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Gowdy: Trump/Sessions fight ‘heartbreaking’ - ‘If I was the Attorney General I would not stay’

Jul 26, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Yesterday, I argued that President Trump had botched the Jeff Sessions situation. One of the main things behind that opinion is the fact that attacking Sessions - rather than simply firing him - would make important congressional allies wonder just what the heck was going on inside the administration. Dan Calabrese made a similar point this morning. If you fire someone for a solid reason, people will accept it.  If you decide to torture them in the media, your ‘friends’ will always be wondering when their turn is coming.

Most of you agreed.  Some of you, though, said Trump was going to war with…well…everyone.

While I share your desire to see the swamp drained, I’m also aware that it’s incredibly difficult to run a presidency sans political partners.  There are people in Congress that Trump needs to keep on his side. ...And it sounds like the Sessions kerfuffle is making them question the President’s leadership.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz IT staffer arrested while trying to flee the country

Jul 26, 2017 — Robert Laurie

It’s like something out of a movie.  The conspiratorial IT guy, a staffer for a crooked - and disgraced - former DNC chair, has put his escape plan into motion.  His affairs are in order, money has been wired overseas, his wife has already escaped to a third-world hellhole. Now, all he has to do is get through the airport.  Once he’s on the plane and the seatbelt light goes “ding,” he’s home free.

Then the feds show up and haul him away.

Trump is badly mishandling the Sessions situation, missing a huge constitutional opportunity in the

Jul 25, 2017 — Robert Laurie

According to President Trump’s new Comms director, Anthony Scaramucci, Trump “probably” wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions gone. Radio host Hugh Hewitt was interviewing Scaramucci when he asked, “It’s clear the president wants him gone, right?”

Scaramucci replied:

“I have an enormous amount of respect for the attorney general, but I do know the president pretty well, and if there’s this level of tension in the relationship that’s public, you’re probably right”

UK single payer healthcare system succeeds in its effort to guarantee the death of Charlie Gard

Jul 25, 2017 — Robert Laurie

This story is just so tragic.  I’m old enough to remember a time when doctors would spare no effort - no matter how difficult or experimental - to save the life of a child. That’s no longer the case.  Nowadays, it seems federally-run healthcare systems would rather its “problem cases” just shuffle off the mortal coil and spare “the system” a lot of headaches. Since single-payer care is the ultimate in rationed care, regulations and federal power trump life.

...At least that’s what happened to Charlie Gard, whose parents have ended their efforts to take their son to the United States for treatment.

Schumer announces Democrat strategy for Healthcare - as promised, single-payer is ‘on the table’

Jul 24, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Last week I shared a video of Bob Casey suggesting that a single-payer bill could appear in “the next couple weeks.” As I said then, this was always the plan. A single-payer system - not unlike the one that just handed Charlie Gard a death sentence - is the ultimate goal of every anti-constitutional leftist.  It’s the glorious panacea through which they can implement all their social programs, limit your options, tremendously expand taxation, and punish you for exercising your rights.

It’s the socialist Holy Grail.

Rep. Maxine Waters will run for President. ...If millennials demand it

Jul 21, 2017 — Robert Laurie

As every political junkie knows, the New Hampshire visit is traditionally seen as an early sign of an impending presidential run.  This weekend, for reasons no one seems completely able to fathom, Maxine Waters is heading to New Hampshire. This, of course, has tongues wagging. Everyone wants to know - is Maxine Waters, your favorite left coast crackpot, readying herself for a White House bid?

...Because that would be hilarious.

Unfortunately, we shouldn’t get our hopes up just yet. The Daily Caller asked Waters if she was planning to seek higher office, and she said “no.” ...Unless the hip, cool, youth culture of America wants her to.

Breaking: Sean Spicer resigns as White House Press Secretary, forcing Melissa McCarthy to seek gainf

Jul 21, 2017 — Robert Laurie

UPDATE: Reince Priebus has issued a statement saying he supports the Scaramucci hiring “100%.” So, it’s a question of who’s version you believe…

I doubt this one will come as a surprise to many people, but Sean Spicer has resigned as White House Press Secretary. If you’ve been observing the way this administration dysfunctions, this probably feels like something that’s been coming for a long time. The specific reason, it seems, is that Spicer is not a fan of President Trump’s decision to make Anthony Scaramucci the new White House communications director. As the New York Times reports:

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.

