The noise started even before the bill was released. Once it was, the noise came from all sides. In short here’s what you need to know:
– You can’t pass anything in Washington these days.
– There is zero bi-parternership.
– Despite losing election after election over Obamacare, every Democrat in both houses is against replacing it.
– Republicans are 100% for repeal and replace. Except they can’t agree on what that is.
– Conservatives want full replace and people pay their own way.
– Moderates want an Obamacare like bill, but without mandatory requirements and lower taxes.
– So Republicans can’t agree and would need some Democrats to support any change. Since none will, this gets us no where.
– Add Obamacare was a new entitlement that gave away free healthcare. Our politicians cannot pull anything that is in place. Never could.
Reagan said it best “A government program is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” Try and reduce a government program and you’ll see the “they are throwing Granny over the cliff”, and “they want to kill you” ads again.
Some Quick Hits:
- Democratic fall out directed against Nancy Pelosi for continued congressional losses and problems. Some openly saying that it may be time for a change.
Pelosi’s reaction? “I am a master legislator. I am a strategic politically astute leader. My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I am able to attract the support that I do which is essential to our election”.
I kid you not. Let’s hope she stays, maybe even runs for President.
- The parents of Michael Brown reached a settlement Tuesday in the wrongful-death lawsuit they filed over the fatal shooting three years ago in Ferguson, Missouri. This is one of the false narratives “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”. The one that led to Black Lives Matter, riots, businesses destroyed and additional deaths.
No word on what the settlement was.
- Another case that led to riots and discourse had a jury decision this week.
The Milwaukee officer charged in a shooting last August that to led days of protests and violence was acquitted of all charges.
Lots of coverage back then, little today.
There was talk of Bill O’Reilly landing a gig on a new station. The update: The CEO of One America News Network, announced he pulled his offer of a job from former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.
OAN is a conservative leaning privately held news channel launched to give Fox News a run for its viewers and advertisers.
O’Reilly said on his web site that a deal with a traditional, ad-supported TV network would be fraught with peril. “The hard truth is that corporations are now intimidated by political hatred. Opinion journalism is under siege and you must have a strong stomach to compete in this arena.”
Sounds like he is still trying to support web cast on his own.
Msnbc hired a strong conservative voice, Hugh Hewitt to do a show. Hewitt is a well known conservative. The show time — Saturday Morning 8AM. Primetime uh?
Election night coverage on Tuesday, the winner in all timeframes — Fox
Total Viewers (Live +SD) TUESDAY
- Total day: FNC: 1.751 | CNN: 858 | MSNBC: 1.095 | HLN: 235
- Primetime: FNC: 2.792 | CNN: 1.183 | MSNBC: 1.943 | HLN: 304
SUNDAY News Shows for June 18:
||Face the Nation||3.211 M||604,000|
|NBC||Meet the Press||3.140 M||909,000|
|ABC||This Week||2.674 M||734,000|
|FOX||Fox News Sunday||1.366 M||452,000|