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Texas Tea Party groups send a clear message to President Trump: 'the Freedom Caucus is not the problem'
Post Date: 2017-04-03 12:43:56 by Tooconservative
The Texas Tea Party will not be silent. Last week, Republicans scrambled to form a circular firing squad in the wake of the American Health Care Acts failure to launch. Conservatives opposition to the legislation drew the ire of President Trump and members of the Republican Establishment, who (unfairly) attacked the Freedom Caucus for killing the bill. But in a letter made available to Conservative Review, Lone Star state Tea Party organizations make clear that the Republican Party base in the highly consequential state of Texas stands with the Freedom Caucus in opposition to RINOcare. The letter was signed by over 90 conservative grassroots leaders and state GOP officials, ...
‘Let It Implode’: Tom DeLay Tears Into Republican Leadership On Obamacare
Post Date: 2017-04-03 12:10:41 by Tooconservative
Some in the Republican Party are preventing Obamacare repeal, claiming it is impossible to accomplish repeal and replace unless done with one bill. But in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay reminds readers that the 1994 Republican Congress implemented the Contract with America with nine separate bills. DeLay, known by friend and foe as The Hammer, is destroying excuses by current Republican leadership after failing to repeal Obamacare. Republicans, tea partiers and others, demanded Obamacare be repealed; they didnt demand it be replaced, DeLay said critically. In ...
Louie Gohmert: Trump Listening to ‘Establishment to the Core’ Reince Priebus
Post Date: 2017-04-02 17:39:30 by Tooconservative
Conservative congressman and House Freedom Caucus member Louie Gohmert said on Sunday that the reason a deal wasnt made on repealing Obamacare and the reason President Trump has launched a war against conservatives and Tea Party representatives in Congress is because hes listening to RINOs Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus, who he described as establishment to the core. Gohmert said that if the GOP establishment got their way in passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a faux Obamacare repeal bill that doesnt fully repeal Obamacare but instead only amends it around the edges, keeping its infrastructure in place and many of the free-market crushing ...
Trump takes Rand Paul on a golf outing to discuss healthcare
Post Date: 2017-04-02 13:51:03 by Tooconservative
President Trump brought Republican Sen. Rand Paul to Trump National Golf Club in Virginia on Sunday to play golf with him, a little more than a week after the party's healthcare bill failed. "They're discussing a variety of topics, including healthcare," White House deputy press secretary Stephanie Grisham said. Budget director Mick Mulvaney, a former leading House conservative, also joined the two. Paul had predicted in early March that the House bill would not pass the Senate. Instead, he proposed his own healthcare bill, though it was not taken up by Congress. After Paul's comments, Trump took to Twitter to put pressure on the senator to support the healthcare ...
'Tweets...Don't Change Facts': GOP Congressman Hits Trump for Blaming Freedom Caucus on AHCA Failure
Post Date: 2017-04-02 13:40:33 by Tooconservative
In the wake of President Donald Trump taking aim at key members of the House Freedom Caucus over the failure of the American Health Care Act, one of those congressmen showed up on CNN's State of the Union to discuss the president's targeting of members of his own party over the unsuccessful legislation. Highlighting the tweets Trump sent last week, host Jake Tapper wanted to know if Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) felt the president's actions were reasonable. The president seems to be placing the blame squarely on your shoulders, Tapper noted, as seen in the CNN clip above. Is that fair? Jake, tweets and statements and blame don't change ...
NOT backing down: Freedom Caucus stands strong amid attacks from the president
Post Date: 2017-03-31 15:43:00 by Tooconservative
Though the Freedom Caucus is under assault from all sides, some of its members who have spoken to the media or made public statements are standing strong insisting that they are willing to work with President Trump to keep the GOPs promise to repeal Obamacare. The media has used the failure of the American Health Care Act Republican leaderships phony repeal bill as an excuse to attack conservatives in Congress. The Tea Party members of the Freedom Caucus, who opposed the legislation on grounds that it would not improve the American health insurance market, have been labeled hardliners who are unwilling to compromise or get ...
