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  • The sooner the president realizes that Ryan is an establishment swamp dwelling snake...

    03/29/2017 4:54:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 69 replies
    The sooner the president realizes that Ryan is an establishment swamp dwelling snake...that's going to suck him down into the swampy quicksand and destroy his chances of enacting HIS agenda the better off he and we will be. Ryan represents the enemy within! Trump won the election already! Now it's his duty is to change gears, uphold the constitution, drain the swamp and MAGA. Quit screwing around with unwanted, unpopular, unsustainable, unconstitutional health care schemes. Push for and accept nothing less than a full repeal on Obamacare and then get to work enacting the rest of HIS MAGA agenda!! And...
  • Paul Ryan sells out conservatives with healthcare surrender

    03/29/2017 1:18:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    the Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | BY MARK MECKLER
    When Mitt Romney selected Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, people cheered. He was young, attractive, idealistic, and — doggone it! — he did P90x. Images of him lifting weights bounced across the internet. Surely this is what the GOP needed, they said. New blood. Youth. Strength. The fact that his losing bid against Barack Obama and Joe Biden was the high mark of his career says a great deal about his legacy. His lack of true leadership has grown more and more evident. During the last week, Speaker Ryan's stature managed to shrink in regard to Congress, and...
  • The Systems President

    03/29/2017 11:14:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | March 29, 2017 | Scott Adams
    Was President Trump’s first attempt at getting a healthcare bill a failure? Your answer to that question probably depends on whether you are a goals-thinker or a systems-thinker. If you see the world in terms of goals, you would say the healthcare bill did not get enough votes on the first try, and therefore it is clearly a Trump/Ryan failure. But if you see the world in terms of systems, things look a lot better. I talk about the advantages of systems over goals in my book. The quick summary is that a system is something you do on a...
  • Gaffney: Ryan Should Resign as Speaker Because ‘He’s Not a Reliable Partner for the President’

    03/29/2017 10:39:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Mar 17 | John Hayward
    On Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily, SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam asked guest Frank Gaffney about a post he wrote on the Center for Security Policy blog, in which he endorsed a call by Jeanine Pirro of Fox News for House Speaker Paul Ryan to resign following the failure of the House Obamacare replacement bill. As he wrote in the post, Gaffney stipulated that “health care is not my field, by any means,” so he did not mean to criticize the substance of the ill-fated House bill. “I think what is of concern is that this was a doomed approach,” he said....
  • Sean Spicer Comments Show Priebus Is In Trouble

    03/29/2017 8:18:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/28/17 | George Rasley
    The establishment media would like Americans to believe that after the implosion of the Ryancare bill there is an unbridgeable rift between conservatives and President Trump, but the facts are quite the opposite. In our article “The Deal Breaker In #Ryancare” we reminded President Trump that in his book The Art of the Deal he offered the following advice about negotiation, “What you should never do is pay too much, even if that means walking away…”. Priebus RyanYesterday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said at his daily briefing, President Trump sensed that he was going to end up with...
  • A Poll, did you support Trump or Freedom Caucus?

    03/27/2017 5:04:01 PM PDT · by MNDude · 151 replies
    I've heard a lot of differing views directing anger, disappointment and relief at the various parties in Washington lately. So I'm wanting to take a poll. Did you support passage of Trump's and Ryan's healthcare bill? Or Did you support Freedom Caucus stopping it?
  • Paul Ryan’s Catastrophic Lack of Political Skill and Judgment

    03/27/2017 7:03:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 27,2017 | By John Ellis
    With control of House, Senate and the Presidency, and with so much that cries out to be done after eight years of Obama inaction and/or mismanagement, Republicans have a golden opportunity to advance their own electoral fortunes by doing well for their country. But all of this is endangered by the fact that their major congressional leader is a man without political instincts, skills, or judgment. It’s unfair to say that he is a RINO, or to question his value to the party as the source of ideas that are sometimes very useful. But it is not unfair to say...
  • Paul Ryan: House Republicans will continue their push for health-care reform this year

