Affordable Care Act


Outraged Citizens at Town Halls Have Republicans Ducking for Cover
23 Feb 2017

Outraged Citizens at Town Halls Have Republicans Ducking for Cover

Tom Cotton is just one of a list Republican Senators who for years have thrown red meat to the base by touting the repeal of “Obamacare.” It has been reported some constituents – who agreed with the hype of “repeal” – didn’t realize that “Obamacare” is actually the same policy as the Affordable Care Act upon which millions have come to depend. Now many of...

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Nick Anderson, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, 
Houston Chronicle
08 Jul 2014

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision May Be a Disaster for Republicans

Last week’s firestorm set off by the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision has brought into sharp focus the problem Republicans have in their outreach to women.  Rather than Utah Senator Mike Lee et al taking a victory lap over Hobby Lobby’s exemption from covering 4 types of contraception that it (wrongly) classifies as abortifacients in its health care plan, what should trouble Conservatives is the...

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Anita Finlay, Jerry Doyle and the Leadership Test 4/29/2014
30 Apr 2014

Anita Finlay, Jerry Doyle and the Leadership Test 4/29/2014

As Bill Clinton recently pointed out, the media tends to glom on to a narrative and never let go, which often means promoting The Dangerous Allure of the Shiny New Toy in politics to the detriment of those more capable.  As I wrote in my linked article above, Often, voter disappointment with current leadership and big media’s boredom with the experienced pols waiting in the wings...

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Senators Elizabeth Warren and Rand Paul
29 Apr 2014

The Dangerous Allure of the Shiny New Toy

Often, voter disappointment with current leadership and big media’s boredom with the experienced pols waiting in the wings prompts us to turn over a new rock and give untested candidates a chance.  The advantages to such persons are obvious.  They have no record of any significance to hang around them, as their complaints against ‘the man’ are all we have to go on.  “Damned straight,”...

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19 Mar 2014

Anita Finlay & Jerry Doyle Talk Millennials Minus Pundit Spin 3/18/2014

Jerry and I discuss Millennials Abandoning Obama: Fickle Youth or Something Deeper.  Pundits are trying desperately to justify the independent streak of Millennials (Gen Yers), since they don’t seem as enamored of the President’s policies, particularly the Affordable Care Act, as the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank and his brethren assumed they would be. The journey of this current generation has been a rough one, coming of...

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Millennials Abandoning Obama: Fickle Youth or Something Deeper?
18 Mar 2014

Millennials Abandoning Obama: Fickle Youth or Something Deeper?

In his latest column, Washington Post’s Dana Milbank lamented that the youth vote, 15 million strong, who swept Obama into office have “abandoned him in his hour of need.”  With ‘his presidency on the line,’ Millennials seem to be turning their collective backs on the President’s health care plan: “The administration announced last week that only 1.08 million people ages 18 to 34 had signed...

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