Cory Booker, former mayor of the liberal toilet known as Newark, New Jersey, is now a U.S. Senator. I made a comment on Facebook that he intends to ascend the presidency like Obama did, based on nothing but his skin color. My comment was deleted and I was threatened for violating their “community standards.” One does not dare mention the identity politics that is the base for the Democrat philosophy. He just visited Iowa to stir up the true believers. His main competition will likely be Kamala Harris, a tramp who literally slept her way to the top. (I don’t dare say that on Facebook either.)
In about 40 minutes, Booker brought the Iowa crowd to its feet several times, building to a conclusion that invoked Martin Luther King Jr. to make it sound is if he were exhorting Democrats to channel their angst over President Donald Trump’s election and the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh into winning the governor’s office, control of the Legislature and battles for secretary of state and Congress.
It seems like every time the president allows access to the media whores, he knows they’re going to make clowns of themselves. And every time, they oblige. They truly can’t help themselves. Jim Acosta, the pathetic Walter Cronkite wannabe, once again showed himself to be the empty soul, trying desperately to be taken seriously. I think he’d have had his credential pulled long ago if not for the fact Trump likes to mess with him and Sarah Sanders is really good at pimp slapping this little turd.
Pres. Trump to CNN’s Jim Acosta: ‘Out’
The veteran reporter along with other members of the press, were allowed inside the Oval Office during a meeting between Pres. Trump and Nursultan Nazarbayev the president of Kazakhstan.
When White House press aides started asking the press to leave, Acosta, whose contentious relationship with the Trump White House has been well-documented, tried to get in a few final questions.
“Did you say you want more people to come into the country from Norway, Mr. President?” Acosta asked.
“Thank you very much, everyone,” Trump responded.
Acosta asked the question again, to which Trump responded in a lower, softer voice, “I want people to come in from everywhere.”
“Just Caucasian or white countries, sir? Or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world…people of color?” Acosta asked.
The president pointed at Acosta and said: “Out.”
They need to look at revoking the White House press credentials of CNN’s Jim Acosta.
Here’s another installment of, ‘hey everybody, Trump’s a racist’ from our friends at FAKE NEWS CNN.
Disgraceful. And Trump doesn’t want any of it from Acosta
Acosta Suggests WH Doctor Could Be Withholding Information About Trump’s Health
CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta asked Physician to the President Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson if he was withholding negative information about the president’s health from reporters during Tuesday’s press briefing.
Jackson assured Acosta that there was no information about Trump’s health being withheld, negative or otherwise.
“I can promise there is nothing that I am withholding from you. I can tell you, I’ve done the last four or five of these,” Jackson replied. “I’ve been involved in probably the last six or seven of these and this is hands down more information that has been put forth by any other assessment to date.”
DHS Secretary Asks to Move on After Four Democrats Ask about Sh**hole Comments
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressed a desire to “move forward and discuss ways in which we can protect our country,” during her testimony before the Judiciary Committee Tuesday after being asked for the fourth time about vulgar language reportedly used in an immigration meeting last week with President Trump.
“At any point in that conversation on Thursday did the President of the United States use a four-letter word beginning with s in combination with other words or alone that you heard?” Sen. Blumenthal asked.
“Sir, respectfully, I have answered this,” she replied. “I’ve been very patient with this line of questioning. I’m here to tell you about the threats our country faces and the needs and authorities that are needed by the Department of Homeland Security. I have nothing further to say about a meeting that happened over a week ago. I’d like to move forward and discuss ways in which we can protect our country.”
Democrats: Trump must capitulate on DACA “to prove you’re not prejudiced or bigoted”
Trump denied using the term, and is backed up by Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue, who were at the same meeting and dispute Durbin’s account.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was at that meeting also. She testified today before a Senate committee which included Durbin.
Durbin fell flat on his face when Nielsen testified she did not remember Trump using the “s***hole” word during the meeting, and that Trump did not have a “specific categorization of countries in Africa.”
NJ Senator Cory Booker then went ballistic, berating Nielsen and accusing her of lying, your “silence and amnesia is complicit.”
The questioning of Nielsen, and Booker’s theatrics, are part of a concerted Democrat effort to turn DACA into a racial issue if Democrats don’t get their way.
