This morning on Twitter my friend posted a response to the question: Without naming the title, what is your favourite movie?
That question made me smile for just last night the Honey-do and I were talking about how much we loved growing up with our parents favorite movies and shows. We remember growing up with black and white movies on television and I remember having a black and white television when my parents could finally afford one.
“Walk slow, like you do when you come to pay your taxes.”
It is difficult to choose my favorite movie but the above quote is from a movie I like very much. Seems appropriate to quote while waiting with bated breath to see if the Progressive Republicans will actually pass a meaningful #TaxReform.
Seriously, I do not see Paul Ryan or Mitch McCONnell running toward #StopSpending or permanently, let alone immediately, #Kill the #DeathTax or the #ParentTaxPenalty or #SALT either.
And what about that #ContinuingSpendingResolution vs #BalancedBudget?
“You’d be surprised how quickly things get done when you do some actual work and don’t rely on political favors.”
The more Progressive Republicans pushback against Mike Lee for his ability and willingness to stand for the Forgotten Men and Women in America, the more I believe in him. Therefore, to Senator Orrin Hatch: Get Out of the Way.I will not be forgotten and that is why I stand with Mike Lee. By the way Orrin, I hit back too, you Republican Progressive. (Spit)
And now, for Senator Hatch’s benefit, let us lead off with a fantastic question from the Glenn Beck interview:
Why have Senate Republicans not yet voted on that which they promised for seven years they would enact if given the opportunity? Why have they not yet voted even on the 2015 version of the repeal bill.
You cannot accuse someone who wants us to do simply that which we promised, of wrecking the effort to do that which we promised, when that person — me — is simply advocating for us to do what we said we would do. That’s all we’re asking here. It’s not too much to ask, nor is it something that the American people should be asked to back away from.
We’ve been asked to settle overand over and over again as Americans.
...it’s not time to settle.
...time to expect more.
…time for us to keep our word.
Are you listening, Orrin? Remember when you first ran for the senate, in Utah? I do. What have you become?
Mike Lee continues to frame the debate stating:
Help is coming, I hope…..when we can pass something that will get rid of the federal government’s oppressive reach.
…[to] solve all of our problems through the federal government….when we try to pretend that we can do that,we end up making things worse.
It ends up being really good for the rich and the well-connected…handful of big wealthy corporations and power brokers ….and a few other major cities will do really well…But everyone else tends to suffer.
Are you listening, Orrin? The fact is that Mike Lee is not fighting for dominance. Mike Lee is a far more tempered individual than you are, in my ever to be humble opinion.
… the best relief we can provide… is to get Washington out of your way so that you can do what you do best and so that people will compete to provide health care services to you.
So there it is. Free Market Healthcare. Mike Lee gets it. He is not confused. He fully understands that Americans, the ones who put the GOP in office, want to be free to choose. And then BOOM! Mike Lee seals his argument again (my emphasis added):
“The problem with this is that the one thing that always has united us has been repeal. And that’s what we should have done at the outset.
There never has been widespread agreement among Republicans on what should come next. So we should start with what unites us.
Repeal has united us for several years.
Repeal needs to be the message right now. And repeal is the one thing we can achieve.”
There you have it Senator Hatch. Basta and back off dude. You can tell all of your little anonymous Republican Progressives the same thing, especially those who will not stand behind full repeal.
once we get on to the bill,it becomes very, very difficult to change it
Now, that point brings me to something I read by The Editors in the Wall Street Journal that, frankly, makes me want to spit at the editorial. The fact is Mike Lee clearly explains the process and why going after FULL Repeal is one of those Might As Well‘s. (Ten points to Katie, a fellow Sentinel, for her concise statement in rebuttal. The Editors article is indeed, crap.)
Mike Lee continues:
“Now, I’m still convinced that we can pass something. I’m still convinced that we could pass either some variation of this bill, with some changes made to it. Changes that I believe would be relatively easy to make. Or alternatively, that we could get on to a full repeal and just pass that.”
So there it is. Just pass that. Full Repeal.
…the further we depart from what we’ve been promising
…what every Republican who has campaigned for any federal office
…all campaigned on one consistent theme: Repeal Obamacare.
…make sure that we’re faithful to that promise.
Boom WSJ, The Editors. Consider that a Gibbs Slap for the backs of your heads.
But wait! There is more to the Mike Lee persuasion method! And perhaps this is why WSJ, The Editors, are attacking the most measured thinking man for his methods.
we can repeal it with 51 votes.
we can repeal at least two-thirds of it with 51 votes
we got that through the parliamentary and under this reconciliation measurein 2015.
Ahhhh and now the kicker:
“I also believe we could add to that one and get in some additional features, the title one health care regulations. At least in part, it could be added to those and get those repealed.
As to whether we can get the votes, there are some who are expressing skepticism about that. But, Glenn, I’m unwilling to assume that we can’t get there just because some moderates don’t like it.
Music to my ears: Unwilling to assume just because some moderates don’t like it. Again. Another Gibbs Slap for The Editors. Mike Lee has that never quit attitude. He is never out of the fight for the Forgotten Man.
Oh wait! There is more! But look! It is the House Freedom Caucus, not the Senate but hey, look who is feeling inspired because ONE MAN stands for something.
This is where I end this piece with a new hashtag: