I’m Glad John McCain Cast The Vote That Killed The “Skinny” Repeal

July 29, 2017

Let’s remember “GOP” stands for Grand Old Party. That’s not even close. They’re always on defense. They never fight the prog narrative and they don’t stand for anything. Even when they hold the White House & both houses of Congress they just never seem to get it done.

Senate Majority Leader McConnell needs to resign. He’s NOT a leader.

Initially I was p’od at the Republicans who voted against repeal in the 51-49 vote. But the skinny repeal was worthless, leaving intact 411 of 419 Obamacare sections. It would not have achieved lower costs, better care or more coverage; a total screw job.

  • Susan Collins – Maine 
  • Lisa Murkowski – Alaska
  • John McCain – Arizona, all voted against the skinny repeal

Susan Collins nearly always votes with the Dims. Maine, quit re-electing her! She and Lisa Murkowski are bought and paid for by the National Education Association (NEA), both voting against confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos because she favors more charter schools. They both balked at the “skinny” repeal because of the 1-year defunding of Planned Parenthood. BFD, one year!

Initially the moderate Republicans (we used to call them Democrats) were against any repeal because it tried to rein in Medicaid spending. Medicaid is going broke. Since Obamacare passed millions of people (~23.5 million) who used to have insurance and wanted to keep it but could not afford the premiums & deductibles, were added to the Medicaid rolls (this is taxpayer-funded welfare, in case you didn’t know). Over 1 in 5 Americans are now on Medicaid.

Many Republican governors took the Medicaid Expansion offered under Obamacare because the feds promised to pay a large portion of the costs – at least for a few years. But Medicaid Expansion is an expensive, terrible idea which guarantees worse care, and it’s an entitlement that once given is very hard to take away. Too many Republicans weren’t willing to shoot Santa Claus. McCain just thought we should “reach across the aisle” and work in a bipartisan fashion with the Dims. Maybe it’s his tumor? This of course is where the GOP always capitulates to avoid bad press, and the Dims end up getting everything they want . I agree with McCain killing the bill with his deciding vote, but not with his stupid reason.

Oh yes, there were the few, very few principled conservatives like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul who didn’t like the “FAKE” Repeal as they and every other Republican (except Susan Collins) had campaigned on and were reelected on the FULL REPEAL LIE. So here we are. Washington DC at its best. They all deserve to lose their next election bid.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Mitch McConnell NEEDS TO GO! He Is Not A Leader

July 28, 2017

There is no excuse for the Republicans not repealing Obamacare. None. They’ve been telling us since Obamacare passed in March of 2010 that they would repeal it. They’ve been getting elected and reelected on that lie ever since. The GOP now has control of the House, the Senate and the White House and still they can’t get the job done.

Both Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader need to go! Both are RINOs who care only about their own reelection and power. Frankly they’d be more welcome in the Democratic Party. Neither of them like President Trump and neither will go out of their way to support President Trump.

Use this link to contact your Senators and tell them to REPEAL & REPLACE Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Use this link to contact your Representatives and tell them to REPEAL & REPLACE Speaker Paul Ryan.

And BTW, the other thing that needs to go is the Congressional Exemption to Obamacare. Trump can do it by simply directing the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to change the illegal rule made under Obama exempting Congress from the ACA. I’ll bet they get a whole lot more serious if that happened. If you’re on Twitter it’s #EndCongressionalExemption.

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Trump Donates 2nd Quarter Pay to Dept of Education STEM Camp

July 27, 2017

Remember this Trump promise? He said he would not take a salary while serving as POTUS. I guess he has to take a token $1 salary, but he’s keeping his promise.

“That’s no big deal for me, I don’t need the money.”

President Trump’s 1st quarter salary was donated to the National Park Service. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke said the money would go toward the deferred maintenance on the nation’s battlefields.

Making America Great Again

And today we learn that President Trump’s 2nd quarter salary will go to the Department of Education and will be used to host a STEM camp for students at the DOE!

Honestly my first reaction when I heard the money would go to the Federal Dept of Education was “Why them?” The federal government has no business being in education why encourage them? There is absolutely no mention of a federal role in education in the Constitution. But on further consideration as long as we have a federal DOE this is a good place to donate the money.

President Trump has signed an executive order to review the federal role in Education and has charged Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to study federal overreach in education. If you have kids or grandkids in the public schools you know there is quite a bit of overreach!

