152 Responses to “Heartless”

  1. June 26, 2017 at 9:11 pm

  2. June 26, 2017 at 9:16 pm

  3. June 26, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    YUP ….

  4. 12 desertflower
    June 26, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    • 13 pkayden
      June 27, 2017 at 8:36 am

      Or so we hope. I’m sure McConnell is beholden to his wealthy benefactors and will go all out to get this abomination passed. The resistance must be on alert and keep going until this monstrosity is defeated. Republicans like Paul Ryan are using Trump Care as an excuse to gut Medicaid, which has always been their dream.

  5. 14 desertflower
    June 26, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    • 15 purpleshoesla
      June 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      I’m all for “setting the record straight” but this douchebag still beat polio as a child all thanks to a non-profit organization started by a DEMOCRATIC president afflicted with the same disease who had the foresight and compassion to be his nation’s “brother’s keeper” and help his fellow citizens young and old. McTurtle has done enough evil just in the last 8 years alone, I’m waitin’ on Karma to come thru and take this rat bastard out.

  6. 16 hopefruit2
    June 26, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Sometimes I can’t take Ezra seriously…I mean what in God’s name made him think that the GOP actually wants to give more people coverage? And he sounds almost disappointed that the bill is such an obvious disaster…was he secretly hoping that it would *seem* acceptable? Because we know in reality it is NOT acceptable – regardless of the window dressing.

    • June 26, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      EZRA are you joking? Is that All?
      So LESS than 20 million uninsured is OK? Are you joking.

    • 18 purpleshoesla
      June 26, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      Please. I’m not sure that I ever really took Ezra Klein seriously Hopefruit–I saw him floundering around in an interview back in 2012 on MSNBC with Ta nehisi Coates on the subject of race and President Obama that had me rolling my eyes. But the day that he wrote about the lack of hold music when he called Healthcare.gov when the website was first experiencing all its tech issues like it was a death knell for Obamacare, solidified for me that this guy is definitely not a journalist/reporter by any stretch of the imagination. What a buffoon.

    • 20 pkayden
      June 27, 2017 at 8:48 am

      So Ezra would have been okay with a reduction beneath 20 million? I can’t even laugh. How coldhearted of him to make such a statement.

  7. June 26, 2017 at 9:28 pm

  8. 22 globalcitizenlinda
    June 26, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    I have read about the no votes from Heller and Collins;

    who is the 3rd firm No vote I see mentioned here?

    I understand that the 3rd No would be enough to kill this monstrously evil DeathCare but WealthTax bill.

    • 24 desertflower
      June 26, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      From BJ:

      Rand is also a no on motion to proceed and Heller seems to be too. If they all stick to it, then the bill’s as dead as Dillinger.

      I don’t what’s the dealio with Murkowski and Capito, but they probably aren’t anxious to vote for this POS either.

      • 25 Obama Grandmama
        June 26, 2017 at 11:44 pm

        Rand Paul thinks the GOP did not go far enough. He is not worried that too many people will lose healthcare. That worries me since he might decide the GOP bill is closer to what he wants than sticking with the ACA.

  9. 26 desertflower
    June 26, 2017 at 9:53 pm

  10. 27 desertflower
    June 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Eyes on the prize.

  11. 28 desertflower
    June 26, 2017 at 9:56 pm

  12. June 26, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    THANKS Obamacare !!
    ACA/Obamacare and cancer: My young daughter was lucky that cancer was detected in the early stages. Last New Year’s Eve the surgeon phoned her himself to give the all-clear. Preventive care treatments for women under the ACA:

  13. June 26, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    • 34 Gazelle
      June 27, 2017 at 2:14 am

      Jeebus! Are we going into apartheid? Or are we there already?

      • 35 Gazelle
        June 27, 2017 at 2:22 am

        A very thin line between voter disenfranchisement, to racial profiling, to carrying passes, to apartheid. The End.

    • 36 Dudette
      June 27, 2017 at 8:24 am

      Yep, saw that. Hope to see in follow that cop has been dismissed, charges dropped and ACLU sues on behalf of Mr. Shipman, forcing creation of Community Oversight Program.

  14. 37 desertflower
    June 26, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    FU, McCain. He just got re elected, so I suppose it doesn’t matter WHAT the people of AZ think.


