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(Washington Post)   Words you don't want to describe your health care plan: "Comically bad"   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2017-04-21 08:27:04 AM  
They even used the Papyrus font for the alt-med sections
 
2017-04-21 08:52:11 AM  
I gotta hand it to the President and the Republicans in Congress. Taking a bill so bad that supervillains like Lex Luthor and Mr. Burns would cringe at supporting and making it an order of magnitude worse than it already was requires talent that I never knew anybody possessed.
 
2017-04-21 09:13:41 AM  

Serious Black: I gotta hand it to the President and the Republicans in Congress.


I would suggest the next time Twitler goes to Congress to address the House, that all Democrats (and Republicans who are sick of his shiat) just stand up and walk out on him.

Or don't bother to show up at all.

That would drive Trump nuts. Literally around the farking bend. He loves an audience. Are House members permitted to do that?
 
2017-04-21 09:29:20 AM  

gopher321: Serious Black: I gotta hand it to the President and the Republicans in Congress.

I would suggest the next time Twitler goes to Congress to address the House, that all Democrats (and Republicans who are sick of his shiat) just stand up and walk out on him.

Or don't bother to show up at all.

That would drive Trump nuts. Literally around the farking bend. He loves an audience. Are House members permitted to do that?


They could all suddenly have to go to the bathroom at the same time and then exit, stage left.

Like a dine-and-dash, but with Trump and without the dining.

Call it a whine-and-dash.
 
2017-04-21 10:03:54 AM  
From TFA: "but it is atrocious policy, even if you put aside considerations such as compassion and community. "

GOP - Putting aside compassion and community is actually a plank in our current platform!
 
2017-04-21 10:57:48 AM  
It's always going to be.  When you base the opposition to the plan on mostly bullshiat.  And I'm talking literal falsehoods.  Hell, just this Monday I was talking to someone (an educated someone) who insisted that our medical insurance is so bad because they are telling her doctor that they can't run a test on her.  When verified this is actually what she meant and I tried to suggest to her that the insurance company is probably saying that they will not *cover* the test she almost shouted me down and asked if I was accusing her doctor of lying.

This is from someone who proudly states they get all their news from Breitbart.
 
2017-04-21 11:21:36 AM  
For the GOP, "health care" is an oxymoron.
 
2017-04-21 11:27:58 AM  
Why do I get the feeling this whole thing is sponsored by Mom's Friendly Robot Corp.?
 
2017-04-21 11:52:57 AM  
don't be too quick to think the worst here - maybe trump heard the saying that laughter is the best medicine
 
2017-04-21 11:54:30 AM  
Seems appropriate.

www.azquotes.com
 
2017-04-21 12:31:40 PM  

gopher321: I would suggest the next time Twitler goes to Congress to address the House, that all Democrats (and Republicans who are sick of his shiat) just stand up and walk out on him.


Technically the President has to be invited to give the State of the Union address. They could just pointedly not invite him.
 
2017-04-21 12:44:57 PM  
Fix old. No New.

I mean, c'mon, how hard is it guys?
 
2017-04-21 12:46:42 PM  
I have a feeling this one is going to pass however. The GOP and the president sorely need a victory here. They'll fark over millions of people for a legislative victory. Good luck, folks.
 
2017-04-21 12:48:18 PM  

DubyaHater: I have a feeling this one is going to pass however. The GOP and the president sorely need a victory here. They'll fark over millions of people for a legislative victory. Good luck, folks.


The only way it passes is if they kill the filibuster once and for all. A few months ago, I'd have said that wasn't going to happen. Now, I'm not so sure.
 
2017-04-21 12:49:24 PM  
GOP: Comically bad for everyone except the comically rich!
 
2017-04-21 12:50:30 PM  
I wouldn't say that.  There's nothing funny about it.
 
2017-04-21 12:52:28 PM  

gopher321: Serious Black: I gotta hand it to the President and the Republicans in Congress.

I would suggest the next time Twitler goes to Congress to address the House, that all Democrats (and Republicans who are sick of his shiat) just stand up and walk out on him.

Or don't bother to show up at all.

That would drive Trump nuts. Literally around the farking bend. He loves an audience. Are House members permitted to do that?


Wouldn't it drive him more if they stood up and turned their backs on him? He feeds on people stroking his ego and looking out at a sea of backs would be the slap in the face he needs.
 
2017-04-21 12:52:54 PM  
The thing that blows my mind is that Mark Meadows is claiming that Susan Collins has been involved in this new draft and that once it passes the House the Senate is ready to pass this without amendment within hours/days.

The Susan Collins who wasn't on board when the bill might defund Planned Parenthood apparently completely is on board with a bill reported to do that AND makes it so states can strip all legal mandates for what an insurance policy will actually cover.
 
2017-04-21 12:53:11 PM  
But they have plenty of good words to describe it.  The BEST words.

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2017-04-21 12:54:58 PM  

nmrsnr: gopher321: I would suggest the next time Twitler goes to Congress to address the House, that all Democrats (and Republicans who are sick of his shiat) just stand up and walk out on him.

