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  and then they will vote to repeal obamacare

Republican Hearings Just Asking Questions, Definitely Not Trying To Sabotage Obamacare, No, Never

The New Republic has discovered what looks like a pretty neat bit of obstructionism aimed at slowing down and otherwise gum-uppening implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Now, this story is completely unrelated to the House’s constant efforts to wish the ACA into the cornfield, or to shut down the entire government to stop the ACA, or to urge young people to avoid getting health insurance to stop the ACA and it’s certainly unrelated to Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner’s promise to do “Everything in our power to be an obstructionist” when it comes to implementing the ACA. Doing those things would just be silly. Read more on Republican Hearings Just Asking Questions, Definitely Not Trying To Sabotage Obamacare, No, Never…
  freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose

Crybaby Businesses Throw Tantrum And Turn Blue Until Obama Caves On Health Insurance

Are you guys all sad that Obamacare is dead dead dead? Your precious Kenyan Muslin Messiah has failed you like imaginary President4Life Palin told you he would! How is Bamz fucking up today? By bowing to the pressure of whinging from businesses with 51 or more employees who explained that if they had to give people health insurance, they would just fire people so they didn’t have to give them health insurance. No employer-mandated health care for you yet, you sad bastards: Read more on Crybaby Businesses Throw Tantrum And Turn Blue Until Obama Caves On Health Insurance…
  luntz it up

Kidney-Failure Lady Humiliated For Being On Food Stamps Probably Won’t Vote Because Obamacare Kills

So there is a lady who can’t work because she has kidney failure and is on dialysis 12 hours a day, and also she takes care of her aged mom, and her husband works only part time so he can take care of her! What a hard life that is, you guys; society, in the form of government, should really do something to help her out. OH IT DID! We mean, it was probably literally the least we could do, but at least this lady and her family get some food stamps so they will not starve. SAFETY NET! But then some total dick manager at her local Kroger purposely humiliated her (she alleges) by, after they’d had a long back and forth about whether things in her cart were eligible for EBT (they were), saying “‘Excuse me for working for a living and not relying on food stamps!” This was written about by the Huffington Post, because apparently they don’t know anybody on food stamps, and thus are unaware that cashiers roll their eyes and huff their breath every single time a Poor with food stamps has the brass to try to use them to buy some food. Read more on Kidney-Failure Lady Humiliated For Being On Food Stamps Probably Won’t Vote Because Obamacare Kills…
  heroes

Rick Perry Saves Poor Texans from Scourge of Medical Care

Opiate-devouring Texas Gov. Rick Perry is joining his friends Bobby, Scott, Nikki, and Bat Boy in choosing to reject the federal government’s Medicaid expansion. He can do this thanks to the Supreme Court handiwork of Burkean minimalist St. John Roberts, whom all liberals must love and respect eternally for only gutting half of Obamacare for no reason. This would leave 1.3 million in Texas, a state that proudly persecutes its poor, for fun, without access to medical coverage. Read more on Rick Perry Saves Poor Texans from Scourge of Medical Care…
  it's always wolf blitzer's fault

Stuff People Don’t Know About ObamaCare, Harumph!

Your Wonkette took this Kaiser Family Foundation online quiz about the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. AbortionCare, and hot dog, we scored a 10 out of 10. The money’s sure to trickle in now. And yet the overall results seem to show — get this — that there’s some confusion out there about what the law actually does. This is probably because more than two years after the law passed, and three years after versions of it were coming out of committee, most mainstream media outlets have never bothered to explain the law at all. Usually the routine goes like, say, “Welcome to CNN, I am your host, the Wolf. Today we’re going to talk about health care reform. Which political party wins? We will have a Republican political consultant and a Democratic political consultant talk past each other at the top of the hour.” At the top of the hour, no actual information is passed on to the viewer. Let’s look at an example of what people don’t know about the law, and then perhaps the teevee can pass these bits of information to the American public. Ha ha. Still. Read more on Stuff People Don’t Know About ObamaCare, Harumph!…
  funny people on the videocamera