    When reporters asked Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) if there were things in the health care plan that he didn’t like, he answered Monday night that there were “lots” of things.

    Asked if he would withhold support until those things were changed, McCain showed just how much he cares about this issue. “That’s not how it works,” said McCain, who has been in the Senate for 30 years.

    Country First, my ass!

    • June 26, 2017 at 11:16 pm

      “The way it works” is OBAMACARE 2009 : 36 days of hearings, 8 days of mark up. Weeks of televised meetings on the Hill and on C-Span. Senate floor debate 270 hours. 100 Amendments by Republicans adopted.
      McCain thinks sweet eff all + no compromise ever and yiz can all drift off and die before he does is the way It works.

  15. June 26, 2017 at 10:31 pm

  16. 40 hopefruit2
    June 26, 2017 at 10:36 pm

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  20. 44 desertflower
    June 26, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Like drunk dialing, only scarier. Total incompetents

  21. June 26, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Duh. More health care not less!!! Thanks Obamacare!!
    Health reform in Massachusetts found to have significant reductions in all-cause mortality and deaths “from causes amenable to health care”. “Expanding insurance coverage was associated with a 2.9 % decrease in all-cause mortality and a 4.5 % reduction in health care related deaths”. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-massachusetts-healthcare-20140506-story.html

  22. June 26, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    • June 26, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    • 54 arapaho415
      June 26, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      GE Meta.

      Sent these tweets to you… but I wanted to rant that today was even hotter than yesterday (around 100F where I am), so I didn’t go out to tend to my plants until after 7pm… when I get inside about an hour later, more alarming news re: Middle East.

      Feels like we’re living in 1984, where the only constant was war…


      • June 27, 2017 at 8:58 am

        Thanks for the tweets, arapaho. When is this nightmare going to end?

        So sorry you’re still in the midst of a heat wave. We’ve had a heavy blanket of fog in the mornings and evenings the last few days so I am very grateful things have really cooled down in my city. I sure hope you and your plants are OK and the spell breaks soon!!

  23. June 26, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Hope everyone can keep up the good fight. Prayers for all those in jeopardy with health care. Unbelievable that the GOP fails to hear the voice of the majority.

  24. June 26, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    American citizens are the Enemy now.
    Do you think many of us can see how we look from the GOP/Trumputin perspective?

  25. 58 amk for heckuva job, fucking white folks
    June 26, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Donald Trump’s presidency has had a “major impact on how the world sees the United States”, a large new study says.

    The survey, by the Pew Research Center, interviewed more than 40,000 people in 37 countries this year.

    It concluded that the US president and his policies “are broadly unpopular around the globe”.

    The survey shows only two of the 37 countries have a better opinion of Mr Trump than they had of his predecessor Barack Obama: Israel and Russia.


    In fact, it is among the traditional US allies that the confidence has dropped the most, according to the survey – while 86% of Germans had faith in Mr Obama, for example, only 11% do so in Mr Trump.


    • 59 globalcitizenlinda
      June 27, 2017 at 7:50 am


      I have always remembered that many people in Israel have never supported PBO ….. even when he was just a candidate and in spite of all the work his administration did to provide actual physical defense support …. I wondered why some of these people never gave him a chance

  26. 60 whenpamelawandered
    June 26, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    {{{ ❤️ Keep You The Heart ~ TOD ❤️ }}}

  27. 65 No Child Left Behind
    June 27, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Good Evening TODVille,

    I’ve been absent for awhile, having to deal with a lot of stuff. I tried to keep up with news coming from the swamp where Swamper-in-chief is king.

    The news around the ACA is very alarming, particularly for all those with severe chronic illnesses like me. I prefer not to think about the consequences of Trumpcare. Instead, as much as I try not to, I go back to November 8, 2016, a day of infamy and still wonder how on Earth has this happened???

    I hope everyone is holding up and holding strong. Sometimes, I am close to lose hope, hope for a better America, hope of a better world. Even my dream of seeing the occupants of the WH being kicked out is fading fast. Now, his Russian connection is pinned on Obama and some Democratic fools are repeating the same complaint: Obama should have done something. What exactly? Kill all Russian spies???