    03/27/2017 7:53:21 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 51 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 27 | Mike Debonis
    House Speaker Paul D. Ryan told Republican donors Monday that he intends to continue pushing for an overhaul of the nation’s health-care system by working “on two tracks” as he also pursues other elements of President Trump’s agenda. “We are going to keep getting at this thing,” Ryan said three days after intraparty opposition forced him to pull the American Health Care Act after it became clear it did not have enough Republican votes to pass.
  • MAGA Questions Requiring Immediate Answers

    03/27/2017 6:56:31 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 9 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | March 27, 2017 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    By Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo Last week, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives failed to pass the one thing they have consistently preached since 2010: a repeal of Obamacare. It was the latest (and most severe) setback since President Trump took office just two months ago. The fallout of this failure is a fiasco for Republicans and, in particular, President Trump. Before another Republican failure finds itself on the doorsteps of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, below are some questions for your, and the administration’s, serious consideration. To the following questions we offer no answers. It is the job of those in...
  • McCaughey on Health Care: Ryan 'Looks Like a Boy Scout But Wasn't Prepared'

    03/27/2017 4:43:37 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-27-17 | Cavuto
    Former Lieutenant Gov. Betsy McCaughey (R-New York) said Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) misled Congress and President Trump as he crafted the failed ObamaCare replacement bill. "He looks like a boy scout but he wasn't prepared," McCaughey, author of "Beating ObamaCare" said, in reference to the Boy Scout motto of 'Be Prepared'.
  • How Trump's presidency is succeeding

    03/27/2017 4:21:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 27, 2017 | James Hohmann, The Washington Post
    Reading some of the news coverage this weekend, one might get the impression that Donald Trump's failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act is akin to Woodrow Wilson not getting the League of Nations ratified. In other words, a fatal blow to his presidency. That's hooey. Health care is a siren song that has seduced many presidents since Harry Truman called for a national insurance program in 1945. Bill Clinton, for instance, spent far more political capital on the issue than Trump during his first year as president. His party also controlled both chambers of Congress, and he too failed...
  • That's it? They're just giving up?

    03/27/2017 7:04:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 104 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/27/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Get back to work and do your jobs, Republicans (and that goes for Trump, too). After seven years of telling us they would repeal and replace ObamaCare at the first opportunity, the Republican House worked on it all of 63 days before apparently deciding it could not do so - despite a Republican majority in the Senate (however small) and a Republican president prepared to sign the bill. Did they ever intend to do this in the first place?
  • This healthcare debate among the GOP factions is absolutely stupid and counterproductive

    03/26/2017 5:08:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies
    This is absolutely stupid. These long drawn out debates within the GOP struggling to settle on the nitty gritty about what and who should be covered and at what price is ridiculous. It's NOT your job, gentlemen. All you are doing is playing into the socialist democrats hands. Please consult your pocket constitutions and discover that the power to make these decisions regarding health care and insurance, etc, is not an enumerated power and is not delegated by the constitution to the congress or the federal government. It's reserved to the states and the people. Get OUT of it!! Conservatives...
  • New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will ‘explode’

    03/26/2017 1:29:57 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 111 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | March 26, 2017 3:15 am | AP and WTOP Staff
    ATLANTA (AP) — Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that “ObamaCare will explode.” Premiums have risen and major insurers have backed out of the state markets where people can buy insurance online under Obama’s signature health care law. But people who say it saved their lives or helped them start a business want lawmakers to fix these problems, not encourage them. “It does need its fixes, I totally see that,” said Inge Hafkemeyer, 57,...
  • My Final Thoughts on The Failed Healthcare Reform…

    03/25/2017 6:47:57 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 92 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 03/24/2017 | Sundance
    CTH has fought this for years. The best thing we can do now is to try and assist people with information that will help them make forward decisions. It isn’t Paul Ryan’s fault and I’ll explain on that later. First the foundations: All DC Republicans and all DC Democrats are the DC UniParty. The DC UniParty is fueled by special interest donor lobbying money. The DC UniParty created Obamacare and the DC UniParty wants ObamaCare to remain in place. For six years we have attempted, and failed, to educate people on the UniParty. There is only one political party in...
  • Trump Showed Himself to Be More Responsible Than the Politicians on Both Sides of the Aisle