Watch Florida’s AG Also Learn of the Wrong Health Care Ruling

This is not quite a Schimdtgasm… but then again, what is comparable to the funniest video of the year? Here’s Florida AG Pam Bondi, a lead plaintiff behind the health care reform case and, in general, one of America’s worst public officials, first hearing that the individual mandate was struck down. Gov. Bat Boy calls for a five-minute break, and everyone is all smiles! And then Bondi gets the real ruling, oops. Read more on Watch Florida’s AG Also Learn of the Wrong Health Care Ruling…
  brief interludes from rand paul

A Brief Interlude From Rand Paul

“Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional.” Have a good weekend, Rand Paul! [Politico] Read more on A Brief Interlude From Rand Paul…
  death's last laugh

Your Supreme Court Health Care Liveblog of the Century

The Supreme Court will announce at 10 a.m. whether America is allowed to have health care ever again. Haven’t we gotten spoiled, America? We don’t need health care. What we need is more personal liberty to destroy ourselves and not pay for it. We need more of that. Let’s see what the naked Scalia monster god decides today. Our bet is… uphold 6-3! No… strike down mandate 5-4? Strike down everything 9-0, there we go. Now let’s liveblog a few hours of the teevee, and Twitter. Read more on Your Supreme Court Health Care Liveblog of the Century…
  choose your own derp

Richard Mourdock Thanks Court For Striking Down Obamacare, Slams Court For Upholding It, Etc.

Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, that guy who ended Dick Lugar’s liberal nuke-hating, being-polite-to-Obama political career, is now also “that guy” whose staff accidentally posted all of his response YouTubes to an important event from the future. In this case, the Supreme Court health care decision. They show us how Republicans will respond to any and all decisions, and dare we say that the messages are fairly predictable! If the Court strikes it down, then it’s “Obama’s gonna try to pass it again, stop him”; If the Court upholds it, then it’s “stupid Court, we’ll show you what’s what when we repeal this whole thing in January”; if the Court kicks a decision down the road, then it’s “stupid Court, we’ll show you what’s what when we repeal this whole thing in January.” There’s also one for a “split decision,” by which he seems to mean only certain parts are overturned. Oh crystal ball, which one of the Richard Mourdock YouTubes will prove to be the one, true Richard Mourdock YouTube, and which ones will be thrown in the trash like all those “Patriots beat Giants” souvenirs are the day after each Super Bowl? Read more on Richard Mourdock Thanks Court For Striking Down Obamacare, Slams Court For Upholding It, Etc….
  america's favorite justices

Antonin Scalia Was Wrong To Uphold Everything, Will Now Destroy Everything

Only a day or several days or a week until the Supreme Court saves America from the scourge of universal health care… or doesn’t? What’s for sure is that Justice Antonin Scalia is going to vote against it like a motherfucker, because he is a Tea Party Republican. You may recall how our nation’s foremost legal experts for years had been suggesting that Scalia would vote to uphold based on precedent and his past rulings in favor of an expansive reading of the Commerce Clause. For Scalia now to vote against ObamaCare would mean that he’s completely changed his mind and now rejects 70 years’ of court rulings. And look at this: Scalia has a book coming out in which he says he’s completely changed his mind and now rejects 70 years’ of court rulings! Read more on Antonin Scalia Was Wrong To Uphold Everything, Will Now Destroy Everything…
  health care will kill us all

GOP In Disarray Over Just How Much Of American Health Care System To Destroy

Only another month or so until the great Supreme Court case of our time, Wingnuts vs. Concept of Health Care, comes to its anticlimactic or completely terrifying conclusion! Now, since there is a not-insignificant possibility that Justices Scalia et al. will drop the full-overturning, “I don’t see any problems with conservative mid-18th century conceptions of society” bomb, a nation of cracked-skull diabetic zombies will then turn to the Republican party for those long-awaited “replacement” solutions they’ve been working on for zero hours over the last few years. Same deal for President Romney tries to repeal it during his first hour in office. Will they go with the ol’ Republican uselessness/added destruction trifecta of tort reform, selling insurance across state lines, and health savings accounts? Eventually. For now, though, some Republicans are considering keeping the most popular parts of the bill — more free money for olds, letting youngs stay on their parents’ plans, and, uhh, keeping the guarantee on coverage for people with pre-existing conditions… somehow. This admission that some parts of ObamaCare are good things, however, is causing a schism in the party. Not one single verb or preposition in that bill is worth keeping! Read more on GOP In Disarray Over Just How Much Of American Health Care System To Destroy…
  dunno probably tax cuts

Vote Now! What Will Be In The GOP’s Replacement For Obamacare?

