Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Little More Than A Cynical Collection Of Broken Promises

Bob Heghmann, a retired attorney in Virginia Beach was so incensed Republicans couldn’t repeal Obamacare that he filed a lawsuit in US District Court suing to get political donations back.  In his lawsuit, Heghmann accused the GOP of fraud and racketeering saying the GOP ran on “repeal and replace” raising millions of dollars from individual donors who believed the promises made by congressional lawmakers.
Save My Care, a grassroots progressive group, has s launched an ad buy against ten vulnerable GOP lawmakers:  Senators Jeff Flake (AZ), Dean Heller (NV), Shelley Moore Capito (WV) and Representatives Dave Brat (VA), John Faso (NY), Darrell Issa (CA), Tom McArthur (NJ), Peter Roskam (IL), Pete Sessions (TX) and David Valadao (CA).
The ads open with a shot of the lawmaker and a narrator exclaiming off-camera the Congress member “broke his/her promise to” their state “and voted for the healthcare repeal bill that would’ve taken coverage away” from millions of people.
The latest failed vote was an effort to move the debate to a conference committee between the House and the Senate. “Skinny repeal,” as it was called, was not a serious effort to string together coherent policies. Rather, it was an admission that the Senate was stuck. When the GOP plan collapsed, the hot potato stayed in the Senate’s hands.
“We’re not going back to healthcare. We’re in tax [reform] now," Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said.  "As far as I’m concerned, they shot their wad on healthcare and that’s the way it is. I’m sick of it.”
Congress’s overall 10% approval is the lowest in Quinnipiac’s history of data back to 2003 apart from November 2013 in the wake of the government shutdown.
Bill Cosby’s approval rating is at 12%.  At least with him you get a drink and drug before he screws you.

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