    03/26/2017 8:18:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/26/17 | Ron A.Y. Rich
    Trump Wasn't Shown Up by the Health Care Rejection; The simpletons who are gloating that the rejection of the Health Care Repeal and Replace legislation shows that Trump is no longer a master at the Art of the Deal seem to overlook one simple fact. Every deal with a chance of closing has to have two parties with open minds who WANT a deal. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton got things done because they had negotiating partners. The Democrats until the end refused to even consider a deal on the Trump-Ryan health care repeal and replace bill, which required the...
  • White House Opens Door to Democrats in Wake of Health-Bill Failure

    03/26/2017 5:56:40 PM PDT · by Toaster tank · 144 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/26/2017 | SIOBHAN HUGHES
    Days after the House GOP health bill collapsed due to a lack of support from Republicans, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus brought up the idea of working with Democrats multiple times, leaving little doubt that the White House intended to send a message to the hard-line Republican flank.
  • Meadows says Obamacare repeal is alive, Trump will deliver

    03/26/2017 8:20:43 PM PDT · by blueplum · 81 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 26 March 2017 9:26 AM | Joseph Lawler
    House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows on Sunday shrugged off taunts from President Trump, saying that health care reform was still alive and that congressional Republicans would aim to pass legislation for Trump to sign. Friday's failure on healthcare legislation, the North Carolina Republican said, does not mean that the effort to replace Obamacare is dead. "To put a stake in it today would not be accurate," the North Carolina Repubican said on ABC's This Week, explaining that the intra-party conversations in the past two days have been about regrouping on healthcare. He said that it will be the...
  • Why Steve Bannon Might Be the Winner of the GOP’s Health-Care Civil War

    03/26/2017 4:33:28 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    NYMag ^ | 24 Mar, 2017 | Gabriel Sherman
    With hours to go before the House is set to (finally) vote on Paul Ryan’s health-care bill, the Trump administration is putting a full-court press on recalcitrant Republicans to rally votes. Last night, the White House sent senior officials including Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon to Capitol Hill to deliver an ultimatum to wavering House members: Pass the bill or Trump is moving on to other priorities. The message was intended to put blame for a failed vote on Congress. The failure to repeal and replace Obamacare would be a stinging...
  • How a secret Freedom Caucus pact brought down Obamacare repeal (Conspiracy Theory)

    03/26/2017 11:57:37 AM PDT · by blueplum · 130 replies
    Politico ^ | 26 March 2016 7:03AM/9:39 update | Rachael Bade, Josh Dawsey and Jennifer Haberkorn
    The behind-the-scenes story of the staredown between a few dozen conservative true believers and a novice president. ....In a conference room in the Rayburn House Office Building, the group met that evening and made a secret pact. No member would commit his vote before consulting with the entire group — not even if Trump himself called to ask for an on-the-spot commitment. The idea, hatched by Freedom Caucus Vice Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), was to bind them together in negotiations and ensure the White House or House leaders could not peel them off one by one. Twenty-eight of the...
  • A big hit on Obamacare for Trump brings a businessman’s reaction: He’s moving on

    03/25/2017 7:14:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    mcclatchydc.com ^ | By Anita Kumar and Franco Ordońez McClatchy Washington Bureau
    President Donald Trump pauses in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Friday, March 24, 2017, during an announcement on the approval of a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project. *****************************************************************Evan Vucci AP WASHINGTON Donald Trump ran for president as a businessman who could make a deal. But on Friday, he failed to close the biggest deal of his young presidency.And then, like a businessman, he moved on. “That’s what you have to do in business if you fail,” said Rep. Roger Williams, a Texas Republican and, perhaps...
  • Paul Ryan: Failure of Obamacare Replacement Makes Tax Reform Harder

    03/25/2017 8:46:50 AM PDT · by davikkm · 76 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN CARNEY
    The White House tried very hard Friday to send a clear message that the success of President Donald Trump’s tax and infrastructure agenda does not turn on the fate of the Obamacare replacement bill. House Speaker Paul Ryan, only minutes after pulling his health care bill, appeared to at least partially contradict that. “Yes. This does make tax reform more difficult,” Ryan said. “But it does not in any way make it impossible.” Even though Ryan went on to say the House would “proceed with tax reform,” he appeared to be far less optimistic than the two top Trump administration...
  • Disgusting: The Freedom Caucus Saves Obamacare Again

