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Hillary's biggest campaign mistake, IMHO

Almost every Trump voter I know bought into and/or repeated the lie that the Clinton Foundation was corrupt.

Hillary's biggest mistake was to not blast national ads defending the Foundation.

From the country's two largest and most trusted charity watchdog groups.
89% of our revenues spent directly on charity... higher than United Fund, higher than March of Dimes, among the highest for any large charity.
When you hear Fox News and other sites badmouth our Foundation don't believe them. Believe the facts.

Has there ever been a major candidate in any of the universal healthcare countries that ran

on a repeal platform?

I hadn't really googled the matter, but based on my many years of recall and observational experience I responded with this to a Republican dipshit who was badmouthing Obamacare, single payer, the Canadian healthcare system, and universal healthcare in general:

And you want to know what should be the ONE THING that convinces you the Canadian system is better than ours? What a rational person would heed? What an intelligent person would concede?

It's this: Canada used to have a system JUST LIKE OURS, based around private insurance companies. They ditched it. They're now HAPPIER. They don't want to go back.

You name me just one major candidate in Canada, Australia, the UK, France, Japan, etc. who has ever run on a platform of abolishing their universal healthcare systems. Just one. You CAN'T. It doesn't happen. All your silly little arguments based on insurance company propaganda and myths couldn't sway a typical Canadian, Australian, Brit, or Frenchman.... because having lived under their systems they KNOW you and the bribed pig politicians who have you snookered are full of shit.

Arguments stupid people use

These are some of my favorites:

"Cars kill more people than guns. Should we ban cars, too?"

"There is no overpopulation problem. Everybody on Earth could fit inside Texas".

"The Constitution doesn't say 'separation of church and state'".

I predict a campaign-type rally soon

After this week's fierce criticisms his psychosis demands it.

And I also predict utterances there that will pour more gasoline upon the fire that's burning him up right now.

There are bound to be protesters there... and he is bound to incite his crowd by verbally attacking them.

And I congratulate myself for not mentioning that scumbag's name.

Will Trump be renominated?

Barring impeachment for Russia crimes, that is.

I just don't see it.

Shouldn't the "skinny repeal" have required 60 votes anyway?

I mean, it wasn't a budget matter but a social policy one.... thus the budget reconciliation process should not have applied?

Just imagine if a President's power to pardon is absolute, as Orange Buffoon says...

even to the point of pardoning himself.

I don't think you'll have to guess what that amounts to.... a dictatorship.

Don't like a particular political rival? Have him killed... you won't even have to be secretive about it... just pardon yourself and even brag about it if you like. And stay in office, too, while you're at it because if you threaten enough people with the same fate they probably won't have the stomach to impeach you.

Just what James Madison would have wanted!

How to fix the Affordable Care Act

Any thoughts?

My own, so far:

1- No more state-by-state Healthcare.gov exchanges. All Marketplace insurance providers must provide national access across all counties and parishes.... or they can't participate. Result: eliminates the talking point that some counties have zero marketplace coverage.

2- No more employer-provided coverage for Federal government workers, including the military. They must all get their coverage on the exchanges. State and Local governments can provide employer-coverage but such benefits will be taxable compensation to workers. Results: Massive incentive for private insurance companies to participate in the national exchanges.

Of course, I'd prefer to cut out private insurance companies, altogether.

I estimate Karen Handel's IQ at about 89

I'm not saying that just because she's a Republican.... there are bright, albeit devious, Republicans. She's just fugging dumb.

Put the guns down, but if anyone thinks a gun event is going to stop me from calling slime slime

you've got another think coming!

I really, really hope Steve Scalise recovers. Mr. Hodgkinson was more than just a creep... he was an evil slimeball, and his stupidity only hurt our cause to bring true responsible, compassionate, effective government to our beloved country.

But as a citizen of Louisiana I stand by what I posted just a few weeks ago about Steve Scalise on an LSU fan message board:

Let me be clear - Steve Scalise is an asshole

He's trying very hard to whip up votes to wipe out healthcare coverage for pre-existing conditions.

To recognize just how big an asshole he is one only has to consider the case of a baby born like Jimmy Kimmel's... with a heart defect.

While it is true that even without health insurance a hospital would give such a newborn emergency care treatment to save his life, that coverage would END for that unfortunate fellow once he leaves, by force of growing up, his parents' health insurance plan. Unless he has rich parents like Jimmy Kimmel his life beyond his mid 20's is almost guaranteed to be financial hell, as would theirs if they're unfortunate enough to somehow lose their policy before he reaches that age. THIS COUNTRY SHOULD BE BETTER THAN THAT, and with Obamacare it currently is, but unfortunately ASSHOLES such as Steve Scalise are trying to make America sick again because they suck at the teats of insurance companies.
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