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NRCC on moving on from "repeal #Obamacare" efforts: "No, we can't."


nrcc alert so sick of your sh..t

The NRCC (National Republican Congressional Committee) wants to take health insurance away from millions of people. They're not even trying to hide that nasty little fact. In fact, they made it very public. After President Obama's Affordable Care Act Signed up 8,000,000 People victory lap yesterday, the NRCC decided they would remain in their Bubble O' Obstruction for the foreseeable future. They said as much in this tweet:

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That should go over well with Americans who are now covered, who are now able to afford to treat their illnesses and injuries, whose children are covered, and who are no longer turned away when they have pre-existing conditions. Like being a woman, for example. Or having cancer.

See how "pro-life" they are?

Do they not realize that, in addition to Obamacare consumers, this also benefits their corporate Big Insurance buddies?

How's that outreach thing workin' for ya, GOP?

Here are a few of the replies they got on the Twitter Machine:





Dogboy & Mr. Dan Look At The Affordable Care Act


sychronized head in the sandGOP Synchronized Head-In-The-Sand Class

The Republicans are in such a hurry to destroy the Affordable Care Act (I'm getting tired of giving into the misleading Republican nickname for the law) that they can't see the forest through the trees or as they'd prefer to mock, you can't see the doctor through the patients. These GOP'ers just don't get it. They would prefer to stick their head in the sand than face the music and dance.

So, clever satirist and political cartoonist Mark Fiore has made another 2 minute episode of Dogboy & Mr. Dan. It's smart, funny and boy, does it pack a wallop. Now if only John Bonehead and Eric Cantorwont would carve out a few minutes from their hectic schedules of misinformation and obstruction to check this out, maybe they'd actually learn something. Oh, but that would be crazy. Wait. Crazy? Mental health is covered under the new healthcare law -- the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act --now that the provisions are finally taking effect. All Republicans should take advantage of it. And they don't have to worry about it being a pre-existing condition. The ACA has fixed that loophole.

I know it's a lot to ask of them, but hey, would you like to see what the Republican Talking Machine is blathering about? Sometime the truth hurts. Under the Affordable Care Act, Bonehead and Cantorwont would actually be covered for that, too.

Just click on the picture below, and you'll be whisked away to a few minutes of fun satire:

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Oh, and don't forget to follow me on Twitter: @Linzack


The US Senate has its own cat lady and his name is Ted Cruz.


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Today’s guest post by the one, the only, Will Durst:


There no longer lies any shame in obsession. Monomania reigns supreme in this country. Along with twerking. Once a month the local news features sports fans who have turned entire houses into shrines to their favorite team. We all know the conspiracy guy with his bootleg DVDs and liquid limber logic. Every neighborhood has at least one cat lady. And if you protest that your neighborhood doesn’t, you may be her.

The US Senate has its own cat lady and his name is Ted Cruz. For the first 9 months of his incumbency in the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body, the man graduated from distressed to obsessed to a little shy of possessed. Recently we were held hostage to the focus of his idee fixe: an entire day devoted to his delirious struggle to kill the white whale; that is, repeal ObamaCare.

Speaking from the floor of the Senate for 21 hours and 19 minutes, Senator Ahab singlehandedly gave the American people another reason to look forward to a government shutdown. His long and loud faux filibuster seemed mostly a way to raise his profile and money for an inevitable Presidential run. Another side effect of Obama lowering the qualification bar.

Inexplicably, in the midst of his impassioned C-SPAN salvo, the junior Senator from Texas stopped speaking of Duck Dynasty, White Castle, Christmas pig roasts and Ashton Kutcher while regaling Obama as a socialist terrorist and his own party as Nazi appeasers to read a bedtime story directed at his children back home; Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs & Ham. Following which he made suppositions raising questions as to whether he fully understood the book’s complicated ramifications.

Cruz took pains to differentiate himself from the recalcitrant protagonist of the tome who wouldn’t eat green eggs and ham in a house with a mouse in the dark on a boat with a goat in the rain here and there and everywhere by saying he himself had indeed tried green eggs and ham (read ObamaCare) and didn’t like it. And the American people didn’t like it either. The problem is, ObamaCare hasn’t really kicked in yet.

Saying you tried it but didn’t like it is real similar to saying you didn’t enjoy Bruno Mars’ halftime show at next year’s Super Bowl. That you think Ben Affleck’s portrayal of Batman fell far short of the exacting standards previously set by George Clooney. That you found the church basement covered-dish spread following your funeral service to be underwhelming.

But the media coverage was so intense and overwhelming, it would be a surprise on the order of cast iron Frisbees if he didn’t try this tact again. Perhaps next he will favor us with the importance of proper potty training. One sequel we are definitely not destined to see is Teddy Hears a Who. Although he could adapt One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish to explain his food stamp elimination proposal.

Cruz has managed to prove he’s confused by the space-time continuum not to mention a book aimed at a kindergarten reading level and he still wants to be President? Of course, knowing the Republican Party, Rafael Edward Cruz has a very good chance at securing the nomination, because after all, as Doctor Seuss himself famously said, you can’t teach a Sneetch.

Will Durst’s new one- man show “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG” has been extended through the end of October. Every Tuesday at the Marsh, San Francisco. Go to… for more info. Or Use code “boomer” for $10 tix.


Cartoons of the Day- GOP Trying To Kill ObamaCare



Paul Fell

Grave Digger

Rob Rogers

Do Nothing GOP

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