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Senate Republicans released the latest iteration of their evil plan to strip tens of millions of people of healthcare yesterday, and the president of the United States has swung into action to sell it to the American people, pointing out why it’s just the thing to address their healthcare needs:

Expect that one to go down the Memory Hole soon enough, not simply because he called the terrific plan “failed,” but also becauses ofs the typo abouts “Republicans Senators.” Thank goodness the internet never forgets. But that’s a guy who really wants you to embrace the Republican healthcare plan, huh? To be fair, the president also had other things to say this morning about why you should look forward to the benefits of this terrific plan for America’s healthcare system:

See? Now that’s a president hard at work to convince the American people that the Republicans have a great plan: It has to be done, because!

Also, too, during a hard-hitting interview with superannuated televangelist Pat Robertson, Trump explained that he’d be really angry, and a lot of people would be very disappointed, if the Senate doesn’t pass this thing, whatever it is. Just look at his mastery of detail!

Lawrence O’Donnell, that nit-picker, pointed out Thursday night that when other presidents wanted to overhaul American healthcare, they actually did something to try to win support for it, like actually knowing what was in the fucking thing and talking about it, instead of simply saying he was sitting and waiting for the Senate to pass a bill.

But let’s not make unfair comparisons: Lyndon Johnson, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama didn’t have Twitter accounts when they were wasting their time pushing Congress to pass healthcare bills. Maybe Trump didn’t want to have to face anyone yelling “You lie!” at him, since it would be accurate.


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  • Reximus
    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      And of course “libertarian” Ben Garrison knows where the real burger is.

      http://grrrgraphics.com/uploads/7/4/7/3/74734153/hillary-burger-ben-garrison_orig.jpg

      • MynameisBlarney

        Good goawd, Garrison’s a goddamned moran.

        • PubOption

          It might help if he could draw a recognizable image of Hillary.

          • Msgr_MΩment

            That’s NOT Steve Bannon?

          • Villago Delenda Est

            I might help if his “content” had something to do with reality.

          • Wild Cat

            Well, reality’s a construct in society, and this very troubled society has 40% of it’s citizens happily living in this asshole’s reality, which he is constructing for them.

            Won’t link to it, via Salon, but usually reliable Noam Chomsky has overly kind words for Left/Evangelical partnerships. I kid you not.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Depends on if the Evangelicals are Christians, or Mammonists. Many Evangelicals are not Christians.

          • Wild Cat

            He’s old and uses the word “evangelical.” He compares their thinking—and possible evolution toward enlightenment—as a road his Jewish grandparents had to take. He forgets these people lived in modern times and rejected it for a Cartoon Jesus.
            And yes, I’ve been to peace rallys with real Christians, such as the Quakers (not the phony Nixon types), who loathe war.

          • Three Finger Salute

            They make good oatmeal. I like it with cinnamon and apple spice.

          • Msgr_MΩment

            And Motor Oil.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            I always get mine with the motor oil on the side. High maintenance, I know, but that’s how I like it.

          • Lark_in_the_AM

            Jesus.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            She doesn’t have to be recognizable. She just has to be ugly.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Moran libelz!

        • Hemp Dogbane

          And he left out Vince Foster ! Sad.

          • Wild Cat

            He left out that she’s an absolute lesbian who had an affair with a man named Vince Foster.
            Yup . . . that was a Golden Oldie meme from the early ’90s—our “country” was dumb as fuck back then too.

      • Nockular cavity

        Well, thank god somebody’s focused on the REAL issues facing this country.

      • SadDemInTex

        Oh fuck him with votes

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      I particularly like the look on his face. Though I doubt he’d be able to hold onto anything with his tiny mitts.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        He’s no Spiderman, that’s for darn sure.

    • Lark_in_the_AM

      Where’s the Russian dressing?

      • Three Finger Salute

        In Melania’s bedroom.

        Hey-O!

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Does Trump not know anything about grammar?
    The Rs are trying to get their failed Obamacare replacement plan through!

    Let’s eat Grandma, indeed!

    • Mr. Blobfish

      HealthCare is one word now.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    “Mr. President, sir? That’s not your pen.”

  • Indiepalin

    Plus, you have to be able to see through a wall for it to work.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    You have to read the fine print about healthcare covfefe not valid for anyone with the pre-existing condition of being not born rich. Next time, make better decisions about which parents you are born to, suckers!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      It always boils down to this…poor selection of parents.

    • Stulexington

      Also not valid in Utah.

  • Stulexington

    This tweets is dildos.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Stops copies me!

  • Scooby

    He sounds as if he is trying to shift blame to Congress.

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    McConnell and Pence probably know the best thing to do is keep Donnie Two Scoops away from this thing. He has a tendency to…well, you ever see what happens when you put a watermelon on a hydraulic press? That’s what tends to happen to everything when Donnie’s involved.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    It’s a good thing this guy is utterly incompetent, or we’d be living in a totalitarian nightmare right now.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Which is why I’m actually wary of removing him in favor of Pence.

  • armed_bears

    This is the reason, and moment, Republicans Senators are standing beside the POTUS weasel. He fails them here, and they begin to slink away… maybe?

  • jesterpunk

    Donny 2 scoops why dont you give the GOP your beautiful bill that covers everyone for less money that you said you had last year?

    • Stulexington

      Because it’s too awesome for them to handle, their head’s would explode from the sheer awesomeness of the bill so he’ll have to settle for them writing something else.

