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Repeal time! More proof that #Obamacare is working.

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Please take a minute and eight seconds to watch a montage of the Repeal Party, er, GOP's predictions about what a gargantuan failure they were SURE Obamacare was going to be. Of course, something is sure to inspire them to attempt a 50somethingth House vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which, by the way, is here to stay:

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There now, wasn't that fun? The entire Maddow Show segment is at the end of this post, along with another one that is sure to bring you much joy and pointing and laughing. So will this:

Via Roll Call:

Wall Street Journal: A new study released Tuesday by the Rand Corp. “shows 9.3 million Americans gained insurance coverage since the Affordable Care Act took full effect, though most who bought policies through newly established exchanges weren’t uninsured and employers accounted for much of the rise in the newly covered.”

A total of 14.5 million people have gotten insurance since last fall. And as of mid-March, enrollment in Medicaid increased by 5.9 million.

Yeah, what a failure. Repeal that, GOP.

Did I mention that the Koch Brothers Received Millions In Obamacare Subsidies?

Below is the entire segment. And please watch the second video about how Obamacare isn't going anywhere, in which Rachel Maddow concentrates on Scott Brown's Awkward Adventures... because, hilarious:

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) holds big lead over Scott Brown (R-Bqhatevwr)

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Hey, did you hear the one where Scott Brown of Massachusetts is now pretending to be from New Hampshire so he and his truck can run for the U.S. Senate? He blew it big time when he lost badly in Massachusetts back in 2012. Just ask Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Ooo! Ooo! And remember how Scott Brown was really, really proud to be from Massachusetts? Me too! Ari Melber, take it away:

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Now Scott Brown is running against Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and he has fewer than eight months to overcome her double digit lead, as well as convince New Hampshire voters-- to quote former witch, Christine O'Donnell-- "I'm you."

So far this appears to be their resounding response: Bqhatevwr.

Via American Research Group:

If the 2014 election for US Senate were being held today between Scott Brown, the Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, the Democrat, for whom would you vote - Brown or Shaheen? (names rotated):

chart Jean Shaheen v Scott Brown 2014

Among registered voters who are undecided about how President Obama is doing his job (they account for only 9% of those registered), Shaheen has a huge lead, 73% to Brown's 7% (20% are undecided).

The breakdown goes a little something like this: Brown appeals more to GOP voters and men (Wait, aren't the two synonymous?), but Shaheen is preferred by independents and women.

More here.

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"Well Shut My Mouth," Scott Brown Is Told In New Hampshire

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Well, well, well. Looks like former Senator Scott Brown, defeated by Senator Elizabeth Warren in the last Senate elections in Massachusetts has been stirring up quite a controversy in neighboring state, New Hampshire.

Scott Brown, a Massachusetts resident is about to go carpet bagger. He's planning on running for the US Senate but from the Granite State just north of his legal residence.

People move all the time. Some even do it for political reasons, say, Liz Cheney. There's an election for the senate in Wyoming so she decided to carpet bag herself there to run against Mike Enzi. She doesn't stand a chance, but she needed some place to run and her family does have some tangential connection to the state. Her father was a congressman there before he became Vice President and creator of an illegal war. So perhaps an argument can me made for her choice.

But then you get to Scott Brown. He was once the darling of the Senate, a GOP newbie who had star written all over him, until he opened his mouth and Elizabeth Warren slammed it shut. But you can't keep a determined ex-centerfold nude model down for too long. So he's openly stated his interest in running as the GOP candidate against first-term Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.). He's going to do it, take my word for it. And if you want to know my record at predictions like this, I called both Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren's runs six months before they each announced. I'm a New England boy, I know these things in my backyard.

You may be wondering how well the Republican golden boy's future announcement is going over? Not well. Not well at all. But the outspoken opponents are not the Democrats who think he's border jumping just to upset the apple cart. Brown's opposition is coming from his own party. And they're mad.

How mad? If I were Scott Brown I'd start wearing a bullet proof, Kevlar vest.

Huffpo reports:

During an interview with conservative podcast Granite Grok's GrokTalk on Saturday, New Hampshire state Rep. J.R. Hoell (R-Merrimack)suggested that it may some day be necessary to use "firearms and ammo" against the government if its policies continue to be shaped by elected officials like former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.).

Yikes, that's pretty scary. There's already too much gun violence, so to start putting out hints that guns and ammo might be necessary is outrageous.

Hoell was discussing plans to protest outside a state GOP fundraiser that is scheduled to feature Brown, who is rumored to be considering a run for one of New Hampshire's U.S. Senate seats. Hoell has characterized Brown as too liberal for the state, and accused him of supporting laws that encroach on the Second Amendment. Hoell then invoked the armed uprisings of the Revolutionary War.

Progressive thinking in New Hampshire does go back to the Revolutionary War and Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys. And sadly, that's the last time they had any sort of solid footing alongside contemporary thought or forward thinking. It's been a march backward in time since then.

