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  • JTC

    Pepe Trump the hate symbol…

    So why do I love it?

    Maybe because we hate and love the same things; a true love/hate relationship.

    • Off The Wall

      Pepe is NOT a hate symbol. Stop listening to those who wish you dead.

      • JTC

        Of course he is, just as I am a Deplorable.

        Appropriate their epithets and turn them into badges of honor.

        Do you not hate those who wish you dead? Pepe Trump does. Me too.

  • epilitimus

    If Trump really wants to repeal Obamacare all he has to do is follow this simple step by step plan:

    1. Revoke the waiver Obama granted to congress.
    2. Veto any bill that doesn’t repeal OCare for everyone.
    2b. Publicize the names of anybody in Congress that votes to override his veto.

    I bet he has a bill on his desk within a week for completing step 1. The Ds and the Rs will be falling all over themselves to get it done.

    • Interventor

      Congress is required to use a DC exchange, the Small Business Health Option — Gold level, of course.

        • John

          I can see why Trump didn’t cut the subsidies, he still has appointments to fill.
          I think he was wise to pull the bill. Let O-Care continue to melt down for awhile to prove to everybody what a sick joke it is, get the appointments out of the way, and _then_ turn the screws.

  • epilitimus

    Chris, I know you don’t control ad content but having an ad for planned parenthood by your strip is rather jarring.

    • NotYetInACamp

      Just take their money. And laugh. Like Pepe.

      I have most of my ads turned off. I did it somehow. I cannot see the PP.
      I got sort of cool ads on the right side and none on the left.
      Right. Left. Is someone telling me something? Nah! πŸ™‚
      Isn’t it great being green!
      I have green in my two major ancestral flags.
      But I bleed red white and blue.

    • JSStryker

      Ad Block Plus is your friend.

      • Rox

        True that.

    • doc

      The PP ad doesn’t show when I visit the page

  • Most basic civics lesson: Legally, the President can’t do squat without CONgress. If they don’t pass it, he can’t sign/approve it.

    • Kafiroon

      Is the alternative true also? If EX-president Obama did not send all his policy changes and regulations through congress, why would it be necessary to go through congress to get rid of them?
      Simplistic but, the simple answer tends to be best.

      • NotYetInACamp

        What was created (constitutionally or unconstitutionally) by the Executive Order, can die by the Executive Order.
        Those EO’s have sure grown in scope over history.

      • Excellent thought.

  • AlphaMike

    “Shit lord” is a compliment in alt-right circles, not an insult. Anatoly and Naomi have it backwards.

    • Chris Muir

      yup.

    • JTC

      Of course. But whose words in the text bubble of panel two? Editorial?

      • Chris Muir

        naomi’s

        • JTC

          Ah. So Naomi has it frontwards. She’ll get ‘Toly turned around.

  • LifeofTheMind

    More serious than the ACA law, which is a disaster but that is only new largely in scale, is the damage from Chief Justice Roberts unprecedented and unconstitutional ruling that asserted a right for the Judiciary to rewrite a law contrary to its content and the stated testimony of those who wrote it to declare it a tax and that as such it would pass constitutional muster. That must be struck down or it will stand as a precedent on the level of the Judicial Review power asserted out of whole cloth under the Marbury vs Madison ruling of Chief Justice Marshall. Congress has the power to overturn Roberts ruling. A law to that effect should be their first priority.

    • That’s the loophole, you see. Gorsuch has to be approved to the empty seat. He can override Roberts’ statement as a violation of Constitutional law and that will void howbadismycare.

    • Henry

      Not to mention his totally overlooking the technical fail that if the ACA truly contained a β€œtax,” it originated in the wrong house of Congress.

      • Interventor

        Many thought the same. But none sued.

      • Fox2!

        IIRC, the Senate took a bill that started in the House, struck everything after the first word, and then inserted 200 pages of PPACA dreck. So it met the requirement that tax and appropriations bills start in the House. For certain values of “start”.

    • Interventor

      I believe the government presented two arguments. Either as a penalty or as a tax.

    • noncom

      Roberts is a traitor, or at the least, he was given an offer he couldn’t refuse….(grandchildren maybe?)….we’re dealing with people who, for the most part, do not believe in God or a free America….from soros, to obama, to roberts?….indirectly, of course….

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Pepe Trump is my Shit-Lord, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie by still waters…..

    And I think I’ll stop there before I’m struck by lightning.

  • NotYetInACamp

    Lord of the Shits. That much of that brings lots and lots of flies.
    Trump is doing the tormenting of those two shits/flies. Trump can take it. Par for any negotiation.
    Mitch and Pat can jump. Maybe will jump, if only jump ship.