    03/25/2017 5:33:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 345 replies
    american spectator ^ | David Catron
    AHCA was pulled from the floor yet again this afternoon, and it now is probable that Obamacare will be the law of the land for years to come. This is an utter disaster for U.S. health care, not to mention individual liberty, and the responsibility rests squarely on shoulders of a small cadre of political opportunists with the effrontery to call themselves the “House Freedom Caucus.” These people held out for the impossible — full repeal of Obamacare in one fell swoop — and have thus destroyed the only realistic opportunity their party will have in the near future to...
  • Discussion About Replacement Speaker of the House Intensifies in White House, Congress (trunc.)

    03/25/2017 6:27:46 AM PDT · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | Mar. 24, 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Full Title: "Exclusive — Discussion About GOP Replacement to Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House Intensifies in White House, Congress" Text: Republican officials in Congress and the White House are now openly discussing finding a GOP replacement to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, after Ryan failed to pass the American Health Care Act out of the House and misled the public and President Donald Trump when he promised repeatedly the bill would pass
  • Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 3.25.2017

    03/25/2017 5:42:17 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 4 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 3.25.2017 | David Blackmon
    - Hard starboard! No, make that port! No, starboard! No, wait…: That crashing sound you heard around 2:30 CT Friday was the GOP’s chances of holding both houses of congress in 2018 running upon the shoals of Obamacare. Unlike the Democrats in Congress, Republicans have always had a very hard time goose-stepping in lockstep on any piece of legislation – unless it is simply a repeal bill they know will fail in the senate – and the party’s pitiful congressional leadership couldn’t hold the caucus together. Thus, as is so often the case with a Republican congress, it proves yet...
  • RUMORS: If RyanCare fails, Trey Gowdy may replace Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House

    03/24/2017 3:15:43 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 201 replies
    With the likely failure of RyanCare on the horizon, the landscape of the Republican party may drastically restructure itself. Ryans heathcare bill was supposed to be a full repeal and replacement of ObamaCare, but many conservatives have abandoned Ryan’s bill, citing it keeps many of President Obama’s policies intact. As a result, President Trump modestly went to Capitol Hill and urged congress and threatened their chances of reelection if they fail to launch. Paul Ryan barely received an endorsement from Donald Trump given Ryan’s stigma of being a Republican In Name Only. Enter Trey Gowdy, the man who publicly lambasted...
  • Time to replace Paul Ryan as House speaker

    03/25/2017 3:58:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 127 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 3/25/17 | J. Marsolo
    Paul Ryan failed miserably in his first important task for the Trump agenda. Since 2009, the Republicans have campaigned in the elections of 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 that they would repeal and replace Obamacare. One would think that given this history, the Republican leaders, such as Ryan, would have a well thought out plan to repeal Obamacare. Ryan probably did not believe that Trump would win and was unprepared to lead the fight to repeal Obamacare. Ryan did not support Trump during the primaries and did his best to damage Trump. Moreover, since Trump's election in November, Ryan and...
  • Trump Calls House Freedom Caucus ‘Friends,’ Predicts ‘What’s Going to Come … Is a Better Bill’

    03/24/2017 4:41:27 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 91 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 03/24/2017 | Melissa Quinn
    Following House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to withdraw a bill repealing and replacing Obamacare, President Donald Trump attempted to mend the factions of the Republican conference and reiterated his support for the House Freedom Caucus. “This is a hard time for them,” Trump said of the Freedom Caucus. “This is a hard vote.” Republicans were supposed to vote on the plan partially repealing and replacing Obamacare on Friday. But Ryan notified members this afternoon he decided to pull the health care bill after a number of conservative and centrist Republicans rebelled against it. During a press conference with reporters, Ryan...
  • Ryan: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

