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So, if Trump and the Granny Starvers can’t repeal and replace Obamacare, they’ll just make it fail. 

You know, delay payments to the states and insurance companies for Medicaid, driving premiums up for those who can least afford it, reduce the pay of the government employees responsible for administering it so they’ll quit and find other jobs, you know, stuff like that. 

The poor, sick, children, disabled, women, older people (you know the drill) will still suffer from hypoxia while the ultra wealthy Republican donors hold their breath.  They do not want responsibility for anyone. 

When they say freedom, they mean for themselves. 

Just a reminder again for those of you who voted for these people, you voted for these people. That includes the guy you voted for Senator. I’m talking to you, Toomey voters. You brought this down on your family and friends on Medicaid. 

Just sayin’.

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  1. Alcohol is bad for your skin.
    Just putting that out there.

    Also, heat and humidity turn my hair into a ball of blonde fuzz. Any recommendations?

  2. OK, I am going to throw this out here, A little observation. I follow the happenings of a housewife from the RH series no longer on Bravo. She is the jilted wife whose husband had an affair with another and she kicked him out and he had nowhere to go but to his mistress and marry her. The new second wife is not content with stealing the husband but has tried to appropriate the children as her own and so on. There is a lot of injustice and hurt hurled at the first wife through the years but she has bootstrapped herself well and has been quite a success and most of all, she seems like a good person. Now that is the background to my observation. She has tons of Republican women followers and they are very vocal in their support for her. They feel her betrayal and feel compassion. They even see the inhumanity in her lopsided battle with the other woman who is a millionaire and therefore, not easily dealt with. I even became friendly with one of them and recently I look at her twitter feed and she is a Trumpanzee. How can that be? They can discriminate against good and bad in one perhaps using the same metrics but not in the other?

    • Best guess:
      1.) People are herd animals. Going against the herd, even when you know it’s the right thing to do is extremely difficult. Not everyone (probably MOST people) don’t feel comfortable or don’t have the guts to go against consensus reality. It’s too socially isolating. So they don’t.
      2.) They’re also tribal. Tribal identity is extremely important these days.
      3.) They adopt the values and sentiments of their tribe.
      4.) The tribe on the right is hard wired into Fox News
      5.) Fox News tends to butress traditional, conventional female narratives. I.e., wife is supportive, she gives best years of her life to husband and family, her identity belongs to her family unit, not herself. Therefore, if things don’t work out, it’s a betrayal of a kind of social contract. The differences in personality and tempermant are glossed over. People are people. The heart wants what it wants. There are alternative relationship forms which may be more accommodating to differences. This does not appeal to the Fox News viewer who has been conditioned to fear outsiders, change or any potential threat to their mortality, regardless of how remote.
      6.) Those people tend to vote Republican because, at the moment, they are considered the bad ass, take no prisoners, strong Daddy party. Liberals are portrayed as soft, squishy, effeminate and insufficiently concerned with security against “the other”.
      So, they vote for Trump.
      QED

      I’m interested in other arguments.

  3. Hot dude on 14 beat me to the elevator again. It was just the two of us in the elevator when I pushed my floor. So now he knows where I live in this building, not that there’s any way he can get thru the doors.
    As usual, I stood far in the back tight corner, hid behind my humidity challenged hair and cast my eyes down, as modest as a Duggar girl.
    Ugh.
    {{facepalm}}

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