It’s all a charade that was laid bare by Chuck Schumer today, who demanded Trump get on board Democrat DACA demands or be labeled a racist:
“If you want to begin the long road back to prove you’re not prejudiced or bigoted, support the bipartisan compromise … One that was aimed at meeting the concerns you voiced,” Schumer said, noting it was negotiated by three Republicans and three Democrats. “This may be the last train leaving the station. President Trump needs to get on board.”
HOW IS THIS NOT A THREAT?
This was a line of attack also used by Durbin:
Cory Booker ‘seething with anger’ as he yells at DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen
“I had tears of rage,” Booker bellowed at Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in reference to when he first heard of Trump’s “shithole countries” remark last week.
“And for you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss the questions of my colleagues, with tens of millions Americans hurting right now because they’re worried about what happened in the White House …”
MSNBC’s Mika Wants ‘Small Crowd’ For Trump’s State Of The Union
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski said that those who disagree with President Donald Trump should “give him a small crowd” at the upcoming State of the Union address.
“I really feel that Democrats and any Republicans with a spine who actually believe that this president is lying and perhaps acting in a way that is bad for this country should not show up for the State of the Union, and some are speaking about that. Give him a small crowd,” retorted Brezinski.
[CtH: It should be remembered that, during his time in office, President Lincoln was reviled by the Democrats, half the Republicans, and a lot of the media.]
Squinty and Meat Puppet To Be Honored for Responsible Journalism. No, Really…
“Two of most wildly irresponsible members of liberal media, MSNBC anchors Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, are going to receive an award for being part of “a distinguished group of journalists and First Amendment leaders that exemplify responsible journalism and who practice their constitutionally guaranteed duty to seek and report the truth.”
That’s not a joke, the Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) will actually be honoring the Morning Joe co-hosts during the organization’s annual First Amendment Awards dinner on March 8 in Washington, D.C.The couple will specifically receive the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award for “a radio or television journalist or news executive who has made a major contribution to the protection of First Amendment freedoms.”
DC Mayor Addresses How High School Grads All Got Diplomas Without Meeting Requirements
An investigation by WAMU and NPR has found that Ballou High School’s administration graduated dozens of students despite high rates of unexcused absences. We reviewed hundreds of pages of Ballou’s attendance records, class rosters and emails after a district employee shared the private documents. Half of the graduates missed more than three months of school last year, unexcused. One in five students was absent more than present — missing more than 90 days of school.
To add insult to injury, the majority of Ballou’s 2017 graduates missed more than six weeks of school. One teacher recalls seeing kids in the 12th grade that couldn’t read and write.
Local viewers were skeptical and blasted the school system and D.C. leadership in the comment section.
“Dr. Reeves should be prosecuted,” one commenter said.
“Revoke every diploma of every student who failed to meet grad requirements,” another wrote. “Otherwise this is a cruel joke that will have a lasting impact on every DCPS graduate.”
40 Percent Of Kids Now Born To Single Moms—Up 700 Percent Since 1960
A recent report from the Social Capital Project reveals that the American family is disintegrating, fast. Fully 40 percent of mothers are currently unmarried.
This is partly due to the increasing acceptance in out-of-wedlock births. But, as the authors point out, this rise has a few more concrete explanations, such as: increased unwed promiscuity, fewer “shotgun marriages” to pregnant single women, and increasing delayed marriage/rising divorce.
AZ Sen candidate: Your “clean DACA bill” isn’t happening
McSALLY IS A FORMER FIGHTER PILOT RUNNING FOR FLAKE’S SENATE SEAT
Major news outlets are already sounding the alarm about a possible government shutdown, assuming that a “clean” DACA bill is the hill that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi want to die on this week.
This seems particularly true of Arizona Congresswoman (and newly announced Senate candidate) Martha McSally. She was making the rounds on cable news this week, letting the minority party know that they need to pack the “clean” bill idea away because it’s not gonna happen.
Fox News tweeted the video of that exchange for everyone yesterday.
This wasn’t a particularly new position for McSally, who has been solid on immigration issues from the beginning. She was also out with a similar warning during an interview last week, when it might have actually done some good had the Democrats been listening.