      • jesterpunk

        Is that an argument to not give them the bill? Because it sounds like a good reason to send it to them right now with votes of course.

      • Three Finger Salute

        “I have a healthcare bill. It’s called Charlie Sheen Donald J. Trump. It’s not available because if I sign it, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.”

        Then again, that would actually be the truth. #Winning

    • Spurning Beer

      To be fair, last year nobody knew health care was complicated.

  • Everyday this assclown is president is like another 20 lbs. weight being tied to my soul.

  • Bub, the truculent Zombie

    I hate this worthless, ignorant, incompetent, mendacious, sexist, racist, venal, stupid, hypocritical, morally bankrupt, nihilistic, physically repulsive piece of fucking shit with every fibre of my being.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      That makes two of us. Minimum. 65 million or thereabouts, possible.

    • Lark_in_the_AM

      And his enablers in the Republican party, also, too.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        His accomplices in treason in the Rethuglican party.

    • Proud Liberal

      You’re not alone!

    • Three Finger Salute

      Don’t hold back, Bub. Tell us how you really feel about him.

      • Bub, the truculent Zombie

        I could go on, believe me.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      “Hallelujah. Holy shit. Where’s the Tylenol?”

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Me too…except I hate him with ever fiber of my being.

      • Bub, the truculent Zombie

        If your forebears had not been a bunch of treasonous, tax-dodging gun-lovers, you would spell “fibre” correctly too. Also centre, honour and defence.

        Not to mention the fact that if your forebears had not been a bunch of treasonous, tax-dodging gun-lovers, you wouldn’t be in this pickle in the first place.

        • marxalot

          Well, blame imperialism, mercantilism and the accompanying poltical logic.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          I’ll match my red-blooded, gun-toting, lard-eating illiterate American hatred against your squishy, inclusive, socialist, nanny-state hatred any day of the week, pal.

          • Bub, the truculent Zombie

            *meekly* Sorry!

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            That’s better. Don’t make me call the Pentagon next time!

    • BearGHAZI

      WORTHLESS?!?! He’s worth, like, 3.6 MILLION dollars!

    • Rags

      And his dad is even worse.

  • Spurning Beer

    Uh, Donald, that’s not your pen in your hand.

    • P’jama Pahnts

      If only he wrote “Pen is in hand” and left out one of the spaces. Opportunity missed.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Maybe if they just amended the current ACA to put “…and Hillary is a mean, awful colluder and we’ll replace the rest of this bill later,” Trump would sign without worrying about what else is in it.

  • Chyron HR
    • Stulexington
      • Mr. Blobfish

        F-A-R-T!

      • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

        If ever a picture summed up the vapidity of Drumpf, this is it. There is not a single fucking neuron firing in his frontal lobe at the time that picture was taken.
        This should be his official portrait.

        • Stulexington

          I’m still convinced it’s wax and not him.

          • Three Finger Salute

            There’s a difference?

          • Stulexington

            Well Trump is self ambulatory, beyond that not much.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            I thought he was golf cart ambulatory.

      • Bub, the truculent Zombie

        “Ooops! Dang! I was sure that was just a fart…”

  • elviouslyqueer

    Pat Robertson, Crypt Keeper. Potato, potahtoe.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Be more respectful to the Class VI officer!

  • Mr. Blobfish

    And afterwards, Pat Robertson went back to hanging from the rafters by his feet.

  • Lyly Sirivong

    3 tweets about the same topic and he isn’t actually saying anything. Just hot air.

    • Crystalclear12

      Hot air=farts?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        The Brits have this covered…

  • Ghenghis McCann

    “Their failed ObamaCare replacement”. Donnie can’t even wait to sign the bill before admitting it’s a failure.

    • Proud Liberal

      Ha ha. I read that too! Stoopid Trump. His grammar sucks!

  • Crystalclear12

    Can this be over now?
    We aren’t even at the 1 year mark!
    There is no bottom to this shit filled swamp.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Hell, we’re a week shy of six months!

  • Mr. Blobfish

    PutinCare

  • elviouslyqueer

    Uh, Pussgrab, if you’re tweeting, we all know you’re not sitting at your “desk.”

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    Dutch newspaper just made an indepth analysis on the Trump visit to France, describing Macron as the horse whisperer that has tamed Trump. Macron Took the chance to be the main spokesperson to Trump for Europe now that May is too busy with Brexit and Merkel with her reelection and the fact that Merkel and Trump really are not on the same page. Pointing out the historical relationship between France and the United States so Thomas Jefferson and Trump were named in a single sentence was a brilliant move to stroke Donny’s ego and it worked. Britain is not happy about this calling it ‘Machiavelliesque’ but the no shame working towards Trump seems to work since all of a sudden Trump’s view on the Paris climate accord has changed.

    Parisians are at the same time laughing because of the joke the “Arc the Trump” was build for Donald’s visit.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Merkel’s page: competent government
      Donald’s page: loot the treasury

    • Three Finger Salute
    • Wild Cat

      All for the best in the long run, I imagine, but he’s so repulsive we here on the Left are wary of any “normalization” of him. I don’t even write or say his name, let alone his title, which was stolen for him.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        The fun thing is that pundits call it outright manipulation instead of politics and ot seems to be working with this narcisist.

        • Wild Cat

          Good. He won’t hear that from the US “Media/journalists,” but at least most of Europe is in a state of reality, with a few notable exceptions.

    • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

      As much fun as it was to watch the humiliating “handshake” that Macron gave Trump at the G20, I’ve been relieved that Macron has chosen this new tactic of diplomacy.
      Trump is so vindictive and petty, I was afraid he’d do something drastic in a fit of pique. If he can be soothed until he’s impeached, I’m okay with that.

    • marxalot

      Look, every other week there’s a new Trump whisperer. It was the Pope last time. Then before that it was Mattis. This is just what Frump is like. Get him in a room with someone who flatters him a little and is famous so he feels special; he comes out with a different cut to his gibberish; then once he’s back around his usual handlers, he reverts to type.

      • Wild Cat

        According to Michael Moore, he once manipulated him [Moore] via flattery before a debate on a TV show in the 1990s, so he wouldn’t go hard on him. It would be ironic if the worm turned . . .

  • Scooby

    My friend from Germany is visiting and we watched Colbert. She was amazed by the audience shots. She said how can they be laughing when the country is being destroyed.

    • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

      If we don’t laugh (sometimes), we’d never stop crying/throwing up.

    • Wild Cat

      Yeah, I can’t watch political “comedy.” Especially the new type where you end up pimping a book for the person you’re making fun of. Last thing I saw was that horrific rally on CSpan where Stewart and Colbert said both sides do it. And Bill Maher—he never met a scumbag he didn’t want to enrich.

      • Antonin Dvorak

        FWIW, Colbert has been great on his show. You should try to watch one of the monologues from this week.

        • Wild Cat

          Nah, Antonin. He’s a good man, but my nightly ritual is to riff on Wonkette when I have a beer or two at night or watch sports.
          I’m in the media; I produce a ton of political stuff. I get mostly liberal assignments, but I have dealt with some of the lowest right-wing scumbags you could imagine.
          If I were a whore I’d be happy about the book pimping—it would benefit me (slightly) on a financial/job security basis.

          • Antonin Dvorak

            Ok. Whatever works for you.

    • Spurning Beer

      Well, I have never really understood the German sense of humor, either.

      • Wild Cat

        It’s generally not based on wordplay. Their language is too strict. Wonkette would bomb there—they have no concept of puns.

      • proudgrampa

        For the record, Germans do not HAVE a sense of humor.

    • Three Finger Salute

      I take it she’s never seen the Hitler is Angry memes. Or The Producers…

      • Scooby

        I’ve never seen the Hitler is angry memes.

        • SadDemInTex

          Yeah, share the Hitler is angry meme

          • Three Finger Salute

            Someone took a scene from a German film about Hitler’s final hours in the bunker, where he’s frustrated and yelling at his men and trying to come up with a last-ditch plan for how to still manage to thwart the encroaching Allied forces.

            Whoever started the meme first figured that not a lot of people outside Germany understand German, so they put English subtitles reflecting something else that Hitler might be angry about (Obama winning reelection, such-and-such sportsball team losing, people using him in an Internet meme, lol).

            Here’s one about grammar that might help the linguistically challenged Trumpenfuhrer. A play on the term “Grammar Nazi”.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vP9nK3s9Js

  • TJ Barke

    How does he not choke on all the bullshit?

    • Bub, the truculent Zombie

      As long as the son of a bitch chokes on something. Articles of impeachment would be good.

    • Grokenstein

      Decades of experience swallowing.
      …I mean, swallowing it.
      …Eh, either one.

  • BigCSouthside

    Got a feeling you might have to use that pen for pardons first.

    Also, he’s just saying he will sign whatever they hand him

  • jesterpunk

    Lumpy is going to be pissed when he hears about a president with a pen waiting on a bill. Oh wait you mean Lumpy is a hypocrite who has his head up Trump’s ass and won’t care.

  • ManchuCandidate

    If someone wanted to play a cruel trick (on Trump and the rest of the 1%er loving goons) then they should give him a bill based on the Canada City Medical Care Act (which is the legislative basis for the Single Payer system we in Canada City have today) and see if Orange Tiny Fingers actually reads shit he signs.

    If he signs, US Amercia gets Single payer. If he doesn’t then we know the Russia Puppet can actually read.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      If he signs, US Amercia gets Single payer. If he doesn’t then we know he someone on his staff can actually read.

      FTFY

    • Three Finger Salute

      Bad idea. It’ll backfire on Canada because they’ll send Justin a plate of Polonium Poutine.

    • SadDemInTex

      You’re going to have to change your name!

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Jesus…Gollum hasn’t aged well since the last Lord Of The Rings movie.

  • Joe Beese
  • BMW

    I think Trump was trying to call Obamacare itself failed, not the new bill, because he is bad at adjectives and syntax.

    • Grokenstein

      That is the joke being, dahlink.

      • BMW

        Maybe?

    • Stulexington

      I find “he no words good” to have a certain elegance to it when referring to his lack of grounding in grammatical structures.

    • Weird Fishes

      I did what you see here.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      But he words best has.

  • Joe Beese

    Probably a coincidence.

    Private Email of Top U.S. Russia Intelligence Official Hacked

    http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/14/private-email-of-top-u-s-russia-intelligence-official-hacked

  • Reximus

    Chuckie jumps ship…wingnuts are fainting

    Krauthammer: ‘Bungled collusion is still collusion’

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/342019-krauthammer-bungled-collusion-is-still-collusion

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      When you’ve lost Krauthammer, you’ve lost the Undead.

