Monday, December 5, 2016

Alternet.org: GOP Voters Suddenly Less Enthusiastic About Repeal of Obamacare Since Election of Trump

 
Mod: All of a sudden the red state boobwahzee has begun to awaken to something rather unpleasant. In backing Trump and the GOP they very well could end up losing things like their Medicare, Obamacare and Social SecurityElections really do have consequences. Which means that without those kinds of benefits poor Auntie June on chemo is now going to have to die. Quite a high price to pay for something they were told was going to be freedom from something, or other. Oh wellers, life does go on. Or maybe it doesn't.

GOP Voters Suddenly Less Enthusiastic About Repeal of Obamacare Since Election of Donald Trump (Alternate.org link): It’s been the central tenet of the Republican-controlled Congress for years now, and one of the biggest campaign promises of Donald Trump’s winning presidential campaign, but now a new poll indicates that actual Republican voters are suddenly less enthused about the prospects of a massive effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act now that the GOP is in charge of every branch of federal government.

A post-election survey released Thursday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation found that support for a full repeal of the health care law, called Obamacare, has significantly decreased since Trump won the election last month.

Of the 1,202 adults Kaiser surveyed from Nov. 15-21, only about one in four Americans (26 percent) responded that they support a full Obamacare repeal. And many of the law’s provisions remain popular, even across party lines, the survey found. Most popular remains the provision that permits young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance plans until age 26, which is supported by a full 85 percent of Americans. Even the law’s program for providing federal aid to states to help them expand their Medicaid programs for the poor is supported by 80 percent of Americans.

Most of the drop in support for a real of the law comes from self-identifying Republicans in the survey.

A little more than half — 52 percent — of Republican respondents said they want Obamacare to be repealed following Trump’s election, compared to 69 percent of Republicans who supported full repeal ahead of the election in October.

“Similarly, in October,” NPR’s Richard Gonzales noted, “just 11 percent of Republicans said they wanted the law scaled back but not eliminated. In November, that percentage increased to 24 percent.”

Even among Trump voters, only 50 percent of survey participants said they still support a full repeal now that it is evident their candidate will have to navigate a replacement plan.

Mod: Here is some criticism from surprising quarters.

 
Sarah Palin: Trump's Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism' (Politico.com link): Another conservative is calling “crony capitalism” on Donald Trump’s deal with Carrier, albeit an unexpected one — Sarah Palin.

In an op-ed for the website Young Conservatives, the former Alaska governor allowed that the details behind the manufacturer’s decision to keep some 1,000 jobs in Indiana at the president-elect’s behest, rather than move them to Mexico, are not yet clear. But touting the value of free markets, Palin signaled her disapproval if it was a case of “political intrusion using a stick or carrot to bribe or force one individual business to do what politicians insist.”

“When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent,” she asserted.

And in an apparent jab at Trump, whom she famously endorsed in a rambling speech earlier this year, she asked: “Republicans oppose this, remember? Instead, we support competition on a level playing field, remember? Because we know special interest crony capitalism is one big fail.”

The op-ed is not subtle: Palin described such government intervention as a “hallmark of corruption” and “socialism,” and then compared it to policies of the Obama administration, which she regularly rails against.

Mod: Whoever thought Sarah Palin would be going rogue on the Tangerine Nightmare? Here is some more surprising criticism from yet another grande dame of the GOP.

Ann Coulter says Trump may 'sell out' on immigration (AOL News link): Conservative commentator Ann Coulter's strong support of President-elect Donald Trump may be faltering.

The Wrap reports that "Coulter appears to be angry over Trump backing off his campaign promise to build a wall around the United States as part of his immigration policy."

On Friday, she responded to someone on Twitter who expressed concernabout Republicans' forthcoming work on immigration. Coulter tweeted back, "Sounds like the big sell-out is coming. Oh well. The voters did what we could. If Trump sells out, it's not our fault."

However, in a recent blog post she had a stronger point of view, writing, "...if Trump doesn't appoint the sort of people capable of fulfilling his campaign promises on immigration, he will fail."

During the presidential campaign, Coulter admitted that one of the main reasons she backed Trump was because of his tough approach to illegal immigration.

Donald Trump hates Saturday Night Live
Mod: In case you missed the reason for Trump's recent off the wall Tweet fit, here it is.

