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(Daily Kos)   NPR reads the Graham-Cassidy bill and explains it all to a senator who can't comprehend what it means, namely, the bill's co-author, Senator Cassidy (w/helpful pic of Cassidy in contemplation)   ( dailykos.com) divider line
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2017-09-21 04:25:47 AM  
this just keeps getting worse.
 
2017-09-21 07:07:13 AM  
Cassidy understands that it is 'repeal and replace'. And really, after that, what more does any GOPer need to know.
 
2017-09-21 07:15:39 AM  
Today Senator Cassidy will cement his popularity with the American electorate by beating up a kindergartner who's parents just died in Hurricane Harvey.
 
2017-09-21 07:18:24 AM  

PainInTheASP: Today Senator Cassidy will cement his popularity with the American electorate by beating up a kindergartner who's parents just died in Hurricane Harvey.


...and then f*cking their cat.  or at least whatever pet happens to be close enough to grab at the time.
 
2017-09-21 08:13:10 AM  
Wait, a member of Congress who doesn't understand the bills they allegedly wrote?

Color me *SHOCKED*.

Carolyn McCarthy
Youtube ospNRk2uM3U
 
2017-09-21 08:17:31 AM  

dittybopper: Wait, a member of Congress who doesn't understand the bills they allegedly wrote?

Color me *SHOCKED*.

[YouTube video]


Ah, whataboutism.
 
2017-09-21 08:30:58 AM  
Auther?
 
2017-09-21 08:33:24 AM  
I'm always amused when you hear that a bill like this was "written by" its sponsors, when, typically, it's actually written by the people paying its sponsors.

Cassidy had no goddamned clue what was in that bill, because he didn't write word one - it was handed to him, and he was given pre-written talking points to go with it.
 
2017-09-21 08:44:19 AM  
Who are these guys?
 
2017-09-21 08:45:36 AM  

naughtyrev: dittybopper: Wait, a member of Congress who doesn't understand the bills they allegedly wrote?

Color me *SHOCKED*.

[YouTube video]

Ah, whataboutism.


Hey, if it's good enough for the Russians, it's good enough for those that vote for Russian stooges.
 
2017-09-21 08:52:47 AM  

dittybopper: Wait, a member of Congress who doesn't understand the bills they allegedly wrote?

Color me *SHOCKED*.

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/ospNRk2uM3U - 480x360]


Maybe you'd have more fun at 4chan
 
2017-09-21 08:53:37 AM  
First Jimmy Kimmel went on national television and correctly called Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) a liar on national television and now NPR is explaining Cassidy's own viciously cruel healthcare bill to Bill Cassidy himself.

See, this is what the media doesn't understand. He is a liar. Don't just rely on a comedian to say it. You do it. It's your job to be objective about what is going on in the world. "This earthquake was devastating." "This hurricane destroyed many homes and businesses and many people are in trouble" "Senator Cassidy lied about the coverage his new health care bill provides." "President Trump is making things up at the UN. We aren't sure if he is lying or if he is delusional."
 
2017-09-21 08:54:25 AM  
That guy knows exactly what's in that bill. He just hopes the rest of us don't figure it out before the vote.

Like, people are going to notice when they don't have healthcare anymore, brah.
 
2017-09-21 08:54:37 AM  
I'm beginning to think the "replace" part in "repeal and replace" is replacing poor people with rich people.
 
2017-09-21 08:55:26 AM  
If you recognize that you're doing something thst hurts innocent people, recognize that you don't have to do that thing, and still do it, you are evil. There is no other interpretation.
 
2017-09-21 08:55:29 AM  
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2017-09-21 08:56:19 AM  
But obamacare!!!
 
2017-09-21 08:57:16 AM  

Weaver95: and then f*cking their cat. or at least whatever pet happens to be close enough to grab at the time.


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2017-09-21 09:00:36 AM  
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2017-09-21 09:01:23 AM  
All the right cares about is that it will kill millions of people. That's what really makes them hard. Hands covered in the blood of the most vulnerable Americans, so they can toady up to a few spoiled billionaires who were born with generational money.

And they'll do anything to make sure it happens, including wholeheartedly embracing the nazis, who want to liquidate about 40% of America.
 
2017-09-21 09:01:35 AM  
Given the bill was actually written by Rick Santorum, that's not surprising.
 
2017-09-21 09:02:07 AM  

Nadie_AZ: First Jimmy Kimmel went on national television and correctly called Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) a liar on national television and now NPR is explaining Cassidy's own viciously cruel healthcare bill to Bill Cassidy himself.

See, this is what the media doesn't understand. He is a liar. Don't just rely on a comedian to say it. You do it. It's your job to be objective about what is going on in the world. "This earthquake was devastating." "This hurricane destroyed many homes and businesses and many people are in trouble" "Senator Cassidy lied about the coverage his new health care bill provides." "President Trump is making things up at the UN. We aren't sure if he is lying or if he is delusional."