To Overcome The Obamacare Repeal’s Failure, Let’s Understand Its Causes
Post Date: 2017-03-29 23:42:45 by Tooconservative
Like the British evacuation of Dunkirk more than seven decades ago, Fridays abrupt decision to halt proceedings on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) prior to a House vote represented victory only in that it averted an even costlier defeatan embarrassing floor vote seemingly destined to fail, or passage of a bill unloved by wide swathes of the public and lawmakers alike.Whether that decision is ultimately viewed as a deliveranceas Winston Churchill dubbed the 1940 Dunkirk evacuationwill depend in no small part on whether lawmakers can, both individually and collectively, learn the right lessons from an entirely predictable defeat.What went ...
Levin tears into ‘complete frauds’ and ‘liars’ in Congress
Post Date: 2017-03-29 17:14:00 by Tooconservative
Poster Comment:If you like him best when he's screaming like a banshee a few days back:
The Healthcare Bill Debacle: Trump Edition
Post Date: 2017-03-28 20:08:55 by Tooconservative
Tomorrow, I may well write about House Speaker Paul Ryans arguably greater role in the current demise of the House GOPs healthcare bill (AHCA), or at least what it ultimately means for him. Today, however, is to assess Pres. Trumps role in Fridays trainwreck, particularly because he seems determined to draw the wrong lessons from it. A number of post-mortems have already been written about Trumps role, particularly his seeming inability to sell the bill to reluctant members of the GOP caucus (or, conversely, their supposed intransigence). I would argue that Trumps failures stem from the fact that he and his lieutenants learned the wrong ...
Paul Ryan: Push for health-care reform will continue
Post Date: 2017-03-28 02:41:02 by Tooconservative
Something has apparently changed over the weekend. Just last Friday House Speaker Paul Ryan gave a press conference at which he seemed to signal the GOP was giving up on Obamacare repeal and would be moving on to other issues including tax reform. Today, Ryan told a group of Republican donors on a conference call that the fight would go on. From the Washington Post: We are going to keep getting at this thing, Ryan said three days after intra-party opposition forced him to pull the American Health Care Act after it became clear it did not have enough Republican votes to pass. On an afternoon call with donors to his Team Ryan political organization, he continued: Were ...
GOP moderates blame Freedom Caucus for tanking the terrible Trump/Ryan health-care bill
Post Date: 2017-03-28 02:15:34 by Tooconservative
When I say GOP moderates, that includes the moderate-in-chief. Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 26, 2017 Its not just moderates. Ted Poe, a member of the Freedom Caucus, resigned yesterday, saying, Saying no is easy, leading is hard, but that is what we were elected to do. Leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective member of Congress and advocate for the people of Texas. It is time to lead. Poe was a yes on the bill and thinks its time for the FC to shift from its obstructionist ...
Jim Jordan Crushes Reince Priebus False Narrative on Obamacare Repeal [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-03-27 17:47:53 by Tooconservative
One of the false narratives peddled by establishment RINO squishes like Reince Priebus in order to get principled conservatives to act like liberal Democrats is to spew the phony premise, Dont let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Priebus said as much to FOX News Chris Wallace Sunday when he said, We cant be chasing the perfect all the time. It was intended to be a slam against the House Freedom Caucus, which insisted that Republicans keep their promise of fully repealing Obamacare, something the failed American Health Care Act (AHCA) did not do and kept in place the entire Obamacare apparatus and many of the regulations that caused health ...
GOP cave on Obamacare repeal is the biggest broken promise in political history
Post Date: 2017-03-27 15:06:23 by Tooconservative
Broken promises are as old as politics itself, and there are many famous examples of them in modern history. President George H.W. Bush's "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge comes immediately to mind, as does President Bill Clinton reneging on his middle-class tax cut, and President Barack Obama never closing Guantanamo Bay. But in each of those cases, those were promises that were made in a given campaign by a given politician. The promise of Obamacare repeal is much different. Republicans ran on repealing and replacing Obamacare for seven years, over the course of four election cycles. They won the House majority in 2010 in large part because of the backlash against the ...
