IL 14: Has Democrat Lauren Underwood ever worked as a nurse?

One issue that the Democrats have had some success with during this election cyle--other than frenzied hatred of President Trump--is health insurance coverage for preexisting medical conditions. Here's a juicy story for voters to take their temperature on. A Democrat who is a registered nurse, Lauren Underwood, is running to unseat four-term incumbent Republican Randy … Continue reading IL 14: Has Democrat Lauren Underwood ever worked as a nurse?

Seven Big Differences between the 2010 Big Red Wave and the expected 2018 “Big Blue Wave”

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. John Adams As we continue to see the GOP head for the hills while the left braces for what they believe is going to be a banner year … Continue reading Seven Big Differences between the 2010 Big Red Wave and the expected 2018 “Big Blue Wave”

Trump Year 1: Yes he’s a conservative

By John Ruberry Now that we have entered the first full day of President Donald Trump's second year in office it's a good time to ask this question. Is Trump a conservative? "Yes," is my firm answer. Fascinatingly, Trump doesn't talk about conservatism much, nor did he as a candidate. Contrast the president with the … Continue reading Trump Year 1: Yes he’s a conservative

No Republican should stall tax cuts to save the individual mandate

Today, Mick Mulvaney said something shocking. He declared if the Senate tax cut bill was getting stalled over repealing the individual mandate, then the White House would be okay with killing off that portion. Huh? What Republican would oppose the tax cuts specifically because they had the individual mandate repeal attached to them? Can anyone … Continue reading No Republican should stall tax cuts to save the individual mandate

Happy Pick-Your-Insurance Day!

Subject line: "Tomorrow is a big deal but President Trump doesn't want you to know about it." Well, that's one way to stand out in my email inbox. The sender is my state's senior U.S. Senator, Jeanne Shaheen, and the message is from her Senate account, not a campaign address. "...November 1st, through December 15th, … Continue reading Happy Pick-Your-Insurance Day!

Congressman Steve Scalise at Values Voters: a Happy Warrior

The just-concluded Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. was punctuated by standing ovations. Among them: a few for the President, who spoke decisively but without pugnacity; for Bannon and Gorka, the red-meat guys; for Alveda King, bringing the crowd to its feet to join her in song. And then there was the one for Steve … Continue reading Congressman Steve Scalise at Values Voters: a Happy Warrior

The NFL Question Every 2018 Red State Democrat Candidate Now has to Answer

A quick reminder to all of those in the MSM, on the left, piling on Trump on twitter etc and declaring victory like this fool: The NFL is utterly destroying Trump today--and it's a beautiful thing to watch— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) September 24, 2017 Thanks to you, the NFL and the media every Democrat running … Continue reading The NFL Question Every 2018 Red State Democrat Candidate Now has to Answer

Attach Obamacare Repeal to any DACA bill

This tweet via Instapundit is the understatement of the century: If GOP congress fixes DACA but doesn't repeal/replace Obamacare... hoo boy. Big chunk of GOP voters are going to be mad as hell. https://t.co/DTMBOekYty— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) September 4, 2017 The sudden about face of the GOP on this is yet another betrayal of their … Continue reading Attach Obamacare Repeal to any DACA bill

Obamacare, the NHS and The Choosers of the Slain

Don Surber notes a stark contrast in how government healthcare values different lives by contrasting Charlie Card and John McCain. While Congress voted to give Charlie Gard a meaningless U.S. residency, they just voted to keep a system that will segue into the National Health Service, which is the British government's way of deciding who … Continue reading Obamacare, the NHS and The Choosers of the Slain

The Stupid Party Earns It’s Name Again

Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a single hand went up, but people over and over promised me that if the GOP spent like the democrats they would be back to throw them out too. No wonder the GOP is scared of the tea party. What I asked at the Tea Party Sept 25th 2010 … Continue reading The Stupid Party Earns It’s Name Again

Health Law Uncertainties Are Starting to Hurt Millions

Uncertainties are never good for the insurance industry. The current debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act and the new American Health Care Act is creating uncertainties that may soon jeopardize the whole healthcare industry. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is committed to a return to the Obamacare exchange next year, but the … Continue reading Health Law Uncertainties Are Starting to Hurt Millions

We don’t need more dollars in health care. We need less government.

