… The Women’s Club meeting tomorrow (Monday, 6/26, 5:30 pm, HQ). It’s the last meeting before the big 4th of July week, and we’ll have Tom Rothrock as guest speaker. He’s president of the NC Senior Democrats, an organization which — facts bein… Continue reading
From Kevin Drum of Mother Jones:
This is just a note about the Senate health care bill. Do not believe any prattle about Mitch McConnell “being OK with a loss.” Or about “moderate Republicans” who will vote against it. Or about conservatives who are “revolting.” Or about “desperate attempts” to hold the Republican caucus together.
Next week the CBO will release its score of the bill. They will confirm that it doesn’t increase the deficit. The Senate will debate for a day or two; pass a few minor amendments; and then pass the bill. The vote will be 51-50, with Vice President Pence breaking the tie.
If Paul Ryan is smart, he will simply bring up the Senate bill for a vote and be done with it. It will pass because everyone will understand that this is their only chance. Either vote yes, or else give up on repealing Obamacare and give Democrats a big win.
The only way to break this cycle is to generate some new opposition. Senate Republicans already know that Democrats oppose the bill, AARP opposes the bill, hospitals oppose the bill, and so forth. They don’t care. The Democrats won’t vote for them no matter what they do and the others aren’t threatening to withdraw campaign support. They oppose the bill, but only on paper. They also know that their bill will take away health coverage from millions. They don’t care about that either. They never have.
Our nation’s birthday party should not be a political event, and for the most part isn’t, but it’s a big deal for our shared community spirit and the Polk County Democrats always show up and wave the flag. Check our calendar and get out… Continue reading
Veterans’ Restoration Food Service When: Wednesday, June 14, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Where: ABCCM Veterans Restoration Quarters, 1329 Tunnel Rd. (map) Description: BCDP has elected to help prep and serve food every second Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Three to 5 … Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2017 Contact: RobertHoward@ncdemocraticparty.org Vulnerable House Republicans Vote to Ignore SCOTUS & NC Constitution, Pass “Terrible” Gun Law GOP Votes to Protect Themselves, Advance Gun Law that is “Recipe for Disaster” Raleigh – This week, vulnerable North … Continue reading
Then with what will you repay kindness? Repay kindness with kindness, but repay evil with justice.
-Confucius, responding to the Golden rule idea of repaying evil with kindness. Continue reading