Sen. Rand Paul: Been told to ‘take it or leave it’ on Obamacare strategy

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, walks to a room on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017, where he charges House Republicans are keeping their Obamacare repeal and replace legislation under lock and key and not available for public view. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Sen. Rand Paul on Friday said conservatives are being told to “take it or leave it” when it comes to the emerging House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, setting up a major clash with leaders hoping to mark up legislation as soon as next week.

Republicans are trying to repeal and replace as much of the Affordable Care Act as they can under a fast-track budget process that allows them to avoid a Democratic filibuster.

Leaders have outlined a three-week timetable to get the legislation over to the Senate, where it must meet arcane budget rules and gather consensus among Republicans who hold a 52-seat majority.

Yet a trio of Senate conservatives — Mr. Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah — have objected to the House GOP approach, on top of centrists who are worried about unwinding Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid for the poor or defunding Planned Parenthood over its abortion practice as part of the draft plan.

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When is the FRINGE LEFT GOING TO REALIZE THAT ---YOU CAN'T STOP WHAT IS CALLED GLOBAL WARMING.

ITS A CYCLE OF SUN SPOTS AND SOLAR FLARES ---

ITS NOT ALL MAN, WHO IS DOING IT. THE TRUTH: WE ARE GOING THE OTHER WAY AND WILL BEGIN TO GET COLDER AND COLDER. BUT 1/2 THE SCIENTISTS REFUSE TO TELL THE TRUTH! THEY NEED TO BE FORCED NOT TO KEEP LYING!

Steven the left is just plain STUPID. Or they are benefiting from this like getting money from the epa of somewhere.  This called be called  ther ( CHICKEN LITTLE SYNDROME) OF THE SKY IS FALLING... 

Just let Obama Care die of its own accord... if the President is unable to obtain a GOOD replacement or repeal process do nothing.... and let it die on its own.  Withdraw all federal funding and let it die.

it's a compromise position for you I think Col., you've expressed you want it repealed as I do and was promised.

and I agree it's a better idea than attempting to fix it while pretending to repeal it. What are we left with afterwards though...  a fed/gov who has established that it has the authority over our individual health and healthcare but has the common sense to realize it's incapable of operating a healthcare system?

trusting fed/gov to have any common sense like that is not likely to end well, ... but oh well, at this point it seems inevitable that the majority are just fine with snake oil peddlers being in charge of and responsible for their health.

It's definitely a compromise position... I'd rather see a CLEAN REPEAL and no Federal Act too provide any form of medical care.  The Fed. has no Constitutional authority to mandate medical insurance or too provide it.

HOW LONG IS TRUMP GOING TO ALLOW [" CRIMINAL"] HILLARY TO SHOOT OFF HER BIG FAT MOUTH.

Hillary is a traitor who exposed Americas secrets to the Russians and then has the audacity to blame Trump for her loss in the Nov elections. HILLARY MUST BE INDICTED TRIED AND JAILED PRIOR TO HANGING. 

Hillary is guilty of violation of the RICO ACT and SHOULD BE TRIED FOR THAT. ON SO MANY OCCASIONS HILLARY IS GUILTY AND SHOULD BE IN PRISON.

JAMES COMEY SHOULD ALSO BE TRIED AND WE ALL KNOW HE LOOKED THE OTHER WAY WHEN HILLARY WAS INVESTIGATED.

THEN THERE IS BENGHAZI....HILLARY AND THE DEATH OF 4 AMERICANS ON YOUR HANDS.

INDICT HER AND SHUT THIS LOOSER UP!

Now we have Sen Tim Kaine's son LINWOOD KAINE answering for his March 4th ANARCHIST attack on Trump supporters in Minn. 

The father a US Senator, Backs his terrorist son's behavior.

SO WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT THE DEMOCRAT RUNNING MATE TO  "CRIMINAL" HILLARY CLINTON. Both of these loosers got what they deserve...

A SPOT IN PRESIDENTIAL LOOSERS ROW!

This Kaine Son wore all black had his face covered up and was pepper spraying and tasering TRUMP SUPPORTERS then he resisted arrest. Hes like the MINN UNAbomber in the making, what a piece of work this family must be.

This says a lot about the Demo party---riff with criminals.

Thank-you Marilyn!

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JUST IN->  Pelosi Announces House Resolution To Condemn Trump’s ‘Racist, Xenophobic Tweets’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced Monday that Democrats will offer a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s “racist” tweets against Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

Pelosi wrote a letter to House Democrats announcing that they will draft a resolution to condemn Trump’s “racist” tweets against progressive Democrats.

“This weekend, the President went beyond his own low standards using disgraceful language about Members of Congress,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote.

“This morning, the President doubled down on his attacks on our four colleagues suggesting they apologize to him,” she added. “Let me be clear, our Caucus will continue to forcefully respond to these disgusting attacks.”

President Trump taunted the “squad” of far-left first-term progressive Democrats on Sunday, telling them to go back and fix the places they came from before telling the rest of the country what to do.

Trump’s tweets caused an uproar amongst the media and Hollywood celebrity classes, and now, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D–TX) hopes to capitalize on the president’s message by condemning them in Congress.

Lee said she will draft a resolution of condemnation.

“Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will be drafting a Resolution of Condemnation for the words used by President Trump about four members of the House of Representatives over the weekend,” Jackson Lee’s office wrote:

Sheila Jackson Lee  @JacksonLeeTX18

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will be drafting a Resolution of Condemnation for the words used by President Trump about four members of the House of Representatives over the weekend.

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!

President Trump’s remarks seemed particularly directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is a former Somalian refugee.

Omar said Friday that the president “shouldn’t be in office” and told an audience of high school students that America was failing to uphold its promise to be a just society.

Rep. Omar said Trump was “stoking white nationalism” after he tweeted that some progressive congresswomen should “go back” to where they came from.

“You are stoking white nationalism because you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda,” Omar wrote:

Ilhan Omar  @IlhanMN


As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States.

Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1150381394234941448 

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

Ilhan Omar  @IlhanMN

You are stoking white nationalism bc you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda.

“America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.” -RFK

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez claimed Monday that President Trump’s remarks serve as the “hallmark language of white supremacists.”

President Trump tweeted Monday that Democrats need to apologize for the “foul language” and “terrible things they have said”:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S.

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