ObamaCare: These Are The Facts


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  1. June 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Thank you for this excellent round up. So important, so clear, so powerful. Just RT’d all of these. Out they go, round and around, reaching people. This network of TOD is a blessing and gift. So much time and energy and effort from NerdyWonka — Gratitude always and forever. Love to all here at TOD>

  2. 3 57andfemale
    June 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Hello out there.

    • June 30, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Hello there, 57andfemale! Here we are! Friday afternoon — I think everybody closed their shops and headed off early into a LOOOONNNNGGG July 4th+ Weekend! Hope yours will be sweet and easy, and that all of TOD gets in some naps and good company and maybe a tasty bite or two, grilled or not.

      • June 30, 2017 at 5:24 pm

        Congrats Nancie and 57andfemale on being first. I hope everyone have a joyous long Independence Day weekend with family and friends. 💥💥🗽🎇🎆🇺🇸

  3. 6 CEB
    June 30, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks so much NW for keeping the doors open. This place has helped me to maintain my sanity and to channel my anger. I have also received inspiration from being able to still see our First Family Forever and from the wisdom and knowledge of our TOD ohana.
    Sending thoughts of love and hugs to Chips.

  4. June 30, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Donald’s brain:
    “So anyway I said to myself – self I said – there’s only thee and me in here and one of us is a fiction”.

  5. June 30, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Georgia plans to provide publicly available voter information to President Donald Trump’s commission on election integrity, but will not share information considered private under state law such as registered voters’ driver’s license numbers or Social Security numbers.

    Officials from states including California, Kentucky and Virginia have already announced their intentions to refuse the request, citing concerns over how the information would be used. Others, including from Connecticut, have said they would share publicly available information but nothing more.

  6. 22 globalcitizenlinda
    June 30, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Ordinary people should be more creative in counterpunching against these cruel republicans. For a start, can we petition that any republicans who voted to cancel Obamacare must right away loose their own tax-payer funded healthcare, their salary, & pension?

    • 23 globalcitizenlinda
      June 30, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      Republicans bring the pain & uncertainty to the ordinary people & we return the favor. Freeze their bank accounts while we are at it

  7. 24 Nerdy Wonka
    June 30, 2017 at 4:12 pm

  8. 25 Nerdy Wonka
    June 30, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    • 26 CEB
      June 30, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Savita is always right next to her uncle in the family photos that I have seen on this trip. I remember the precious photo of the two of them when she was a baby sitting on a lawn and holding up a dandelion for him to blow the feathery petals, and the more recent one in 2016 or 2015, when she is sitting on his lap in the oval or his personal office.

  9. 28 JER
    June 30, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    A New Message for Donald Trump from Former Mexican President Vicente Fox

    Dear Donald Trump, former Mexican President Vicente Fox has some questions you need to ask yourself before you send us to war.

  10. 38 Judith Fardig
    June 30, 2017 at 4:51 pm

  11. 39 57andfemale
    June 30, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    This is hilarious. Read the highlighted sentence:

  12. 40 Betsy
    June 30, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    OMG, the shooter in the Bronx hospital in NYC today killed a doctor and injured several others, some seriously, before turning the gun on himself. So sad….

  13. June 30, 2017 at 5:41 pm

  14. 42 57andfemale
    June 30, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    • 43 arapaho415
      June 30, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      Thanks, 57F.

      Interesting perspective from the heart of Georgia.

      “Republican objective seemed more about using government for power than service.”


    • June 30, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Interesting! “Take the AHCA debate, for instance. Beginning and ending a discussion about the AHCA by noting that it benefits the wealthiest Americans and harms those on Medicaid is not broadly persuasive. A more persuasive argument includes the fact that the AHCA also threatens the affluence of Americans who do not believe they need any assistance with health care. Increasing the number of uninsured, as the AHCA will do, will create exorbitant debt for hospitals and increase local property taxes in order to fund public hospitals. It will increase health care costs, thereby increasing private insurance premiums. It will eliminate jobs in the relatively high-paying medical profession, and it will hamper workforce quality and economic growth. Without pointing out the economic impact to all, too many voters fail to see the negative affect the AHCA has on their self-interest. A purely moralistic justification for fighting the AHCA sounds sanctimonious to some, ends the conversation, and unnecessarily excludes powerful facts.”

  15. June 30, 2017 at 5:55 pm

  16. 46 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Twin Au ⭐ ⭐ to Nancie and 57andFemale…….Congrats.
    GE TODbots 🙂

  17. June 30, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    • 48 sherijr
      June 30, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      wow even ND… however, they don’t actually have a voter registration (the only state, I believe that doesn’t) Yet our blue state of MD with republican gov/repub SOS still haven’t commented.