Enough With the Recriminations [over RyanCare], Go Back to Work
Post Date: 2017-03-27 14:38:13 by Tooconservative
Yes, Ryancare was a bad idea and yes, failing to pass it will be sold as a defeat for Trump. So what?Whats the old quote? God helps invalids, small children, and the United States of America? Theres another one, which came courtesy of Winston Churchill: You can always count on Americans to do the right thing after theyve tried everything else.Somewhere between those two old chestnuts is where we are in the aftermath of the American Health Care Act otherwise known as Ryancare being pulled by House Speaker Paul Ryan when it was clear there simply wouldnt be enough votes to pull it to passage.That failure has already been thrown around ...
Levin: A big thank you to the Freedom Caucus patriots!
Post Date: 2017-03-27 14:19:25 by Tooconservative
I want to congratulate the Freedom Caucus, the true constitutional conservatives, the true patriots, for stopping this disastrous bill from passing, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin said Friday evening on the radio. The American Health Care Act, or RINOcare, was defeated today as Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. pulled the bill from the floor of the House of Representatives before it could go up for a vote. The Obamacare repeal-in-name-only bill didnt have enough votes to pass, largely because of the Freedom Caucus refusal to break their promise to the American people. Listen: The bill ultimately failed, Levin explained, because too many Republicans do ...
The Freedom Caucus owes GOP leadership an apology
Post Date: 2017-03-27 13:43:28 by Tooconservative
Congressman Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, is really naive. You see, when all Republicans running for office ran incessant ads during the past four election cycles promising to fully repeal Obamacare, Meadows actually thought they meant it! What a fool. When Mitch McConnell promised to repeal Obamacare root and branch, Meadows actually thought that he meant
root and branch. And when Mr. Meadows read the fifth sentence of Speaker Paul Ryans Better Way to Fix Health Care, which declared, "Obamacare must be fully repealed so we can start over and take a new approach, well, he though it meant full repeal, ...
Ryancare Is Just A Shittier Version Of Obamacare
Post Date: 2017-03-27 11:32:48 by Tooconservative
After having seven years to work on a repeal and replace plan, House Speaker Paul Ryan finally released his bill. For all practical purposes, it is Obamacare, just 35 percent shittier. This is an impressive feat because, in their pursuit of a lower score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Democrats made the Affordable Care Act as shitty as they could get away with while still calling it universal health care. While many other analyses are focused on how Ryans American Health Care Act will make life worse for certain lower income Americans compared to Obamas Affordable Care Act, pointing out the similarities is more important for understanding its ...
Dana Loesch just NAILED IT on the problem with fixing health care…
Post Date: 2017-03-27 10:59:50 by Tooconservative
Dana Loesch was on Fox and Friends this morning and dished out some cold hard truth on the health care fight that ended last week. Ive got it cued up to 6:58: Dana Loesch points out that for now at least, the American people have won in the health care fight. And in discussing the real issue with the health care bill, she nailed Paul Ryan pretty good:: This compromise still funded Planned Parenthood. It was a one year bait and switch; we were still going to fund Planned Parenthood. The regulatory structure was still in place. The penalty was still in place. The subsidies were still in place. It was like Paul Ryan rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic and telling America ...
Report: White House hoping the health-care bill tanks today [Update: Set to blame Ryan?]
Post Date: 2017-03-24 14:53:28 by Tooconservative
Just one source, but it makes sense. Do you really think Trump and Bannon want to spend another month repeating this nightmare in the Senate, and then maybe another month after that negotiating with a conference committee? senior WH aide, asked if decisive health care defeat today is best for Team Trump: "100%" John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) March 24, 2017 An added benefit if the bill goes down would be the leverage it provides the White House to start shoving Paul Ryan towards the exit as Speaker. While at Breitbart, Bannon was allegedly known to refer to Ryan as the enemy and hoped to have him deposed by spring 2016. Hes worked with Ryan since the ...
