More of the same …

Healthcare weekend:

After listening to the weekend back and forth we are convinced our approach of calling congress to a special session is the best one. You see the issue is that both sides have some right to their healthcare arguments. It’s this simple.

For well over half a century Presidents wanted to create a national healthcare system. You can go back and see the public statements and thoughts. The problem was they couldn’t figure out how to pay for it.
Bill Clinton tried, as you know, and it failed miserably.
So when Obama pushed through the AFA because the Dems had 60 senators and enough congressional members (you may remember he pushed it quickly when Scott Brown won the Mass special election that was going to reduce the number to 59) it went without scrutiny and review. Remember Pelosi’s “you have to pass it to know what’s in it”? Well as you know it passed with every Democrat voting yes and Republican no. Just enough.

It was a new entitlement program appealing to our best instincts. It was designed so the bills would come due after Obama’s second term and the thought was they would force young healthy people to buy insurance to cover higher expenses for others. It was a gallant effort, but the numbers never worked and now the bills are coming due.

Thus, when Republicans say it is a failing system, it is. If it wasn’t insurance companies would not be backing out. On the other hand when Democrats say the Republican plan won’t work, they are right too. You see there was a reason it never got anywhere for all those years.
You can’t pay the bill.

So here we are. A new entitlement program is in place and once it is you can’t get rid of it. You can’t put the genie back in the bottle. If left alone Obamacare will be nothing but an issue. If you change it, that will be an issue.
The problem was created when the bill passed after decades of caution.

Some Updates

The Russians said again yesterday that they are 99.9% sure they killed the ISIS leader. (Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi).

In response to an open record request the city of Ferguson Mo. announced it paid Michael Brown’s family $1.5 million in settlement. Imagine if he had his hands up.

Tired of losing, Democratic rank and file votes had a message for leadership. Stop talking so much about Russia. Turns out they are more interested in economics and jobs. Imagine that.

On that same thought, have you noticed the MSM is no longer talking Trump and collusion? Now it’s Trump changed his mind on Russian involvement. Maybe, but you (MSM) changed your mind on collusion. It was all your news for months. How about a report on that?

Another trial for a police officer ends without conviction. This time in Cincinnati with a second hung jury. What do these juries see that the MSM doesn’t tell us when they report for a month on the incident? The MSM convicts in the court of public opinion and juries don’t.

Interesting Gallup poll. Americans’ views of Hillary Clinton remain unchanged. 41 percent say they have a positive view of her. What makes that interesting is over the last 25 years losing Presidential candidates have seen a boost of at least 4 percentage points in their favorability after the election. Mitt Romney and Bob Dole (1996), each saw their favorability increase four points after their respective elections. George HW Bush went up 16 and John McCain 14. Hillary – zero.

On Thursday CNN ran and published a story involving an investigation of a Russian investment fund with potential ties to several associates of President Donald Trump. It was picked up by Rachel Maddow as explosive. By Friday night, the story was removed from CNN’s website and all links were scrubbed from the network’s social media accounts. Why?
“That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted,” CNN said in an editors note posted in place of the story.

The Ratings:

Fox dominated Thursday night. Look at their numbers versus a combined CNN and Msnbc.

Total Viewers (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 1.885 | CNN: 738 | MSNBC: 1.021  | HLN: 232
  • Primetime: FNC: 3.148 | CNN: 906 | MSNBC: 1.942 | HLN: 320
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.506
Specialists:
2.042
Baier:
2.501
MacCallum:
2.300
Carlson:
3.298
TheFive:
3.262
Hannity:
2.883
Baier:
1.626
CNN Tapper:
931
Blitzer:
947
Blitzer:
903
Burnett:
938
Cooper:
821
Cooper:
963
Lemon:
931
Lemon:
729
MSNBC Wallace:
805
MTPDaily:
880
Greta:
818
Matthews:
1.398
Hayes:
1.534
Maddow:
2.337
O’Donnell:
1.951
Williams:
1.510
HLN Files:
131
Files:
178
Files:
174
Files:
246
Banfield:
267
Files:
263
Files:
430
Files:
367

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