Thursday May 04, 2017
It's Been a Bad Day, Please Don't Take a Picture
This sums it up:
My family will go bankrupt trying to save our youngest member. And it won't be enough. And they're playing the theme song to fucking Rocky.— zac hug (@zachug) May 4, 2017
This celebratory atmosphere over stripping health care from the sick is one of the most obscene political spectacles I've witnessed. #AHCA— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) May 4, 2017
Most of the press has been awful, couching it all in horse-race terms, and constantly trotting out ruling party talking points without any kind of fact-check. (I'm looking at you, NPR.) It's a horror show. My anger simmers, boils over, grows. Paul Ryan does not want to be near me right now.
So the House passed their anti-Obamacare, pro-insurance company bill, 217-213. They still need the U.S. Senate to pass it, and that's a tougher get; but right now that's the only barrier to 24 million people losing health care.
I hope Bill Conti and Sylvester Stallone condemn this shit.
Crazy what you could've had, crazy what you could've had.
UPDATE: Daily Kos has identified 24 House Republicans who voted yes on this abomination of a healthcare bill and are in districts in which Trump got less than 50 percent of the vote. In anticipation of 2018. Let's mash these mothers.