🦇 Bats In Our Belfry 🦇

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I have no doubt in my own mind that most politicians believe that most voters are stupid. With some justification. After all, we vote for them no matter how many times they lie, break promises and often do exactly the opposite of what they told us they would do.
It’s stupid to believe a politician. As for hero worshiping one – I can’t even go there without using language I try not to use. Anymore.
bats in the belfry
An antiquated term for insanity, madness.
Belfry: the top of a bell tower on a church, where the bell is housed. Often infested with bats, who enjoy the darkness and seclusion of the place.
She’s got bats in the belfry, sqirrels in the attic, owls up in the loft. She’s apeshit, bughouse, batty, mad as a march hare.

However lately they seem to think we’re not just stupid, we’re insane. That we have so many “bats in our belfry” that we cannot see the corruption they don’t even bother to hide.

Someone pops up on our television from the left and utters a bunch of nonsense designed to keep their voters happy – why would you be happy with nonsense is beyond me but then so much is.

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The soon after someone from the right pops up on television to utter some other nonsense to keep their voters happy. Same question, why would you be happy with some dishonest blather?

No where is all this dishonesty more apparent than with the whole “Healthscare” issue.

When you are talking about repealing Obamacare the left would have you believe that people would be dying in the streets if that happened.

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While the idiots on the right having had 7 years to work on this cannot seem to do what they promised. Repeal the monstrosity.

GOP Obamacare repeal bill fails in dramatic late-night vote

The Senate has dealt a devastating setback to Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, defeating a GOP “skinny repeal” bill early Friday morning.

Sens. John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins joined with Democrats to oppose the measure, a major blow to President Donald Trump and the Republican congressional agenda.

 

I suspect many are regretting their well-wishing John McCain right now. I don’t. I’m better than to wish ill health on an old man who just did something I loathe. I hate his politics. I don’t hate him. Well, maybe just a little…

As for Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins in my opinion both of these women like to be contrarians just to get the attention they would never get otherwise.

Collins as an east coast Republican is the same thing as a moderate Democrat elsewhere. Murkowski is just malevolent.

  William A. Jacobson: The Maverick shoots down any chance of Obamacare repeal

Collins and Murkowski always were expected to vote No, but McCain was the surprise. Even though all three had voted in 2015 for full, clean repeal of Obamacare, they didn’t have the guts to put their votes where their mouths had been just a couple of years ago.

Hey Arizona voters if you continue to vote for this man then don’t complain about what the GOP does or doesn’t do. Because he isn’t a maverick, he’s a RINO. I don’t call that name as easy as some do but in his case it fits. Ditto Collins. Murkowski is just malevolent.

SEN. TED CRUZ: Many Americans will feel betrayed by politicians who promised to repeal Obamacare but failed to deliver
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I think the natural inclination of the Republican electorate should be to burn the party down. That certainly was my first reaction.

But I think what is more needed is a 2010-style Tea Party insurrection. ~ William A. Jacobson

Guy Benson: Handful of Senate Republicans Join Democrats to Kill ‘Skinny Repeal’

In a stunning turn of events early Friday morning, Senate Republicans failed to garner a simple majority for a so-called ‘skinny repeal’ bill, widely viewed as their last chance to continue the process of repealing and replacing at least some significant elements of Obamacare.  The final vote was 49-51, with John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins helping Democrats kill the bill — which leadership insisted was merely a vehicle to get to a conference committee with members of the House of Representatives.

So what now?

What comes next is unclear, but what does seem clear is that Senate Republicans are incapable of taking virtually any action to fulfill the promise on which they ran for seven years. Pathetic.

Following the vote, a visibly frustrated Mitch McConnell declared the outcome a bitter disappointment, again emphasizing Obamacare’s ongoing failures.  Not only are they not going away, they’re deepening.  And they’re still actively harming millions of people — victims of a terrible law built on lies. ~ Guy Benson

I couldn’t agree more. It was pathetic. And even if you didn’t like the “skinny bill” it was probably the closest we would get. I don’t blame McConnell for this. McCain, in my opinion sandbagged the whole Republican Party.