    • 66 Dudette
      June 27, 2017 at 8:32 am

      Hi NCLB! Good to see you. Don’t lose hope. It’s taking a while, but we’re gonna fix this. America is already great. We will soon remind the whole world of this.

  28. June 27, 2017 at 1:45 am

    According to The NY Times mcClownnell is giving ACHA waivers to 4 GOP states in order to get the votes needed to pass the bill.
    One such state is reported to be Alaska to obtain murkowski vote.

    • 68 idon
      June 27, 2017 at 3:54 am

      what does a waiver mean? Does it mean that state will still have Obamacare?

      • 69 arapaho415
        June 27, 2017 at 9:16 am

        GM idon.

        Wasn’t sure what Jovie was referring to either (personally I can’t make heads or tails out of most medical insurance discussion — way too complicated for me to process), but here’s an explainer (and a good illustration of just how deceitful greedy GOP are):

  29. June 27, 2017 at 2:50 am

  30. June 27, 2017 at 3:02 am

    • 73 No Child Left Behind
      June 27, 2017 at 3:20 am

      They are all for sale… to the highest bidders. They have no morals and no moral compass.

  31. June 27, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Sorry guys, this is me not sleeping…. because my government is killing me with stress, threats, and gaslighting. #ClassActionLawsuitAnyone?

  32. June 27, 2017 at 3:43 am

  33. 76 globalcitizenlinda
    June 27, 2017 at 6:56 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day

  34. 77 globalcitizenlinda
    June 27, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Has everyone forgotten that from the start, SCOTUS undercut #Obamacare by permitting states to opt-out of expanding Medicaid;

    most elected gop then refused this Medicaid expansion in their because the majority of people who would benefit would be the poor, disabled, unemployed and other marginalized groups who are less likely to vote for republicans;

    if not for that malicious, millions more would have been able to access healthcare by now;

    • 78 globalcitizenlinda
      June 27, 2017 at 8:03 am

      but now all we hear is punditry and gop politicians talking as if the problems of limited coverage in those states happened in a vacuum;

      ……….first the gop work to quickly destroy things;

      ……….. then they use the inefficiency or lack of operation to gin up anger within the population;

      ….. and the anger and suffering resulting from destruction is used by gop to prove that “government does not work”;

      ….. and so the gop argue that votes should be given to the gop to perform additional damage to what is left;

      …. but what the other goal is to steal public property (hidden in privatization) and give it to their friends to make money for individuals who fit their “real American” demographics and also contribute to their campaigns;

      … this is a racket pure and simple and people need to call this current push for Obamacare repeal what it is “stealing the health of the poor and marginalized in order to make the rich richer and gain more control of public resources

  35. 79 desertflower
    June 27, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Morning everyone. There are all kinds of signs the Universe is sending him to say NO to this Senate disaster…he needs to pay attention…ie: Steve Selese (sp) being shot…..and now dad. Healthcare is everything.

  36. 80 desertflower
    June 27, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Queen Serena.

  37. 83 desertflower
    June 27, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Not acceptable


    Part of the Senate bill invites states to file waivers that basically would allow a state to do whatever it wanted. One of the elements of the ACA that can be waived is the requirement that insurers spend at least 80% of the premium dollars on claims. That is known as the Medical Loss Ratio. It is an invitation to loot in single insurer states.

  38. 84 desertflower
    June 27, 2017 at 8:01 am

    From HeartLESS to HeartFELT…..Democracy and Hope. Thread

    • 85 Dudette
      June 27, 2017 at 8:37 am

      This thread is so wonderful! I RT’d every tweet.

    • 88 CEB
      June 27, 2017 at 9:21 am

      Read the thread and many of the comments; so many uplifted, grateful, ready to join the fight. The dem. senators led by Booker and Lewis looked like ancient Greek senators in modern dress sitting on the steps of the Parthenon listening to all who would come. So beautiful when they were joined, one by one, by the other senators. Up close and personal with the people and because of the current climate, riskng their lives to listen to the people. We need symbolism like this and even more importantly, strategic action to follow. While it is so sad that we are at the point that we have to cry, rage, and reveal our private pains in the hope that greedy people will not kill us, this crucible is also showing what is good, decent and just about many Americans and renews our hope that the better angels will win.