Mike Lee: Senate parliamentarian told me it's possible to push harder on repealing Obamacare regulations
Post Date: 2017-03-22 19:43:56 by Tooconservative
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said on Wednesday that the Senate parliamentarian has told him that it may be possible for Republicans to push harder on repealing Obamacare's regulations than the current House bill, which contradicts the assertion by House leadership that the legislation goes after Obamacare as aggressively as possible under Senate rules. "What I understood her to be saying is that there's no reason why an Obamacare repeal bill necessarily could not have provisions repealing the health insurance regulations," Lee said in an interview with the Washington Examiner, relating a conversation with parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough about reconciliation he had on ...
Rand Paul: ‘Easily 35 No Votes’ Against Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0, ‘I Would Predict They Pull Bill, Start Over’
Post Date: 2017-03-22 16:27:42 by Tooconservative
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News exclusively on Tuesday afternoon that he expects House Speaker Paul Ryan will be forced to pull the American Health Care Act (AHCA) before a scheduled Thursday vote because Ryan will not get the votes to pass the legislation. The AHCA has been dubbed Obamacare Lite by Paul a leading conservative critic of the plan and by other conservatives as RyanCare, RINO-Care, and Obamacare 2.0, since the bill does not actually fully repeal Obamacare and keeps many of the main structures that the now-former President Barack Obama installed in the healthcare system. It has come under ...
Morning Consult: Public support for the AHCA is beginning to tank
Post Date: 2017-03-22 16:17:50 by Tooconservative
The repeal and replacement of Obamacare is off to a rocky start to put it mildly. Between the OMB estimates of the cost and impact on the number of people with coverage (even if that remains in dispute) and the constant rumormongering surfacing in the press, even some who were previously supporting the idea seemed to be wavering. A new set of numbers coming from Morning Consult tells the story and the GOP seems to be setting themselves up with a tough row to hoe if this thing actually makes it to the presidents desk. A strong plurality of voters think congressional Republicans are moving too quickly to overhaul the nations health care system, according to a new Morning ...
Sir Patrick Stewart Reveals He Uses Marijuana Daily to Reduce Arthritis Pain
Post Date: 2017-03-21 06:22:07 by Deckard
The English actor indulges in edibles, ointments, and sprays and says he hasnt experienced one negative side effect from using the product.Professor X is all about that herb and wasnt shy to admit so when recently, he disclosed in a statement that he uses cannabis sprays, ointments, and edible products nearly every day to soothe his arthritis. The Telegraph reports that the 76-year-old actor opened up about his use of cannabis to support a project from Oxford University that seeks to explore the medical benefits of the plant.Two years ago, in Los Angeles, I was examined by a doctor and given a note which gave me legal permission to purchase, from a registered outlet, ...
Abandon ship: [4 major] Conservative groups turn on House GOP’s ObamaCare bill
Post Date: 2017-03-07 15:01:55 by Tooconservative
Heritage Action and the Club for Growth and Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks are all thumbs down? Who said conservatives dont stand up to Trump anymore? Heres the statement from Heritage, which Matt Welch describes as the in-house think tank for the Trump administration. In many ways, the House Republican proposal released last night not only accepts the flawed progressive premises of Obamacare but expands upon them. Ronald Reagan once said, Governments view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. The AHCA does all three. ...
Melania Trump Urges Americans To Stop Trusting Big Pharma
Post Date: 2017-03-03 17:58:07 by Hondo68
First Lady Melania Trump has credited the healing and nurturing properties of nature for her good health, and urged Americans to stop leaning so heavily on Big Pharma to provide magic potions to cure their ills. Taking a tour of a childrens hospital in Washington D.C., Melania Trump said she wanted to remind the American people about the gift of nature and how nature and the outdoors, so bountiful in our great country, can contribute to the healing process. The First Lady said, I am a passionate believer in integrating and interpreting natures elements into our daily lives to create a warm, nurturing and positive environment. I believe ...
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