    03/24/2017 2:40:30 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 67 replies
    POLITICO ^ | March 24, 2017 | Madeline Conway
    After withdrawing his health care bill from the House floor in an embarrassing defeat, Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that “Obamacare is the law of the land” and will remain so “for the foreseeable future.” “I don't know what else to say other than Obamacare is the law of the land,” Ryan told reporters shortly after House Republicans canceled a planned afternoon vote on their alternative to Barack Obama’s 2010 health care reform law. “It's gonna remain the law of the land until it's replaced,” Ryan continued. “We did not have quite the votes to replace this law. And, so,...
  • Paul Ryan Takes the Barzini Meeting

    03/24/2017 5:31:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 24, 2017 | Michael Walsh
    And yet Paul Ryan walked straight into the Barzini trap that president Trump set for him. By insisting that the voters desired "Repeal and Replace" when in fact all anybody wanted was "Repeal, full stop," Ryan's inner wonk superseded his duties as the speaker of the House to ensure the votes were there for the "Replace" part of the equation. That they weren't should be the end of his speakership. Apparently, Ryan had been listening to the die-hard never-Trumpers too much, and actually thought he could skate on his opposition to the insurgent outsider, whose entire campaign was based on...
  • Paul Ryan’s Job Is Now On the Line As AHCA Fails (POTUS regrets working with the speaker)

    03/24/2017 2:40:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 60 replies
    The Ring of Fire ^ | 3.24.2017
    Amid a growing frenzy in Congress over the postponed vote for the American Health Care Act is the looming threat against Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s very livelihood. As the health care bill continues to sink, many are beginning to wonder if it is a sign that Ryan should not be at the helm in the House as well. President Trump was asked today during a brief press gaggle if he felt Speaker Ryan should remain in his position if the AHCA failed to pass. Willing to remain publicly loyal to Ryan for now, at least, Trump said “yes.”...
  • Trump: Ryan should remain Speaker even if healthcare vote fails

    03/24/2017 1:48:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 24, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump said Friday that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) should remain Speaker even if the afternoon vote on the GOP healthcare plan fails. “Yes,” he said when asked whether Ryan should keep his job.
  • Speaker Ryan’s Last-Minute Changes Mean GOP Must Pass RyanCare to Know What’s in It

    03/24/2017 10:33:15 AM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | SEAN MORAN
    Speaker Paul Ryan, by making several eleventh-hour changes, demands that Republicans pass the Obamacare replacement bill without fully knowing what is in it. Former Speaker John Boehner once criticized Democrats for not knowing the contents of Obamacare before passing the bill. He said, “Have you read the bill? Have you read the reconciliation bill? Have you read the manager’s amendment? Hell no, you haven’t!” Ironically, Republican leadership is using the same tactics Democrats employed to pass Obamacare to repeal and replace it with Ryancare. Republicans in Congress criticized the cloak-and-dagger tactics utilized by the GOP leadership, including fast-tracking the bill....
  • Ryan Might Pull RyanCare

    03/24/2017 9:47:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 24, 2017 | Tim Alberta
    Source just now: They might pull the bill altogether. They're getting farther from, not closer to, 215.
  • Exclusive – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer: GOP Congressmen Lose Whether AHCA Passes or Fails

    03/24/2017 8:46:46 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    The No. 2 House Democrat told Breitbart News late Thursday House Republicans will suffer at the polls no matter how they vote for the American Health Care Act, the health insurance industry rescue program crafted by Speaker Paul Ryan (R.-WI). “The Republican Party has a bad product and they ought to go back to the drawing board, but I doubt they are going to do that,” said Rep. Steny Hoyer (D.-MD), who as the Minority Whip is junior only to Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D.-CA) among House Democrats. “In my opinion, their members will lose politically, whether it passes...
  • Polls: Ryancare Even More Unpopular Than Obamacare and Hillarycare

