ACA Fail Fractal
First Democratic Senator Calls for Obamacare Repeal
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  • qet

    Predictably, nary a mention of this in the paper of record in our nation’s capital. They probably consider it just local WV news.

    Edit: in fairness, I should specify: in today’s on-line edition.

    • Corlyss

      You have to listen to Bret Baier’s Special Report to hear the whole story.

      BTW is WaPo anyone’s paper of record? I thought that was still just the NYT and the St. Louis Dispatch.

  • Asmund Hairy-Arse

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Joe Manchin is a Republican when the Senate begins its session in Jan 2015.

  • TheCynical1

    Props to Senator Manchin for getting through the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance).

  • Kavanna

    The Republicans are not competent to get Obamacare repealed. When it happens, it will be Democrats doing it.

    • Corlyss

      Regrettably, probably true. Apparently the Republican team is campaigning on nothing this season except how uncontroversial they are. Begs the question what g*dda*mn use they are as a party.

  • Bruce

    Manchin has been positioning himself as a non-Dem Dem ever since he ran as AK-47 Joe blasting targets in the woods in his TV ads. Does this blog actually think that there will be enough of a consensus to over-ride an inevitable Obama veto of the “ACA Elimination Act”? Anyone that didn’t know what the ACA would bring as far as the business response and the results on workers was not engaged in a legitimate analysis. This post’s analysis of the NYT reaction is accurate and disrespects the NYT as the partisan rag it is versus a legitimate source of news. Congratulations on that insight.

  • Corlyss

    “Democratic Senator Joe Manchin became the first in his party to publicly turn on the Affordable Care Act, announcing he would vote to repeal the President’s landmark legislation.”

    Well, yeah, but once the White House goons got to him, he walked it all the way back so the counter is now back to zero.

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