Following a good showing on his first overseas trip, President Trump returned to the states and called for something that has some on the right scratching their heads. He's wanting more dollars put towards health care. One of the things that got the AHCA passed in the House was the decrease in spending on health care. … Continue reading We don’t need more dollars in health care. We need less government.

Health Insurance: Big Spikes and Little Things

My local Sunday paper had an above-the-fold headline the other day: "Obamacare rate could see big spike in NH next year." This refers only to my state, where an unidentified government official leaked to the press a document projecting an average Obamacare-exchange premium rate increase of 44%. The headline could easily have said "another spike." … Continue reading Health Insurance: Big Spikes and Little Things

Amash: “AHCA repeals fewer than 10 percent of the provisions in the Affordable Care Act”

The fist bumps coming from the GOP after passing the American Health Care Act in the House were plentiful. Republicans around the country were giving each other high-fives for having finally made the first real steps towards repealing Obamacare. Here's the problem. We haven't seen the beginning of the repeal of Obamacare. We've seen the … Continue reading Amash: “AHCA repeals fewer than 10 percent of the provisions in the Affordable Care Act”

After House Obamacare Repeal the MSM The Echo Chamber Echos Again

Norman: This is largely as I predicted except the Silly Party won, this was mainly due to the number of votes cast. Monty Python's Flying Circus, Election Night Special 1969 Less that 24 hours after the GOP house passed it's version of Obamacare repeal then ending their not so splende inaction a professional prognosticator forecast … Continue reading After House Obamacare Repeal the MSM The Echo Chamber Echos Again

Don’t fall For the CNN/MSNBC Dana Bash Obamacare Spin/attacks on GOP House Members

As I type this I'm watching Dana Bash "Bash" rep Tom MacArthur for his efforts on the Obamacare repeal. They (and MSNBC) have gone all in on the "GOP is risking their majority by doing this" and telling their viewers that this is going to make all the difference to Democrats. For those of you … Continue reading Don’t fall For the CNN/MSNBC Dana Bash Obamacare Spin/attacks on GOP House Members

10 Thoughts Under my Fedora Fr Imbarrato with WQPH , Jake Tapper, Coulter vs Berkeley and more

For the next three days I'm going to be flat out.  Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for life who you've seen hosting EWTN's series Defending life, will be doing several events in several cities for WQPH 89.3 and I'll be covering him and those who attend the various, events, masses and dinners over Divine Mercy Sunday.  You … Continue reading 10 Thoughts Under my Fedora Fr Imbarrato with WQPH , Jake Tapper, Coulter vs Berkeley and more

Will an amended AHCA be any better?

I don't make it a practice to comment on potential legislation before reading it. Speculation takes too much bias and rumors into account which tends to sway the reader (and author) in directions before the truth is even known. I'm making this exception because if reports that Vice President Mike Pence has negotiated a deal … Continue reading Will an amended AHCA be any better?

The GOP House, Establishment Cowards and Conservative Fools

If the party wants me and people like me they’ll have to earn me. When the GOP can convince me that they are serious about growing the party, when they convince me they are serious about treating the tea party et/al as valued members as opposed to a source of temp labor and occasional funds. … Continue reading The GOP House, Establishment Cowards and Conservative Fools

Will the Obamacare repeal failure be Donald Trump’s Monck at Gabbard Moment?

He still held to the all out attack as the key to victory. But there were others in the fleet who knew more that he about exactly how to press home that attack on the water. He summoned Penn, Lawson and the other experienced seamen among his officers to his ripped and patched flagship. Facing … Continue reading Will the Obamacare repeal failure be Donald Trump’s Monck at Gabbard Moment?