      • Nockular cavity

        What do you mean, “Un?”

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Oh oh….time for Republicans to pull out their arsenal of “mock the cripple” jokes.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Ya think? I believe it was Colbert-“Burgler: “I was only in the house for 20 minutes and they didn’t even have anything good. I’m the one who was robbed”

      • Reximus

        “Sure I had sex with your sister hun, but it only lasted 20 seconds. So what’s for supper?”

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Joe Beese
    • Stulexington

      Funny thing is he’s trying to get the RNC to pay for it … and they’re looking into weather or not it’s legal for them to do so..

    • Antonin Dvorak

      That’s his actual name? Like the abusive/drunk baseball player?

      • Proud Liberal

        He’s related to the real Ty Cobb. I just read a story on him. Apparently, he’s an expert on the inner workings of Washington DC.

    • Reximus

      Batter up!

      • marxalot

        Get ready for a little of the ol’ chin music.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Advice to Trump: Pay up or watch for Ty trying to steal home with his spikes kneecap high.

      • SadDemInTex

        I swear I didn’t read your comment befire I made mine

    • WotsAllThisThen

      (if you collude it, he will come)

      What? Who said that?

    • SadDemInTex

      Cobb is willing to use spikes to get to first base on a bunt, so watch out,Mueller!

  • Nockular cavity

    superannuated televangelist Pat Robertson

    You can’t fool me, there’s no way that thing in the video is an actual human. It’s some kind of evil puppet!

  • marxalot

    Happy Bastille Day, comrades and communards! Seems 45* doesn’t like Daft Punk marching band arrangements, which– I dunno about you, but that’s my idea of a good time.

  • La forza del resistino

    Put a camera in the Oval Office and he’d sign a repeal of the Emancipation Proclamation citing job killing govt over-regulation.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      I’m pretty sure that’s on Bannon’s list for next year’s agenda.

  • horsefeathers

    Please change “televangelist” to “Teavangelist”. Worships the God of the Free Market, Jesus is a Republican.

    • Three Finger Salute

      I call them Talibangelists.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Talibangelicals.

        • Three Finger Salute

          Come, Pastor Taliban, pray for holy manna
          Mammon come, rain a shower of gold
          Come, Mister Holy Man, spread your propaganda
          Mammon come, rain a shower of gold
          A deal with the devil from Stephen Bannon!
          Mammon come, rain a shower of gold
          An American war and a Russian cannon!
          Mammon come, rain a shower of gold
          A six-month, seven-month, eight-month ITCH!
          Mammon come, rain a shower of gold
          The Slytherin admin chase the golden snitch!
          Mammon come, rain a shower of gold

          Hey-O!
          We say He-e-e-e-ey-O!
          Mammon come, rain a shower of gold
          Play-Doh!
          Donald play, Donald play, Donald play, Donald play
          With the Pla-a-a-a-ay-Doh.
          Mammon come, rain a shower of gold.

          • Antonin Dvorak

            Bravo.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Y’all Queda.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • MynameisBlarney
    • Blackest Noobs

      i’m a county pooper according to some disgruntle library patrons…i.e. pains in the fucking arses.

      • Blackest Noobs

        like just moments ago….an annoying patron came in to renew her books…when placing her books over to me, she knocked over a pen holder…so YEAH it annoyed me and YEAH you’re ALWAYS annoying EVERY TIME i have to interact with you…she had the gall to say i am always mean to her…i just deadpan a “no.” i am not mean…just not emotional.

        • starfanglednut

          I’m kind of baffled. Never in my life has it occurred to me to be mean to a librarian. I love librarians! The library is one of my favorite places.

          • Blackest Noobs

            i know. maybe it’s cuz think they are entitled….rich….poor…crazy…and assholery….you get all that at your public library.

            for example….i had some old white lady get uppity about a .70 cent fine on her account…she said her husband who paid for it a month ago but they never checked out those item (not a very likely scenario, so i just said you’ll have to deal with the manager, and she is not here until the following week)

            or another crazy lady refusing to pay a $1.20 fine for overdue items from 3 fucking years ago…her argument was she was told if she renewed the items the week they were due, she wouldn’t get a fine….i tried to explain to her she did not do that…the system keeps a record of everything….when you renewed…when checked out …but she refused to believe it and said i wasn’t listening to her.

          • starfanglednut

            Ugh. I’m not gonna dick a librarian around about a tiny fine. One time I was in the hospital for 3 months, and had like 5 books out the whole time. The fine was $50 or so. When I told them I’d been in the hospital, they erased it! I made a $20 cash donation to the library.

            One thing our library started doing is auto-renewing books. It’s fabulous. No worries about a fine because you get busy for a few days.

            I suppose you’re always gonna get grief dealing with the public. I was a cashier at Whole Foods for a while. Talk about entitled!

            Do homeless people hang out in your library? They hang out in ours. They’re generally peaceful, but we do have a security guard just in case.

            Our library also has used books for sale. Yesterday I got a big book of writings by Bayard Rustin, and another about the history of Yiddish for 50 cents each!

            Sorry for rambling. Libraries are a topic about which I am passionate. They’ve been a refuge for me for most of my life.