Democrat Sen. Bob Casey: Single-Payer bill may be coming in a couple of weeks

Jul 20, 2017 — Robert Laurie

It’s hard to overstate how badly the GOP has botched things when it comes to health care.  They spent 6 years of promising that they’d repeal ObamaCare if only they “had the House, the Senate, and the White House,” so voters gave them all three. Unfortunately, it’s turned out that - for a large percentage of them - repeal was never really a goal. It was a talking point, and a bit of political theater, designed to keep them in their cushy jobs.

This week’s disastrous, spineless, betrayal is a spectacular gift for Democrats.  Not only does it damage Republican re-election efforts, it shows Democrats that their opponents are empty-suited blowhards, and gives the left a much-needed shot in the arm by creating a major 2018 campaign issue.

Bernie Sanders outraged that Trump wants to let ObamaCare continue functioning as it was designed to

Jul 19, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Before it was passed, any casual observer could tell you that ObamaCare was unsustainable and would, in short order, collapse under its own weight. Had the Obama administration been honest about it, the bill would never have become law. So, they were dishonest. The ACA managed to slither through Congress via a disturbing combination of executive branch muscle, legislative tricks, “news” media propaganda, and the now infamous ‘stupidity of the American voter.’ It was designed to fail, and it’s currently working exactly as intended.

The only thing that didn’t go according to plan was Hillary Clinton’s epic loss.  When ObamaCare imploded, a Democrat was supposed to be sitting in the White House. Single-payer was supposed to be ushered in, and we were all supposed to love receiving medical care from the same government that mismanages the VA and the Post Office.

Cory Booker: Trump’s plan to let ObamaCare function as designed is ‘evil’ and ‘sinister’ - ‘imperils

Jul 19, 2017 — Robert Laurie

For the last six years, they’ve told us “it’s working.” As I pointed out earlier, they’re right. It worked exactly as it was supposed to.  The only think that didn’t work according to the Democrats’ plan was their atrocious 2016 presidential candidate.  Hillary was supposed to win and give us single-payer.

Now, the very same people who spent the years singing the praises of Barack Obama’s glorious “signature law” have changed their tune.

The knives are out for President Trump.  That’s because he’s decided to let the law they designed, wrote, passed, and defended stand as written.

What Trump calls “let it fail” is really just a plan to let their horrible train wreck run its course.

Straight repeal is the last chance for Republicans to save their party - fail, and it’s all over.

Jul 18, 2017 — Robert Laurie

For years now, I’ve been making the argument - right here on this site - that Republicans never really want to repeal ObamaCare.  Oh sure, there are a few genuine free market conservatives (folks like Lee, Cruz, Paul, etc) who do, but the majority want it to remain.  They love its taxes, they love its brand of government expansionism, and if I’m being completely honest, there are a lot of them who love the fact that it paves the way for single payer.  In short, they talk a good game about shrinking the bureaucratic beast, but they secretly adore federal power.

That’s why they never had an ObamaCare replacement ready.  They thought Hillary would win, and they were perfectly comfortable twiddling their thumbs while they waited for what they believed was the inevitable resurrection of HillaryCare.  Single payer was going to happen, they wouldn’t have to shoulder the blame, and they could pretend they were outraged.

That didn’t take long: Looks like Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va) just put a nail in the ObamaCare rep

Jul 18, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Whelp.  That was quick. It’s only been a few hours since we heard about Mitch McConnell’s latest plan to dump ObamaCare, and already we have one Republican stepping forward to make sure we know she won’t play ball.

Say hello to Shelly Moore Capito, Senator from the great state of West Virginia. She’s issued the following statement:

New York Times: Certain speech literally IS violence and it’s probably KILLING YOU!

Jul 17, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Snowflakes don’t like being called snowflakes. The derogatory term perfectly encapsulates both their extreme fragility and their tendency to melt down at a moment’s notice, so they really can’t stand it. It probably causes them a lot of stress. So, of course, people keep using it.

That, if the New York Times is to be believed, could probably be considered some sort of assault.

People who say things often do so without any regard for the health and safety of those who might hear their words. At best, they’re callous and selfish. At worst, they’re murderers. Their weapon of choice?  ...Unpleasant opinions.

Caitlyn Jenner looking to take Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat? Good!

Jul 17, 2017 — Robert Laurie

That’s right, it’s conceivable (if unlikely) that we now live in a world where the next batch of freshmen Senators could conceivably feature Kid Rock and Caitlyn Jenner. ...And they would both be on the Republican side of the aisle. I don’t know what, but surely that must be a sign of something.

Jenner informed New York radio host John Catsimatidis that she is currently evaluating the extent of her future political activities, and deciding whether it would be wise to make a Senatorial run or better just to remain an activist.

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