When asked whether protesters should bring weapons to the rally, Hoell responds: I'm never going to tell a person not to carry a firearm ... I will recommend people carry firearms concealed. Tactically it's a better solution; it doesn't make you out to be a target.

The message needs to get out that Scott Brown does not represent New Hampshire. If things continue the way they are, there may be a day or a time where firearms and ammo are necessary. It happened in the Revolutionary War. I'd like to think we're not there yet, but as things continue to unravel, that may be the next step.

Protestors. Guns. Ammo. Concealed weapons. Targets. Revolutionary War. Firearms. Tactics. New Hampshire. Next step. Does this sound like peaceful discourse to you or a trip back down Memory Lane to 1776?

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Scott Brown has a new gig: Arms dealer

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Yes indeed, Scott Brown is on the Advisory Board. Via the Broward-Palm Beach New Times:

Palm Beach Arms Dealer Hires Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and Mass. Sen. Scott Brown:

In March, Jennifer Carroll resigned as Rick Scott's lieutenant governor after becoming, as the New York Times put it, "an embarrassment to the man who chose her for the job" during a tenure "marred by scandal and poor judgment." Farther north, Scott Brown, a rare Republican in liberal Massachusetts, relinquished his seat in the Senate in January after being beaten in an election by consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren. But both are finding themselves wanted by a Palm Beach-based arms dealer, GDSI. [...]

GDSI's chairman and CEO, Richard J. Sullivan, formerly held the same titles at Applied Digital Solutions, a company that made various technologies, including microchips. He was also involved in a company called Digital Angel, which also worked on Verichip, a controversial microchip that could be implanted in people. [...]

There is little information about the company or its principals in the financial media, except for news releases from the company. GDSI is publicly traded, not on the NASDAQ or the NYSE but rather on the over-the-counter markets. One analysis from June raised some "red flags" about the company for investors.

And yes, Scott Brown is working with that splendid fellow who wants to put microchips in people. So much for future political ambitions.

As for Jennifer "Loose cannon" Carroll, her longtime PR client was actually a huge scam pretending to help veterans:

Carroll, 53, resigned last week after investigators questioned her about Allied Veterans as part of a nationwide racketeering and fraud investigation. So far, close to 60 people have been arrested as part of the case.

Not to mention she claimed to not look like a lesbian (because, you know, all lesbians look exactly the same):

"My husband doesn't want to hear that. He knows the type of woman I am, and my kids know the type of woman I am for 29 years. I'm the one that's married for 29 years. The accuser is the one that's single for a long time. [Giggle!] Usually black women that look like me don't engage in relationships like that. [Giggle!]"

Aren't those two new little arms dealers just so totes adorbs? [Giggle!]

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Poll-itics: Rep. Ed Markey (D) still leading Gabriel Gomez (R) in Massachusetts

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Rachel Maddow:

...A political unknown... and this guy's a young, fresh face. That's one way to see this race. The second coming of Scott Brown....

Those same campaign people that lost Mitt Romney the presidency, who lost Mitt Romney his supposed home state by 23 points, and lost Scott Brown an incumbent U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts, they are the same people in Massachusetts doing the Gabriel Gomez campaign for the Senate seat against Ed Markey.

So, it's the second coming of Scott Brown either way, right?

Which may explain this survey by Public Policy Polling that shows Rep. Ed Markey (D) continuing to lead Gabriel Gomez (R) by eight points, 47% to 39%.

And a University of Massachusetts at Amherst poll shows Markey leading by 11, 51% to 40%. (H/t: Taegan)

Please proceed, Team Romney.

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Ex-Sen. Scott Brown joins Goldman Sachs’ lobbying firm

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perfect fit

Expect the expected, that's what I always say. Fox News contributor, Wall Street darling, anti-DISCLOSE Act-er, insensitive ass to his single daughters (see video), and major losing candidate to wonderful new Senator Elizabeth Warren is..

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...joining Goldman Sachs’ lobbying firm!

Think Progress: The Boston Globe noted Monday that while Brown himself will not be a lobbyist — Senators may not lobby their former colleagues for the first two years after leaving office, under the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007“he will be leaning heavily on his Washington contacts to drum up business for the firm.” The position will also allow him “to begin cashing in on his contacts with the financial services industry, which he helped oversee in the Senate.”

Surprise!

Perfect fit.

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PhotOH! President Obama's handwritten edits of his inauguration address

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The White House has released a very cool photo of President Obama editing his inauguration address in what appears to be very legible (albeit too small for us to see clearly) handwriting.

Is anyone else geeking out in a good way over this image?

(CNN) –The official White House photo was taken by Obama's top photographer Pete Souza. The caption says Obama was working with Jon Favreau, his outgoing speechwriter, in the Oval Office on January 16.

I zoomed in and tried to sharpen it up a little, but it's still too small to read. Follow the CNN link for more:

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That's about as easy to decipher as this:

scott brown tweets  bqhatevwrOh but I kid the president.

Bqhatevwr.

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