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Category Archive: Obamacare

Oct 14 2013

John McCain thinks we should be magnanimous with the Teaparty

I’m not crazy abut McCain, but I don’t hold the man in contempt like I do his Teaparty cohorts. His former campaign manager, Steve Irwin Schmidt who you often see on MSNBC, is about the best GOP contributor on any cable news outlet in my opinion. It’s good to have a sane Senator like McCain …

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Jun 21 2013

Obama hates Catholic children!

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President Obama unveiled his latest attack on religion, children, and apple pie this morning. And he had the nerve to do it in Belfast, Ireland! But you have to read between the lines, or better yet not read it at all. Obama said in part, “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings, …

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May 16 2013

Another reason to love Twitter

Wasn’t there an episode of Seinfeld where the sleazy ambulance chasing lawyer paradied the OJ trial and berated Kramer for allowing the defense to get ahold of a key piece of evidence? Something similar happened with the 37th appeal of Obamacare and House GOP loudmouths on Twitter today. My colleagues at Daily Kos grabbed a few …

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Jun 28 2012

The usual suspects go collectively insane

The good news for the extreme right is the ACA will help them cover the new expenses incurred by antidepressants and blood pressure meds. The bad news is that may not be anywhere near enough to ease their rage. Some right-wing reaction below the fold.

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Apr 12 2012

Romneycare turns six in the Bay State

It’s true that politicians will twist themselves into supple shapes to appeal to voters. But Romney’s contortions so far have already been unprecedented. In classic baby-eating conservative form, Romney’s best acrobatics may still be ahead, because one of the the biggest challenge he faces concerns Romney’s most effective and humane work as a political animal: the Massachusetts Healthcare Reform package which turned …

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Mar 31 2012

Let’s put the Koch Brothers’ evil in perspective

I don’t actually believe the Koch Brothers are the anti-Christ. It’s just that they’re so, so fucking evil. In every way evil can be measured. Right now those two diseased humans are one the biggest forces trying to end any hope of affordable insurance for all Americans. Here’s just one tiny example of the needless suffering these assholes hope …

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Mar 18 2012

Hey big spender!

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The Atlantic reposts a graph from The Economist showing the increase in government spending in the first three years of the first term of the last seven presidents. Guess who wins Biggest Spender in Chief?

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Nov 13 2011

GOP debate clownary: Bachmann-Perry overdrive

Clownary may not be the best word, I’m open to suggestions for the phenomenon where a candidate makes utterly false statements dripping with self-confidence for the error and oozing contempt for the facts. But whatever the term, last night’s GOP debate was disappointing. There were plenty of losing statements, few zingers, and the biggest loser of all had to be CBS …

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Oct 25 2011

The lesson of my medical bills: Why I’m a progressive

Last month I got hurt bad enough to spend several days in the hospital, during which time I got a bunch of expensive treatment and tests. The bills have started rolling in now and one of the larger ones had two numbers on it: the $13,000 and change I would have owed vs the roughly $5,000 the …

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