Good morning, everyone – let’s spin that airlock door and see what’s in the room, shall we?
Remember “Da Governator”? (from 2003)
Dang, I’m gonna be so happy with a guvinator who can stand up under pressure.Vote Arnold
Schwarzenegger spokesman Daniel Ketchell told Politico that the former governor hasn’t ruled out the possibility of seeking a seat in the upper chamber
“Right now Gov. Schwarzenegger’s focus is on using his platform to bring some sensibility and coherency to Washington by fighting for redistricting reform, like we did in California,’’ Ketchell told the publication. “We are keeping all of our options open as far as how we can accomplish that.”
To: Kickass Conservative
To: Kickass Conservative
Come on people! After 24+ years of Boxer/Fienstein I would think that you could open your eyes! He’s the best we could get unless you are blind. The ‘most conservative who can win’ applies here. Consider it good Buckley news. Besides it’s better than peddling war games.
Where were we? Oh yes –
To: Dilbert San Diego
Relying upon a technique rarely seen in political journalism these days, anonymous and nebulously described sources, BuzzFeed, hot off its tour de force in releasing the Trump “dossier” now has another scoop?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA — which Trump said he would rescind on day one — is rough political terrain for the White House. Conservative media and elected officials see it as a rare hardline immigration promise the administration hasn’t kept, and the White House is kicking it down the road for as long as officials can.
But according to two sources who regularly speak with the Trump administration, DACA is a settled issue.
And in recent conversations, two administration sources pointed to chief strategist Steve Bannon as the man who preserved the current iteration of DACA, the victor of a debate with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, who favored curtailing the program.
“Bannon usually wins most battles,” an administration insider said.
*********************Now they’re not going to get rid of DACA, and apparently BAnnon is the force behind that. This is bad news.
This is bad news.
I wouldn’t get too worked up over it. Honestly, outside of Free Republic, ending DACA is going to be pretty difficult.
And inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
These aren’t adults who crossed the border we’re talking about here. When we start talking about deporting people who were brought over here as children and infants, who had no decision in the matter, and who have no understanding or memory of the country they left, the optics are going to be terrible.
And by “optics” he means reality.
Bannon has the right idea; use DACA as a bargaining chip for other parts of President Trump’s agenda.
To: TBP; txhurl
The text of Republican health care reform bill to replace Obamacare was released Monday night. Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump offered a full-throated endorsement of the legislation put forward by House Republican leadership.
The bill is “out for review,” President Trump tweeted. Well, the CR review is in, and the bill is terrible. For the last six years, the primary complaints of Republicans against Obamacare were the unconstitutional individual mandate and the insurance regulations that are driving up the cost of premiums.
Neither of those problems are addressed in the RINOcare bill. A Republican version of the individual mandate remains in place to penalize individuals who forgo insurance coverage. The insurance regulations that require insurance companies to cover individuals with pre-existing conditions and the community rating regulation — the requirement that insurance companies charge even the sickest applicants the price of the community — are still there. These regulations are the reason health insurance premiums keep going up every year.
So the structural problems of Obamacare that make health insurance unaffordable for millions of Americans are enshrined in the “replacement” bill proposed by House Republicans.
Will these problems be addressed? According to the president, there will be a phase two and a phase three of Republican health care reform.
The problem is that the Republican Party promised a full repeal of Obamacare in every election season for the last six years. They won the elections in 2010, 2014, and 2016 running on full repeal. This current bill is not full repeal.
It doesn’t matter what additional changes they make to their replacement plan. If Republicans keep the structural problems of Obamacare in place, as they have done in this draft, they will not make health insurance affordable. Breaking a promise of that magnitude will have far-reaching political consequences that will knock Republicans out of power. Health care will likely be handed back to the Democrat Party and their single-payer socialist schemes.
Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz was clear when he wrote “It’s time for President Trump to lead, or this is over.”
********************We have to keep this piece of garbage off President Trump’s desk.
It IS garbage…nearly as bad as Obamacare itself. The biggest problem I have is that the ‘RATS now totally own Obamacare 100%; and they own its death spiral and constantly increasing costs.
If Republicans pass this GOPeCare monstrosity & Trump signs it into law then it will become TrumpCare and Trump & the Republicans will 100% own it ALONG WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS. We will have “brilliantly” (sarc) taken the monkey of Obamacare off the backs of the ‘RATS and placed it (now named TrumpCare) firmly onto the backs of Trump and the Republicans. And we will live to regret that.
Trump said during the campaign that he had a plan which was cheaper than Obamacare, and offered better coverage and patient choice.Why doesn’t he send that plan to Ryan and McConnell??
The art of the deal perhaps?
Well, he didn’t write that either, so you may have a point…
Let everyone else tell them it’s a bad program instead of him. The deep state
To: Robert DeLong
The art of the deal perhaps? Let everyone else tell them it’s a bad program instead of him.
Tactical error. Makes him look like a dunce, or even worse, a sell-out, for supporting a plan that is the evil twin of Obamacare.
I’m afraid it’s exactly what it looks like. President Trump stuck himself to a tar baby by coming out in support of this monstrosity.