white radical nerd lady in my 30s
transplanted to the East Coast US
happily living in sin with my co-conspirator Mr. X
my Dragon Age sideblog
Other tags of interest - Places I Wish I Was Right Now, GPOY, owls, you are cordially invited to my pants, this has been a post, OH MY GOD, Favorite of all the things, Maru is the best cat in the whole world
do you ever look back at your relationship with someone on the internet and just think oh my god i’m so fucking glad i clicked...
no really, I want to know. Explain this to me.
I mean that’s what all that “Trickle-Down” shit is about, right?
The House Rules Committee takes up a bill Monday called the “Repeal of Obamacare Act.” And just like it says, the bill would wipe away the president’s Affordable Care Act. A vote of the full House is planned for Wednesday.
It’s the first legislative response from House Republicans after the Supreme Court upheld the law. But it is far from the first time the GOP has voted for repeal.
Over the past 18 months, the House has taken 30 floor votes to try to repeal, defund or dismantle the health care law. The first attempt came on Jan. 19, 2011 just two weeks after the GOP took control of the House.
You’d think they’d give up, but it seems what they are doing is pounding on the issue hoping the other side gets sick of fighting over it.
I have a feeling this isn’t going to stop any time soon.
I really hope this is going to blow up in their faces in the fall.
If the democrats weren’t such idiots about everything they could easily make it work in their favor, the amount of time the Republican House of Representatives wasted on efforts (that they KNEW could not work) to repeal legislation that the majority of Americans WANT.
Meanwhile what are they doing about the economy? Education? Finishing regulating Wall Street so they can’t flush us all down the toilet again? Nothing. Zip. Nada.
Y’know, the whole idea of Moveon.org, as I remember it, was to get savvy about these things exactly because the Democrats are so terrible at public relations. Now like basically every other “activist” organization they’re just another self-serving political institution maneuvering for their own glory.
I had NPR on for a lot of the weekend while I was doing stuff. Lots of mentions of Santorum and the Wisconsin primary. Mentions of his use of a racial slur? ZERO.
Some of the online versions of newspapers and magazines picked up the story, but did the print editions? Not that I saw.
Has anyone seen coverage of this story offline?
I pretty much hate your guts, but I hope your kid is okay.