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2017-09-27 08:04:45 AM  
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2017-09-27 08:05:17 AM  
Don't try to attach meaning to his words.
 
2017-09-27 08:06:07 AM  
The bots aren't even trying anymore. It's pure Russian propaganda at this point.
 
2017-09-27 08:06:53 AM  
I am the Senate.
 
2017-09-27 08:07:05 AM  
Actually when McCain dies next year Arizona is sure to appoint a derper to replace him. That's when we really have to worry. With only 3 republican senators who oppose tossing millions off their insurance, once he goes, you know they will try to ram this through before the midterms.
 
2017-09-27 08:09:36 AM  
Subby, the vote is in the hospital, not the Senator
 
2017-09-27 08:11:07 AM  

ClipJoint: Subby, the vote is in the hospital, not the Senator


Trump isn't cleaver enough to write something like that.

If he was this thread would not exist.
 
2017-09-27 08:11:09 AM  

Basket Of Deplorables: Actually when McCain dies next year Arizona is sure to appoint a derper to replace him. That's when we really have to worry. With only 3 republican senators who oppose tossing millions off their insurance, once he goes, you know they will try to ram this through before the midterms.


Yep those GOP donors want their pound of flesh before they donate anymore. The Koch bros are already pulling the purse strings tight till something gets done. The GOP candidates appear to be massive whores who don't realize farking over that many people will have drastic results.
 
2017-09-27 08:15:38 AM  
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2017-09-27 08:17:06 AM  
Garage toilet road beef, ants computer wind marker! Spam phone doctor bristle! Drums Penis!
 
2017-09-27 08:17:31 AM  

Basket Of Deplorables: Actually when McCain dies next year Arizona is sure to appoint a derper to replace him. That's when we really have to worry. With only 3 republican senators who oppose tossing millions off their insurance, once he goes, you know they will try to ram this through before the midterms.


He made sure to claim that "McCain is out" so he is referring to another yes vote he claims is gettable but they need to wait for him/her to recover their health.

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Seriously, at this point it would be easier to save face by claiming that the Senate needs to expel Menendez and Christie should have a midnight swearing in of a replacement to get this done. What he is saying makes no sense.
 
2017-09-27 08:17:41 AM  

ClipJoint: Subby, the vote is in the hospital, not the Senator


Underrated post
 
2017-09-27 08:18:38 AM  
If you don't have it for Friday, then you don't have it.  Right?  You don't get a rain-check as far as I know.
 
2017-09-27 08:18:47 AM  
I read the comments, Ray.
 
2017-09-27 08:19:06 AM  
Rand Paul, not in the hospital
John McCain, also not in the hospital
Susan Collins, nowhere near a hospital

Trump is such a bad loser, that he can't even admit that his own party - with majority control of both houses of Congress, and only needing a simple majority in the Senate until October 1st - just can't get a repeal of the ACA through. And the reason they keep failing is because they can't work with Democrats to fix the ACA, or even to repeal it and replace it with a bipartisan healthcare plan that actually works for all Americans, because that would be somehow... a failure?

Trump and the mindless throng on the far Right will only accept a complete destructing of the ACA, and replacement with a healthcare system that punishes the poor so that the very wealthy can get yet another tax break. If they weren't so single-minded in their approach, if they would actually attempt to govern in a responsible manner, they could have easily replaced the ACA months ago. They could have even done it without needing a single Democrat voting for it.

But instead of doing their jobs, the Republicans have decided screwing over most Americans in favor of their rich Patrons is the only course to follow. And because of this, they continue to lose.
 
2017-09-27 08:19:15 AM  
He's wrong about Murkowski.

For the hospital reference, I think he's talking about Scalise (who is not a senator),
 
2017-09-27 08:22:20 AM  
Wow, just how much is Russia spending on boosting twitter posts?
 
2017-09-27 08:22:26 AM  
Amphetamines strike again!
 
2017-09-27 08:25:26 AM  
The plan is to hold the vote on Yom Kippur and hope the Jewish senators won't show up to vote NO.
 
2017-09-27 08:27:58 AM  
You know, the only real answer to the problems in the Federal government is to ban any private financial contributions to political campaigns. No corporate money, no cash from rich donors, and no personal funds used, either. Every candidate gets a set amount of funds from the Government, with which they can run their campaign. Those funds being issued one month before a primary vote, and another allotment of funds six weeks before the General vote, for those still in the race. Each candidate also would be allowed a certain amount of airtime on local television (those who transmit over public airwaves).

This is the only way we will be able to regain control of our Republic.
 
2017-09-27 08:29:08 AM  
"we have the HCare Vote, but not for Friday!"