    03/24/2017 8:36:42 AM PDT · by detective · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Mar 2017 | Neil Munro
    Multiple polls show that the GOP’s Ryancare healthcare plan is even more unpopular than the perpetually unpopular Obamacare plan or the Democrats’ 1993 “Hillarycare” plan, says FiveThirtyEight.com, which analyses polls, surveys, and data. The GOP overhaul “is much more disliked than the ACA [Obamacare] and [President Bill] Clinton’s health care reform bill were when they were first introduced,” the site reported. March 23. “Across nine surveys, the [American Health Care Act] has garnered an average of just 32 percent in favor compared with 45 percent opposed.”
  • Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 3.24.2017

    03/24/2017 4:20:35 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX
    DB Daily Update ^ | 3.24.2017 | David Blackmon
    - It’s seeming increasingly likely that House Speaker Paul Ryan is indeed working to sabotage the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, as has long been rumored. Absent that motivation, it’s hard to explain why any Speaker would call a vote for what is supposed to be one of his two top priorities for the session before he knows he has the votes in-hand. But that’s exactly what the Speaker did yesterday, only to cancel the scheduled vote late in the afternoon when it became obvious the voters weren’t there. A very smart lawyer once told me that you don’t...
  • Just repeal

    03/23/2017 12:45:24 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    Da Tech Guy ^ | March 23, 2017 | JD Rucker
    As I write this, the House is pushing for a floor vote on the American Health Care Act. It “hangs in the balance” as some mainstream media news outlets are saying, but that doesn’t really paint the picture properly. In reality, it hangs over the GOP’s head in two major ways. If it passes, things get really interesting in the Senate. There, the GOP cannot afford more than a couple of internal detractors and in the current form, there are more than enough. We haven’t seen the final version, but unless major changes were made, it’s very possible it could...
  • What’s So Hard About Repeal and Replace

    03/23/2017 7:45:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-23-17 | MOTUS
    <p>I find myself increasingly ambivalent about the fate of the RyanCare bill. I don’t relish handing the media another reason for a 2 week news cycle bashing of the President; on the other hand this is not what I signed on for and I’m betting it’s not what you signed on for either.</p>
  • Why President Trump's abysmal popularity rating won't hurt him

    03/22/2017 10:15:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Week ^ | March 22, 2017 | Scott Galupo
    If you perked up at news this week that President Trump's approval rating had dipped to 37 percent, according to figures tracked by Gallup, you should un-perk. The truth is, whether Trump is in the 30s or 40s — or even 20s or 50s — simply doesn't matter much. For those of us between the ages of 25 and 100 years old, this is going to take some getting used to. We are accustomed to believing that a president needs to be popular to see his agenda become law. Presidents from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush used their political...
  • House GOP leaders emerge from late-night meeting without yet securing enough votes

    03/22/2017 8:54:03 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/22/2017 | MJ Lee, Deirdre Walsh, Phil Mattingly and Lauren Fox
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump and House Republicans are still scrambling to reach a deal on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare ahead of what is expected to be a dramatic vote Thursday. House Speaker Paul Ryan held a long meeting Wednesday night in his office with moderate Republicans. Cameras from networks were set up for possible reactions and readouts, but it was clear leadership had no good news to share. With the exception of a few members who rushed away without speaking to press, all leaders, including Ryan, ducked out using side exits.
  • Gun Owners of America: Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0 Still Contains Gun Control

    03/22/2017 5:36:06 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/22/2017 | Awr Hawkins
    Gun Owners of America (GOA) is warning that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.o still contains measures that will allow doctors, insurance companies, and the ATF to use medical records to further a gun control agenda. GOA points out that it opposed “the original Obamacare” because it threatened Second Amendment rights and they are concerned about Ryan’s new healthcare push for the same reasons. {..snip..}
  • The American Health Care Act is a great, and necessary, start

    03/22/2017 8:16:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/17 | Herman Cain
    There is no other way to rebuild the house that was torn down by the Unaffordable Care Act. In my commentary this past Sunday, I broadly explained why there is no before the Unaffordable Care Act to go back to. Maybe it was too broad, because some Senators and House Republicans are still saying the American Health Care Act does not go far enough on delivering what was promised to the American people. Republicans promised to repeal the UCA, but they did not say how. The House Republicans came up with a three-phase approach to get as much of the...
  • Trump Warns House Republicans: Repeal Health Law or Lose Your Seats

