He's dead, Jim

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He's dead, Jim

GOP senate bill has officially gone on to a better place, with the defection of the Kansas & Utah senators.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-senate-leader-mcconnell-abandons-health...

McConnell is going to try for a full repeal, which will also fail (but will force moderates to go on record as opposing the full repeal, which is something voters can understand, unlike the BCRA, which was so confusing even political junkies didn't really have a grasp on its full contents).

Here's an interesting piece on how the GOP core really differs from Trump:
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/mitch-mcconnell-isnt-playing-13-dim...

"The bill also comes at an awkward political moment for movement conservatism. The candidates who ran on those ideas, such as Sen. Marco Rubio, flamed out badly in the Republican primaries. Instead, Donald Trump won. But the ideas in the health care bill also aren’t very compatible with Trump’s populism. Trump ran on repealing and replacing Obamacare, but he promised to replace it with “something terrific,” said he’d protect the “lower 25 percent” even if it defied Republican orthodoxy, and repeatedly criticized other Republicans who said they’d cut Medicaid. McConnell and Ryan have co-opted Trump’s mandate — narrow as it was — and tried to turn it into their own, at considerable risk to both themselves and Trump."

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The Establishment is hangin'

The Establishment is hangin' on!

Best Cover Evah

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I’ve got to admit, having the

I’ve got to admit, having the Republicans in control is much more entertaining to watch than having the Democrats running things. We gave them the keys to the car, and they can’t seem to back out of the driveway. This whole 'being in power' thing takes some getting used to, I guess.

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Remember Obama at any of his

Remember Obama at any of his last ditch Hillary rallies? Everything was off; his voice, inflection, body language and look all had an air of desperation. It was like pleading with your two nearest friends to go beat up the five guys across the street . . things weren't looking at all promising.

That's the same sincerety I hear and see with both Ryan and McConnell any time they have 'something nice' to say to or about working with Trump.

I heard Rush say that the Rs weren't prepared to confront Obamacare because a) they didn't want to and b) they never imagined that Trump would force their hands by beating that woman.

If building skyscrapers was easy, we'd all be doing it.

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Best Cover Eveh? Start the thread! Joe Cocker with 'A Little Help From My Friends' and that was without a moments thought.

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Too many. View on YouTube
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Ska all day long
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The Commitments - but with
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Speaking of the Commitments

Speaking of the Commitments

"The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. So say it once and say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud!"

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@Northarrow:"I’ve got to

@Northarrow:
"I’ve got to admit, having the Republicans in control is much more entertaining to watch than having the Democrats running things. We gave them the keys to the car, and they can’t seem to back out of the driveway. This whole 'being in power' thing takes some getting used to, I guess."

This is true. However, I suspect that it is a smaller scale (intra-party) version of the deep divide that already exists across the country. Which suggests that if the Dems were in power, it would be pretty much the same situation.

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Almost as good as Sinatra...
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By leagues, your best cover,

By leagues, your best cover, so far. I followed the link to see who she was married to and . . the youtube replies quickly descend into a flame war. There are way to many Jaspers in the world. On the plus side, the link reveals another link to a 50 song playlist. Good stuff.

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