commented on Kshama Sawant and Other Jill Stein Supporters Must Know That Trumpcare's Demise Is Not a Real Victory
That's not why we should be at least of two minds about Trumpcare's failure. The insurance companies' dropping out of the state and federal exchanges plus the rising rates of those companies' still in are going to continue, and without Trumpcare to compare with Obamacare, people will continue to assure that Trumpcare would have been better. That's one mind, and that might make it possible for the Republicans to keep control of Congress in next year's vote. The other is that now those millions who have Medicaid Expansion will continue to have it.
commented on Trump Doesn't Give Two Shits About His Supporters (And Neither Should You)
@47, your first paragraphs are great, lots of realistic pragmatism. But your last paragraph goes back to the tired old "We have to do this/do that/do the other thing", without any recognition of how impossible it will be to do those now that the horrible assholes are in power. The same horrible assholes that we allowed into power BECAUSE we were saying "we have to do this/do that" global shit. Infinite loops never get you anywhere.
commented on Donald Trump's Budget and the Hatred of the Poor
@13, we don't "build" governments. We vote them in. That's how we got Trump. As far as social contracts, he seems to be doing (or trying to do) just what he promised during his campaign. That's the problem, since everything he promised his supporters was just awful. All we can hope for during the next 4 years is that he's as incompetent a President as he was in his business. But unfortunately the Republicans in Congress are not incompetent -- bastards, but very competent.
commented on Maddow Says She Has "Trump Tax Returns" (UPDATE: They're From 2005—Now Let's Watch Maddow Together!)
@26, yes, it's all seriously awful. But what do you propose we do?
And the Republicans' constituents are not pissed because of missing tax returns or Russians or he hasn't divested his businesses or any of that. They're pissed because it's finally dawned on them that they're going to lose their health insurance. They'll probably blame Congress for that instead of Trump. Fight back all you want; he will still be President 6 months from now and 6 months from then and on and on until January 20, 2021.