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Name: Miles Archer
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Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
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Current location: Nevada
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White House To Spin Failure Of Health Care Bill As A Success

White House To Spin Failure Of Health Care Bill As A Success
With the deal in doubt, Trump is taking his ball and going home.
By Jason Linkins


With the passage of the American Health Care Act in grave doubt after the House of Representatives blew past their hoped-for Thursday night deadline, President Donald Trump has abruptly decided he is “done negotiating over repealing and replacing Obamacare” and is demanding a Friday vote on the bill even though it may not garner enough votes to pass.

According to Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Trump is “prepared to leave Obamacare in place.”

It’s a sudden and shocking move for a president who billed himself as a dealmaker par excellence. Repealing and replacing Obamacare was one of Trump’s “on day one” promises, and something he’s long sold as a vital first step on the way to other promises. This was so important to Trump that at one point he promised to call for a “special session” of Congress, just for the purpose of getting it done as rapidly as possible.

Now, the Trump White House has evidently decided to spin the possible failure of the AHCA as a success:


Noticeable lack of a smirk on smirking weasel Paul Ryan's face as he delivers the news to Trump


Spicer: Trump is "excited" to move on to tax reform once health care reform is behind him


Bannon told Trump to keep a "sh*t list" of House Republicans who refuse to vote for Trumpcare

Bannon told Trump to keep a ‘sh*t list’ of House Republicans who refuse to vote for Trumpcare


“Bannon has told the president to keep a sh*t list on this,” one Trump administration official told The Daily Beast. ”He wants a running tally of who want to sink this.”

The official clarified they would not “call it an ‘enemies list,’ per se,” but added they “wouldn’t want to be on it.”

Thursday, the White House rallied in an attempt to convince hold-out Republicans to flip to “yes” and vote for the Affordable Healthcare Act. Trump, Bannon, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway attended a meeting with House Republicans Thursday evening to demand a vote on the AHCA.

Sources in the room told ABC News Bannon, Priebus, Conway and Trump did not speak during the meeting. Budget director and former House Freedom Caucus member Mick Mulvaney delivered the message to fellow conservatives that the vote would be taking place on Friday, adding if the vote fails, the president is prepared to leave Obamacare in place and move on to other issues.

Freepers react to Ryan's "We don't have the votes" announcement

As is my custom, no links to FreepTown. The thread is easy enough to find if you want it.

This bill is dead. Spicer is telling the media now that Ryan told Trump the votes are not there.
These people are so stupid. They have one chance to repeal this thing. ONE. It'll drag out until the mid-terms when enough people that are sick of Trump will come out to vote and turn the tide in one or both of the houses of Congress. Then we'll forever be stuck with Obamacare.

1 posted on 3/24/2017, 1:36:37 PM by TangledUpInBlue

To: TangledUpInBlue
Stop bothering the President and whining to him about your failures.
Get back to the congress and do the job you're paid to do!

6 posted on 3/24/2017, 1:39:29 PM by Vlad The Inhaler

To: TangledUpInBlue

Paul Ryan Dufus alert!
7 posted on 3/24/2017, 1:39:47 PM by AngelesCrestHighway

So far, with TrumpCare on its way to this afternoon's vote: 202 Repubs "yea," 202 Dems "nay"

This is on the live stream link I posed earlier in GD.

Trump: "After seven horrible years of ObamaCare, this is finally your chance for a great plan!"



Live Stream: Repeal And Replace Obamacare Healthcare Law Vote - Trump Expected To Speak

BREAKING: House Rules Committee clears Trump-backed Obamacare repeal legislation for debate

BREAKING: House Rules Committee clears Trump-backed Obamacare repeal legislation for debate by full House today


Senate Republicans Vote To Overturn Internet Privacy Protections

Senate Republicans Vote To Overturn Internet Privacy Protections

The vote was a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc, which had strongly opposed the rules.

David Shepardson

POLITICS 03/23/2017 06:06 pm ET


The vote was along party lines, with 50 Republicans approving the measure and 48 Democrats rejecting it. The two remaining Republicans in the Senate were absent and did not cast a vote.

According to the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama, internet providers would need to obtain consumer consent before using precise geolocation, financial information, health information, children’s information and web browsing history for advertising and internal marketing.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate was overturning a regulation that “makes the internet an uneven playing field, increases complexity, discourages competition, innovation, and infrastructure investment.”

But Democratic Senator Ed Markey said, “Republicans have just made it easier for American’s sensitive information about their health, finances and families to be used, shared, and sold to the highest bidder without their permission.”
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