He's delusional, as usual.
They DON'T have the votes, that's why the vote was cancelled.
Even "Lyin' Ted Cruz" isn't for it.
 
2017-09-27 08:29:11 AM  
 
2017-09-27 08:31:36 AM  
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2017-09-27 08:32:22 AM  

Basket Of Deplorables: Actually when McCain dies next year Arizona is sure to appoint a derper to replace him. That's when we really have to worry. With only 3 republican senators who oppose tossing millions off their insurance, once he goes, you know they will try to ram this through before the midterms.


The House will have to pass another bill before that though, if they want to be able to to it with only 50 votes.  So that means the shiatshow in the House from earlier this year will be repeated, in a year when the entire body is up for re-election.

This is why everyone says this needed to get done this month.  If they can't do it by 10/1/2017, then something that has already eluded them is going to get even more difficult in multiple ways.
 
2017-09-27 08:33:34 AM  

Walker: Even "Lyin' Ted Cruz" isn't for it.


Ted has been told that this repeal is bad for hu-mans. With the understanding that his constituents are hu-mans, Ted has to vote against it.
 
2017-09-27 08:41:01 AM  
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2017-09-27 08:42:05 AM  
With one Yes vote in hospital & very positive signs from Alaska and two others (McCain is out), we have the HCare Vote, but not for Friday!

So....Saturday? As a reminder for those who may have forgotten:

The Sept. 30 deadline exists because of a process known as budget reconciliation, which allows some fiscal measures to pass without the usual 60 votes. Republicans set this process in motion at the beginning of the year, when they passed a budget bill that included instructions for two committees to begin work on health-care legislation with the goal of saving federal revenue. By giving the health-care effort a fiscal goal, GOP leaders qualified that legislation to be passed by a simple majority.

Theoretically, the house can pass a new budget, but if they don't get it done by Saturday, they are essentially starting over. I don't know what the breakdown is, but I suspect that there are some Republican legislators who want this whole thing to go away for a while.
 
2017-09-27 08:44:13 AM  
Just have the vote.  When it "fails" have McConnell declare the bill passed.  Senate rules are made to be broken.
 
2017-09-27 08:53:38 AM  
Dear Sweet 6 pound, 9 ounce baby Jesus those comments
 
2017-09-27 08:54:09 AM  
Maybe it's a veiled threat.

All the newbies on the Hill are going to read it and react like skittish Zebras at the watering hole.

"Whose missing?"
"Didn't I TELL you this was gonna happen?"
"Where's Phil? Phil? Can we get a Roll Call or something?"
 
2017-09-27 08:56:26 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: With one Yes vote in hospital & very positive signs from Alaska and two others (McCain is out), we have the HCare Vote, but not for Friday!

So....Saturday? As a reminder for those who may have forgotten:

The Sept. 30 deadline exists because of a process known as budget reconciliation, which allows some fiscal measures to pass without the usual 60 votes. Republicans set this process in motion at the beginning of the year, when they passed a budget bill that included instructions for two committees to begin work on health-care legislation with the goal of saving federal revenue. By giving the health-care effort a fiscal goal, GOP leaders qualified that legislation to be passed by a simple majority.

Theoretically, the house can pass a new budget, but if they don't get it done by Saturday, they are essentially starting over. I don't know what the breakdown is, but I suspect that there are some Republican legislators who want this whole thing to go away for a while.


If they get 51 potential 'yes' votes for a repeal at any point, the GOP will ram it through, reconciliation or no. Do you really think that McConnell is above using the full nuclear option if he thinks it'll give him a win?
 
2017-09-27 08:58:02 AM  
This issue will never die. If they can't get it on its own, they'll roll it into "must pass" legislation like the debt increase or tax reform.

Maybe they're hoping people who need Medicaid to live just die of anxiety.

/single payer now
 
2017-09-27 09:00:03 AM  

deanis: road beef


Sounds delicious!

/or like a euphemism
 
2017-09-27 09:04:26 AM  

Basket Of Deplorables: Actually when McCain dies next year Arizona is sure to appoint a derper to replace him. That's when we really have to worry. With only 3 republican senators who oppose tossing millions off their insurance, once he goes, you know they will try to ram this through before the midterms.


Maybe?

I think they will still be fighting among themselves about tax reform and I can't see them taking healthcare on again during the run-up to the midterms.  Now, after the dems fail to get out the vote in 2018 and fail to take either the house or the senate THEN the republicans will take healthcare away from the non-rich.

/cynicism, it gets me through the day. miserably
//please vote, people
 
2017-09-27 09:04:59 AM  

parasol: Maybe it's a veiled threat.

