— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) May 24, 2017
Paul Ryan and Mick Mulvaney are gonna get matching Blood for the Blood God tattoos…
The AHCA is cruel. There is no other word for it. If the law is enacted, people will die because of it.
Given recent headlines, Democrats naturally have been focused on ties between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia and his related actions as president. But Democrats have to make the AHCA central to their plans for 2018 and beyond. In recent polling by the Kaiser Family Foundation, only 24 percent of Trump voters want him to decrease Medicaid spending, and 42 percent say that the program is somewhat or very important to them. Independents and Democrats are overwhelmingly against the bill. And for the vast majority of Americans, health care is a visceral issue, something that affects their everyday lives. We’ve seen this reflected in the sharp confrontations between GOP members of Congress and their constituents, who are furious at their representatives’ support for a bill that voters do not want. For moral — not just political — reasons, Republicans must be made to regret their AHCA vote.
Well, pretty sure they think they're gods anyway. pic.twitter.com/bjOIA1Lxq3
— Schooley (@Rschooley) May 24, 2017
Key dynamic: What matters more $119 billion in savings or 23 million uninsured by 2026?
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) May 24, 2017
Seems like a good time for a reminder that, prior to the ACA, lack of insurance killed an est. 45,000 people a year. https://t.co/ZW1yRl3zEv
— Jess (@soaringleap424) May 24, 2017
Jeanne Lambrew, in the NYTimes, “Republicans, Get Ready for the Trumpcare Headlines”:
… If the Senate makes this flawed bill law, Republicans will have the chance to watch, all the way up to the midterm elections, as Americans pay higher premiums and lose coverage. By the time the bill’s full changes went into effect in 2020, many of those who voted for it could be long gone…
President Trump has repeatedly said that Obamacare should be blamed for any problems in the individual market this year and next. Yet many of the predicted premium increases are actually a reaction to the attempts to repeal Obamacare, an attempt on the part of insurance companies to protect themselves from the uncertainty induced by the congressional debate and President Trump’s executive actions. And poll after poll shows a majority of Americans dislike the Republican approach and will hold Republicans responsible for any future problems.
So Republicans citing Obamacare headlines should take a moment to imagine the likely Trumpcare headlines and what they will mean for their job security.
— deathandtaxes (@DeathAndTaxes) May 24, 2017
Since Mormons aren’t supposed to ‘disfigure their bodies’ with tattoos, the First Rat Off the GOP House Ship is feeling pretty good about his latest career choice…
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 25, 2017
When it's on fire and falling off a bridge and also you helped set the fire is a good time. https://t.co/O9hfcrJnGK
— Schooley (@Rschooley) May 25, 2017
Apart from that freighted discussion, what’s on the agenda for the day?
Gianforte lost his shit over a question about the CBO score, if you want to know how confident Republicans feel about defending their bill.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) May 25, 2017
@danbbaer Regardless, Dems now have an excellent talking point on AHCA: "GOP would rather commit assault than discuss their healthcare bill"
— Christopher Jarmas (@jarmascm) May 25, 2017