          • Blackest Noobs

            1) homeless people? eh? not so much since the branch i work in is set in a neighborhood, most of our branches are…though oddly in all my years in libraries, academic and public, i never had to deal with the homeless…perhaps Virginia is better about it, maybe we have less homeless…im just spitballing here, no facts, just my own conjectures.

            2) however once in an academic library we had this joker making prank calls on this phone meant for asking a librarian a question. genius realized dial 9 first to get an outside line….anyway he got caught by the campus police and they very nicely told him he had to leave but if he came back….well…they wouldn’t be nice guys. so what does this fella do? he comes back the very next day, and starts prank calling again….so the campus police come and arrest him..and while arresting him find out he had two balloons of heroin, a dime bag of weed, and some crack cocaine. so apparently that guy was a rocket scientist.

            3) we do the book sale thing too…if someone comes up and wants to pay, i just tell them, take it, it’s yours…and they’re like,”really?”
            and i say, “yes, but you have to run cuz i have to catch you.” then they say”really?” again…and i say nothing but smirk.

            4) i get it worse from public library patrons than academic library ones…not saying i never had to deal with a dickhead student or faculty member, it just did not happen with the frequency of public library ones…THEY ARE THE FUCKING WORSE. my theory is for the most part academic patrons paid ( i.e. tuition) to use the library, public library patrons don’t pay jack shit. mostly freeloaders gaming the system….it’s very annoying. and yes i know…it’s a library and you can say hey you chose to work here….technically yes and no….when i was hired i did work that was behind the scenes ( i even ran an entire dept by my fucking self), and then my fuck-all geniuses for bosses decided to fuck me over and make me work directly with the public….they fucking suck at leadership let me tell you.

            5) i rather get rid of fines…they’re pointless…instead i rather just revoke privileges for repeat offenders. like my library system, you could owe us like $1000 but you still get to use the computer for 2hrs a day. it’s fucking stupid.

            6) pretty much every time i work in this public library, i want to punch people in the face. i rarely if ever felt that way in an academic library.

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    If this monstrosity shows up, he signs it, and it proves to be wildly unpopular, he’ll claim that he had nothing to do with it, and that it’s still “mean”.

  • Joe Beese

    In case you joined us late:

    – First, Trump Jr. denied any meeting with Russians.

    – When the New York Times reported last Saturday that he had met with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, he said it was “a short introductory meeting” about “a program about the adoption of Russian children” — which is code for lifting Magnitsky sanctions.

    – When the Times reported in a Sunday follow-up that Trump Jr. went to the meeting to get dirt on Clinton, he admitted this was right — that Veselnitskaya was “an individual who I was told might have information helpful to the campaign,” but didn’t mention any potential Russian government connections.

    – On Tuesday, to preempt yet another Times scoop, Trump Jr. published his emails with British publicist Rob Goldstone about the Veselnitskaya meeting — in which Goldstone states that the meeting was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump” and Trump Jr. replies that “if it’s what you say I love it.”

    – Now, on Friday, Trump’s camp has admitted there was at least one more person at the meeting that we didn’t know about — and it seems plausible that this person, Akhmetshin, has at least some kind of connection to Russian intelligence.

    … So far, the line from the Trump camp has been that the meeting involved a brief conversation about Hillary Clinton, which yielded no information, and then shifted to the topic of Russian adoptions in the United States. That’s what Veselnitskaya said as well in an interview with NBC.

    But why should we believe them? They’ve lied about everything else.

    https://www.vox.com/world/2017/7/14/15970942/rinat-akhmetshin-trump-jr-russia-meeting

    • OddMan

      This little tidbit is the statement from Akhmetshin about the meeting with the Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya and the gang. He admits he was there and says nothing really happened but drops this little ‘plastic folder of printed out documents’. Did she leave it or not? Sly like a fox.
      Akhmetshin said the attorney brought with her a plastic folder with printed-out documents. He said he was unaware of the content of the documents or whether they were provided by the Russian government, and it was unclear whether she left the materials with the Trump associates.
      http://time.com/4858397/donald-trump-jr-meeting-russian-lobbyist/

      • OddMan

        They even say what what in the folder now.
        https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/885905739662884865

        • cmd resistor

          Ah the mysterious little plastic folder. What color was it?

        • Celtic_Gnome

          And Donnie Jr. loses interest as soon as he learns he’ll actually have to do some work to get any value out of the info.

  • Three Finger Salute

    Speaking of healthcare, good news on the horizon — well, up north anyway. Jimmy Carter is OK after being treated for dehydration at a hospital in Winnipeg. DouglasCare/TrudeauCare is magical! Be well, Jimmy!

  • Joe Beese

    “The goalposts have been moved,” Conway told “Fox & Friends” Friday morning. “We were promised systemic — hard evidence of systemic, sustained, furtive collusion that not only interfered with our election process but indeed dictated the electoral outcome.”

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/conway-shifting-goalposts-on-russia-meeting

    The day is young.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Yeah right. Who exactly made that promise? All I remember is the Trump campaign denying any contact with the Russians.

      • Panika MCD

        I didn’t make that promise and I don’t know of anyone who did. maybe Russian lawyer lady or her buddy Spy vs. Not Spy made that promise.

        • WotsAllThisThen

          Oh right, of course. Trump Jr’s email specifically promised collusion with a sustained, furtive effort by the Russian government to get his dad elected. How soon we forget!

          • Panika MCD

            maybe “Jim” made the promise.

      • goingohm

        I didn’t make that promise. I might have made that bet.

