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  1. What they voted for and what they think now are two different things though. The Senators have to openly listen to their constituents at all times. There was a poll the other day where 12% of people in key Trump counties supported the GOP healthcare bill.
  2. The single payer has been gaining a lot of steam. Latest poll I saw last month was 33% said they wanted single payer and that was up 5 points from the last poll in January. No shock though that the Dems don't advocate it. Their donors would never allow that. Outside of a few that I could see *possibly* doing it, the establishment Dems will never advocate single payer.
  3. Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.” In a remarkable public break with one of his earliest political supporters, Mr. Trump complained that Mr. Sessions’s decision ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel that should not have happened. “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Mr. Trump said. It's a pretty long article so here is the rest: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/us/politics/trump-interview-sessions-russia.html This is my main issue with Trump. The guy just blames and blames and blames and takes zero responsibility for anything. That is not what a leader does.
  4. I think that's what it meant. It said "McConnell can only lose two votes from Republicans 52-48 majority in the 100-seat Senate to pass healthcare legislation", meaning a third lost vote would kill it. I think they're at 4 lost votes right now.
  5. I definitely hear what you are saying. Personally I would find it just as weird if a Democrat said it, but in the States it's turned into to "defend the party over looking at things logically" in many cases.
  6. Repealing Obamacare alone would leave 32 million more uninsured: CBO WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if Obamacare is repealed without a replacement, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office reported late on Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed fellow Senate Republicans to reach an agreement on overhauling the country's healthcare law. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to hold a vote for a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act next week after a bill to repeal and replace collapsed on Monday with the Republican party sharply divided. According to the CBO, a nonpartisan office that analyzes pending legislation, 17 million Americans would lose health insurance alone in 2018 with a repeal while premiums on individual insurance plans would rise 25 percent next year and double by 2026. Trump told 49 Republican senators at a White House lunch on Wednesday that he wanted more than a straight repeal. After taking a hands-off approach to the healthcare debate last week and suggesting on Tuesday that he was fine with letting Obamacare fail, Trump on Wednesday demanded that senators stay in Washington through their planned August recess until they can find common ground on healthcare. "We're close. We're very close," Trump said at the start of the meeting. He demanded that lawmakers keep their campaign promises to repeal and replace Obamacare and find a new approach to healthcare. "We can repeal, but we should repeal and replace, and we shouldn’t leave town until this is complete," he said. After the lunch, McConnell said he will go ahead with a vote early next week to begin debate on a repeal of the ACA, former President Barack Obama's signature legislation, despite indications it will fail after the defections on Tuesday of at least three Republican senators. Moderate Republican Senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Shelley Moore Capito said they oppose McConnell's plan for a repeal that would take effect in two years, giving Congress time to develop a replacement. All three attended the lunch. With Democrats united in opposition to repeal, McConnell can only lose two votes from Republicans' 52-48 majority in the 100-seat Senate to pass healthcare legislation. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-idUSKBN1A40UX?il=0
  7. 100% what Tortorella said above me. It makes it sound like the guy has no ability to control himself without his wife around and that he can't be trusted not to dumb sh*t if he drinks alcohol. That's one thing if you are a normal civilian, but that doesn't sound like the kind of person I want to run a country.
  8. Yeah, the fact that Pence can't dine alone with a woman who isn't his wife, nor will he attend functions without his wife when alcohol is being served, is pretty damn messed up. Trump may be stupid, but Pence is a scary religious zealot.
  9. Haha yeah as soon as I realized it was becoming a "Kurt's son" angle (no pun intended), I started to think that Dixie wouldn't have been that bad of an idea. Oh well, Gable is the true star of that team and it's going to be awesome to see what he can do on his own.
  10. If this Angle thing tonight turns out to be Dixie Carter it's going to be an epic bomb of a segment seeing as 90% of casual fans have zero idea who she is.
  11. Or another Trump fan favorite: "Looks like another body in the Hillary/Bill murder pile". Derp.
  12. Donald Trump has been filmed remarking to the French President that his wife is in "such good physical shape". Mr Trump made the remark twice, adding "beautiful" as he gestured at Brigette Macron. The French First Lady responded by putting her arm round Melania Trump, while Emmanuel Macron looked on. How can one human being be so bloody awkward?
  13. I don't think Clinton is stupid or an idiot, at least in terms of smarts. I do however think she came off as, and was, a pompous arrogant elitist who ran one one of the worst campaigns that I have ever seen. She thought she had the election in the bag and did zero to make people want to vote for her.
  14. If Hillary was blabbing about it like a complete moron, then yeah she would probably be in hot water. But Clinton is a career politician who isn't a massive idiot like Junior. He brought this upon himself.
  15. You are correct, but there are other crimes and laws that could have been broken here. Paul Rosenzweig is former deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security, founder of Red Branch Consulting and a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Collusion is not a federal crime (except in the unique case of antitrust law), so we should all just stop using “collusion” as a short-hand for criminality. But that doesn’t mean that the alleged cooperation between the Trump campaign and Russia is of no criminal interest. To the contrary, if true, it may have violated any number of criminal prohibitions. For example, if Donald Trump Jr. sought “dirt” on Hillary Clinton from the Russians, he might be charged with conspiring to violate the election laws of the United States, which prohibit foreign nationals from contributing any “thing of value” to an electoral campaign. The opposition dirt is at least plausibly a thing of value. And to the extent that the Trump campaign aided, abetted or advised the Russians (or any other hackers) about what would be most useful to steal from the Democrats or how best to enhance the impact of their release, they may well have violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Of course, none of this excuses the apparent cover-up, which is often as bad as the original crime. Lying to the federal government in your registration forms or your security application is a false statement. Using the wires to perpetrate your crime is often wire fraud. In short, let’s stop talking about “collusion” and instead talk about real crimes that may, or may not, be proven—violations of election law, computer hacking, false statements and wire fraud.