I’m 47 today. Yay.
I said that: http://hotair.com/archives/2015/11/25/did-rubio-deal-a-mortal-blow-to-obamacare/ Its somewhat a surprise to me too that Rubio was the one who was that cunning, who had that piece of killer insight. I mean yeah, I know he’s smart, but this…. It’s awesome. Other thing is, I’m surprised the administration overlooked this when they signed on to Cromnibus. Other other thing is, I am somewhat surprised the administration hasn’t found it possible to subvert the law in some way but, whadayaknow, federal funding authorizations are somewhat ironclad in their strictness at times. Rubio’s law was perfectly reasonable by the way. If you’re to assert that the corridor pool was going to be revenue neutral, as the administration did in selling PPACA, ya ought to have no objection in adhering to that.
I don’t agree with this intuitive notion: http://theweek.com/articles/590497/donald-trumps-alarming-skid-toward-outright-fascism 1) it assumes Trump has a thought-out political philosophy. He does not. What he says that is vaguely ‘fascistic’ is knee jerk responses to interview questions. Qualitatively, there’s not enough meat there to call it ‘fascistic’. 2) such that fascism is a thing it’s supposed to be where everything is in furtherance of the state. Trump as a ‘nationalist’, again qualitatively, is a bit far from there. I’m not worried.
Ya know, Republicans like to play the ‘Chicago’ card to demonstrate the failure of the blue city / blue state governance model. Kinda trite, and I’m not persuaded Chicago doesn’t thrive in many ways, so I don’t think I have ever made a argument using ‘Chicago’. But http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/11/24/laquan_mcdonald_video_watch_graphic_footage_of_black_teen_in_chicago_being.html Emmanuel buried that tape because he had a contested election and he needed the police vote and the ‘white’ vote. Very crass, very cynical, extraordinarily anti-democratic. Don’t tell me it’s the R’s who are racist…