Trump: Freedom Doesn’t Come From Govt, It’s a ‘Sacred Right From Almighty God’
Today, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring January 16, 2018 as Religious Freedom Day, wherein he noted that, “Our forefathers, seeking refuge from religious persecution, believed in the eternal truth that freedom is not a gift from the government, but a sacred right from Almighty God.”
But you knew that already. It’s also the eve of the showdown in Alabama where the democrats have gone completely off the rails in their frenzied attempts to destroy Judge Roy Moore. They’ve pulled out all the stops and once again proved there are no depths they will not plumb in their assault on conservatism with a huge assist from the phony ‘republicans’ that infest the DC swamp.
‘Morning Joe’ coming to Alabama: Joe Scarborough broadcasting live on election day
READ SOME OF THE COMMENTS AND YOU’LL GET A FEEL FOR WHAT THE NATIVES THINK OF THESE YANKEES DOWN THERE.
The program airs from 5 a.m.-8 a.m. CT and will include a live audience. The broadcast comes as Alabamians go to the polls to decide between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. The special election has drawn international attention which grew after Moore, the former Alabama Chief Justice, was accused of having improper sexual contact with teenage girls in the 1970s.
Flabbergasted: Frank Luntz Shocked As Alabamians Back Roy Moore in Vice News Focus Group
FRANK LUNTZ IS A USEFUL IDIOT OF THE LEFT.
“Roy Moore is not a miserable man,” retired nail salon owner Peggy Montalbano said. “This man has more integrity than you can find in the entire Congress right now. Don’t fall for the George Soros assassination plan.”
“The truth is will come out,” Montalbano said. “These women are all going to be proven . Just like the 16 that went against President Trump, just right before the election.”
“What about the accusers of Bill Clinton?” Luntz asked her.
“The accusers of Clinton, everybody knows he’s a womanizer,” Montalbano said.
“But people think the same thing about Roy Moore,” Luntz said.
“But with Bill Clinton, they went to the courthouse and they filed papers,” Porter answered for the group. “They didn’t wait 40 years to do it. That’s a huge difference than just going to the media only just six weeks before an election.”
Cory Booker on Fake News Tirade in Alabama with Doug Jones: Pushes Inaccuracies about Roy Moore, Calls for Donald Trump to Resign Presidency
THE DEMOCRATS DON’T GET IT. THE PEOPLE OF ALABAMA WILL NOT BE BULLIED BY A MEALY-MOUTHED HALFRICAN FORMER MAYOR OF NEWARK WHO DEMANDS THEY BETRAY THEIR OWN CONSCIENCES TO PLEASE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO WILL ACCUSE THEM OF RACISM NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO.
Allegations have been made about both Moore and Trump, but in both of their cases no actual evidence has emerged to substantiate the allegations. In Moore’s case, just this week, one accuser admitted she forged the yearbook inscription she and her activist attorney Gloria Allred originally claimed was written by Moore himself decades ago.
Obama Records Get-Out-The-Vote Call For Doug Jones
OBAMA COULDN’T GET A GARBAGE COLLECTOR ELECTED DOWN THERE.
Jones’ campaign advisers were still unsure on Sunday night about whether they would actually use the taped call from Obama, amid fears that the former president’s endorsement could backfire and hurt Jones, according to the NYT. The exact contents of Obama’s call remain unclear.
Sole Democratic Alabama congresswoman says electing Roy Moore would ‘harken us back to the days of segregation’
Rep. Terri Sewell, the only Congressional Democrat from Alabama, said Sunday that the race between Republican Roy Moore, accused of preying on teenagers, and Democrat Doug Jones is a fight for the ‘soul’ of Alabama and the nation.
‘And this candidate, Roy Moore, will only take us backwards and harken us back to the days of segregation and Doug Jones will take us forward,’ the Democratic lawmaker charged.
RACE IS THE ONLY CARD THEY HAVE. IT GETS REALLY OLD.
[CtH: Especially given that THEY belong to the party that created and enforced segregation!]
The party will either pick up a seat in the Deep South — or have Roy Moore to campaign against in the midterms.
