I Guess It’s Not the Lowest Moment in American Politics But

In light of the news of John McCain’s cancer, people have been sharing this video as evidence of his decency and integrity:

Good grief! Our political discourse is at such a low point that a video of a Republican correcting one of his dumb-ass racist voters shouting out a conspiracy theory is considered praiseworthy. It’s also a bit cringeworthy when he corrects her assertion that Obama is an Arab by saying, “no no, he’s a decent guy.”

But considering that we basically elected the orange version of that woman to the Presidency maybe I should give him a pass on that.

I’m not a fan of McCain’s politics but I wish him a speedy recovery with the help of our healthcare system so that he may return to the Senate where he can continue to fight alongside the rest of the GOP to take healthcare away from everybody else.

Trump Regrets Appointing Sessions as AG

From an interview with the NY Times:

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he never would have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation.Trump makes the extraordinary statement about Sessions in an interview with the New York Times Wednesday.

He tells the paper that Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from all matters related to Russia was “very unfair to the president.”

Trump also addresses the conversation he had with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a dinner for world leaders at a summit in Germany.

Trump says the brief conversation consisted of “pleasantries more than anything else,” but says the two also discussed adoption.

Adoption?

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CBO Report for Obamacare Repeal is Out

Congratulations GOP, you have really outdone yourselves on this one:

Some 32 million more people would be uninsured by 2026 if Obamacare were repealed under a new bill unveiled by the Senate Wednesday, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Even more stunning, three-quarters of the nation would live in areas with no insurers participating in the individual market by 2026 — leaving many without an option if they did not have employer-provided or government health insurance.

Also, premiums would about double by 2026.

The bill would effectively repeal Obamacare in 2020, giving lawmakers until then to come up with a replacement plan. But it would also eliminate the individual and employer mandates retroactively to 2016, and get rid of taxes on the wealthy and others. It would eliminate Medicaid expansion starting in 2020.

Lewandowski Says Trump to Close ACA Repeal Deal Today: ‘My Source is I Know the President’

From Mediaite:

Corey Lewandowski appeared on Fox & Friends Wednesday morning to offer optimistic words for President Donald Trump and his efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

After the second attempt to pass a new GOP health bill through the Senate failed on Monday, Trump plans to charge full steam ahead with a simple “repeal” bill, that would dismantle Obamacare, but not offer a Republican replacement.

Lewandowski opened by informing the Fox & Friends hosts that the “president is a great dealmaker,” and that he is “very, very close on this piece of legislation.”

Though Trump’s former campaign manager conceded that certain Republican senators — he cited Susan Collins and Rand Paul — will not be onboard for the bill, he argued that “you don’t necessarily need them if you get everybody else and you put Mike Pence in the chair and he breaks the tie.”

“I think this bill is going to get done,” a defiant Lewandowski continued, before revealing he believes “the president is probably going to close the deal today.”

“If that’s the case, this bill moves forward,” he said.

Is that what this tweet means by “getting better at lunchtime?”