Exciting news for any of you who hate medical care and socialism! The Republicans in Congress are working with America’s Next Top President Mitt Romney to coordinate a plan for what will be in their bills replacing Obamakkkare! The GOP took control of the House last year promising to “repeal and replace” Mr. Obama’s signature health law. So far, House Republicans have held dozens of votes on repeal, but they have yet to produce a broad replacement bill that would try to boost coverage without resorting to the mandate to buy insurance that Mr. Obama’s plan employs — a mandate that is now the subject of a Supreme Court challenge. That is all very interesting (not really), but we wonder what will be in their modest package of bills? Great things, or the GREATEST things? Read more on Vote Now! What Will Be In The GOP’s Replacement For Obamacare?…
  oh come on everyone knows it's just based on looks

Mitt Romney Edges Out Afghanistan War in Voter Popularity Contest

Today is a very special day: It is Everyone Hates Mitt Romney Day! Only 34 percent of respondents were able to find enough pity in their hearts to muster a weary “sure” (he does try so hard) when asked whether they liked Mittens, according to a new Washington Post-ABC poll. BUT Mittens is still beating “endless bloody bazillion dollar war in Afghanistan” by a solid 11-point margin, so there’s that. Another new poll, this one from Quinnipiac, puts him behind Barack Obama in the three swing states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. Tell us what we are seeing here, pollsters: “The overall pattern is similar to his trajectory four years ago: As he became better known, his unfavorables shot up far more rapidly than his positive numbers.” Now, Is this because of his embarrassing inability to pander convincingly? Or is it more because, as Arlen Specter squeeled on the teevee today, “Mitt Romney has changed positions more often than a pornographic movie queen?” Read more on Mitt Romney Edges Out Afghanistan War in Voter Popularity Contest…
  oh neat a new movie

‘Go To Hell Barack’ Metro Ad Will Stay Despite Congressman’s Mean Letter

Virginia Congressman Jim Moran was none too pleased when he heard about the ad shown above, which says “Barack Obama wants politicians and bureaucrats to control America’s entire medical system. Go to hell Barack” and can be found in the Clarendon, Virginia Metro station. (Sorry if this post is “inside baseball,” since it involves the local transportation system.) Some goober paid $800 to put it up as an advertisement for his movie, about how ObamaCare will murder every last American by, who knows, providing them preventative care visits for no co-pay? Or perhaps it’s the free abortions… Read more on ‘Go To Hell Barack’ Metro Ad Will Stay Despite Congressman’s Mean Letter…
  here is your entitlement reform

Working Class Now Forced To Hold Up Banks To Gain Health Care

Here is the new ultimatum people are putting to themselves: is it better to be in prison on a felony charge with some health care, or dead? Or put another way, “America 2011: crime or death.” 59-year-old delivery driver James Varone was not able to obtain medical treatment for a chest protrusion after losing his latest job, so he robbed a bank for one dollar in order to be arrested and sent to prison, where he can see a doctor for free. We give it one week until we are reading another story like this: Read more on Working Class Now Forced To Hold Up Banks To Gain Health Care…
  constitution haters

Socialist Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Health Care Case

That commie dirtbag Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was often photographed with the likes of Joseph Stalin, packed the Supreme Court with socialists, and it has never been the same. Today, the Supreme Court refused an appeal from Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to rule on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care reform. Apparently they all signed off on this. Why didn’t Antonin Scalia pull out his rifle, shoot the other justices, and overturn the law with a swig of whiskey and a dash of the pen? He must truly be a socialist, and becoming a “conservative” jurist was just a plot by Obama’s grandparents to get him on the Court so he could pass the little Kenyan baby’s socialist laws. Read more on Socialist Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Health Care Case…