Monday, December 11, 2017

Greedy Old Perverts, the A-Moore-al Majority, and the Eleventh Commandment

Correct! There are only 10 commandments on Moses’ tablets. The missing eleventh commandment gives Alabamans who intend to vote for Roy Moore a pass. None of the commandments stop Trump from being Trump.

There’s that and Moore illustrated news in the Mournday Mourning edition of the toons from AZBlueMeanie at Blog for Arizona.

Here’s one of my favorites with a comment: “Bad politicians are elected by good people who don’t vote”and by evangelicals who do.

What else is funny this morning? You do remember all those promises Sen. Susan Collins got in return for her vote on the tax bill? Well, Joan McCarter at Daily Kos springs a big Surprise! McConnell just broke all those promises Susan Collins got in exchange for her tax vote.

Remember when Maine Sen. Susan Collins was pretending like she really didn’t want to pass a massive tax bill to reward Republicans’ big corporate donors? When she was extracting promises from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, promises that everyone knew he could not keep? But he made them, all right. And then promptly broke them.

BREAKING: The 3 big promises @SenatorCollins got will NOT be done before the final vote on the tax bill. The bill to keep the govt open does NOT include Alexander-Murray, reinsurance, or waiver of Medicare cuts

The link there is to the House’s short-term funding bill that Congress is going to pass—or try to pass—before the final vote on the tax bill. Remember when we said that McConnell couldn’t make promises for the House? Yeah, that. You already know what’s not in it: everything that Collins said McConnell promised was going to happen in exchange for her vote.

Collins isn’t stupid, she knew there was no value in any of what McConnell was promising, and probably also knows that even were the fixes to the Affordable Care Act that are in Alexander-Murray and reinsurance passed, they wouldn’t counteract the dire impact that repealing the individual mandate is going to have on the law.

No, she’s not stupid, but she hopes the American people are. She hopes that we’re dumb enough to believe that she was dumb enough to be snookered by McConnell. We’re not.

After having voted for the tax cut, now she’s thinking about voting against it. CNN, among other sources, reports: GOP Sen. Susan Collins: Not sure if I will support tax reform plan. It’s not “reform”, Senator, it’s a big transfer of wealth from the middle class to the uber-rich. She’s selling her vote for tweaks to a truly terrible bill.

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