I see how there's legal liabilities included in calling someone a liar.  Most of the time.

But in this instance, when he's saying his bill covers people with pre-existing conditions when it so clearly does not, I think it's justified.  At the very least, it'd generate another story when he sues you and you get to smack him down in court with "You either lied or you were too stupid to know what you wrote".
 
2017-09-21 09:02:25 AM  

scottydoesntknow: naughtyrev: dittybopper: Wait, a member of Congress who doesn't understand the bills they allegedly wrote?

Color me *SHOCKED*.

[YouTube video]

Ah, whataboutism.

Hey, if it's good enough for the Russians, it's good enough for those that vote for Russian stooges.


Look, it's OK to not know about your own bill while you're taking away American's access to health insurance and health care.  It's not OK to not like guns.  Remember, guns are the real victim here - and always.
 
2017-09-21 09:02:40 AM  

Drubell: I'm beginning to think the "replace" part in "repeal and replace" is replacing poor people with rich people.


Letting poor people die to make the rich even richer.

FTFY
 
2017-09-21 09:03:05 AM  

odinsposse: If you recognize that you're doing something thst hurts innocent people, recognize that you don't have to do that thing, and still do it, you are evil. There is no other interpretation.


They've sold their souls to the donors, and the donors demand repeal.  Trump wants repeal out of petty childishness.

Jimmy Kimmel is a textbook example of speaking truth to power here.  Cassidy ought to be ashamed of what he's done, but the GOP is now in full 100%-shame-free-might-is-right mode.
 
2017-09-21 09:03:17 AM  

neongoats: All the right cares about is that it will kill millions of people. That's what really makes them hard. Hands covered in the blood of the most vulnerable Americans, so they can toady up to a few spoiled billionaires who were born with generational money.

And they'll do anything to make sure it happens, including wholeheartedly embracing the nazis, who want to liquidate about 40% of America.


They don't care about the blood.  That's not the primary feature, just a happy side effect.

What they really care about is using the repeal of Obamacare as a means to cut taxes for the top tax brackets.
 
2017-09-21 09:03:52 AM  
What the hell kind of CMS is Kos using these days? Jesus.
 
2017-09-21 09:04:17 AM  
Here go
i.imgur.comView Full Size

And here's a convenient price menu for when you select which illness you want:
i.imgur.comView Full Size


Ramen for dinner EVERY NIGHT!! WOOOO!
 
2017-09-21 09:05:03 AM  
So the game of insurance is almost over? Good. Clearly it's something none of us need since they're making it so no one but Jesus can use it.
 
2017-09-21 09:05:09 AM  

Weaver95: this just keeps getting worse.


<channel.invader_zim>
Worse...
Or better?
 
2017-09-21 09:05:14 AM  
Does providing healthcare to people result in tax cuts for the rich? No? Well then, one of those things has got to go.
 
2017-09-21 09:06:24 AM  
It's very nice and comforting to see reasonable and moderate Republicans weighing in on Obamacare repeal with their own bill.  This is sure to garner widespread support.  What, you say, no regular order, no public hearings, no transparency, and intentionally misleading acts and statements!  Suddenly, the moderate Republicans are behaving exactly like the radical Republicans.  Oh........there aren't any moderate Republicans and there haven't been any for years.  Why do Republicans want to kill certain of their constituents?  Clearly, if their idea of health care passes, many preventable deaths and much unnecessary suffering will occur.  WTF Republicans?  From where I sit, it looks like the only thing driving unified Republican strategy is the dismantling of all things Obama.  There is a second thing, making rich people more money.  That's a good way to wreck the country and the world.
 
2017-09-21 09:06:24 AM  
Obligatory comment about hoe farking terrible the article is and how I was unable to find the conversation with Cassidy underneath the Twenty Thousand extant replies.

Fark twitter.  Jesus.  It's a pointless exercise in talking without communicating.
 
2017-09-21 09:06:42 AM  
If I see that yammering pustule Sen. Ron Johnson on the teevee defending this indefensible bill one more time, I may need a trip to the ER.
 
2017-09-21 09:07:16 AM  

fortheloveof: Weaver95: this just keeps getting worse.

<channel.invader_zim>
Worse...
Or better?


Worse for the United States and Democracy in general.

Better for Russia and Corporatist Fascism in general.

Overall--Huge net loss for humanity and it's odds of surviving the technological singularity.

So Worse or Better is still your call.
 
2017-09-21 09:07:36 AM  
There's no one in the gop who can lie better than this guy? Cause I would've gotten someone better at lying to attach their name to this shiat sandwich.

Every word out of your mouth is a lie. Every position you have is based on lies. And you're still this bad at telling them?
 
2017-09-21 09:07:46 AM  

Epoch_Zero: Here go
[i.imgur.com image 850x844]
And here's a convenient price menu for when you select which illness you want:
[i.imgur.com image 722x721]

Ramen for dinner EVERY NIGHT!! WOOOO!