    • Three Finger Salute

      I thought Twitty Conway said something along the lines of “Mama’s in the basement, mixin’ up the medicine.”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2af69xt0VKE

      • Serai 1

        Tim Robbins refused to allow the songs from that movie to be published in any form, for fear that wingnuts would take them as anthems.

        • Three Finger Salute

          I doubt he ever thought it’d become an actual documentary.

          He can thank his ex-girlfriend, in part, for why it did.

          • Serai 1

            I’m pretty sure that’s exactly why he made the movie – because he knew it actually COULD become a documentary.

      • Rags

        “Junior’s on the telephone, nothing problematic.”

    • Joe Beese
    • x111e7thst

      Polonium poisoning by the early everning remains a possibility

    • Chyron HR

      We were promised cheaper health insurance and that everyone would be covered.

      THE GOALPOSTS HAVE BEEN MOVED.

    • cmd resistor

      And we were promised a PONY, dammit.

  • Nounverb911
  • OT: As always, NEED MOAR FIONA. The Ohio zoos are on fire–the cuties in the morning nice time were from the Columbus Zoo, and Fiona is in the Cincinnati Zoo:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyuqHFA3VbU

    • Parakeetist

      Who’s a good baby?

      • Ghenghis McCann

        She’s American born, so when will she old enough to run for president?

        • Parakeetist

          The minimum is 35, so 2052.

    • therblig

      this is what happens when your father doesn’t cheat on your mother and you don’t meet with russian spies.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Who would Jesus demand to see proof of coverage from? https://twitter.com/BettyBowers/status/885880188525006848

    • Ghenghis McCann

      What would Jesus charge?

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        God made Martin Shkrelli, so…. 1500 times what the previous Savior did?

  • Mpeg

    ♫”You say ‘Republicans’; I say ‘Senators’;
    Lets-call-the-whole-thing-off.”♪ Really!

  • elviouslyqueer

    I swear, every picture of Pussgrab looks like he’s just made #2 in his capacious granny panties.

    Every. Single. Picture.

    • Panika MCD

      he’s got massive hemorrhoids–at least that’s my theory. spray painting them orange has not helped.

      • …need…mind…bleach…

        • Panika MCD

          just think of how uncomfortable he is 24/7 and not what it looks like.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        I’m not playing with you guys any more.

        • Panika MCD

          no hemorrhoid! no hemorrhoid! you’re the hemorrhoids!

      • elviouslyqueer

        I imagine he smells of Preparation H, mothballs, and sadness.

        • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

          Depends. (as the old joke says.)

      • therblig

        must look like a florida grove down there

    • OrG

      How do you know he hasn’t?

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      Adult diapers.

  • La forza del resistino

    The program could be called ObamaMare and Donald would cry we’re failing our lady horses.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    It’s a funny thing. Every time I hear his loathsome voice or see his loathsome face, I hate Twitler more than before. I really hadn’t thought that was possible.

    • Serai 1

      I thought I hated Bush’s voice. He was nothing compared to this fucking ape.

      • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

        I thought I hated Nixon!

      • cmd resistor

        Yeah, Bush and Reagan. But they aren’t even in the same league.

  • Phoenixdoglover
    • WotsAllThisThen
      • eggs ackly-wright

        It’s Jeffrey Lord!

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Now there’s one of the differences between British and American English: momentarily in British English means just for a moment, not in a moment. Make America Great Britain Again.

      • Phoenixdoglover

        British humour.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Needs a Hitler graphic in place of the First Nations chief.

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenResistance
    • MynameisBlarney

      Yes, yes they did.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      I think part of the problem is the rubes literally can’t imagine how much money the ultra-rich HAVE. It’s not in their limited experience.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      “We’re all in the same boat; You have to decide whether to buy food for yourself or for your daughter. He has to decide whether to buy a Ferrari or a Lamborghini..”

      • Three Finger Salute

        But what about the trust-fund children? Won’t someone PLEASE think of the trust-fund children???

    • Royal Ugly Dude

      The poor people are just going to spend that $40 on meth, probably. Rich people need a larger tax cut because cocaine costs more.

      • WY_cryptid

        I have a cousin who believes this very thing- and that the war on crack and rise in meth was a government backed process to make cocaine a rich man’s drug like it is supposed to be- he voted for trump.

  • Serai 1
    • Ghenghis McCann

      Look after the sick and elderly, that’s unpossible!

      • Beanz&Berryz

        They’re gonna die anyway. Why should my money be spent on them?!

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      I have always loved this and it’s so perfect….but it suddenly occurs to me, what if it isn’t true, and the leaders are the three guys in front, who are all “hey, keep up, or get left behind, assholes,” and the guys at the back are the old and the sick, who are slowly being left behind while the others pretend they’re not there?

      • PubOption

        You have a Republican wolfpack.

    • rosenbomb

      I get why you’re sharing this, but it’s not an accurate description of wolf pack behavior. I have to spend a lot of time on LinkedIn for work and this was all over for quite some time.

      http://www.snopes.com/wolf-pack-photo/

      • John Orendorff

        “Snopes” is all liberal lies paid for by George Soros. All the old white guys who send me emails know that. Can’t you just accept alternate truths?

        • rosenbomb

          Gah! Caught again in Soros snares!

        • John Thorstensen

          On the subject of Soros — Dammit, where’s my Soros shill money? Deadbeat.

