Because Who The Fool Tarnation is Keeping Count

September 30, 2015 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Just for fun, Republicans still hate, have, triple hate Obamacare.

220px-Paul_Ryan,_official_portrait,_112th_CongressThe House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would repeal several major ObamaCare provisions through the fast-track process known as reconciliation.

“We’re going to pass a bill that can dismantle ObamaCare and reach the president’s desk,” said House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). “We’re going to repeal the five worst parts of the law: two mandates, two taxes and one board of bureaucrats.”

Okay, I was trying to find a definitive answer to how many times have Republicans tried to repeal Obamacare.  The correct up to date number is hidden so well that a certified psychic couldn’t find it with a Magic 8 Ball and a Ouija Board.

Last February it was 56.  But, that was last February.  Since then we lost the chalk that we use to make the little marks on the tally board.

And y’all remember Paul Ryan, the vice presidential candidate who was only slightly smarter than Sarah Palin.  He’s gonna give it a shot.

Thanks to Ralph for the heads up.

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21 Comments to “Because Who The Fool Tarnation is Keeping Count”

  1. Because President Obama will certainly sign it.

    Oh – wait – – –

  2. I forgot all about this goober. Why isn’t he running for president?

  3. Elizabeth Moon says:

    I’ll believe they won’t ever repeal their own health care, though.

    It amazes me, though it shouldn’t, how many groups the Republicans are willing to screw to enrich themselves with taxpayer money: women, the poor, people of color, immigrants (both legal and illegal), “do-gooders” (they prefer “do-badders”), everybody but rich white Republicans.

    And they dare call themselves “public servants.” They’re serving themselves at public expense.

  4. It may reach the President’s desk…..but like a boomerang, it will go right back to Congress…..which does not have the votes to override a presidential vet.

    This is the definition of insanity “repeating the same behavior over, and over again, and expecting a different result”.

    Truly, the inmates are running the asylum. 🙂

  5. not ‘vet” …veto.

  6. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Cheryl, from the horse’s own posterior, it’s because he thinks he is too indispensable to the House Ways and Means Committee. He forgets, but we didn’t, that it was Senator Patty Murray that actually wrote the budget with real numbers last year.

    He’s another hypocrite who benefited from the programs he wants to dismantle. Yelling “got mine, screw you” as he pulls the social safety net up behind him.

    Jane, Baby Kool and I benefit indirectly from the ACA. Prior to the ACA, our health insurance policy was shedding benefits yearly, while jacking up the price and the co-pays. Now we’re back to the benefits we had without those annual price gouges. Thank you, President Obama, we do appreciate you.

  7. @Cheryl
    I thought he was. But either way there’s always room for one more in the clown car.

  8. Miemaw, I was about to cite that definition of insanity.

    Reminds me of the cartoon by Horsey after the last election. McConnell holds up a desk plaque that says “Majority Leader” and says, “Guess what’s going on my desk!” Obama holds up a Veto stamp and says, “And guess what’s coming out of my drawer.”

    Maybe they keep voting on the same loser bills over and over in a vain attempt to disguise the fact that they ain’t doing jack about anything else, except harassing Planned Parenthood, which has much better public approval ratings than the GOP, and holding endless hearings at taxpayer expense trying to get Hillary Clinton.

  9. The ACA started out with Orrin Hatch. It was actually a take off of Kaiser Permanente. Hillary got hold of it and got blasted by the very Rethugs who birthed the thing. Now they want to destroy it completely. This is tantamount to an LSD addict in a psych ward having to be chained because he is trying to eat off his own fingers and toes!

  10. I just started a new book, political fiction. Title is: Pianist in a Bordello. Two quotes I want to share from this book (before I finish, and/or delete it from my Kindle.. or forget.)

    (1) “My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference.”

    —President Harry Truman

    (2) “Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, but dumb enough to think it’s important.”

    — Senator Eugene McCarthy

    Discussing Paul Ryan…. and Republicans…… seems like a good place to share these gems.

    Y’all have a good evening. I’m going to read a while. 🙂

  11. Rhea, I think the president ought to quote a line from Blazing Saddles, and say: “Pardon me while I whip this out!” when he is getting the veto stamp. You could just hear the gasps from the RWNJ’s.

  12. e platypus onion says:

    Good one Howard and shortly after Obama whips out his veto stamp there would be a collective sigh of impeach the black bas—- from breathless wingnuts.

  13. e platypus onion says:

    PKM-you named your baby after a cigarette?

  14. That Other Jean says:

    “Party of fiscal responsibility” my a. . .behind (sorry Momma). How much money has the GOP wasted by trying to kill the ACA over and over and over? Or on hearings trying to catch Hillary Clinton doing something underhanded? So many millions wasted on pandering to their wingnut base, instead of doing something–anything–useful for the American people.

  15. By this time, the millions of people who now have health insurance must surely see this not just as insanity, but a vendetta against them.

  16. “And they dare call themselves “public servants.” They’re serving themselves at public expense.”

    That’s exactly right Elizabeth. They’re a bunch of shameless bustards. (I’m not cussing Momma, honest. That’s the name of a bird, though it may be extinct now. Wish the tea baggers were.)

  17. e platypus onion says:

    Bustards be alive and well in the old world. So it appears are wingnuts.

  18. Lunargent says:

    Miemaw- but it takes talent to play the piano.

  19. Maryelle, “them” also consist of folks with pre-existing conditions, people who do not look like the Rethugs against the ACA, nor do they talk like the thugs, and many who were not born here. This is flat out racism and the rest of the whole bag of leprous isms.

  20. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    e platypus onion, our baby’s on-line name is the short version of my on-line identity. Baby “polite” just didn’t fit. There’s nothing polite about the little critters, until they’re housebroken. And since he really is a pretty kool kid, Jane and I decided “Baby Kool” works, until he has his own I-Phone and accounts. We’re lefties for sure, but saddling the kid with “Baby Marxist” seemed a bit extreme even for us.

  21. After the Supremes came down in favor of Obama care in King v. Burwell someone on abother blog wrote this great one-liner:

    Damn. Now I’ll never know the GOP’s health care plan.

    “We’re going to pass a bill that can dismantle ObamaCare and reach the president’s desk.”

    And replace it with….what, Congressman?