billryan
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March 24th, 2017 at 1:12:40 PM permalink
Well, are you?
Who'd have thunk we elected another Jimmy Carter?
ams288
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March 24th, 2017 at 1:33:18 PM permalink
Kinda makes me think of all the righties who over the past few years have mockingly said:

"Why didn't Dems do x, y, and z when they had control of the House and Senate under Obama?!"

Same reason Repubs didn't repeal Obamacare today.
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
gamerfreak
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March 24th, 2017 at 2:34:20 PM permalink
Getting Mexico to pay for the wall FAILED
Travel Ban I FAILED
Travel Ban II FAILED
ACA Repeal and Replace FAILED
Smoothly getting all Nominees through FAILED
Putting the Russia story to bed FAILED
Being presidential and respected in US/World FAILED

I can't take all this winning.
billryan
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March 24th, 2017 at 2:39:13 PM permalink
At least he tore up the horrible Iran agreement on Day One, right?
SOOPOO
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TomG
March 24th, 2017 at 3:46:51 PM permalink
Quote: ams288

Kinda makes me think of all the righties who over the past few years have mockingly said:

"Why didn't Dems do x, y, and z when they had control of the House and Senate under Obama?!"

Same reason Repubs didn't repeal Obamacare today.



Some Repub Congressmen showed independent thinking, and decided the new Republican version of Obamacare was not done well. So they read it, understood it, and were willing to vote against it, despite a clear majority of republicans supporting it. That is what we pay our representatives to do, examine, analyze, think and vote. Not just follow what your leader tells you to do. How different from when the Dems voted as a blindfolded bloc to get Obamacare in. No reading of it. No true understanding of its flaws. Just vote for it, because Obama says so. Another reason I despise most Dem congressmen/senators.
AxelWolf
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March 24th, 2017 at 4:49:50 PM permalink
I thought this was going to be about gambling.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
billryan
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March 24th, 2017 at 4:52:49 PM permalink
Obamacare was subject to dozens of meetings, hundreds of hours of discussions, hearings were held with expert witnesses called, a coalition of medical people ,hospital's, the AARP and many others were consulted and their input considered., Even though they had the majority, the Democrats gave the Republicans 50-50 membership in the exploratory hearings.
To suggest people didn't know what they were voting for is simply untrue.
Boz
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March 24th, 2017 at 6:47:02 PM permalink
I see it as a great day. The Liberals own it and the GOP should stay far away and let it fail on its own. Why mess with something that almost everyone knows is dying and you had nothing to do with creating.
mcallister3200
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March 24th, 2017 at 7:14:16 PM permalink
Such is the political climate we live in. The main goal is never to get anything done to help the people, but to make the other party look bad.
rsactuary
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March 24th, 2017 at 7:59:58 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

I see it as a great day. The Liberals own it and the GOP should stay far away and let it fail on its own. Why mess with something that almost everyone knows is dying and you had nothing to do with creating.



Ah, but where you're wrong is that they have the power to support it and won't... so it will be blood on their hands, not the Dems. The main reason it's failing is because changes needed to be made and the Rupublicans blocked every effort for the last 6 years.

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