obamacare

Is there anything better than watching the House GOP flail around and repeatedly smack its own face as it tries to murder Obamacare? Oh no there is not. Yesterday the House Energy and Commerce Committee met and they had all these cool talking points about how no one was ever going to pay for Obamacare […]

Tennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield has a lovely little blog of perfect zen koans. (If you quote him, though, you have to pay him, because Tennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield does not understand how anything works.) Well, yesterday, the whole world discovered our own beloved Senator Campfield, Wonkette’s inaugural Legislative Shitmuffin of the Year, when […]

This week the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the case of Sissel v. Department of Health and Human Services, yet another of the innumerable legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act that conservatives will be filing forever and ever, world without end, amen. The country could be conquered by a race […]

Since it was Nerd Prom aka the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner last night, your Twitter timeline was already full of all the barbs and jabs and gentle ribbing that Obama put into his speech, but the the Old Gray Lady moves a bit slower, so the Times has Bamz’ comedic stylings as one of […]

If the 2012 election was all about the “47 percent,” you should probably brace yourself for another number in this year’s midterms: “67 Percent.” That’s the “disappointingly low” percentage of ACA enrollees who have actually paid for their insurance, according to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. BOOM, Obamacare, total failure! Oh, except like the […]

Oh man, guys, this Cliven Bundy thing is getting out of control. Despite his blatant racism and strong desire for the government to keep their hands off his welfare cattle, Cliven Bundy STILL has supporters. And not only do they support Bundy being a total moocher, they HATE Harry Reid. And now, these ‘domestic terrorists’ […]

John Oliver’s new HBO show, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, premiered Sunday on that premium channel that we don’t subscribe to, and here is a clip from it! We are rather inclined to love Mr. Oliver, and here he is in fine form with a rant about Oregon’s completely broken ACA website, which the […]

Three months ago America met one Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA) when she gave one of several thousand GOP rebuttals to President Obama’s State of the Union. She acquitted herself quite nicely, sitting on a couch with a folded American flag visible nearby while mouthing pleasant-sounding gibberish mixed with terrible lies, but she was so adorable […]

Here’s how “cray-cray” the “conventional wisdom” has “gotten” for the 2014 midterms: according to our pals at Talking Points Memo, it’s apparently really bold and out-there that Pennsylvania Rep. Allyson Schwartz is actually running on Obamacare instead of away from it. In this ad, Schwartz, who’s seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, says she’s proud […]

A celibate man told a lady reporter Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation that businesses should have the right to eliminate contraceptive coverage in their employees’ insurance, because he hears tell that you can just walk into any 7-11 and buy rubbers. Kudos to host Norah O’Donnell for having enough self-control to refrain from telling […]

Yesterday our Glorious Leader Barack Obama (peace be upon him) took to the White House press room for a briefing with the inchoate brain stems that masquerade as the national media. We didn’t watch this because we have some pride and self-respect (also, we were drunk), but we understand that B. Barry Bamz first talked […]

The House of Representatives voted 219-205 to approve the terrible Paul Ryan budget plan that everyone agrees doesn’t have a chance in the Senate and, for that matter, isn’t even likely to result in any actual spending bills in the House. But the sucker has been passed, and that’s an achievement right there; since it got […]

Yesterday, we brought you the story of a real death panel, the Florida Legislature, whose continued refusal to expand Medicaid is literally — the literal kind of literally — killing people. Or not, say the teabaggers, because after all the poors can always go to the ER, and then we can bitch about all those […]

Next time you see someone like Americans for Prosperity’s Jennifer Stefano shouting about the ridiculously generous benefits for Medicaid under Obamacare, you might want to picture Charlene Dill in your head. Charlene Dill was a 32-year-old woman who had three kids, was separated from her husband, and, with a combination of part-time jobs, was barely […]