If Doug Jones prevails, Democrats expect it will further excite their base, bolster candidate recruitment and fuel fundraising heading into 2018, coming off their near-sweep of last month’s elections. They will revel in picking up a Senate seat in the Deep South, especially in a state so central to President Donald Trump’s political rise and where he earlier backed the loser of the GOP primary
If Roy Moore wins, they’ll spend the next year yoking every Republican they can to the accused child predator and a president who welcomed him into the GOP fold. They’ll be quick to remind everyone of all the other comments Moore has made against Muslims and gays and in favor of Vladimir Putin’s view of America as evil, as well as his rosy view of slave-era America.
In full disclosure I can’t stand this overbearing loudmouth punk. Never could. When I first saw him on SNL I wondered where the hell they found this squinty-eyed little moron. Through massive vote fraud, he actually managed to steal a seat in the US Senate from Norm Coleman. His entire tenure has been fraught with crass, vulgar behavior. During Senate hearings he’s been rude, profane, and boorish. Well, karma’s a bitch, and it looks like it may have bitten him in the hind quarters … finally. Check this out:
‘It’s my right as an entertainer’: Franken staffer comes forward as 7th accuser of sexual misconduct
It appears the worst is not yet behind Al Franken. The Democratic Minnesota Senator was hit by another sexual harassment allegation on Wednesday, bringing the total up to seven.
“He was between me and the door and he was coming at me to kiss me. It was very quick and I think my brain had to work really hard to be like ‘Wait, what is happening?’ But I knew whatever was happening was not right and I ducked. I was really startled by it and I just sort of booked it towards the door and he said, ‘It’s my right as an entertainer.’”
As Franken’s support collapses, Democrats expect resignation
Though the writing appeared to be on the wall, Franken’s departure was not certain. A tweet posted Wednesday evening on Franken’s Twitter account said: “Senator Franken is talking with his family at this time and plans to make an announcement in D.C. tomorrow. Any reports of a final decision are inaccurate.” Late in the day, Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York added his voice. “I consider Senator Franken a dear friend and greatly respect his accomplishments, but he has a higher obligation to his constituents and the Senate, and he should step down immediately,” Schumer said.
WHEN SCHUMER SAYS IT’S TIME TO GO, PACK YOUR BAGS.
[CtH: Makes me sick they’re leaving it up to him, while simultaneously talking about maybe blocking Moore from taking his seat if he wins!]
So, What Happens to Al Franken’s Seat If He Resigns? The walls are closing in on Sen. Al Franken, with a seventh accuser stepping forward today and multiple Democrats calling for his resignation in the aftermath, including DNC chair Tom Perez and more than 20 Senators (and counting).
Franken is expected to give remarks tomorrow and, well, it’d be pretty crazy if he didn’t resign. The former SNL star’s time in public service should be drawing to a close, and provided it did, what happens next in Minnesota politics? Democratic Governor Mark Dayton is given the ability to make a “temporary appointment to fill any vacancy,” according to state law.
In other words, Dayton can pick whoever he wants and this pick is guaranteed to be a Democrat. Which Democrat? That is still up in the air, but leading candidates would have to be Rep. Keith Ellison, Attorney General Lori Swanson, State Auditor Rebecca Otto and Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith.
MY PERSONAL GUESS IS HE’LL PICK THE MUSLIM RACE HUSTLER. HE’S THE MOST RADICAL OF THE BUNCH (I HOPE).
IN OTHER NEWS: REMEMBER THAT IMPEACHMENT VOTE FROM CONGRESSMAN GORK, THE CAVEMAN? YEAH, IT DIDN’T GO SO WELL.
An attempt to impeach Trump today failed 364-58
There are really two ways to look at this effort. One is that this attempt to impeach President Trump got slapped down hard today. The other is that there are now 58 Democrats willing to attach their names to this desperate action which their own leadership is officially against, at least for the moment. Again, the message isn’t ‘No’ it’s ‘Not yet.’ The White House responded by labeling Rep. Green and those who voted with him extremists. “Their time would be better spent focusing on tax relief for American families and businesses, and working to fund our troops and veterans through the holiday season rather than threaten a government shutdown.”
Chelsea Handler Forced To Flee Burning Mansion — Blames President Trump For Wildfires The fires are affecting northern Los Angeles neighborhoods and are forcing some big stars to flee their mansion estates. While the source of the wildfires has yet to be discovered, outspoken Trump critic Chelsea Handler was forced to flee her home and immediately blamed President Trump. “Just evacuated my house,” she tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively. Stay safe everyone. Dark times.”