    • miss_grundy

      So, the leader is “leading from behind”. Now why does that phrase sound familiar????

      • Bill Diaz

        In military terms, the last position is called ‘drag’ (as opposed to ‘point’) and represents an overwatch responsibility for the whole formation.

        Any idiot can be point and frequently the newest/lowest ranking soldiers are used for such duties, but it is always the most experienced warriors that are selected for drag.

        2/505 PIR, H-Minus
        Have a great day!

    • VirginiaWackelpudding

      Corgis do the darndest things!

    • Mr. White

      Stop circulating this. It’s simply not true.

      • Serai 1

        Well, thank you for the opinion, Mr. Hall Monitor. I’ll be sure to tell the principal you’re doing your little job.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9bb70f57a7f4ecaeeb04bafa16286cce2fc7c4e0e31fb61d4599afa03b896e65.gif

        • Mr. White

          Why the snark? That meme has been disproved time and again. It is not how wolves behave. To cling to such a fallacy, along with your sarcastic response, puts you on the same intellectually dishonest footing as a Trump supporter.

          • Paul

            Why the snark? Perhaps it might be your strident tone. Please try to play nicely here. See how polite I am? Next time maybe try it like this:

            “I’m sorry but I don’t think that is really true. Here is a link to Snopes so you can see what I mean.”

        • Mr. White

          BTW, it’s not opinion if it’s fact.

    • doktorzoom

      Sadly, the story is nice, but demonstrably not true.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Boy, those pants sure make that ass look wide.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Naw. It’s the fat ass that does that.

      • Oblios_Cap

        I’m surprised that no one asked which ass I was referring to.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          I was just pleased to get to use the gist of a sexist joke in a non-sexist way.

  • fawkedifiknow

    Did you ever notice that you never see fat slobs cross their legs when seated?

    That’s why you never see Trump cross his legs. He can’t physically do it.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Interesting. I can’t either, but I think it’s because the muscles don’t stretch. Though I will reluctantly admit to being a slob.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Robertson reeks of vileness and Trump just looks stupid.
    What an uncomfortable was to conduct an interview.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      You have to wonder how much the studio crew drinks at the end of a working day.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        The end?

  • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

    Am I the only one who’s shocked that Robertson isn’t wearing garters on his socks?

  • Swampay

    Is there a shred of evidence that Pat Robertson is not a vampire living off the blood of innocent young men?

    • Three Finger Salute

      If he’s living off Eric’s blood, it’s vampireception. Spirit cooking!

    • VirginiaWackelpudding

      Real vampires don’t have to pay for it.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    somebody needs to tweet back at Lil Donnie Drama all those tweets and clips of him saying it was going to cover more people, be cheaper, and allow for more choice. Oh, and how he wasn’t going to cut medicaid.

    And they did to do it EVERY. DAY.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Oh, but they play that semantic game where a cut is not a “cut”. It’s just slowing growth down. Money’s not actually being “cut” because that money wasn’t assigned in the first place!
      They love that sort of “angels dancing on the head of a pin” argument.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Nah, man. http://www.areyousorryyet.com/ can be amusing tho.

  • Marla

    Ah yes, the GOP plan of premeditated murder of the poor, elderly and the sick all in an effort to make America “great” by making Republican congressmen billionaires overnight by looting Medicaid money (social security, pensions, HSA’s and 401K’s are next). The continued assault on the working class and the poor by Ryan, Turtle Cunt & Co. all so they can buy their private islands for retirement and I don’t know, hunt humans that this bill hasn’t killed off seems to be a reality now.

    I so hate America anymore. A country of greed, corruption and a malaise of political sickness that has torn us apart beyond repair. So may will die within days if not hours of once this bill goes into full effect while Paul Ryan buys himself a new Ferrari for everyday of the month if not year. Oh, and here is this deadbeat “Christ fucker” Robertson who personally seen to so many being displaced in African villages while he looted diamond mines praising this bill as if Jesus himself came down from the heavens and personal blew him because he can’t cum any harder knowing so many poor are going to needlessly suffer.

    Sick, just sick what this nation has become.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    Pat Robertson? PAT ROBERTSON? How the fuck is that guy not dead yet? Has he made ANOTHER deal with the devil? Is he animatronic now? Is he strung up like a puppet? Just…WTF….the interview should have been done with a Oija board because that guy’s full of nothing but dead, bloated ideas.

    • VirginiaWackelpudding

      Too bad to get into heaven and de debbil don’t want him coming in and stinking up hell.

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        Ahhh…that does explain it. Sort of a Catch-Not Me, You Take Him.

        • VirginiaWackelpudding

          There’s an old Scottish story about a guy like him. Look up Jack o’ the lantern. The debbil was so fed up with the guy he gave him a lump of coal from hell and told him to go away. It’s where the names for Jack o lanterns and Will o wisps come from.
          Today’s gee whiz item.

      • Rags

        The Ransom of Red Chief in action.

    • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

      Long overdue for a dirt nap, but he keeps renegotiating.

  • NotALiar

    He meant that obamacare has failed right? Or did he really mean the failed republican bill??? Does he even know????

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      Maybe failed republicans? Who knows…I’m certain that he has no idea either.

  • Three Finger Salute

    What’s failed is America’s approach to healthcare and our lack of care for our own people. Let alone how much we’ve laid waste to the whole world.

