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Last night, Republicans in Congress...
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blocked an amendment that would have protected people with pre-existing conditions
blocked an amendment that makes it easier for young people to stay on their parent’s plans until they are 26
blocked an amendment allowing contraception to be covered under health insurance
blocked an amendment protecting the expansion of Medicaid
blocked an amendment that would make it easier for children to be covered under Medicare/CHIP
blocked an amendment that would make it harder to keep veterans from getting coverage from the VA

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VILLAINS


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Well at least the political shitposting in GD is somewhat bipartisan now.

And those aren't even comic book villains -_-
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Well at least the political shitposting in GD is somewhat bipartisan now.

And those aren't even comic book villains -_-


Well, yeah, we're kind of getting these with the "Chi"-posting being bipartisan.
And.. they kind of are comic book villains. Sorta.. kinda.. technically.

On Topic:

Just so you know, Republicans only rejected Democratic amendments to the repeal process. They want to completely devour the ACA and go through a reconciliation process to cherry-pick which things they want to keep and which things they want to get rid of. Democrats trying to do anything right now isn't going to work. That's the bottom line. Democrats have lost majority power, they're going to be on the backseat of all decisions at least until the next midterm election.

As for "comic book villains" ... not much correlation there. Republicans have been quite open about their plans to repeal Obamacare/ACA. The voting last night was just to ensure that Democrats don't try to tie up the repeal process.
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octorockandroll wrote:

Well at least the political shitposting in GD is somewhat bipartisan now.

And those aren't even comic book villains -_-


Well, yeah, we're kind of getting these with the "Chi"-posting being bipartisan.
And.. they kind of are comic book villains. Sorta.. kinda.. technically.

On Topic:

Just so you know, Republicans only rejected Democratic amendments to the repeal process. They want to completely devour the ACA and go through a reconciliation process to cherry-pick which things they want to keep and which things they want to get rid of. Democrats trying to do anything right now isn't going to work. That's the bottom line. Democrats have lost majority power, they're going to be on the backseat of all decisions at least until the next midterm election.

As for "comic book villains" ... not much correlation there. Republicans have been quite open about their plans to repeal Obamacare/ACA. The voting last night was just to ensure that Democrats don't try to tie up the repeal process.


Ah good, someone who actually gives a clearer picture of what's going on, instead of just labeling them "comic book villains"...
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Source?
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Sorry, I guess I should have sourced. Some major "outlets" haven't published anything regarding the late night "vote-a-rama" - but here are some of their initial inputs regarding this:

CNN - "Fake News" or not - they did report on this to a degree.
CBS News - Slightly-left bias .. but not a terrible article
MarketWatch - Yes, I know - not the greatest news as it's an editorial piece but it shares opinions similar to my own - just to clarify some of the things that did happen last night.
Fox News - Some right-leaning bias, but has some input from Rand Paul via video.

Honestly, I don't have too much context about what happened after the fact. They did reject the Democrats' amendments to the repeal, which are from the OP's excessively dramatic message. It's more so that they're not going to allow the Democrats to hold up the process for repealing. If you listen to the video on the Fox News article - you'll see that Rand Paul is trying to ensure that Senate repeals and replaces simultaneously (or nearly simultaneously).

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I hope it made liberals cry big salty tears.
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I hope it made liberals cry big salty tears.


It has been, only because they genuinely have no clue what happened last night. Hard-left blogs/"news" sites are basically going on the same tangent as the OP here. They don't realize that Republicans aren't going to let any amendment from Democrats get thrown into the mix because it would just cause a delay in the repeal. Ergo, why I've posted the "reality" of the situation from my understanding.
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ninjitsuko wrote:


Xxanthar wrote:

I hope it made liberals cry big salty tears.


It has been, only because they genuinely have no clue what happened last night. Hard-left blogs/"news" sites are basically going on the same tangent as the OP here. They don't realize that Republicans aren't going to let any amendment from Democrats get thrown into the mix because it would just cause a delay in the repeal. Ergo, why I've posted the "reality" of the situation from my understanding.


Did you know 40% of California no longer suffers from drought after Trump was elected? Those tears really add up!

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Feds-More-than-40-of-California-out-of-drought-10853413.php?ipid=articlerecirc

River of tears prompts rescues!



"We never expected liberal tears to cause such massive flooding!", said one first responder.
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Well at least the political shitposting in GD is somewhat bipartisan now.

And those aren't even comic book villains -_-


Yeah, they have way more moral fiber than that. Mojo Jojo is like the savior of the world isn't he.
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octorockandroll wrote:

Well at least the political shitposting in GD is somewhat bipartisan now.

And those aren't even comic book villains -_-


Yeah, they have way more moral fiber than that. Mojo Jojo is like the savior of the world isn't he.


https://youtu.be/JNZjJTzVZV0?t=1m44s

Damn right.
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Xxanthar wrote:

Did you know 40% of California no longer suffers from drought after Trump was elected? Those tears really add up!

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Feds-More-than-40-of-California-out-of-drought-10853413.php?ipid=articlerecirc

River of tears prompts rescues!



"We never expected liberal tears to cause such massive flooding!", said one first responder.


*snrk* Some days I truly like your sense of humor, even if it is accompanied by a pointy sticky. (Ouch!)
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Now people have to take care of themselves. Oh the horror! FYI government is not your baby daddy.
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It's easy to see sense in this when you're not directly affected.
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Now people have to take care of themselves. Oh the horror! FYI government is not your baby daddy.


So.. nobody has to worry about you crying when you retire and the government can't give you any money since you should be taking care of yourself then, right? I mean, the government isn't your baby daddy or anything. Let's go ahead and do away with Social Security as a whole, seeing as we've been dumping funds into it that both political parties have been using for other programs.

Note: I am aware that this is an extreme. But, at the end of the day, the government takes care of somebody in some regard or another. Even if you ignore the fact that this is just a political message to the Democrats that they have no power at the moment, your statement comes off as if the government shouldn't be helping anyone.
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