Friday, July 28, 2017

51 American Heroes (and 3 of Them are Republicans)...

Senators John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins are traitors to the GOP, heroes to the American people!

Earlier this morning, 48 Democrats and 3 Republican senators triumphantly struck down a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would've caused 16 million Americans to lose their health insurance by 2026. Known as the "Skinny Repeal," this bill would've taken away Obamacare's individual insurance mandate permanently and the employer mandate for 8 years...causing premiums to spike up by as much as 20% next year. But if you've been keeping regular track of the GOP's Obamacare Repeal fiasco like I have for much of this year, you'd already know that.

I'd like to point out that Senator John McCain exemplified why I voted for him in 2008 (and Barack Obama in 2012), and why fellow GOP senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins should be proud that they will end up on the right side of history for last night's defeat of the Skinny Repeal. Despite threats by Donald Trump (I will not call him 'president') and his White House cronies against her state of Alaska, Murkowski stood tall and struck down the Senate GOP's extremely-flawed alternative to the ACA. And just like McCain, Collins is calling for a bipartisan answer to fixing the flaws in President Obama's signature healthcare legislation. After the embarrassing loss handed to him by his fellow GOP folks today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would be wise to take heed of their advice. There would be no need for me to say disparaging things about McConnell like what I've been doing with House-speaking cocksucker Paul Ryan for the past two months.

Anyways, the failure of the attempt to repeal Obamacare should be seen as a victory for Americans everywhere. In regards to those who lost their insurance due to the ACA, they should hope that the GOP and Democrats will finally work together to fix the healthcare law to ensure that they regain the medical coverage that they and the rest of the United States deserves. Thanks to McCain being a 'maverick' and the actions of two honorable ladies, that attempt to work together can begin today. Or by September... The weekend is here and Congress will soon adjourn for an August recess. (The Senate recess starts on August 11 and ends September 5.) TGIF!

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