    Why are so many people dying of opiate overdoses? It’s not just the drug war or big pharma — it’s our broken society

    Greed, Oligarchy, Profit.

    At this point you might as well just pass out needles so that the rest of us can have an easy way out.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Opiates are just too easy to get addicted to and too plentiful.

  • WY_cryptid

    “If god did not want them to die from lack of medical care, he would not have made them poor in America!” – republicans

    • WY_cryptid

      or middle class

  • chascates

    Robertson looks like a goblin. A Jesus goblin.

  • William
  • VirginiaWackelpudding

    Vile little animated NC cornfield scarecrow. KILL IT! KILL IT WITH FIRE!!

  • Mr. White

    Oh how I wish a flaming piece of space junk would’ve smashed through the ceiling and vaporized them both. Talk about a sign from above!

    • Jim Johnson

      Smite them!
      Votes don’t seem to work on Trumpy (he got less, but still got where he is), and they definitely don’t work to crack that religious nut.

  • Jim Johnson

    “Thank goodness the internet never forgets.”
    Maybe for now. But, Ajit Pai is working on creating a bad case of cognitive decline into dementia with his infection of anti-net neutrality prions legislation.

  • cmd resistor

    Another book report where he didn’t read the book. Also, too, why is he flying to the U.S. Open (where many women do not want to see him) instead of waiting at his desk for that bill?

    • Boscoe

      Don’t worry, i’m sure he’s having the desk shipped over too. At tax payer expense. I’m still waiting for him to award his own company the contract to build a golf course on the White House lawn…

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    Anytime the Marmalade Man talks about signing things, I immediately imagine him using one of those stubby little miniature golf pencils and thinking,
    “Man, my hands must look YUUUUGE!”

  • Lefty Wright

    If Trump can get a couple of hold outs to sign on, he’s got the vote of Senator Thom Tillis from my state. He says he’ll vote for whatever gets 51 votes. Of course, he knows that the option of fixing the ACA will never have a chance in this congress.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      I can’t see Trump actually lobbying for this mess. He’ll just continue to tweet and then blame the no vote on the Dems.

  • Bill Diaz

    BRCA, the acronym they are using for the Senate version of the GOP’s medical monstrosity, is more commonly associated with a genetic repair mechanism that when mutated becomes a significant cancer risk factor for men and women. The effect is more pronounced in women and in certain cancers more common to women (adenocarcinoma of the breast is the most frequent), but is a heritable, genetic risk factor for both sexes.

    It is fitting that the Republicans would style their bill around 4 letters that bring fear to millions and kill thousands each year. It seems to be all they dream about.

    Have a great day!

    • Boscoe

      They are nothing if not the harbingers of irony…

    • SprinklemagicResistancebuns

      They call it bcra, but yeah, it makes me think of brca.

  • Poly_Ester

    Golden showers all around if it does pass?

    • SeeTrain65

      … and handshakes. And parachutes.

  • Jim

    https://pbs.twimg.com/ext_tw_video_thumb/885475582871576576/pu/img/3sNbkp7LPPjp_6rO.jpg
    Donald Trump being interviewed by the ghost of Pat Robertson.

    • Boscoe

      …WHo is clearly trying to hide a stiffy…

      • Old Man Yells at Cloud

        Unlikely that together they could even approach stiff.

        • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

          Rigor mortis.

    • SeeTrain65

      “Doesn’t it look like Trump is talking to himself from a hundred years from now?” – Trevor Noah, The Daily Show, last night.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Called Senator Rob Portman today. Got voicemail, which I expected. What I didn’t expect was a recorded voice after I gave my name and phone number telling me it couldn’t record my message because it was too long. It gave me the option to try again by pressing 2. Same thing happened.

    So I called Kasich, spoke to a human, and ask her to ask John to call Rob and urge him not to support McConnellCare.

  • hvdv

    Trump is correct in one thing: Repubs have been yelling about replacing the Affordable Heath Care Act for years — if memory serves, they’ve voted to repeal it some 60 times. One would think during all that time they’d found a moment to think about a replacement. One would be wrong.

    • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

      I lost count at 66 times.

  • CATMAN

    Donny should be a shoo-in for Humanitarian of the Year for his commitment to ending the widespread suffering under Obamacare of our richest citizens by creating widespread suffering among our poorest

  • JohnW

    This idiot does realize that even if the Senate passes this odious “healthcare” bill, it still needs to be reconciled with the House version. He doesn’t get to sign anything for quite a while other than a(nother) useless symbolic piece of paper

    • doktorzoom

      It’s already a reconciliation bill, so “all” the House would need to do is vote for whatever mess the Senate passes (if any). Since each Senate version has been more rightwing than the original AHCA, they’d likely do it.

      • JohnW

        True, I keep forgetting that. Although, since the House doesn’t seem keen to interrupt their August break – especially after the two weeks of hard work they’ve put in, trump may be sitting at his desk, pen(is?) in hand for quite a while until the House approves the “improvements” Mitch et al have made.

  • SeeTrain65

    And he doesn’t even realize he called the replacement “failed.” Yeah, I know what he meant, but he’s so goddamned ignorant he can’t see it.

    Gentle reminder: This man has access to nuclear weapons.

    • clairence

      I think his twitter account is set up to autocorrect “obamacare” to “failed obamacare”.

      • SeeTrain65

        Explains much. Mine was set up to change the term “presidency” to “failed presidency” whenever he tweeted.

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