Hey, as long as we’ve got the bus, might as well throw a few million people under it!

From THINK PROGRESS:

In the hours leading up to the House vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Republicans prepared for victory in their push to repeal and replace Obamacare.

the wheels on the bus

(Don’t squint, kids, you’ll get wrinkles. Click on the image for a larger version)

Original album cover

At a “pep rally” meeting prior to the vote, members heard the “Rocky” theme song as they arrived, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) “put an image of George S. Patton on the screen and read inspirational quotes from the general,” according to The Hill.

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Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), whose district voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, stood up in this meeting and exhorted her colleagues to get this “fucking thing” done.

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) flew back early from his recovery time following an intensive foot surgery, and, scooting on a mobile foot support device, arrived on the House floor with a smile on his face to cast his support the bill.

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Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), said in an interview that “the line of the day was out of Braveheart: ‘FREEDOM!’” She held up her arms in a victory stance.

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Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said two months ago that he had been dreaming about sending Medicaid back to the states and capping its growth rate “since you and I were drinking out of a keg,” in a conversation with the National Review’s Rich Lowry.

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Even former Rep. Michele Bachmann, famous for her extreme rhetoric on Obamacare, was spotted on the House floor before the vote. […] The reason? To join her finger with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) when he cast his vote for the bill.

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Donald Trump tweeted before the vote that he would be hosting Republicans for a press conference “if victorious.”

From death and taxes:

Following the narrow House vote in favor of the Obamacare repeal bill, House GOP members were met with protesters while leaving the Capitol. The Republicans didn’t give a shit, however, ’cause they had beer to drink on the party buses headed over to the White House rose garden to hear President Trump praise the virtues of a bill neither he nor most of the members of the House GOP had read.

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10 responses to “Hey, as long as we’ve got the bus, might as well throw a few million people under it!

  1. All of the repubs are bastards. They could not wait to get rid of something that only needed a few changes. But of course anything that even remotely had Obama attached, had to be undone. Model T and his minions are all sneaky, slimy, money grubbing so called politicians. I fear a huge health care catastrophe. Cutting Medicare and Medicaid will most likely cause the early demise of many unfortunate folks who voted for Jackass Trump.

    • They can all burn in Hell as far as I am concerned, even most of the ones who voted against the bill. They voted no, not as a matter of conscience, but because it was good for them politically.

  2. From the “N Korea” sign and the presence of the Carl Vinson, I assume they’re driving through Australia?

    Patton and the “Rocky” theme — interesting choices. They evoke a relentless struggle against a hated opponent. Of course, Republicans have approached politics that way for a long time. It’s about time we did too.

    • No, Infidel, they are in DC. You never know where Carl Vinson is going to be. I saw the ship in the background, and I had to take advantage of it. It was either the Carl Vinson or a sinking ship.

      When members of Congress think of a hated opponent, you would hope it would be Russia, not their own constituents. Instead, Russia is getting a free pass from Burr in the Senate, and American people are going to die.

  3. Friend of the court

    Rocky, for President! he ain’t afraid of no Russian.

    • Sly Stallone is as dumb as a box of rocks, yet he would still be better than the shithead presently in the Oval Office.

      • swilczek

        Not so sure Sly is dumb at all. Considering that his first huge success “Rocky” was written, produced, directed and starred in by himself.
        You ( and I ) may not think it am intellectual masterpiece, but it touched a LOT of people where they live and was a major financial success. That certainly says something

        • swilczek

          Always proofread first. may not think it IS…

          • Hello swilczek,

            Welcome to The Raisin! 😀

            Perhaps I was being unfair to Sly. I’m not a fan of the Rocky movies, and I am not convinced that success in Hollywood relates to intellectual capacity. I actually do have a soft spot for Sly, because my niece died just days before Sage Stallone of the same ailment. They were just about the same age.

            Anyway, my real point was that almost anyone would be better than Twitler. I apologize to Sylvester Stallone for unfairly besmirching his intelligence.

            Hope you will stop by again, swilczek.

            • Friend of the court

              Rocky was not smart. Stallone is smart, and can do things. Wish Rocky could go a round with POS .

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