Red states prepare to take another run at dismantling Obamacare.

By |2018-09-06T10:40:15-08:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments

Here we go again. 

Courtesy of Politico

The latest bid to kill Obamacare begins Wednesday, when lawyers from 20 states march into a federal courthouse in Fort Worth, Texas, seeking to end the health law immediately.

Attorneys general from mostly conservative states will try to pick up where the GOP-led Congress left off, seeking a permanent injunction halting enforcement of the law. They argue that because Congress gutted the individual mandate — zeroing out the penalty for not having coverage starting next year — the rest of the law needs to go as well.

Numerous legal experts have deemed the argument a stretch, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions has thrown the Trump administration’s weight behind key parts of the assault — with Sessions notably opposing the law’s popular protection for people with pre-existing conditions.

An injunction is unlikely, but these first oral arguments will serve as an overture for a high-profile court battle that could reach the Supreme Court. And the hearing comes on the same day the Senate Judiciary Committee weighs the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for what could be the eventual deciding vote on the high court. Democrats have portrayed the acrimonious nomination fight partly as a referendum on the future of Obamacare, predicting Kavanaugh would join with conservative justices to dismantle it.

I know I sound like a broken record but this is yet another important reason why Democrats need to show up in huge numbers for this 2018 midterm election. 

If we can at least get the House we can start working to make some improvements to the existing Affordable Care bill, and then if we hold onto that majority in 2020, possibly pick up the Senate, and definitely take the White House, we can get a workable, hopefully single-payer, health care plan in place that the Republicans cannot yank out from under us in the future. 

The mantra for the next handful of months should be “Turnout, turnout, turnout.” 

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  1. Anonymous September 6, 2018 at 6:48 am
      • anon September 6, 2018 at 8:17 am

        Booker/Avenatti 2020

    • anonymous September 6, 2018 at 7:59 am

      ‘“Have you discussed the Mueller investigation with anyone at Kasowitz Benson Torres, the law firm founded by Marc Kasowitz, President Trump’s personal lawyer?” Harris asked. “Be sure about your answer, sir.”

      “I’m not remembering but if you have something, you want to …” Kavanaugh said, adding, “I’m not sure if I know everyone who works at that law firm … I’m not remembering.”
      if Kavanaugh denied a meeting and evidence later emerges that one did happen, he could very well have perjured himself, and it’s possible Harris was putting him on the spot in order to catch him on the issue while he’s under oath.

      “We have reason to believe that a conversation happened and are continuing to pursue it,” “Chances are Harris will push this point again in the second round of questioning on Thursday.”

    • Anonymous September 6, 2018 at 9:49 am

      “No. I’m not remembering anything like that,” Kavanaugh responded.

      “Nobody handed you something marked highly confidential,” Leahy sighed as copies of the memos, clearly stamped “Committee Confidential” appeared on the screen, showing both the names of Mr. Miranda and Judge Kavanaugh. “But that’s material you received from Manny Miranda.”

      The nominee, cornered, refused to make eye contact with the senator. Meanwhile, Leahy continued his interrogation, asking “yesterday when I asked you about the specific events, you said you didn’t have any recollection. I’m not going to ask if you remember receiving this e-mail. I’m going to ask you this: why would you ever be asked to keep secret Democratic talking points if they were legitimately obtained?”
      ” “You received an e-mail from a republican senate staffer with the subject line, ‘spying’. That is not overly subtle,” Leahy said wryly. “This staffer appears in over 1,000 documents received together with both you and Mr. Miranda. ‘She says she has a mole for us’ and so forth. None of this raised a red flag with you?”

      Kavanaugh said it did not, rambling about “bipartisanship” and “friendships” before petering out into what amounted to a verbal shrug.”

  2. anonymous September 6, 2018 at 11:49 am

    “Republican candidates are TIED to Trump’s agenda and personality,”

  3. anónimo September 6, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Midnight Subtitulada En Español ~sin pedigrí

  4. Anon September 6, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Bredesen is perfect for Tennessee, and if Republicans lose the retiring Bob Corker’s Senate, it will make their job of holding on to their slim 51-49 majority very difficult.

  5. whatevs September 6, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Wrong headline, Gryph. Should read Red states out to take away your affordable health care by dismantling protections of Affordable Care Act.

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