Archive for July 10, 2014

Regardless of what the Teahadists say, the ACA is working and people are satisfied with what they’re getting; even Republicans:

Overall, 73 percent of people who bought health plans and 87 percent of those who signed up for Medicaid said they were somewhat or very satisfied with their new health insurance. Seventy-four percent of newly insured Republicans liked their plans. Even 77 percent of people who had insurance before — including members of the much-publicized group whose plans got canceled last year — were happy with their new coverage.

This is typical of the extremist Republicans. They will wail about how something is the end of the world as we know it, but when people start to actually feel the effects those people realize it’s not so bad. In most cases, it turns out pretty good. The good news for us is that there will be some of those Republicans who will wake up and realize they were being lied to by their Party leaders and reconsider if they really want to support those kinds of people in upcoming elections.

Joni Ernst won the Iowa Republican Senate nomination by appealing to the Teabaggers, but I guess she doesn’t have the courage of her convictions. She is obviously lying here, but was it in January when she was trying to win Republican-only votes, or is it now when she has to get votes from outside the rabid rightwing bubble?

January 2014: I do think that yes, he should face those repercussions, and whether that’s removal from office, whether that’s impeachment.

July 2014: To be clear, I have not seen any evidence that the president should be impeached.


January: He has become a dictator. He is running amok. He is not following our Constitution.

July: I obviously do not believe the president is a dictator, but his repeated use of unilateral action sure makes him look like one.


Iowa voters should be aware that if they vote for Ernst, they are getting someone who will tell one group one thing, then turn around and lie in their face when she gets caught.