All the newbies on the Hill are going to read it and react like skittish Zebras at the watering hole.

"Whose missing?"
"Didn't I TELL you this was gonna happen?"
"Where's Phil? Phil? Can we get a Roll Call or something?"


For whatever reason I read that as yiddish zebras and was amused at the kvetching about lions
 
2017-09-27 09:06:10 AM  

LordJiro: Martian_Astronomer: With one Yes vote in hospital & very positive signs from Alaska and two others (McCain is out), we have the HCare Vote, but not for Friday!

So....Saturday? As a reminder for those who may have forgotten:

The Sept. 30 deadline exists because of a process known as budget reconciliation, which allows some fiscal measures to pass without the usual 60 votes. Republicans set this process in motion at the beginning of the year, when they passed a budget bill that included instructions for two committees to begin work on health-care legislation with the goal of saving federal revenue. By giving the health-care effort a fiscal goal, GOP leaders qualified that legislation to be passed by a simple majority.

Theoretically, the house can pass a new budget, but if they don't get it done by Saturday, they are essentially starting over. I don't know what the breakdown is, but I suspect that there are some Republican legislators who want this whole thing to go away for a while.

If they get 51 potential 'yes' votes for a repeal at any point, the GOP will ram it through, reconciliation or no. Do you really think that McConnell is above using the full nuclear option if he thinks it'll give him a win?


It's probably too late at this point, but why doesn't something like this happen: A couple of democratic senators tells McConnell that they'll vote yes just to get it on the floor, but then actually vote no?
 
2017-09-27 09:07:27 AM  
Fark.  Twitter.

It's a dumb tweet from Trump that I can barely parse followed by THE SAME ACCOUNT posting a dozen or more political memes that I have already seen.

Communicating!
 
2017-09-27 09:11:19 AM  
So, 50 votes are there, but not by friday...which is the cut-off for reconciliation bills this FY.....
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Smartest guy in the room.....
 
2017-09-27 09:20:18 AM  

LarryDan43: Wow, just how much is Russia spending on boosting twitter posts?


It's actually fairly cheap. Twitter only charges a few grand
 
2017-09-27 09:20:21 AM  
It is early but is he really hoping McCain dies before the end of the month?
 
2017-09-27 09:23:33 AM  
Precident caught sayof.
 
2017-09-27 09:23:53 AM  
The purpose of this statement has nothing to do with passing anything.  It's strictly there to shift blame to his GOP "allies", especially McConnell.  An attempt to frame it such that Yertle is responsible for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, thus avoiding blame himself while also punishing his "friends".
 
2017-09-27 09:25:23 AM  

Sheila_McSly: This issue will never die. If they can't get it on its own, they'll roll it into "must pass" legislation like the debt increase or tax reform.

Maybe they're hoping people who need Medicaid to live just die of anxiety.

/single payer now


I am expecting Turtleboy to attach it to a Puerto Rico aid bill.
 
2017-09-27 09:33:38 AM  

deanis: Garage toilet road beef, ants computer wind marker! Spam phone doctor bristle! Drums Penis!


You had me fooled until, "penis".
 
2017-09-27 09:36:34 AM  
Dang that ivan trumpovich bot has some Daddy issues
 
2017-09-27 09:38:00 AM  

WI241TH: As for the hospitalization, Trump appears to be referring to Thad Cochran from Mississippi, who is in his home state recovering from a urological issue but not hospitalized.


Old Vietnam injury?
 
2017-09-27 09:42:01 AM  

snowshovel: A couple of democratic senators tells McConnell that they'll vote yes just to get it on the floor, but then actually vote no?


1. You may one day need his vote/GOP whipping powers for bipartisan stuff
2. The repercussions could be dire vis a vis funding for your state
3. The repercussions could be dire vis a vis your position on a committee
4. McConnell would most certainly use his vast influence to undermine you back in your home state, making reelection difficult/costly

There are a ton of reasons that would be a terrible, terrible idea, even if McConnell is a turd.
 
2017-09-27 09:42:27 AM  
I wonder if he's telegraphing his conviction that he'll force the GOP to push through the nuclear option so he can get it passed after Sept. 30. To be honest, I don't even know what that would require. A simple majority vote?
 
2017-09-27 09:51:46 AM  
"The president clearly speaks for himself."  You can expect to hear these words tumbling off of the Huckabeast's lips at today's presser.
 
2017-09-27 09:58:44 AM  

deanis: Garage toilet road beef, ants computer wind marker! Spam phone doctor bristle! Drums Penis!


Those are fantastic candidates for computer passwords. Thanks!
 
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