    03/22/2017 7:32:10 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 79 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/22/2017 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on recalcitrant Republicans to support a sweeping bill to overhaul the health care system, threatening wavering lawmakers in his party with political payback if they failed to get behind a measure that has become an early test of his negotiating power. In a series of meetings and phone calls at the White House and on Capitol Hill, Mr. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Republican congressional leaders haggled with holdouts over details as they struggled to assemble a majority to support a bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable...
  • House Speaker Ryan agrees Republican majority at risk if Obamacare replacement bill fails this week

    03/21/2017 9:34:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 76 replies
    House Speaker Paul Ryan agreed Tuesday with PresidentDonald Trump that Republicans risk losing control of Congress if they don't unify this week to force passage of the leading bill to replace key parts of the Affordable Care Act. Ryan said he disagreed with the notion that there are not enough votes to pass that bill on Thursday. "Yes, absolutely," Ryan said when asked if he agreed with Trump's personal admonition to GOP House members during a visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday that "many" of them would lose their seats if they voted against the bill. "The president of the...
  • House Freedom Caucus: Last-Minute RyanCare Amendments Too Little, Too Late

    03/21/2017 5:33:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/21/17 | NEIL W. MCCABE
    A spokeswoman for the House Freedom Caucus told Breitbart News the technical and Medicare-related changes to the RyanCare bill up for a House floor vote Thursday will not save the bill from defeat. “The amendments offered by Republican leadership do little to address the serious concerns of House conservatives,” said Alyssa Farah, the caucus communications director. “At this time, the bill does not have the votes to pass,” she said. “The Freedom Caucus will continue to work with House colleagues, the Senate, and the White House to find a path forward that works for the American people.” Speaker of the...
  • Here's what happened this week that guaranteed Trump's re-election and GOP gains in 2018 and 2020

    03/19/2017 8:19:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/19/2017 | Grover Norquist
    Remember the date of March 13, 2017. It was the day President Trump was guaranteed his re-election and Republican congressional gains in 2018 and 2020. It's not complicated. Follow along. The Congressional Budget Office released its study of Trump and Paul Ryan's plan to repeal Obamacare and begin to reform our healthcare system. It had many numbers. Only two mattered: taxes and spending. CBO announced that the repeal bill reduces taxes by almost $900 billion and reduces federal spending by $1.2 trillion over the next decade. This reduces deficit spending by $300 billion over the next 10 years. Thus the...
  • Author Of Key Ryan Tax Reform Plank Is Berkeley Professor Who Advised Kerry

    03/19/2017 8:28:57 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/19/17 | David M. Drucker
    House Speaker Paul Ryan's ambitious tax overhaul relies on an import tax concept originally developed by a Berkeley economist who once advised Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. Alan J. Auerbach is the director of the Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as an economic counselor to Kerry during his 2004 presidential campaign. He also happens to be known as the godfather of "border adjustability," the linchpin of the tax reform plan that Ryan, a conservative Wisconsin Republican, is attempting to sell to the White House and push through...
  • Is Trump silencing Ryan like he did Romney?

    03/17/2017 7:43:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    If you follow the logic of an unnamed White House staffer in the Atlantic, the whole idea that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was being considered to be President Trump's secretary of state was a ruse from the beginning. Romney was one of Trump's biggest critics before the election. And after Trump declined to pick him for secretary of state, how could he criticize Trump going forward and not have it look like sour grapes? “ ‘Judas Iscariot got 30 pieces of silver; Mitt Romney got a dish of frog legs at Jean-Georges. And even at that, it was the appetizer...
  • Why Trump may dump House Republicans

    03/16/2017 10:29:23 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | 7:00pm | Rich Lowry
    The bill has had the worst rollout of any major piece of legislation in memory, and failure is very much an option. If the proposal falters, it will be a political debacle that could poison President Trump’s relationship with Congress. This is a product of how the Republican sweep of 2016 was won on separate tracks. Trump tore up many Republican orthodoxies and went out and found a different way to unlock the electoral map, winning in the industrial Midwest. Congressional Republicans more or less stuck with the usual script, kept Trump at arm’s length and held their majorities in...