[CtH: Who was responsible for California wildfires when Obama was in office? Asking for a friend.]
Time Magazine’s Person of the Year Cover: A minor correction
Booker to Bama: New Jersey Dem Senator to Campaign for Doug Jones GREAT! SEND A FOUL-MOUTHED RACE BAITER TO ALABAMA TO TELL THEM WHAT A BUNCH OF WHITE SUPREMACISTS THEY ARE.
Sullivan reports Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL), the state’s lone Democratic member of the House of Representatives, is spearheading the effort to bring some high-profile African-American Democrats to the Yellowhammer State, including the Booker and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). He also reports events that include former Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA), Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D-GA) are in the works as well.
McConnell: Hope Moore is prepared for his Ethics probe
Hopefully Senate Republicans will be prepared for it, too. This leftover from yesterday will take on additional importance if Al Franken resigns tomorrow. Democrats clean up their messes while Republicans get theirs elected will be the cry from the media, ignoring their 25-year record of covering for Bill Clinton’s sexual predation and their efforts to get him back in the White House via Hillary.
[CtH: They’ll completely ignore how they let said Democrats CHOOSE if they were going to resign. At least VOTERS are getting to decide about Moore.]
John Conyers III Allegedly Body-Slammed His Girlfriend And Cut Her With A Knife
HIS DADDY IS PROUD OF THIS CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK.
John Conyers III, son of disgraced former Rep. John Conyers Jr., allegedly body-slammed his girlfriend and then spat on her during a domestic dispute, according to a new report. Conyers Jr., who resigned on Tuesday after a flood of sexual harassment allegations against him, has said that he wants Conyers III to run for his empty seat.
[CtH: “Democrats clean up their messes.” ::coughcough::
BARACK OBAMA Was Worst Economic President Since 1949 – Now He’s TAKING CREDIT For Trump’s Booming Economy Here is the complete list of average annual real GDP growth by postwar president (in descending order):
President Trump’s first year in office will beat Barack Obama’s best year ever. President Trump has seen quarterly GDP rates of 1.2%, 3.1% and 3.3%. The New York Federal Reserve revised its estimated fourth quarter GDP of 2017 to 3.93. This will give President Trump an annual GDP rate of 2.9 in 2017 or possibly higher.
At a conference of mayors in Chicago, Mr. Obama congratulated himself Tuesday for strong employment numbers in the U.S. this year, saying his climate-change policies have contributed to growth. “As we took these actions, we saw the U.S. economy grow consistently,” Mr. Obama said. “We saw the longest streak of job creation in American history by far, a streak that still continues by the way.” He added wryly, “Thanks, Obama.”
[CtH: Typical Obama. He has a long history of taking credit for other’s successes, while denying (like Hillary) that any of his numerous failures had anything to do with him. Also, typical of Obama is the backward tilt of his head, so he’s always looking down his nose at everyone. ]
Obama Invokes Nazi Germany, Warns Against Voters Becoming ‘Complacent’ The two-term Democrat expressed the importance of a free press and urged the country not to “grow complacent,” saying “we have to tend to this garden of democracy or else things could fall apart quickly.” Hinz writes Obama then brought up the specter of Adolf Hitler, who came to power in Democratic Germany amid the financial crisis of the 1930’s. “Sixty million people died…” he reports Obama said. “So, you’ve got to pay attention. And vote.” On Twitter, Hinz called the comments “remarkable” and framed them as a rebuke of current president Donald Trump. Take that, @realDonaldTrump: @BarackObama makes clear his view that a complacent America could be headed the way of Nazi Germany. Read his remarkable comments at #EconomicClub of Chicago.
[CtH: Mr. FORMER President, sir, we were paying attention and we VOTED. That’s why Hillary isn’t president.]
Franklin Graham: No President in My Lifetime Has Defended the Christian Faith Like Trump
In a Dec. 1 post on Facebook, the day the tree was lit, Rev. Graham said, “Never in my lifetime have we had a president willing to take a strong, outspoken stand for the Christian faith like President Donald J. Trump has.” “Whether you are Protestant, evangelical, Orthodox, Catholic — all Christians need to get behind him with our prayers,” said Graham.