  39. 89 desertflower
    June 27, 2017 at 8:21 am


    All the cable networks on Monday night led with the 22 million uninsured, because it’s the biggest number and because it’s the “out-year” projection, which is what these reports always emphasize. But politically, the far more important number is 15 million. The CBO projects that the Senate bill would create 15 million more uninsured in 2018. That’s next year. An election year.

    That is to say that 68 percent of those expected to lose their coverage are going to lose it in the bill’s first year. The Republicans are gonna throw 15 million Americans off the insurance rolls in an election year? That’s a lot of people. Divided by 435, it’s around 34,000 people per congressional district, but of course the distribution won’t be even, and there will be many districts—toss-up districts—where 60,000 or 80,000 people will stand to lose their coverage. And states where half a million will lose coverage. How’d you like to be a Republican incumbent House member or senator defending that next fall?

    • 90 pkayden
      June 27, 2017 at 8:53 am

      So Republicans are willing to put tax cuts above healthcare for millions of their fellow citizens? Nice to know. If only voters would get smart and vote them the hell out of office. They don’t deserve to hold so much power over our lives when they care nothing for us unless we are wealthy.

  40. 92 desertflower
    June 27, 2017 at 8:26 am

  41. 93 desertflower
    June 27, 2017 at 9:01 am

  42. 94 Dudette
    June 27, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Missed this yesterday. Harry Potter was first published 20 yrs ago.

  43. 95 JER
    June 27, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Good Morning Everkybody.

  44. 96 desertflower
    June 27, 2017 at 9:02 am


    • 97 arapaho415
      June 27, 2017 at 9:12 am

      GM DF.

      DJT is only gonna get *crazier* as the walls close in.

      I know you’re on vacation, but I thought of you when I saw this (crossing my fingers that it will be cooler where I am today):

  45. June 27, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Good morning, NW and TODville.

    THIS IS IT. TODAY. Do what you can to pressure them to stop this madness.

  46. 99 desertflower
    June 27, 2017 at 9:14 am


  47. 100 JER
    June 27, 2017 at 9:14 am

  48. 101 desertflower
    June 27, 2017 at 9:15 am

    What a REAL freeloader looks like

  49. 102 desertflower
    June 27, 2017 at 9:16 am

  50. June 27, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Trump doesn’t have the interest or the capacity to oversee the military. This is dangerous.

  51. June 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

  52. 110 desertflower
    June 27, 2017 at 9:23 am

  53. June 27, 2017 at 9:32 am

  54. 112 Dudette
    June 27, 2017 at 9:36 am

    “Sit on down! You’re done!” 👀

  55. 113 Dudette
    June 27, 2017 at 9:37 am

  56. 114 Dudette
    June 27, 2017 at 9:38 am

  57. 116 desertflower
    June 27, 2017 at 9:39 am

  58. June 27, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Another example of how nothing’s real UNTIL IT ACTUALLY HAPPENS TO A REPUBLICAN..

    WHY can’t they just friggin’ have EMPATHY?

    Fmr. Republican congressman @DavidJollyFL was once anti-Obamacare… until he found himself unemployed with a pre-existing condition. WATCH: pic.twitter.com/jTfgqJH3Vc

    — The Last Word (@TheLastWord) June 27, 2017

  59. 118 desertflower
    June 27, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Something evil this way comes…

  60. 119 JER
    June 27, 2017 at 9:43 am

  61. 121 JER
    June 27, 2017 at 10:10 am

  62. June 27, 2017 at 10:56 am

    These crowds are too close!!

  63. June 27, 2017 at 11:21 am

  64. 130 ydavis00
    June 27, 2017 at 11:21 am

  65. June 27, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Here’s a giggle for ya!!

  66. June 27, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Hoping they can stop this thing dead cold by voting against Motion to Proceed.

  67. 138 ydavis00
    June 27, 2017 at 11:51 am

  68. 139 ydavis00
    June 27, 2017 at 11:55 am

  69. June 27, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    “Trump has Psychotic Episode and Blames Obama for Attack he Claims Never Happened.”
    “With each tweet, Trump is digging his way to impeachment or prison 140 characters at a time.”
    Politicususa – love that they print what we’re thinking.

  70. 142 JER
    June 27, 2017 at 12:17 pm

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  72. June 27, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Never seen anything like this.

  73. 150 JER
    June 27, 2017 at 12:40 pm

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