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The GOP Tax Bill is an Abomination. Now Get Mad.

I woke up this morning with a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, because I knew that as soon as I turned on my phone, I’d get a notification of the Republican’s “accomplishment” on my phone. Late last night, the Republican Party displayed their true colors by passing their tax bill that, …Continue reading […]

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McCain May Sink Obamacare and Screw America After All

For those of you on tenterhooks concerning the disastrous new GOP tax bill, your worrying is about to get worse: John McCain, the deciding vote in killing the last two GOP attempts to destroy Obamacare, just announced he will support this bill today, saying: “I believe this legislation, though far …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Trump is Manufacturing His Own Twisted Reality, and His People Are Buying Every Lie

In Patton Oswalt’s latest standup special on Netflix, he described the challenges of covering Donald Trump’s presidency as a comedian. He observed that as soon as he develops a joke about something Trump has said or done, it’s almost immediately old news, replaced by whatever the newest crazy thing …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Political Chemotherapy: Graham-Cassidy Would Have Killed Blue State Voters (Literally)

When the great turn-of-the-twentieth-century labor leader Samuel Gompers was quoted as saying “Reward your friends, punish your enemies,” he was putting forth a practical if somewhat Machiavellian approach to dealing with politicians on behalf of the little guy. Flash forward to 2017, when a …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Sniveling Senate Republicans Finally Accept Obamacare Repeal is Over

It’s finally over folks. Senate Republican leaders who have spent the past god knows how many years attempting to destroy Obamacare have officially pulled the plug on their latest ridiculous ACA replacement plan. They had planned a vote on the measure at the end of the month, but with not enough …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Fox News Gets Owned For Smearing Jimmy Kimmel

It now appears that Graham-Cassidy is officially dead thanks to Sen. John McCain, who bravely stood against his own party and stated unequivocally that he will not vote for the latest Obamare repeal bill. With that being done (which allows the sane to breath a huge collective sigh of relief) …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Guess Who Graham-Cassidy Hurts the Most? (Hint: It’s Not the Rich)

You can almost always be completely certain that whatever policy proposals the Republicans come up with, they will hit the most vulnerable Americans the hardest. From social welfare to health care, the Republican answer to everything is less government, more private industry, and as little …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Quote of the Week: “Lindsey Graham Is the Biggest Fraud in the Senate”

After so-called moderate Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced the worst Obamacare replacement bill of them all in a last ditched attempt to destroy health care in America, the New Republic’s Clio Chang says what we’re all thinking: If Trump’s short presidency has revealed anything, it’s that the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The New GOP Health Care Repeal Plan is the Most Terrifying of Them All

As Brit living in America, it is difficult to express the horror I feel when watching politicians play political football with people’s health care. While there are fierce debates as to how to fund the NHS, the notion that someone could not get health care because they couldn’t afford it is …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Return Of The Zombie: The GOP Is Trying to Repeal Obamacare Again, And It Might Actually Work This Time

The zombie is back. Just when you thought the crusade to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was dead — beheaded and dismembered by Lisa Murkowski, John McCain and Susan Collins, along with the entire Democratic caucus — we’re back here again, so grab your phones and town hall “DISAGREE” …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Trump Slashes Obamacare Ad Budget in Yet Another Sign of His Astonishing Cruelty

The Trump administration’s announcement that it is slashing the Affordable Care Act advertising budget by a whopping 90% is the kind of move that wins support from his ignorant base, but results in people dying and health care costs going up for everyone else. Reported Vox: Donald Trump …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Paul Ryan Just Flat Out Lied About Obamacare

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise that a free market ideologue and political hack would distort the truth and omit inconvenient facts to make their point, but House Speaker Paul Ryan’s latest Obamacare lie takes Republican dishonesty to new, truly repellant levels.  Speaking at a town …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Trump Administration is Officially Causing Health Insurance Premiums to Skyrocket

Rather than work with Democrats to reform Obamacare so that it works more efficiently, covers more people, and keeps the cost of care down, Trump and the GOP have engaged in a terrifying “burn it to the ground and offer nothing as a replacement” strategy that has failed on multiple levels. Not …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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The Triumph of Obamacare Proves That Democracy Still Exists in the Age of Trum

Watching CSPAN 2 last night as Sen. John McCain joined Sens. Collins and Murkowski in voting against the GOP’s deeply cruel and cynical “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act was perhaps the most triumphant political moment since before the 2016 election. The rest of the stories we’ve been …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Funniest Tweet of the Senate Healthcare Debacle Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

While the health care senate vote last night was nail biting, serious stuff, there was an interaction on Twitter that made me laugh out loud for several minutes. Just after the vote went through and the Republicans failed again to dismantle health care for millions of Americans, Senator Christ …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Senate Just Killed #SkinnyRepeal. Thank God.

We’ll have more on this tomorrow, but great news for the millions of Americans who stood to lose their health care during the epic drama that unfolded in the Senate tonight. From CNN: The Senate has dealt a devastating setback to the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, defeating a GOP …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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John McCain: Patriot to Pathetic Partisan

John McCain has brain cancer and if the diagnosis is correct, his remaining life expectancy can range anywhere between 12 to 60 months in the best case scenario. As an eighty year old man who was in the armed services, fought for his country in Vietnam, suffered through torture and emotional abuse …Continue reading Continue […]

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Breitbart Prays For Deaths of Americans After Trump Declares “Beginning of End” of Obamacare

Every rational analysis of every version of Trumpcare the GOP has attempted to replace Obamacare with leads to the horrifying prospect of thousands of Americans dying because they can no longer afford health insurance. These are not fictional statistics, but real world effects of gutting the ACA …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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John McCain’s Entire Legacy Depends on His Senate Healthcare Vote

Recently diagnosed with the most severe form of brain cancer, John McCain is making a dramatic return to Washington today to cast his vote to further debate in the Senate on the Obamacare repeal bill Republicans are desperate to pass. While McCain and his family deserve the utmost sympathy in …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Senate Republicans Are Playing Three-Card-Monte with Your Healthcare

Back in 2009 and early 2010, my writing endeavors mainly orbited a single issue: the passage of healthcare reform and, secondarily, the inclusion of a “public option” health insurance plan created and run by the federal government. It was a nearly year-long ordeal that included all of the drama …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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