    • 49 cos
      June 30, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      And counting!!!

  18. 50 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 7:25 pm

  19. 51 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    • 52 CEB
      June 30, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      My 4ever president being greeted and driven around by the Indonesian president like he is still POTUS; giant tapestry featuring his face in new art gallery in in Ireland; Merkel greeting him and sharing the stage with him (heaven as opposed to hell as a German newspaper labeled her photo with PBO as contrasted with that of 45; the relentless unflattering comparisons of 45 to 44 on Twitter that you know he sees; the respect and the popularity that the first couple enjoys here and abroad; PBO, healthy, handsome, with a slim toned body, can walk and climb, does not need to be driven everywhere in a golf cart. The main thing is that PBO ignores 45 and you know it sticks in his craw. His envy is eating him up and the more that he tries to bring PBO down the more his star rises. The best revenge is living well and ignoring those who try to hurt you.

  20. 54 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 7:52 pm

  21. 55 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    This is Insane.

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  23. 62 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 8:33 pm

  24. 63 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    • 64 globalcitizenlinda
      June 30, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      I alluded to this possibility in my comment here earlier today.

      i don’t know whether this source is true or not,

      but you could see that something would arise out of this the moment the Morning Joe’s crew discussed on live television that they had been threatened by people in the White House with exposure if they didn’t …. (doesn’t matter what it was);

      when I read that Joe kept the public records of the calls and that they had alerted NBC management, I suspected that Team Mueller would pay attention.

      this routine threatening of people into silence is a pattern that collaborates with what Director Comey said;

      • 65 idon
        June 30, 2017 at 10:07 pm

        I think it’s true because on MorningJoe this morning, Joe said he and Mika had been keeping MSNBC informed as to what was going on. The section that would handle something like that would be their legal department.

  25. 66 globalcitizenlinda
    June 30, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    one can’t blink when dealing with these republicans – they keep coming up with one evil-to-the-core idea after another

  26. 67 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 8:54 pm

  27. 71 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 8:57 pm

  28. 72 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 9:09 pm

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  33. June 30, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Perspective ….

  34. June 30, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Take care everyone ….

  35. June 30, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Joy keeping it real as usual. Loved when she said to the Trump supporter re Trump..’You bought a go-kart but want a maserati’ 🙂

    • 81 No Child Left Behind
      June 30, 2017 at 11:38 pm

      There is no agenda to derail.

    • 82 99ts
      July 1, 2017 at 9:13 am

      Trump wants to be head of state – he doesn’t want to be head of government. He probably didn’t realize that in the US both are in the one position. He imagined himself as the equivalent of many other Presidents and royalty in Europe where the job is just a figurehead.

      I laugh to myself every time I think of him realizing the job actually involves doing more than signing documents, inviting folks to dinner and playing golf.

  36. 83 globalcitizenlinda
    June 30, 2017 at 9:52 pm

  37. 85 globalcitizenlinda
    June 30, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    oh, oh, oh, could the revelation about the Russian scandal net be spreading?

    Maddow reporting that Wall Street Journal article from yesterday about the republican political operatives Peter Smith, Clinton emails, and Russian hackers has added to the story.

    so in addition to Smith claiming that he was contacting flynn, he also mentioned Steve Banon, Kellyanne Conway and another current aide to the homegrown demagogue;

    and this Peter Smith was the one who was in-charge of Paula Jones and Trooper-gate against WJC and is related to Newt;

    we might just have some new information to scrutinize over this long-day weekend;

  38. June 30, 2017 at 10:06 pm

  39. 89 globalcitizenlinda
    June 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

  40. 91 globalcitizenlinda
    June 30, 2017 at 11:00 pm

  41. June 30, 2017 at 11:41 pm

  42. 93 globalcitizenlinda
    July 1, 2017 at 12:19 am

    I am reading and watching all these stories related to Russian scandal and I am just shaking my head in shock and wonder at the arrogance of people, corruption and their drive for power;


    I will have time to review a lot of these stories, again during this weekend;


    as usual, I personally don’t know where the russian scandal investigation is going but I go to bed tonight thinking about these things:


    – during the last few days, I have seen a number of people alluding to potential breaking stories that would be of great significance – the shown above are indeed jaw-dropping and are significant is true as reported – there is evidence for collusion and the involvement of Americans;


    – the way the right wingers have spent these past few days trying to re-define or trivialize collusion (while almost admitting it happened … wink, wink, wink , with pronouncements “if collusion happened, it would not be illegal).


