Tag Archives: GOP Lies

Verbatim

Pence Knows Something We Don’t

“It has been a year of accomplishments.”

— Vice President Mike Pence, writing in USA Today.

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How to Talk to Republicans – Joy Reid Demonstrates

Last week, before the rest of us knew that indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were pending, Fox News and the rest of the Trump media apparatus attempted to deflect attention from the coming bad news by reintroducing the already thoroughly debunked allegation that Hillary Clinton was bribed by Russians in a uranium deal when she was secretary of state.

On Sunday morning, MSNBC’s Joy Reid debated the allegation with Jen Kerns, a reporter for the “Washington Examiner,” a right-wing propaganda sheet.

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A Dire Report from Puerto Rico

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ACA Enrollment for 2018 Starts November 1

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Spread the word.

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Despite GOP Claims, Trumpcare II Does Not Protect Pre-Existing Conditions

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As early as today, the House Republican leadership will force its members to vote on an updated version of Trumpcare. In an usual move, leadership has deliberately scheduled the vote before the Congressional Budget Office has completed scoring the new bill.

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Wrong, Donald, Obamacare Is Not Collapsing

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In his speech to Congress, Donald lied about the the ACA:

Health insurance premiums on marketplaces created by the law did increase markedly this year in many parts of the country as insurers dealt with higher-than-expected medical claims from patients.

But most consumers are still able to get health plans for less than $100 a month on the marketplaces, thanks to insurance subsidies made available by Obamacare.

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What Did the So-Called President Know – And When Did He Know It?

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White House Counsel Donald McGahn

In his resignation letter released last night, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn said he was quitting his post because he had “inadvertently” lied to Mike Pence about whether he’d discussed Pres.Obama’s sanctions against Russia in a phone call with the Russian ambassador in a phone call in December.

From the administration that gave us “alternate facts,” now we have inadvertent lies.

But there’s much more to this story — and what lies beneath what is publicly known now could have devastating consequences for Donald Trump:

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Ryan Speaks More with Trump than Obama — Duh!

I have spoken more with Donald Trump in the last month more than I have spoken with Barack Obama in the last eight years.”

— Speaker Paul Ryan, quoted by the Washington Examiner. It should be noted that Ryan has been speaker only since October 2015, prior to which why would the president speak regularly to a congressman from a “flyover” state?

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Here’s Why Republicans Don’t Have a Plan to Replace Obamacare

doctordemocrat2Dear Dr. Democrat,

Republicans have been chomping at the bit to kill Obamacare forever. But now that they’re ready to do it, they don’t have a clue how to replace it.

What gives?

Signed,

Worried in Weehawken

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Poetic Justice

Pre-Trump It’s Post-Truth

This year facts didn’t matter in the voting booth,
And to parse fact from fiction would take a sleuth.
You’ve got your facts, I’ve got mine,
So don’t even try to change my mind,
For we’ve entered and era (not an epoch, I hope) of the post-truth.