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That moment when you have to hire a team of lawyers to take care of the growning number of scandals because your regular staff is too busy putting out fires to do their jobs.....

.....insane.

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Obviously it just slipped his mind. His lawyers will undoubtably have a revised disclosure this week. Just like Flynn....and Kushner....etc... etc....

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No shit....

people who are less healthy (including those with preexisting or newly acquired medical conditions) would ultimately be unable to purchase comprehensive nongroup health insurance at premiums comparable to those under current law, if they could purchase it at all

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Making matters quite a bit worse, one Republican senator shed new light on just how ridiculous his party’s process has become. The HuffPost reported:
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday unexpectedly torched his party’s process for crafting an Obamacare repeal bill behind closed doors.

“It’s a very awkward process, at best,” he told reporters. “There are no experts. There’s no actuarials…. Typically, in a hearing, you’d have people coming in and you’d also have the media opining about if a hearing took place, and X came in and made comments.”
The Tennessee Republican reportedly added that a public process generally helps “shape policy.”

None of this is surprising. For all their grandstanding they did for the last 8 years about the process that the Democrats went through, they are going about it in an even worse way. Given the chance to act like actual fucking grownups they instead are choosing to take their ball and go home. Childish. For all that Corker notes of the process shaping policy, he seems to be aloof of the fact that they aren't trying to shape policy. They don't want public input or media commentary. They know it wont hold up to the scrutiny because the optics of it so far are trash. Ifthe R's really were interested in policy and outcomes they would have waited for a CBO score that they've clung to as a policy point for years. Suddenly though when they're "plan" is up for review the CBO just isn't good enough. Garbage.

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I hate it when the Constitution is inconvenient.... /s

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LOL... of course he is.

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I saw that read out come across twitter last night. Such an odd exchange. For one thing, Trump praising extrajudicial slaughter or suspected drug dealers is crazy. Commenting on US subs is dangerous; and to top all of it off, Trump's speech patterns are barely formed sentences. My toddler has a better control of speech than our current president.

I for one can't wait until trump hits the UN on this current trip and meets with a plethora of foreign officials that are going to talk circles around him. The man is so out of his league it isn't even funny it's frightening.

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.....sigh

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The Pennsylvania Republican is encouraging his colleagues to draft plans that call for a 20- or even 30-year procedural time frame, rather than the customary 10-year budget window. Such a gambit would make it much easier for Republicans to slash corporate tax rates while evading restrictions against ballooning the deficit.

If you have to keep changing the rules and moving the goalposts then maybe you're not effective in your role. Fora group of loud mouth "constitutionalists" and complainers about process and protocol, they sure are working to constantly change the rules lately.

It's also worth noting that when you're trying to force through a bill, or policy that is sitting on a sub 40% approval rate, while you're section of the government is sitting on a sub 25% approval rating.... you may want to go actually listen to your constituents a bit. You're either passing a shitty bill, or doing a shitty job of explaining it. One or the other, but either way it looks bad.
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