communist sympathizers" and pretend that you have a FANTASTIC plan hidden in back room somewhere, but no one can ever see it?

Fact check: Only the House since 2010. The Democrats retained the Senate (with a vastly decreased majority) in 2010 and boosted their majority a bit in 2012.

EDIT: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ohio-abortion-ban-first-heartbeat-1.5095378

Now, in a case that will go to the Supreme Court, a "first heartbeat" abortion ban has been enacted in Ohio. Time to see if Casey will be upheld by the current membership of that body...
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It doesn't concern you, Sister, that kind of absolutist view of the universe? Right and wrong determined solely by a single all-knowing, all powerful being whose judgment cannot be questioned and in whose name the most horrendous acts can be sanctioned without appeal?

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Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2953 on: April 14, 2019, 12:37:43 pm »
Trump's thinking about maybe releasing detained migrants in sanctuary cities:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/us/politics/trump-sanctuary-cities.html

If he does this, I'm betting his hardline supporters are gonna turn on him. The ones who don't try and spin it as him playing 4D chess, anyway.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2954 on: April 14, 2019, 12:51:44 pm »
No they won't. They hate sanctuary cities. They'll love that he's letting all the violent illegals out on the libs.
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It doesn't concern you, Sister, that kind of absolutist view of the universe? Right and wrong determined solely by a single all-knowing, all powerful being whose judgment cannot be questioned and in whose name the most horrendous acts can be sanctioned without appeal?

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Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.