This one is, in my opinion, 100% on the Democrats and 3 disgusting, Republicans. All the rest voted for it. I may not like most of them, I may not trust most of them, but if I am to be an honest person I must applaud when they do the right thing. In this case most of the Republicans did.

Ben Shapiro finds some good in this failure although I’m not where he is yet he makes some good points.

Ben Shapiro: McCain Strangles ‘Skinny Repeal’ Of Obamacare, McConnell Passes NOTHING

As the conference continued deep into the night, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) gradually moved into Democratic camp, hanging out with Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA). And indeed, along with Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (D-AK), McCain voted no.

This is a major defeat for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who after 7 years of promises wasn’t even able to get small changes to Obamacare past his caucus. It’s also a major defeat for President Trump, who wanted a major bill he could call his own, especially given the similarly uphill battle of crafting and passing a tax reform bill.

On the other hand, it also means that Republicans won’t pass an unworkable bill in the dead of night, call it a repeal, and then own the fallout – a fallout which would likely necessitate massive bailouts to insurance companies, given the reality of the pusillanimous moderate Senate Republicans. And this won’t be the last attempt to repeal Obamacare; as things get worse, calls for a Republican fix will grow louder.

If McCain thinks we’re buying his reason for voting no, other than just being a jackass, then he doesn’t just think we’re “wacko birds” he must think we have bats in our belfries.

Oh well, we’re sure to hear about this defeat for the GOP, McConnell and Trump heralded all day long. McCain will get all the attention he likes to get and the American People are right back where they were.

McCain was disliked by a lot of Republicans before this. His “no” vote alone would have increased those numbers. But this sight of him yucking it up with Schumer and Feinstein is going to get him a lot of new enemies.

Try to have a nice day. I’m going to put politics out of my mind and read a book and watch movies.

Be well.

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9 Responses to “🦇 Bats In Our Belfry 🦇”

  1. piper Says:

    Agree and agree with your thoughts.

    Personally I believe Trump should rescind the obamacare exemption that obama gave to the congress critters and their staff then watch their reactions. Why should they have something different than the rest of the populace.

    Wonder how many times McCain snuck into the WH ala Boehner during Obama’s tenure.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I think McCain has done himself irreprible damage with this vote and then being seen laughing it up with Schumer and Feinstein. That is not going to play well with people that were hoping for the repeal of Obamacare as promised.

      The Dems are strutting in victory now but Obamacare is a disaster that will fail. And now, the Dems and 3 Republicans own it.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        I wish McCain had stayed with his family and recovered from his brain surgery rather than take an ill-advised trip to DC to cast an ill-advised vote.

        I truly have respect for all McCain went through in serving this nation, but he needs to retire. Now.

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          I also wish he would retire. He is much hated among the conservatives in the Republican party and now he’s opened himself up to the hate of all those who want Obamacare repealed.

          His laughing it up with Schumer and Feinstein is also going to make him much hated. I thought it stupid and I don’t hate him.

          I respect his service and his courage – His politics and his judgement, not so much!

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    Regular order is not only a process, it is also a state of mind. It implies not only procedures but also a presumption of at least some degree of bipartisanship.

  3. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Good LORD, what a TERRIBLE story abt a couple’s inability to pay their medical bills: http://www.dailywire.com/news/19097/obamacare-new-york-couple-jumps-death-out-despair-hank-berrien

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      There has to be more to it than this. I read it over at the Right Scoop this morning. What kind of parents commit suicide and leave their children?

      I can understand being in despair with health and paying for care but to abandon your children and tell others to care for them? Much less leave them to live with the fact that their parents committed suicide?

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    Liberals: ‘OMG I love John McCain now!’ McCain votes NO on #SkinnyRepeal, says it ‘fell short’

    http://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/07/28/liberals-omg-i-love-john-mccain-now-mccain-votes-no-on-skinnyrepeal-says-it-fell-short/

    Probably some among them were wishing he would die when it was announced he had cancer.

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

    I seldom agree with Trump about most things. This time I do.

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