Things I didn't want to have to explain to my son: That he doesn't have to be frightened for himself, but lots of other people will suffer because of this.
 
2017-09-21 09:07:56 AM  

Nadie_AZ: First Jimmy Kimmel went on national television and correctly called Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) a liar on national television and now NPR is explaining Cassidy's own viciously cruel healthcare bill to Bill Cassidy himself.

See, this is what the media doesn't understand. He is a liar. Don't just rely on a comedian to say it. You do it. It's your job to be objective about what is going on in the world. "This earthquake was devastating." "This hurricane destroyed many homes and businesses and many people are in trouble" "Senator Cassidy lied about the coverage his new health care bill provides." "President Trump is making things up at the UN. We aren't sure if he is lying or if he is delusional."


NPR is media... they seem to understand.
 
2017-09-21 09:08:40 AM  

neongoats: All the right cares about is that it will kill millions of people. That's what really makes them hard. Hands covered in the blood of the most vulnerable Americans, so they can toady up to a few spoiled billionaires who were born with generational money.

And they'll do anything to make sure it happens, including wholeheartedly embracing the nazis, who want to liquidate about 40% of America.


The people they're saving don't know how to do anything. They hire out for that. Then what? Put Tiffany Trump to work doing electrical repairs? Teach Barron how to do plumbing? Because life will go on for the 1% for about a year after we're all dead :-)
 
2017-09-21 09:08:55 AM  

Mister Buttons: Drubell: I'm beginning to think the "replace" part in "repeal and replace" is replacing poor people with rich people.

Letting poor people die to make the rich even richer.

FTFY


Looking back I didn't quite write what I wrote with the message I intended.
 
2017-09-21 09:09:37 AM  
wtf is going on? Just wtf?

Also, how much does this picture make you want to kill people?

img.fark.netView Full Size


Dumb white guys revelling in their hatefulness and stupidity.
 
2017-09-21 09:09:55 AM  
I had an actual question - can anyone point to a country with a free market health care system that works?

I mean, government-run health care systems don't always work well. There's plenty of room to fark that up. But a lot of them do work.

Can the free market private option work for a country, has it ever?
 
2017-09-21 09:10:10 AM  

Epoch_Zero: Here go
[i.imgur.com image 850x844]
And here's a convenient price menu for when you select which illness you want:
[i.imgur.com image 722x721]

Ramen for dinner EVERY NIGHT!! WOOOO!


If you go on dialysis it's about 15k per week if you get kidney disease and the kidneys fail
 
2017-09-21 09:10:39 AM  

Gubbo: Cassidy understands that it is 'repeal and replace'. And really, after that, what more does any GOPer need to know.


Everything after "repeal" is superfluous.
 
2017-09-21 09:10:52 AM  
Why are we reading Daily Kos' copy-paste of an storify article copy-pasting a series of NPR tweets?  It's like twitterception.
 
2017-09-21 09:11:37 AM  
While I do not doubt the story, is there a copy of the bill and actual bill language available?
 
2017-09-21 09:12:35 AM  
Being a senator must be the easiest job in the world. You basically get paid to take other people's money to go vote on what they pay you to vote for, and then when it's an election year you can use that money to spam commercials about your hard work on the behalf of the American people.

-Free health care
-Get the entire month of August off
-Six figure pay with retirement benefits
 
2017-09-21 09:12:46 AM  

Lady J: Dumb white guys revelling in their hatefulness and stupidity.


Pretty sure that's the GOP platform anymore.
 
2017-09-21 09:13:48 AM  

Lady J: wtf is going on? Just wtf?

Also, how much does this picture make you want to kill people?

[img.fark.net image 574x366]

Dumb white guys revelling in their hatefulness and stupidity.


That might not be the face of revelry in hate, stupidity, and greed.

He could just be leering at sweet, tight turtle ass.
 
2017-09-21 09:14:33 AM  

Karac: Nadie_AZ: First Jimmy Kimmel went on national television and correctly called Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) a liar on national television and now NPR is explaining Cassidy's own viciously cruel healthcare bill to Bill Cassidy himself.

See, this is what the media doesn't understand. He is a liar. Don't just rely on a comedian to say it. You do it. It's your job to be objective about what is going on in the world. "This earthquake was devastating." "This hurricane destroyed many homes and businesses and many people are in trouble" "Senator Cassidy lied about the coverage his new health care bill provides." "President Trump is making things up at the UN. We aren't sure if he is lying or if he is delusional."

I see how there's legal liabilities included in calling someone a liar.  Most of the time.

But in this instance, when he's saying his bill covers people with pre-existing conditions when it so clearly does not, I think it's justified.  At the very least, it'd generate another story when he sues you and you get to smack him down in court with "You either lied or you were too stupid to know what you wrote".


Liar (to me) implies an intentionally untrue or misleading statements.  We need a word that says "either you were lying or you were too stupid/lazy to find out the truth."  A word that zings without invoking legal consequences.
 
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