Link here.

sierramadretattler.blogspot.com

33 comments:

  1. Oh well. The only story with any validity is the piece on Saturday Night Live. Truths be told, the show fails on all levels. It may apear that Donald Trump as President, has resurrected the comedy dinosaur. But just what does that say about the Writers, Producers, Audience etc. if this is the only skit that elicits a laugh?
    Hollywood must be "feeling" very lonely right about now.

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    1. You kidding? Trump is going to have them laughing all the way to the bank.

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    2. It there actually anyone in Sierra Madre up that late? I feel young if I make it till 930 these days

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    3. Poor trump chump getting pumped in the rump. Like usual, he can't respond to the tattler's news, can only cry about a Tv show.

      That mean he already knows he's been played. Just like we told him.

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    4. Saturday night live had been filmed exclusively in New York for four decades, not Hollywood. Your willful ignorance of simple facts is how Trump trumped you into voting for him.

      Sucker.

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    5. Alec Baldwin promised to stop his SNL send ups of Trump if Trump releases his tax returns.

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  2. ‘I’d be dead without Medicare!’: Trump voters are already sharing their deep regrets
    http://usuncut.com/politics/trumpgrets-trumblr-blog/

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    1. Make America great again. Expire.

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  3. Poor President Twitter Fits doesn't realize that everytime he complains about Saturday Night Live, millions more want to see it.

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  4. I have never watched a Saturday Nite Live show from Hollywood or New York settings. I doubth millions more will tune in. Just another "elites" plea for recognition of "I just don't get it".

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    1. Trump is bringing the elite to Washington. The swamp is now filled with swamp creatures.

      DONALD TRUMP PICKING NEW HIRES FROM GOLDMAN SACHS ALUMNI DIRECTORY
      http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/11/donald-trump-picking-new-hires-from-goldman-sachs-alumni-directory

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    2. If you've never once seen that show which has been available for free since the 1970s then you are the elite

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    3. 8:09 Perhaps he is looking for smart people, instead of politicos. Goldeman hires some of the brightest. Just try to get an entry level there....YOU would have never had a chance.

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    4. 12:33 that's a naive argument and your insult to 8:09 is a distraction. Trump pledged to work outside the system. Goldman is the center of the system.

      You got played.

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    5. Trump basically ran against Goldman Sachs. Attacked Clonton over the issue almost daily. Now he's hiring a bunch of those people. He lied.

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  5. Daily Kos recently had a great headline about fears of the loss of healthcare under Trump:

    "Morons Who Voted For Republicans Now Worry They Will Take Away Their Health Care—As Promised."

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  6. My Three dumb questions
    What the hell was Twitter even thinking in 2016?
    What the hell is coming down the pike in 2017?
    If an Uber is self-driving won’t people just basically have sex in the back of the car all the time?

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  7. Congratulations to Dr. Ben Carson. Appointed to President Trumps cabinet.

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    1. Ben Carson is plain nuts: The 7 most stupefying statements by the GOP’s favorite neurosurgeon
      http://www.salon.com/2015/09/30/the_7_most_impressively_stupid_things_ben_carson_has_said_partner/

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    2. Wasn't he the idiot that went on stage to say the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids to store grain?

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  8. I'd pay Dr. Ben Carson with as many baskets of deplorable filberts he could want, if only he would evaluate the minds of those in denial of Donald Trumps winning the highest office in the USA.

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    1. Clinton beat Trump by over 2.5 million votes. Trump may have won the electoral college (we are waiting for the recounts in three states), but his inability to win the popular vote makes him an illegitimate president in the minds of millions of Americans.

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    2. It's amazing how so many people who Trump would never ever under any set of circumstances hire for any of his businesses, and who he would fire in a heartbeat if he bought a property employing them, are so willing to fall to their knees in celebrity worship of him. This phenomenon will keep grad students and professors of psychology busy for decades.

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  9. Were not talking about all the illegal illegitimate freeloaders this Country supports, their vote does not count.

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    1. Is there a place where we can get lessons on how to freeload? I need to upgrade my skillset.

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    2. You should stay put, under the rock you crawled under.

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    3. You'll work 'til you're 80, matey! America is great again.

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    4. You're right, were not talking about them because they didn't vote.

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  10. Parity and satire. Alec Baldwin. Donald Trump. Tweet - Tweet -- Tweet ---

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    1. No sane person would say something like that.

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