Technically the President has to be invited to give the State of the Union address. They could just pointedly not invite him.


That would be hilarious.  The President is required to periodically communicate with Congress.  If they don't invite him, he'd have to write them a letter.
 
2017-04-21 12:54:59 PM  
Republicans:

media.giphy.com
 
2017-04-21 12:55:03 PM  

exparrot: Fix old. No New.

I mean, c'mon, how hard is it guys?


And dont forget to study it out.

/study it out
 
2017-04-21 12:56:13 PM  
"Comically Bad" is the name of my stand-up show!
 
2017-04-21 12:57:18 PM  

Serious Black: I gotta hand it to the President and the Republicans in Congress. Taking a bill so bad that supervillains like Lex Luthor and Mr. Burns would cringe at supporting and making it an order of magnitude worse than it already was requires talent that I never knew anybody possessed.


The current GOP legislative strategy:

i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2017-04-21 12:58:00 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-21 12:58:12 PM  

Grungehamster: The thing that blows my mind is that Mark Meadows is claiming that Susan Collins has been involved in this new draft and that once it passes the House the Senate is ready to pass this without amendment within hours/days.

The Susan Collins who wasn't on board when the bill might defund Planned Parenthood apparently completely is on board with a bill reported to do that AND makes it so states can strip all legal mandates for what an insurance policy will actually cover.


And I can't keep stressing this:
Moderates and liberals need to stop sucking Susan Collins dick.  The idea that she's a moderate/reasonable Republican is full of shiat.  It's always been full of shiat.  When the derp hits the floor, she votes along with Ted Cruz, biatch McConnell, and Louie Dipshiat.
 
2017-04-21 12:58:56 PM  
Look.  Either laughter is the best medicine, or it isn't.  You can't have it both ways.
 
2017-04-21 01:00:06 PM  

Riomp300: exparrot: Fix old. No New.

I mean, c'mon, how hard is it guys?

And dont forget to study it out.

/study it out


I'm confused. When does my bosses boss get his tax cut?
 
2017-04-21 01:01:59 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Grungehamster: The thing that blows my mind is that Mark Meadows is claiming that Susan Collins has been involved in this new draft and that once it passes the House the Senate is ready to pass this without amendment within hours/days.

The Susan Collins who wasn't on board when the bill might defund Planned Parenthood apparently completely is on board with a bill reported to do that AND makes it so states can strip all legal mandates for what an insurance policy will actually cover.

And I can't keep stressing this:
Moderates and liberals need to stop sucking Susan Collins dick.  The idea that she's a moderate/reasonable Republican is full of shiat.  It's always been full of shiat.  When the derp hits the floor, she votes along with Ted Cruz, biatch McConnell, and Louie Dipshiat.


While I somewhat agree with you about her, I just called her office here in Maine and asked specifically about this issue. The staffer that answered the phone assured me she was not involved in the drafting of the bill and not "on board". Doesn't mean she won't vote for it if it comes to the Senate though.
 
2017-04-21 01:02:07 PM  

Vacation Bible School: gopher321: Serious Black: I gotta hand it to the President and the Republicans in Congress.

I would suggest the next time Twitler goes to Congress to address the House, that all Democrats (and Republicans who are sick of his shiat) just stand up and walk out on him.

Or don't bother to show up at all.

That would drive Trump nuts. Literally around the farking bend. He loves an audience. Are House members permitted to do that?

Wouldn't it drive him more if they stood up and turned their backs on him? He feeds on people stroking his ego and looking out at a sea of backs would be the slap in the face he needs.


And give him a month's worth of Twitter "Democrats are mean to meeeeeee!" screeds? No thanks. Just don't go at all, and schedule a live taping of the Obamas having sex or something to draw the attention elsewhere.

// simply having 200 responses to the address (or a group townhall during) doesn't work either
 
2017-04-21 01:02:33 PM  
Well, anything produced by Republicans is bad, but "comically" isn't the word I'd use to describe it.

farking appalling
Shameful
Repellent

Appropriate words to describe Republicans.
 
2017-04-21 01:03:31 PM  

Serious Black: I gotta hand it to the President and the Republicans in Congress. Taking a bill so bad that supervillains like Lex Luthor and Mr. Burns would cringe at supporting and making it an order of magnitude worse than it already was requires talent that I never knew anybody possessed.


 That's not talent. It's the reliance upon useful idiots. You and I could do it if we didn't value our sleep at night.
 
2017-04-21 01:07:07 PM  

Serious Black: I gotta hand it to the President and the Republicans in Congress. Taking a bill so bad that supervillains like Lex Luthor and Mr. Burns would cringe at supporting and making it an order of magnitude worse than it already was requires talent that I never knew anybody possessed.


Don't forget the other key difference between Donald Trump and Lex Luthor:

img.fark.net
 
2017-04-21 01:07:09 PM  
WWJD What Would a Dick Do?
 
2017-04-21 01:17:27 PM  

Serious Black: I gotta hand it to the President and the Republicans in Congress. Taking a bill so bad that supervillains like Lex Luthor and Mr. Burns would cringe at supporting and making it an order of magnitude worse than it already was requires talent that I never knew anybody possessed.


