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The 20 Best, Worst, Most Offensive and Most Ridiculous Tweets About Romney And the NAACP

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Romney was booed about an hour ago at the NAACP convention (unless you‘re a conservative, in which case it sounded like a standing ovation) in the most predictable outcome to anything ever. But Twitter is a void that must be filled, and fill it we all did. Here are the ten best, worst, most ridiculous, unbelievable or flat-out strangest responses to Romney’s vowing to repeal Obamacare to a room full of Democratic voters:

 

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NAACP Boos Mitt Romney Cuz Why Wouldn’t They (VIDEO)

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“I believe,” Romney started strongly, “that if you understood who I truly am in my heart, and if it were possible to fully communicate what I believe is in the real, enduring best interest of African-American families, you would vote for me for president.”

He put his hands on the pew on smiled. Nobody applauded, but nobody booed. Until Romney vowed to repeal Obama’s health care reforms, the crowd at Wednesday’s NAACP conference maintained a comfortable silence interspersed by light clapping. Then they booed, leaving Romney to grin awkwardly while he waited for the crowd’s vocal disapproval to end….Read more

 

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Rick Perry Rejects Medicaid Expansion, Because It Kinda Feels Like Secession

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Rick Perry, last seen comparing Social Security to a Ponzi scheme, singing the UT fight song “I’ve Been Working On The Railroad” in a New Hampshire bathroom, and doing this, became on Monday the fourth governor to refuse the Medicaid expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act.

 

Perry joins fellow gulf shrimp Rick Scott of Florida, along with Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Nikki Haley of South Carolina, in rejecting the Medicaid expansion provision, which ups the threshold for Medicaid from 37% of the poverty line to 133%. If implemented, the expansion would insure 49.4% of uninsured Texas by 2019.  

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Conservative Justices Don’t Want To Be John Roberts’s Friend Anymore

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OMG, you guyz, yer SOOO not going to believe this! So, like, remember two weeks ago, when we thought John Roberts was gonna be all like, “the individual mandate can suck it,” and instead he went, “the individual mandate is totes kosh?” and everybody just FREAKED THE FUCK OUT?

Well, I know the Supreme Court is all like secretive and shit, but this chick Jan like totally knows the people to talk to, and she said that her friend said that Antonin, Clarence, Sam and Tony are SO PISSED at John Roberts right now. Cuz they thought John was their friend, right? Like, when they started hanging out with him in 2005, they were totes BFFs, writing “Federalism” in chalk on the sidewalk and running away from girls cuz they got icky parts. But then John just up and said, “I’m gonna go play lesbian softball with Ruth and Sonya and Elena and that dude 4% of Americans think is Harry Reid, screw you guys.” And he tried to get Tony to go along with him, he was all, “Tony, you should totally come play lesbian softball with us,” and Tony was like, “No way, broseph. Dudes stick together. We were gonna invite you over to watch DVD commentary on 24, but instead you can go play with your sissy friends.”… Read More

 

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5 Things You Need To Know About Obamacare’s Political Fate

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Now that SCOTUS is done with it, Obama’s health care reform package goes into the political realm of public polling and district politics. Obamacare has never been popular with the public, and was used in 2010 to defenstrate Democratic candidates. Did two years, and the high court’s seal of approval, change anything?

Here are five things you need to know about Obamacare’s political fate:

 

1. The bill is already getting more popular

Not suprisingly, support for the Affordable Care Act went up following the Supreme Court’s ratification of it (or its constitutionality, anyway). After the decision, everyone expected a bounce, and five points is about right. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll taken this weekend found support for the Affordable Care Act rose from 43% to 48%, with disapproval dipping from 57% to 52%. Still not above water, but a marked change from where the public was just a few weeks ago….Read More

 

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How The Supreme Court Could Still Save Obamacare

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Four ways the Supreme Court could save Obamacare:

 

1. Anthony Kennedy and the Limiting Principle (Worst judicial cover band EVER): 5-4 in favor of Obamacare

The day health care was passed (#memories), someone cracked wise about how we might as well just drive to Anthony Kennedy’s house right now and ask him how he feels. This comment wasn’t far off the mark: Kennedy is almost certain to be the swing vote, as he has been since Sandra Day O’Connor stepped down in 2005. Unfortunately, Kennedy got to be the swing vote chair by being unpredicatible and unreadable to a Delphic degree….Read more.

 

 

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Boehner Warns GOP Not To Celebrate Like Ghouls If Obamacare Is Overturned

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The years long debate over Obamacare, né the Affordable Care Act, long ago passed the point of being about health care, or about policy at all, and became a battle between two sides over Who’s Going To Win, Team Death Panel or Team You’re Gonna Die At 50 Of Untreated Diabetes. Good on you if you even remember what’s in the PPACA.

At least one person seems have snapped to and realized that fact. And so I present to you John Boehner’s warning to Republicans not to celebrate like a bunch of ghouls in the Supreme Court overturns Obamacare… Read More.

 

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Meet The Red State Democrat Who’s Not Afraid Of Obamacare

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Rachel Weiner has a smart write-up at WaPo about an ad from Heidi Heitkamp, who’s running for North Dakota’s Senate seat, one the Dems had been close to giving up on for this election. But not only is Heitkamp even in the polls with GOP incumbent Rick Berg, but she’s not shying away from the most controversial possible platform for a Democrat: Obamacare.

With the Supreme Court set to rule on the consitutionality of Obamacare, né the Affordable Care Act, the issue could become as important to this election as it was to 2010’s Democratic bloodbath, which saw even Democratic lawmakers distancing themselves as much as possible from the ACA. Things have not calmed down: Ron Gould, an Arizona congressional candidate, just had the ACA executed…. Read more.

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PoliticOlogy’s Guide To Faking Your Way Through A SCOTUS/Obamacare Convo

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The Supreme Court is set to hand down its decision over Obamacare as early as next week, and everybody’s going to be talking about it (unless Beiber (Bieber?) breaks his eyebrowagain). If you haven’t been paying attention, or need a refresher course, here’s a handy guide to faking your way through a convo about the Affordable Care Act, complete with a glossary, useful links, handy phrases, drink recommendations and warning lines that you need to make for the exit…. Read More.

 

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GOP Backs Itself Into A Corner Over Health Care Reform

 

Gearing up for the Supreme Court’s ruling in June on the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have started to prepare their next plan of action. But it has nothing to do with health care reform, and everything to do with good ole’ politicking (GOP).

Politico reported recently that the Republican leadership was planning to keep the popular, “consumer-friendly” parts of Obama’s Affordable Care Act in the case that the act is partially or fully overturned in the Supreme Court. To avoid disastrous political fallout, John Boehner was planning to keep the following measures: letting adult children stay on parents heath care plans until age 26, urging (rather forcefully) insurance companies to extend coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, and closing the Medicare “donut hole.”… Read More.

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