Jimmy Kimmel, Hollywood Tough Guy

There are few people in this world who earn my contempt than Hollywood tough guys. You know the type; prissified beta males whose stunt doubles crush people on the big screen, then believe they are the ones doing the fighting. Jimmy Kimmel is not an action hero, but he is a pussy who talks big in front of the cameras. To wit:

On the Wednesday broadcast of his late-night program, Jimmy Kimmel responded to criticism he has received for his controversial monologue Tuesday night where he ripped Republican Senator Bill Cassidy for using his name to push for the Cassidy-Graham Obamacare replacement proposal.

Did I miss Jimmy Kimmel’s promotion to healthcare expert/national scold? This assclown is worth millions, which means he has no problem affording the outrageous rates which accompany Obamacare. Some people make just enough money to be disqualified for Obamacare subsidies, but not enough to afford life-saving treatment. But hey, that’s not Jimmy Kimmel’s’ problem.

Kimmel, a fierce proponent of the healthcare law, received many rebuttals for his political statement notably FOX & Friends host Brian Kilmeade. Kilmeade called Kimmel a member of the “Hollywood elite” for “pushing” politics. Wednesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host set his aim at the FOX host and let loose.

Kimmel said the FOX host “kisses my ass like a little boy meeting Batman” whenever the two cross paths and claimed he is “dying” to be a member of the “Hollywood elite.” “I don’t get anything out of this, Brian, you phony little creep. Oh, I’ll pound you when I see you,” Kimmel threatened.

So the pussified Hollywood leftist who continuously calls for civility has no problems assaulting someone who disagrees with him? Interesting. Hey Jimmy, I think you should shut up and tell jokes, too. If you’d like to assault me for my disagreement, send me an email. I’m not hard to find. Pussy.

GOP Betrays The Voters On Obamacare

The U.S. Senate held a vote concerning the full repeal of Obamacare – a similar bill almost every GOP senator agreed to in 2015 – and the results will neither shock nor surprise you.

The push for a “clean” repeal of Obamacare died Wednesday after Senate Republicans were unable to rally the votes, forcing leaders to turn to watered-down proposals that would repeal only some of the onerous parts of the troubled health care law.

Seven Republicans, including six who supported it two years ago, voted against repeal. Fellow Republicans said they broke their promise to voters. It was a far cry from Republicans’ seven-year pledge to voters to rip out Obamacare, “root and branch,” once they were put in charge of Congress and the White House.

The seven “Republicans” include many of the usual suspects, including the despicable John McCain.

The seven Republicans who joined Democrats in opposing repeal were Sens. Susan M. Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Dean Heller of Nevada, John McCain of Arizona, Rob Portman of Ohio, and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

All but Ms. Collins voted for the 2015 repeal, which President Obama vetoed.

These sons of bitches sent this bill to Obama’s desk time after time, knowing full well King Putt would exercise his veto power. They told us they cannot do anything unless they controlled the Senate, House, and the White House. We gave that to them, and now they refuse to repeal the legislation which got most of them elected. It’s disgusting.

These politicians lied to our faces, and they will never repeal Obamacare. Ever.

Stupid’s Arrow

Just when you think the stupid party was out, they pull themselves back in. Two more Republican senators have declared they will not vote for the – admittedly subpar – Obamacare replacement, leaving the Obamacare train wreck the law of the land.

GOP Sens. Jerry Moran (Kansas) and Mike Lee (Utah) announced on Monday night they will not support taking up a bill repealing and replacing ObamaCare, effectively blocking the legislation.

“This closed-door process has yielded the [bill], which fails to repeal the Affordable Care Act or address healthcare’s rising costs. For the same reasons I could not support the previous version of this bill, I cannot support this one,” Moran said.

Illustrating the difficulty for Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Lee argued the measure is not conservative enough, tugging in the opposite direction from moderates.

For the record, I really like Mike Lee and believe he is a solid conservative. Unfortunately, he is one of a small group of conservatives bobbing inside a circling school of sharks. The smart thing, in my view, at least, would be to take the president’s advice and immediately repeal Obamacare, then work on the replacement. Instead, Obamacare is still alive and well, and the people – read: voters – are suffering.

If You Like Your GOPe You Can Keep It

The rocket surgeons in the GOP Establishment have unveiled their Obamacare replacement kit, and while it is hard on the outside, it has a squishy middle; just like Chris Christie.

The legislation would preserve two of the most popular features of the 2010 health-care law, letting young adults stay on their parents’ health plans until age 26 and forbidding insurers to deny coverage or charge more to people with preexisting medical problems. It would also target Planned Parenthood, rendering the women’s health organization ineligible for Medicaid reimbursements or federal family planning grants — a key priority for antiabortion groups.

I like the Planned Parenthood smackdown, but the other two “features?” Pass.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), one of at least three conservative senators who opposes the plan to provide income-based tax credits, tweeted: “Still have not seen an official version of the House Obamacare replacement bill, but from media reports this sure looks like Obamacare Lite!”

Well duh, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan had their grubby little paws in it. Of course it’s Obamacare Lite!

And four key Republican senators, all from states that opted to expand Medicaid under the ACA, said they would oppose any new plan that would leave millions of Americans uninsured.

“We will not support a plan that does not include stability for Medicaid expansion populations or flexibility for states,” Sens. Rob Portman (Ohio), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Cory Gardner (Colo.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

I would argue none of these four “Republicans” have ever been described as “key,” primarily because they straddle that thin conservative line between John McCain and Lindsey Graham. In other words, they’re useless back-benchers.

I’d like to believe the new version of Obamacare would be full of sunshine and unicorns, but nothing the GOP Establishment has done ever convinced me they have our best interests at heart.

Save The Whales Junkies

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Donald Trump has not even been sworn in yet, and the liberals’ Trump Derangement Syndrome is already skyrocketing. Their latest round of scaremongering focuses on the repeal of Obamacare. Specifically, if Obamacare is repealed, it will be harder for addicts to get their fix.

Pennsylvania ranks among the highest in the nation in opioid overdose-related deaths and prescribing rates. Nationwide, the study estimates that more than 4 million Americans with serious mental illness or substance use disorders would lose some or all of their insurance coverage.

From Philadelphia to Scranton to Pittsburgh, the opioid epidemic is devastating families throughout Pennsylvania. In fact, we are in the midst of the worst overdose epidemic ever, with the State ranking third in the country for drug related deaths. Mothers, fathers, and children are losing their lives to addiction, but Congress’s plans to repeal the ACA without a replacement would leave them in the cold, without access to the treatment they need. (H/T – Kevin)

Philadelphia is suffering through an overdose epidemic, and Obamacare is the law of the land. I fail to see how its repeal would make things worse. It’s not like most junkies read the Philadelphia Inquirer; although they probably use it to catch any spilled heroin.

Personally, I place the financial stability of the American people over the some addict’s mood enhancers.