“For Christians this is a holy season, the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Christmas story begins 2,000 years ago with a mother, a father, their baby son, and the most extraordinary gift of all – the gift of God’s love for all of humanity.
EPIC WHINE:Senator Cory Booker is whining about Republicans shoving their health insurance bill “down our throats.” Senator Booker, sir, have you forgotten about that time when you Democrats shoved YOUR health insurance bill OUR throats?
EPIC FAIL:Rachel Maddow reported that she had obtained two pages from Trump’s 2005 return. Viewers hoping to hear some dirt on Trump were disappointed, since the pages showed he had paid 25% of his income in taxes that year. Barack Obama paid 18.7% in 2015. Bernie Sanders paid 13.5% in 2014. BTW, it is totally illegal to publish someone’s tax return without his permission.
EPIC VILE:Some feminists, who have apparently misplaced whatever once passed as their souls, staged a mock abortion in front of a church in Argentina. A woman dressed as the Virgin Mary spread her legs and pumped her fist as two other women spilled fake blood and body parts on to the pavement.
EPIC DOLT:An old surveillance video has been released showing Ferguson police shooting victim Michael Brown overseeing a drug deal. CNN New Day host Chris Cuomo insisted that just because Brown was seen dealing drugs didn’t mean he was a drug dealer. Uhh, yes, Chris. It kinda does.
Let’s make something perfectly clear: Obamacare is a disaster. It was designed to be. When for-profit healthcare providers are forced to compete with the government juggernaut the outcome is predetermined. All the democrats cared about was getting something in place because they knew full well that once a government program is instituted it never, ever goes away. They did not anticipate the republicans taking over all three branches of government as soon as they did, but they were only too happy to hand this convoluted mess over and let the GOP worry about doing something with it while they sit back, obstruct, and criticize every move that the republicans make to try to fulfill their promise to their voters.
MILLIONS OF AMERICANS FELL ASLEEP CHRISTMAS EVE 2010, DREAMING OF A VISIT FROM SANTA CLAUS, ATTENDING CHURCH SERVICES, AND ANTICIPATING FAMILY GET-TOGETHERS. WHAT THEY FOUND WHEN THEY WOKE UP WAS THAT THEIR HEALTH CARE PLANS, MANY THAT COVERED THE MEDICATION AND TREATMENT THEY NEEDED TO STAY ALIVE, HAD BEEN RIPPED AWAY FROM THEM AND GOVERNMENT CARE HAD BEEN SHOVED DOWN THEIR THROATS, BECAUSE IT SUITED ONE MISERABLE BASTARD’S DREAM OF CONTROLLING EVERYONE’S LIVES.
Cory Booker: Republicans Cannot Just Force GOP Healthcare Bill Down Our Throats
THIS RACE-BAITING MORON IS BEING TOUTED AS THE DEMS’ CANDIDATE FOR 2020
I don’t know everything about the competing versions of the American Health Care Act, as it’s being called, But there are two competing versions being considered. One is the brainchild of Paul Ryan. I’ve stated before and likely will again that his district is just north of me and is heavily democratic. Once he’s gone that district will never elect another republican. His family has been there for many, many years so he’s like the neighborhood kid everybody knows. His only risk is becoming too conservative, so never be fooled into thinking he’s anything but a moderate democrat posing as a republican.
Obamacare Creators Tell GOP: We Told You So
“Maybe I should just say karma is a serious thing,” said Neera Tanden, who was a top health official in the Obama administration. “Health care is hard. Governing is hard. And Republicans are now living with the fruits of never putting forward a plan and making promises they can’t keep.”
It’s a strange place to be for the Democratic operatives and elected officials who saw their party devastated in part by Obamacare. And some can’t help but feel a bit of cosmic justice as they watch Republicans, who passed their plan Friday in the House Ways and Means Committee, stuck in a policy quagmire they know all too well.
Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist who helped design the Affordable Care Act, said health care policy is both extremely complicated and extraordinarily personal.
“It’s healthcare, it should be easy. Everyone goes to the doctor. But it’s super hard,” Gruber said. “As a result, it’s easy to demonize everything.”
