“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it,” former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi explained Obamacare to the National Association of Counties’ 2010 legislative conference. It’s a line often quoted by conservative pundits attacking President Obama’s landmark health care legislation. It’s also one of the most misinterpreted quotes in modern politics.
Pelosi’s full quote actually advocates for reading the bill “away from the fog of the controversy” surrounding it. Fast forward to last Thursday, when multiple Republican Representatives who voted for the GOP’s American Health Care Act admitted that they hadn’t read it before voting.
“When we win on Nov. 8th and elect a Republican Congress, we will be able to immediately repeal and replace Obamacare,” then candidate Trump said at a Pennsylvania rally last November. Looks like you’re going to be waiting a little bit longer.
With a Republican controlled Congress, Donald Trump failed to deliver on his campaign promise on Friday. What went wrong? A LOT.
While Donald Trump spent last week analyzing the ratings of the latest season of “The Apprentice” and calculating Jackie Evancho’s album sales, the GOP-controlled House began working on legislation as if President Obama had left office early.
“A vote for the lesser of two evils, is still evil.” It’s an often repeated line used by third party candidates Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and their supporters to describe 2016’s major party candidates. It’s also incredibly ignorant.
Hillary Clinton is not the lesser of two evils. And she certainly hasn’t earned any comparisons to Donald Trump, a man so evil you can only send him back to the hell he came from by reciting passages from the Necronomicon.
My beautiful home state of Iowa has an incredible history of supporting and paving the way for equality. Iowa was third to recognize interracial marriage, home to the first state university to offer degrees to men and women equally, second state to prohibit segregated schools, first state to elect a woman (Julia C. Addington) to public office, first state to have a female attorney (Arabella Mansfield), site of the oldest mosque in the United States (Cedar Rapids, holla!), third state to legalize same-sex marriage and home to the nation’s first state university LGBT organization (Iowa City, holla!).
“The Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president,” President Obama told the press during a White House news conference last week. “He keeps on proving it.”
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump continued to attack a Gold Star family, insinuated the general election may be rigged, advised Americans against keeping their 401(k) funds in the stock market and the solution he gave to victims of workplace sexual harassment was “find another career.”