We’ve got a smorgasbord of stupid laid out for us this morning, so grab your plates!
First up – couldn’t health care less!
GOP Gives Up On Repealing Obamacare
Front Page Magazine ^ | September 14, 2018 | Matthew Vadun
Posted on 9/16/2018, 6:03:52 PM by TBP
Republican lawmakers have made it clear they have no intention of repealing Obamacare in the current Congress.
Republicans in the nation’s top lawmaking body have never really wanted to get rid of Obamacare. They would prefer to present the program, which David Horowitz correctly describes as “the greatest assault on individual freedom and individual choice in our lifetimes,” as a villain and whip up sentiment against it and run against it every election. They view Obamacare as good for the business of politics. They may chip away at it from time to time or tinker with it at the margins, but make no mistake: these creatures of Washington want to keep it in place. This is the Republicans’ dirty secret.
Republicans have been promising to rip Obamacare out root and branch ever since it was enacted. They ramped up their rhetoric after the allegedly conservative-dominated Supreme Court declared the blatantly unconstitutional Obamacare law constitutional in the incoherent NFIB v. Sebelius ruling of 2012. Americans responded to this government takeover of a huge chunk of the economy by electing GOP-controlled congresses in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016, and by electing Donald Trump as president.
Unintimidated by the Left and sneering hack journalists, Trump began the push to bury the misnamed Affordable Care Act and as a result the individual mandate will die at the end of this year. But the bulk of the statute and related rules such as the economically suicidal pre-existing medical conditions mandate remain in place, complete with federal insurance-purchasing subsidies for people who don’t need the help, as well as the sclerotic administrative apparatus, and the odious rule that prevents health insurers from competing across state lines.
The top vote-counters in both chambers say repeal is a no-go for the rest of the year. This ought to worry conservatives because there is a good chance that when the new 116th Congress convenes Jan. 3, 2019, one or both of its chambers will be in the hands of the government healthcare-loving Democrats.
So it’s now or quite possibly never.
“I’m not going to be asking for another vote on that this year,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas reportedly said last week when asked about Obamacare repeal. His counterpart in the House, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, offered excuses for his party’s inaction. “We need to win this election and then get more seats next year.”
*******************The Republicans never wanted to repeal Obamacare, and now they confirm it.
Bill Kristol seeking GOP candidate to take on Trump in 2020washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/14/18 | Caitlin Yilek
Posted on 9/16/2018, 5:22:28 PM by ColdOne
A leader of the “Never Trump” movement has no plans to let President Trump run for re-election without first facing a primary opponent.
Bill Kristol told CNBC in an interview published Friday that his nonprofit Defending Democracy Together is seeking a Republican to challenge Trump in 2020.
“People aren’t going to say they will run against Trump unless they have the infrastructure, but I’ve been trying to persuade people that it may not be that difficult,” he said.*************************He sure turned out to be a steaming pile didn’t he!
He and his ilk just can’t get over someone they did not invite to the party and someone who they can’t control..and someone they think is under their elite lifestyle..
Ohio billionaire and longtime Republican donor Les Wexner says he is officially done with the party, and was prompted to leave after former President Barack Obama visited the state.
Wexner, the CEO of retail conglomerate L Brands, which owns Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, announced at a leadership summit in Columbus on Thursday that he “won’t support this nonsense in the Republican Party” anymore, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
The announcement, made at a panel discussion, came the same day Obama visited Columbus before heading to a rally in Cleveland to support Democrat Richard Cordray’s run for governor.
“I was struck by the genuineness of the man; his candor, humility and empathy for others,” Wexner said of Obama.
Looks like there are lots of uber rich folks what(sic) are dumbasses.
To: ZeroToHeroThat does it! I’m not wearing any more Victoria’s Secret nighties.
Q Anon: 09/17/18 Trust Trump’s Plan
Which leads us to an interesting edict from Jim Rob :
Dear Q Anon posters, please confine your Q posts to the Q thread in chat/conspiracy
Posted on 9/17/2018, 11:33:43 PM by Jim Robinson
Q droppings sprinkled around in our news forum or on news threads are not appreciated.
Posted on 9/17/2018, 11:33:43 PM by Jim Robinson
Wait for it…
To: Jim Robinson
Now THAT’S funny!
See you good people next Monday.