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#1091777
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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http://www.thedailybeast.com/team-trump-used-obamacare-money-to-run-ads-against-it

The Trump administration has spent taxpayer money meant to encourage enrollment in the Affordable Care Act on a public relations campaign aimed at methodically strangling it.

The effort, which involves a multi-pronged social media push as well as video testimonials designed at damaging public opinion of President Obama’s health care law, is far more robust and sustained than has been publicly revealed or realized.

The strategy has caught the eye of legal experts and Democrats in Congress, who have asked government agencies to investigate whether the administration has misused funds and engaged in covert propaganda in its efforts to damage and overturn the seven-year-old health care law. It’s also roiled Obama administration veterans, who argue that the current White House is not only abdicating its responsibilities to administer the law but sabotaging it in an effort to facilitate its undoing by Congress.

“I’m on a daily basis horrified by leaders at the Department of Health and Human Services who seem intent on taking healthcare away from the constituents they are supposed to serve,” former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview with The Daily Beast. “We always believed that delivering health and human services was the mission of the department. That seems to not be the mission of the current leadership.”

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#1091719
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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darth_ender said:

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/please-just-fucking-die-already-acb3a879656e

Thankfully, the Left reminds us that the Right doesn’t really have a complete monopoly on hatred.

I don’t know about the “thankfully” part but you’re right, there are hateful people of all kinds on all sides. Apparently Caitlin Johnstone is a terrible person, because that’s a terrible article written from a terrible frame of reference.

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#1091713
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I kind of hope he fires Mueller just to see what happens after that. I feel like that would be the beginning of the end for Trump.

Although I suppose the best scenario for the most people in our country (and the world, to some extent) would be for the Dems to make big gains in 2018 and then for Trump to lose badly in 2020 (assuming he even wants to run). President Pence as of late 2017 might not be such a good thing.

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#1091707
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Next Movie Seen
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I love Inception. Have tried to get the wife to watch it several times but she can’t get past the part where she hates Leo.

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#1091702
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Oooh, here we go!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/07/20/trump-set-a-red-line-for-robert-mueller-and-now-mueller-has-reportedly-crossed-it/?utm_term=.a39b4bca338a

Bloomberg News is reporting that the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller is zeroing in on President Trump’s business transactions.

The report quoted an anonymous source as saying that Trump’s financial ties to Russia are the focus: “FBI investigators and others are looking at Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, Trump’s involvement in a controversial SoHo development with Russian associates, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow and Trump’s sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008.” The Washington Post has not independently confirmed Bloomberg’s report.

Somebody is basically daring Trump to try to fire Mueller.

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#1091677
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Last movie seen
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I’ve probably seen the full original movie but I’m not 100% I’ve seen it in one sitting. Never seen any of the sequels though.

Apes aren’t really my thing.

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#1091676
Topic
Going away? Post so here!
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AntcuFaalb said:

I pop in to FanRes and here every now and then so that I don’t miss the big stuff

Me too, but “big stuff” = “talking about Frink.”

Anyway, welcome back, and goodbye! Come back again soon.

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#1091673
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Next Movie Seen
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I’m also excited to share the backstory of how I discovered it.

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