Ryan Warns: If We Don’t Pass My Bill, ‘The System Is Going to Collapse’
Look, when you are a governing party getting consensus among your wide, big-tent party, not — everybody doesn’t get what they want, but we are getting much better policy here,” the Speaker of the House said of his conservative critics. “Let me put it this way: Obamacare is collapsing. If we just did nothing, washed our hands of the situation, we would see a further collapse of the health insurance markets. So we feel an obligation to step in front of that collapse and replace this law with one that works, that has more freedom.”
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is another Republican critic of Ryan’s handling of ObamaCare’s repeal. He says Ryan’s bill makes the current problems in ObamaCare even worse, and is calling to slow down the process.
UNDERSTAND, ANY ACTION THAT REQUIRES AS MUCH AS A SINGLE DEMOCRAT VOTE HAS NO CHANCE OF PASSING. THEY WILL GIVE TRUMP NOTHING. NOT AN INCH. NO HEARING, NO COMPROMISE, JUST ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK.
“I would say to my friends in the House of Representatives with whom I serve, ‘Do not walk the plank and vote for a bill that cannot pass the Senate and then have to face the consequences of that vote,” Cotton told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos. …
On “This Week,” Cotton said, “I just do not think that this bill can pass the Senate, and therefore I think the House should take a pause and try to get as close as we can to a good result before we send it to the Senate.”
Paul Ryan Confronts Healthcare Bill Critics: “Everybody Doesn’t Get What They Want”
Exclusive–Rep. Dave Brat: RyanCare a Perverse Economic System
Brat said the speaker is worried about the insurance companies, who backed the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, because the system they created cannot be sustained because of its perverse incentives, regulations, and costs.
Obama admin spent $77M to hype ObamaCare in 2016
They show the federal government contracted with Democratic-leaning p.r. firm Weber Shandwick to spend $74.15 million on July 28, 2016, and another $3.69 million on Sept. 9, 2016, promoting the plan.
Of that, $64 million funded an advertising blitz — including TV, digital and radio — $4 million went to creative development and production, $5 million to direct response marketing, $2 million to campaign strategy, $1 million to branding and $1.5 million to encourage small business enrollment.
An official of the current White House dismissed the Obama administration’s last-ditch efforts to try to swell enrollment numbers.
Tens of millions in hard-earned taxpayer funds spent on TV ads won’t sell a fundamentally flawed approach to health care,” the official told The Post.
Ted Cruz uses brilliant legal mind to help solve Obamacare ‘repeal and replace’ dilemma
Conservatives such as the Texas Republican believe that the House’s three-tier approach to the bill doesn’t go nearly far enough to address the concerns of Americans seeking an affordable choice for medical insurance.
And it all hinges on neither Congress nor even the White House — but rather Vice President Mike Pence, a person often overlooked.
House Republicans chose the three-tier approach, knowing that Senate rules dispense with filibuster on matters concerning taxation or the budget under a procedure called reconciliation.
It normally takes 60 votes in the Senate to override a filibuster; reconciliation requires a mere simple majority of 51. Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate.
With that in mind, the first tier of the House bill deals only with financial matters and is silent on those issues popular with conservatives — including tort reform and the ability to purchase insurance across state lines.
Cruz argued that as president of the Senate, Pence has the authority to overrule the Senate parliamentarian and permit what are normally thought as non-budgetary issues to be addressed.
Democrats portray themselves as the standard bearers for inclusiveness. But their own staffs prove the lie.
Overall, just 4.9% of the 3,655 Senate staff are black.
Less than 1% of senior Senate positions are held by African-Americans.
A respected staffer of a prominent Democratic U.S. senator who wished to stay anonymous told a reporter, “They are all so phony. Every time I hear any of the Democratic senators, including my own boss, talk about diversity, I cringe, because it’s all one big lie. That they’ve been allowed to enjoy this reputation as a party that values diversity, while doing next to nothing of substance to align their actions with their words, is expert-level deception.”
Congressman Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) said, “We attack the other party for their lack of diversity, but when you walk into an office you see a lily-white staff among some of those same members, especially in senior positions. With Democratic House members it’s shocking, but it’s also revealing … I’ve seen maybe a small amount (of improvement) but not enough to say we’re moving in the right direction. It’s a real serious problem, especially in policy-making positions. It’s absurd and it’s hypocrisy.”
