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Sat May 6, 2017, 06:21 PM

MSNBC host: 'No takers' after 217 GOPers invited to explain health vote

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MSNBC host: 'No takers' after 217 GOPers invited to explain health vote
By Nikita Vladimirov - 05/06/17 05:15 PM EDT


MSNBC host Joy Reid said Saturday that her show invited the 217 House Republicans who voted in favor of the GOP's bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare to come on her program, saying none accepted the offer.

"My tireless producers reached out to each and every one of them to ask them to join us today," Reid said during her show "AM JOY," ad the names of the GOP lawmakers flashed on the screen.

"I offered each of them the lead spot on this show this morning, to the one-on-one with me, to explain why they voted for the bill. And not a single one agreed ... all those names," she continued.

"217 people, no takers. Not a one," she added. "Such bravery."


House Republicans are bracing for encounters with angry constituents as they return to their districts this weekend following the healthcare vote.

The House on Thursday narrowly passed the GOP plan aimed at repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, with 20 Republicans joining all Democrats in voting against the bill.

Democrats have accused GOP lawmakers of passing dangerous legislation that they argue will result in loss of coverage for many Americans.

Republicans, however, have remained committed to their pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, arguing that it made the healthcare system worse over the years.

The legislation is now headed to the Senate, where Republicans have vowed to make major changes.

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Reply MSNBC host: 'No takers' after 217 GOPers invited to explain health vote (Original post)
babylonsister May 2017 OP
Snake Plissken May 2017 #1
MontanaMama May 2017 #2
Initech May 2017 #3
BigmanPigman May 2017 #4
thesquanderer May 2017 #5
cstanleytech May 2017 #7
thesquanderer May 2017 #15
cstanleytech May 2017 #18
n2doc May 2017 #9
cstanleytech May 2017 #11
thesquanderer May 2017 #14
n2doc May 2017 #17
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #6
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #12
MrScorpio May 2017 #8
JDC May 2017 #10
Wounded Bear May 2017 #13
L. Coyote May 2017 #16

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:22 PM

1. It's time to find an empty airbase to lob a few missiles at,

This leading a country thingy isn't working out to well for Trump, it's going about as well as his fake University and his gadget store steaks did.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:30 PM

2. He is terrific

At being the worst president ever.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:39 PM

3. Their silence is deafening.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:47 PM

4. She also said that the Senate and McConnell will repeat the House actions.

Neither of us have hope. We are too realistic.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:50 PM

5. But unlike the House, the Dems can filibuster the Senate.

The Repubs are not going to get 60 Senate votes for anything like this bill, with only 52 Repubs.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #5)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:40 PM

7. Ya but they could pull a Gorsuch again and in a way I kinda am hoping they do, not because

I want people to lose their healthcare but rather because I want the Democrats to regain control of Congress soon followed by major corruption investigations into the Repugnants because I will wager you that there is a shit ton of it.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #7)

Sun May 7, 2017, 09:40 AM

15. End the filibuster? Nah.

McConnell already shot that down. And while I wouldn't necessarily believe anything he says, there's no indication that *anyone* (other than Trump) thinks this is a feasible approach.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #15)

Sun May 7, 2017, 12:16 PM

18. Mitch cant be trusted though on that, if he thinks they can get away with it or

have nothing to lose he would do it in a heartbeat.
Besides the real reason he isnt doing it is he knows they fucked up over doing it over Gorsuch and hes hoping to prevent the Democrats from undoing the shit Mitch and the other Repugnants are trying to do now as well as heading off a potential investigation in the future because with 60 needed the Repugnants would have alot of power to prevent investigations via blackmail over withholding support on future bills.
Without that blackmail though he and other Repugnants might be spending time in jail if any investigation was to uncover criminal activity like colluding with Russia to assist Trump.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #5)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:52 PM

9. One word- reconciliation

They only need 50 + Pence if they go that route. We shall see how 'moderate' some of those senators really are....

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Response to n2doc (Reply #9)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:44 PM

11. They might as well put a gun to their own heads and pull the trigger though because the

2018 and 2020 will be a slaughter for them provided the Democrats play it smart.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #9)

Sun May 7, 2017, 09:39 AM

14. If you're talking about budget reconciliation, that's not relevant here.

That only requires the 50, but it only applies to spending bills, and this bill has to do with many things other than spending. As I understand it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:21 PM

6. Leading Democrats need to hold Town Halls in all their districts to EXPLAIN it. See NY19


I think a prominent Democrat in District NY19 suggested this.

Was a DU thread or two about it. Could a kind member post a link if they have one?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:41 PM

8. Cowards, all. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:11 PM

10. Shame. They voted, ran and hid and hope it all goes away

I can only hope that each and every one of them has woken up every morning with a deep pit in their stomach saying "What have I done" F'ing cowards.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:31 PM

13. Run away! Run away!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 7, 2017, 09:43 AM

16. Too busy shopping for yachts and anticipating their giant tax cuts.

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