Tagged: Obamacare

Presidential paresis

Paul Ryan was Boehnered by Tea Party Republicans.

The so-called Freedom Caucus is anti-government, which presents a paradox when it is in a position to govern.

Since 2010, Republicans have proven to be ungovernable.

The US is a nation of swindlers and rubes. Hence, the Trump Presidency.

Trump campaign promises scorecard:

  • Muslim ban (stalled in courts)
  • Southern border wall (no brick has been laid)
  • New plan to defeat IS (non-existent)
  • Repeal Obamacare (flatlined)

Eyes of the world

Louisiana under Mr Jindal is a failed state. This qualifies him to be a Republican candidate for president.

He faces stiff competition for the right-wing Christian vote from Messrs Huckabee and Santorum.

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The SCOTUS delivered a terrific blow to the Republican Tea Party.

In a democracy, the power to make the law rests with those chosen by the people. Our role is more confined—“to say what the law is.” Marbury v. Madison, 1 Cranch 137, 177 (1803). That is easier in some cases than in others. But in every case we must respect the role of the Legislature, and take care not to undo what it has done. A fair reading of legislation demands a fair understanding of the legislative plan.

Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them. If at all possible, we must interpret the Act in a way that is consistent with the former, and avoids the latter.

Earthcrosser

Politico asks what does a fictional movie get wrong about a fictional event described in a fictional text. No, you can’t make this stuff up.

This Ross Douthat column is sore-loserish. With neither a compelling argument against, nor a coherent plan to replace, Obamacare, Conservatives are left holding an Easter basket full of doomsday predictions that never come true.

My only advice for you is to ignore my advice.

I’ll give you my Zoloft when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.

Game of Thrones is bigger than Jesus.