IF YOU HAVE AN ERECTION LASTING MORE THAN 4 HOURS, IMAGINE MAKING LOVE TO MEDEA BENJAMIN. YOU SHOULD DEFLATE FASTER THAN A BALLOON WITH A HOLE IN IT.
Cory Booker Lays Groundwork for 2020 Run at Jeff Sessions Hearings
There may as well have been a banner hanging in the grand marble meeting room that housed Jeff Sessions’ hearings for attorney general: Booker 2020.
But Booker, swarmed by far more cameras than any other witness of the day when he entered the room, used the afternoon to take a splashy stand and lay groundwork for a potential 2020 presidential run.
Senator Who Attacked Jeff Sessions Caught in BOMBSHELL Scandal
FIND A DEMOCRAT THAT DOESN’T TAKE KICKBACKS. JUST TRY IT.
Senator Cory Booker is embroiled in a Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) scandal involving allegations of massive kickbacks, Politico reports. Yesterday, Donald Bernard Sr., who was the senior projects manager at the company that ran Newark’s water infrastructure under the direction of then-mayor of Newark, New Jersey Cory Booker, pled guilty in federal court to accepting nearly $1 million in bribes from contractors.
Cory Booker Has No Idea What The Hell An Attorney General Does
Rex Tillerson Fends Off Little Marco Rubio at Confirmation Hearing – January 11, 2017
THE LITTLE PRICK CALLED TRUMP ‘UNFIT TO LEAD,’ THEN A MONTH LATER HE ENDORSED HIM.
It begins. The inquisition against Jeff Sessions, a moral and Godly man strictly for the purposes of political posturing will be forced to defend himself against phony racism charges from people who have worked beside him for 20 years. The hearing is in progress as I bang on this keyboard, so this is an ongoing process. I have it on in the background and it is difficult to listen to the likes of Leahy, Durbin and Feinstein pontificate when they’re all as crooked as a dog’s hind leg.
Sen. Jeff Sessions’ granddaughter captured hearts at his Tuesday attorney general confirmation hearing. While opening statements were read, Sessions played with his granddaughter, who occasionally interrupted proceedings with adorable toddler babbling.
Senator Jeff Sessions desegregated schools in Alabama and took on the KKK in the state. Democrats are desperate to stop the Alabama Senator’s confirmation. This morning Code Pink activists greeted Senator Sessions dressed as KKK members.
Cory Booker to Testify Against Sessions in Unprecedented Move
So much for the ‘peaceful transition’ that the Democrats said they would facilitate. Democrat Senator Cory Booker is set to testify against Republican Senator Jeff Sessions in an unprecedented move during his attorney general confirmation.
This is going to be the first time in history that a sitting senator will testify against another sitting senator for a Cabinet post during a confirmation.
Democratic Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) thanked his colleague Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) last year at the Capitol for his help celebrating the 1965 “Foot Soldiers,” those who marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to promote civil rights for African Americans.
THAT WAS THEN. THIS IS NOW. GOT TO MAKE POLITICAL HAY.
The incident set the stage for what will no doubt be an ugly attempt by Democrats to assassinate the character of the gentleman from Alabama.
Some Democrats are calling him by his given name, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions – a wink-wink, nod-nod to the Civil War – as if he’s a slave-holding plantation owner.
[CtH: Remember when they were offended by people calling Candidate Obama “Barack Hussein Obama”?]
Hans Von Spakovsky: Democrats Oppose Jeff Sessions Because He’ll Enforce Our Immigration Laws
“But Democrats really don’t like him because of his views on issues,” he continued. “For example, they really don’t want someone who’s actually going to enforce our immigration laws. They’ve been giving him a hard time in the civil rights area too, even though many of their criticisms really have been false.
SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam suggested that Democrats would be “uncouth” to Sessions to gin up donations and political support from their base.
In particular, Feinstein insisted that Sessions’ job does not include the prosecution of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who we all know abused her email use and put national security at risk. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump suggested that he was going to hire a special prosecutor to “look into her situation.”
“The attorney general must put aside loyalty to the president,” she said. The law and Constitution, she emphasized, must come first and foremost.
UNLESS YOU’RE A RACIST PIG (ERIC HOLDER) WHO IGNORED THE LAW WHENEVER HE SAW FIT