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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This Story Is Not Getting The Play It Should

July 26, 2017

The Daily Caller & Ben Shapiro at The Daily Wire have been investigating this scandal & trying to expose it, but the mainstream media are burying it. I’ll try to cover it as best I can and encourage you to dig further.

Imran Awan is a Pakistani IT worker and he and his family members were paid some $4 million by 25 House Democrats over the last decade. The Capitol Police have been conducting a criminal investigation around Awan and his family for stealing equipment from some House members. There is also suspicions that Awan may have put information from that equipment onto the cloud.

The Daily Caller reports that Awan had “access to all emails and files of dozens of members of Congress, as well as the password to the iPad that Debbie Wasserman Schultz used for Democratic National Committee business before she resigned. What I mean is before she was forced out when it was learned the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had rigged the primaries against Bernie Sanders favoring Hillary Clinton. Recall too that the DNC was hacked exposing all kinds of dirt on the Democratic Party. Hacked by Russians as they’ve been putting forward? Well maybe no. Maybe by Pakistanis. And the DNC refused to turn over their hacked server to the FBI who were investigating the hacking. They’re obviously hiding something.

Fired head of the DNC, Wasserman Schultz hired by Hillary as a reward for work well done.

Awan had been fired by most Democrats months ago, but he remained on the payroll of Debbie Wasserman Schultz (that would be taxpayers’ payroll) until the day before yesterday when he was arrested for bank fraud at Dulles Airport trying to flee the country. He’d also wired $300,000 to himself in Pakistan. Smashed hard drives were reportedly found at his home. DWS has protected Awan, threatening the chief of the Capitol Police with severe budget cuts if he refused to release her smashed laptop earlier recovered by the Capitol Police.

Oddly only Politico of the mainstream media has covered this story. Not ABC News, not NBCNews.com, not CNN and not The New York Times. WTF? What’s going on here? Inquiring minds want to know.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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YouTube, Google & Facebook All Censoring Who They Don’t Like ~Conservatives

July 25, 2017

I’ve already covered Facebook in cahoots with Islam in censoring “blasphemous content” for Pakistan, but in the latest round its YouTube. I subscribe to Clarion Project, a non-profit organization that educates the public about the dangers of radical Islam. I get email newsletters from Clarion Project in my email everyday and today’s is very disturbing:

“Clarion Project’s YouTube account has been taken down, silencing Clarion Project’s educational work informing the public about the dangers of radicalism.

We appeal to YouTube to reverse this decision and empower us to continue our important work.

We thank our readers for your continued support and look forward to providing incisive hard-hitting video content as soon as this issue is resolved.”

Clarion’s award-winning films, seen by more than 85-million people, expose how radical Islamists use terrorism, murder, subjugation of women, indoctrination of children, religious persecution, genocide of minorities, widespread human rights abuses, nuclear proliferation and cultural jihad — to threaten the West.

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

One highlighted story today at Clarion Project outs Secretary of State Tillerson as shill for the Muslim Brotherhood which many had hoped President Trump would designate a Foreign Terrorist Organization once he took office. The Muslim Brotherhood is a worldwide Islamist organization that seeks to implement Sharia-based governance globally. Tillerson told the Senate on Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) had agreed to stop the “martyr” payments to terrorists who kill Israelis and Americans. This is not true! In fact in their most recent budget the PA has increased pension payments to terrorist’s families by 13%. Tillerson is also against the Embassy move in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem which was another promise of President Trump during the campaign. Trump needs to admit he made a bad choice for Secretary of State and dump Tillerson, and YouTube needs to knock of censoring free speech.

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Senator Tom Coburn on How To Repeal Obamacare Without Congress

July 22, 2017

Former Senator Tom Coburn is the guy who used to put out the book on government waste all the time, or at least until he retired in 2015. He left Congress because he could see it was a hopeless cause. The October 2014 version of his waste report revealed an $856,000 grant to train mountain lions to walk on treadmills, $414,000 spent on an Army video game designed for recruitment purposes that was already more than $25 million over budget, and $46,000 for a snowmobile competition in Michigan.

Senator Coburn is now a champion for Convention of States. In this video he explains how we, the American people can get rid of Obamacare without Congress. Give it a look. It’s a little long, but just put it on while you’re busy at your desk or in the kitchen.

Go to Convention of States to learn more, sign the petition and get involved!

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I Honestly Don’t Know What To Say

July 20, 2017

I’ll just post this and let you decide. I’m speechless. I welcome your comments.

By the way. This is a parody of today’s snowflake college millennial expertly done my conservative millennial Alice Stuckey. Maybe a parody, but right on the money if you ask me.

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