    — remember that before a story is published, the people who are the subject of the story are usually alerted before publication in order to get their side of the story or rebuttal —- so the Team Traitor knew what was coming and so alerted their rightwing echo machine to trivialize the crime and and attack the FBI and other investigators;


    – the attacks on FBI and the investigators that is being driven by the members of Team Traitor and their enablers on air and in congress and senate;


    – the tweet by attorney general Holder making the rounds and reminding the career members of DOJ to remember their honor , duty and their oath and also arguing them to remain strong;


    – the fact that staff at the russian-founded IT firm have been interviewed;


    – the attempt by the homegrown demagogue to destruct from it all;


    I am going to bed with a very active mind …. trying to connect the dots;

    • 94 globalcitizenlinda
      July 1, 2017 at 12:35 am

      and things appear to come full cycle – the rightwing conspiracy that HRC referred to years ago once again seemed to be involved through this Peter Smith;

      Peter Smith, died at age 81, in mid-May 2017, 10 days after he had spoken to the Wall Street Journal , cause of his death is not listed in the obituary;

      kellyanne Conway’s husband was one of the lawyers involved in helping paula jones against WJ Clinton;

      seems kellyanne’s hubby and smith knew each other and have previously worked together against the Clintons;

      it is going to be a long investigation because there are so many pieces to link together;

    • 95 arapaho415
      July 1, 2017 at 3:09 am

      GM GCL.

      There are so many pieces to put together, but here’s a start (since you’ve allotted some time for research):

      Dec 2015:

      In Moscow, NRA meets w/ Dmitry Rogozin (former deputy prime minister [head of Russia defense ministry] and Russia Ambassador to NATO during Russia-Georgia conflict) who was sanctioned by US in 2014 because of Russia invasion of Crimea. Rogozin was the leader of the ultra-right party called Rodina, or Motherland, and believes in the restoration of the Russian Empire, including what he calls “Russian America” (i.e., Alaska).

      At this meeting from US were: David Keene [NRA president at the time], NRA board member Pete Brownell, top NRA donor Joe Gregory, and Trump supporter Sheriff David A. Clarke.

      “The trip was sponsored at least in part by the organization, The Right to Bear Arms, a firearms advocacy organization founded by Russian national Maria Butina, a former Siberian furniture store owner who now lives in Washington, D.C., and serves as a link between Russian political circles and the American capital’s conservative elite.

      “Butina does, however, have a close relationship with Alexander Torshin, the former deputy governor of Russia’s central bank who has been accused by Spanish authorities of laundering money for the Russian mob. Neither Butina and Torshin responded to requests for comment.”

      The article further speculates that NRA support was a deciding factor for FUBAR votes from Union households (not sure about this claim).
      “The National Rifle Association’s support for Trump was unprecedented—and it seems to have paid off. The organization backed Trump in May 2016—much earlier than they had endorsed other candidates in previous election cycles, and before he had even been officially named the Republican presidential nominee.

      The NRA spent $30.3 million to elect Trump—more than even the top Trump super PAC, which spent just $20.3 million, according to OpenSecrets.”


      • 96 arapaho415
        July 1, 2017 at 3:21 am

        Apr 2016:

        DJT’s first foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel, DC.

        Thread on Mayflower Hotel:

        Thread on Kushner and importance of voter rolls (posted here before):

        sample of Kushner’s bragging (from thread):


        • 97 arapaho415
          July 1, 2017 at 3:29 am

          And, as always, follow the money (from May 1 — forgot to mention that NRA article is from Mar 7):


  43. July 1, 2017 at 3:46 am

  44. 100 JER
    July 1, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Good Morning TOD.

  45. July 1, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Good Morning, TOD Family!!!

  46. 105 GGAIL
    July 1, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Good West Coast morning NW & TOD family.
    Thanks NW for keeping the truth front and center!

  47. July 1, 2017 at 9:34 am

    And there you go.

    Republicans don’t want to cancel August recess to make up the “work” that is not getting done. They are wanting to avoid having to face their constituents for their support of GOP catastrophic/deadly healthcare bills (AHCA/BCRA). They also want to avoid having to answer for the stupidity and danger they are subjecting us to by, through their passivity, consenting to the actions of 45.

  48. July 1, 2017 at 9:37 am

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  50. July 1, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Repeal without Replace = 32M increase in Uninsured and 100% increase in premiums. Even if they delay the effective date for 1 year, I have little confidence that there will be an acceptable replacement. Look what they’ve come up with after 7+ years.

  51. July 1, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Keep in mind, whenever we are ranting about 45’s outrageous tweets, what it is we are not talking about…

  52. July 1, 2017 at 9:56 am

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