Hell, a theoretical spawn of Sauron and Cruella DeVille would cringe back and say: "Oh, i say dear boy, steady on now!"
 
2017-04-21 01:19:51 PM  

Smoking GNU: Serious Black: I gotta hand it to the President and the Republicans in Congress. Taking a bill so bad that supervillains like Lex Luthor and Mr. Burns would cringe at supporting and making it an order of magnitude worse than it already was requires talent that I never knew anybody possessed.

Hell, a theoretical spawn of Sauron and Cruella DeVille would cringe back and say: "Oh, i say dear boy, steady on now!"


img.fark.net
These guys would be like 'pump the farking brakes a bit there hoss'.
 
2017-04-21 01:20:25 PM  

Karac: Serious Black: I gotta hand it to the President and the Republicans in Congress. Taking a bill so bad that supervillains like Lex Luthor and Mr. Burns would cringe at supporting and making it an order of magnitude worse than it already was requires talent that I never knew anybody possessed.

Don't forget the other key difference between Donald Trump and Lex Luthor:

[img.fark.net image 325x479]


Jimmy Carter sold his goddamn peanut farm.
 
2017-04-21 01:21:08 PM  

Jupe: Satanic_Hamster: Grungehamster: The thing that blows my mind is that Mark Meadows is claiming that Susan Collins has been involved in this new draft and that once it passes the House the Senate is ready to pass this without amendment within hours/days.

The Susan Collins who wasn't on board when the bill might defund Planned Parenthood apparently completely is on board with a bill reported to do that AND makes it so states can strip all legal mandates for what an insurance policy will actually cover.

And I can't keep stressing this:
Moderates and liberals need to stop sucking Susan Collins dick.  The idea that she's a moderate/reasonable Republican is full of shiat.  It's always been full of shiat.  When the derp hits the floor, she votes along with Ted Cruz, biatch McConnell, and Louie Dipshiat.

While I somewhat agree with you about her, I just called her office here in Maine and asked specifically about this issue. The staffer that answered the phone assured me she was not involved in the drafting of the bill and not "on board". Doesn't mean she won't vote for it if it comes to the Senate though.


Yep, sounds like she is denying it, in very strong terms.
 
2017-04-21 01:26:08 PM  

gopher321: Serious Black: I gotta hand it to the President and the Republicans in Congress.

I would suggest the next time Twitler goes to Congress to address the House, that all Democrats (and Republicans who are sick of his shiat) just stand up and walk out on him.

Or don't bother to show up at all.

That would drive Trump nuts. Literally around the farking bend. He loves an audience. Are House members permitted to do that?


That makes him more important than he seems. It would be better to see a sea of faces carrying on as though he didn't exist.
 
2017-04-21 01:28:45 PM  

skyotter: Look.  Either laughter is the best medicine, or it isn't.  You can't have it both ways.


In this plan slaughter is the best medicine.
 
2017-04-21 01:29:58 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: skyotter: Look.  Either laughter is the best medicine, or it isn't.  You can't have it both ways.

In this plan slaughter is the best medicine.


You can't spell manslaughter without "man's laughter".
 
2017-04-21 01:36:21 PM  
Same goes for the country you live in....but we are well past that.
 
2017-04-21 01:44:59 PM  

guestguy: [img.fark.net image 317x400]


The bottom rotted out long ago; they're ten feet down with a shovel and a bucket and they have no intention of stopping.
 
2017-04-21 01:50:10 PM  
img.fark.net
/obligatory to villains
 
2017-04-21 01:50:44 PM  

UNC_Samurai: That would be hilarious.  The President is required to periodically communicate with Congress.  If they don't invite him, he'd have to write them a letter.


They'd really have to milk it though. They couldn't telegraph that they wouldn't invite him and have him write up the speech. Then, the day before (or of) the scheduled speech put out a press release saying "Congress has many pressing matters of urgent importance to attend to, but we greatly appreciate the President's input on the State of the Union, as required by the Constitution, and we look forward to reading his submitted remarks and considering them in due time."
 
2017-04-21 02:08:03 PM  
Are we surprised at all? Their previous crack at this would have cost around 20 million people their health care coverage. It never got to a House vote primarily because the Freedom Caucus didn't think it went far enough. They want to fark over even more people.
 
2017-04-21 02:27:46 PM  
Don't worry. It'll sound worse when it transitions from "plan" to "approved system".
 
2017-04-21 03:09:06 PM  

UNC_Samurai: nmrsnr: gopher321: I would suggest the next time Twitler goes to Congress to address the House, that all Democrats (and Republicans who are sick of his shiat) just stand up and walk out on him.

Technically the President has to be invited to give the State of the Union address. They could just pointedly not invite him.

That would be hilarious.  The President is required to periodically communicate with Congress.  If they don't invite him, he'd have to write them a letter.


Would a tweet count??
 
2017-04-21 04:20:02 PM  
This is the party that would grind up all the paved roads in their states out of spite if Obama were to suggest building the Interstate Highway System today. I'm not surprised at all that they'd make their own bill even worse.
 
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