  • WayneM

    Has the Cult of Kek arrived at DBD?

    • JSStryker

      Nice WoW reference

  • Pete231

    If Pres. Trump held his cards any closer to his vest, they’d be behind him. He may not be our most eloquent Commander-in-Chief, but he’s got the Cheshire Cat smile and I, for one, would not want to play poker with him. He’s in for the long game and carries a very sharp blade. Can’t wait to see him make the Call at the big table…..

    • I have said somewhat the same numerous times. He knows “the deal”.

  • Blue Quasar

    I thought it was because Trump is good at talking shit.

    Repeal during the campaign.
    Repeal and Replace once in office.
    And now… squirrel!

  • Bill G

    The left is still in full ownership of the debacle they rammed through, and those supposedly on the right are showing just where they are.
    Is he letting the fringe players take themselves out, to control the center of the board?

  • Sejanus

    And yet Trump blames conservatives for this rino debacle, and intimates that he’ll cut a deal with “centrists”… Is his game really that deep, or is he really that shallow?

    • JTC

      Shit runs deep.

      • Sejanus

        I fear that’s exactly right, JTC.

        • JTC

          Fear not, for he is Pepe Trump, lord of the shit.

  • Dread

    I’m out of touch. Never heard that term, and still no idea. Not sure I want to bother to broaden my education into this spectrum. Appears to be just so much more fragmentation of America.

  • woodNfish

    Just a thought, but if Trump wanted to do serious damage to the RINO traitor Ryan, the failure to repeal obamacare did it.

  • Pamela

    Trump is a Bull, and not a steer, cuck or capon like the rest of them.

    • JTC

      Bullfrog! πŸ™‚

      • Pamela

        When was the last time you saw a stampede started by a bullfrog?

        • JTC

          Ask Pepe about that.

  • Sejanus

    It’s not about machismo, and it’s not about deals and manuevers; it’s about the constitution and true freedom. Cults of Personality always end badly.

  • Oliver Heaviside

    Yesterday JTC said “Insurance, sans subsidy (rob me to pay thee) and without unprofitable/unsustainable provisions such as unrestricted acceptance of pre-existing conditions, would be available on the open market as always.” and I am sure it would be. But the pre-existing condition rule is critical. Even Trump said so in his speech to Congress. Without it insurance company will do everything they can to get sick people off the roles. Heck, if you were an insurance company CEO wouldn’t you?

    We still face the “bleeding on the steps of the hospital” problem. If we are not going to have this happen, perhaps a law required hospitals not NOT cost-shift to hide this expense, but instead publish the bill and let either private charities pick it up, or local governments who agree to, or something.

    There’s been a lot of interesting discussion on this forum. I’d like to hear from other how we deal with paying for the “bleeding on the steps” patients. In practical terms. We aren’t going to let them die, after all…

    • JTC

      Oliver, I did not intend to offend, and I do understand your position; I imagine anyone who needs expensive services would like to have it paid for by others. But that’s socialism. Someone made a perfect analogy the other day about buying car insurance after having a wreck, does that make sense?

      Insurance companies play the odds by extracting money for the coverage of potential losses. Those odds go to hell if they accept clients who are costing 100,000 a year to treat while paying 10,000 a year to cover. Forcing them to do that not only eliminates any semblance to free-market selling of services with the expectation of a profit, it also requires them to bill their other clients for services they don’t use to cover yours. That’s pure socialism, and it’s the reason insurers are bailing out of the Ocare market as fast as they can; why would they and ultimately their shareholders want to continue a losing bet?

      Charity is a whole ‘nother issue. Yes, healthcare providers are on a different plane in terms of the nature of their business and the Hippocratic oath carries certain expectations i.e. not letting someone bleed out on the steps. But if there is an unlimited demand (immigrants who come largely for the freebies and selfish irresponsible others who have no qualm letting other people pay their way) for limited assets, who decides if your child or the child of an illegal invader gets that last triage bed and quart of blood? If it was the child of one of the idiot mayors of a sanctuary city it wouldn’t take them long to switch sides would it?

      All of that is why Ocare has to be allowed to self-destruct, to prove its lack of sustainability and viability going forward. And why allowing providers to publish real costs of care and treatment without all the obfuscation and inflation that is only intended to confuse and camouflage is critical. That will allow us individuals to decide what we want to pay to protect ourselves from, insurance companies to apply their actuarial odds to decide what they need to charge to cover those real costs for real paying clients, and healthcare professionals and establishments, and the rest of us as a caring but realistic society, to decide what their and our contribution to welfare will be. My guess is it won’t take long under those guidelines for a lot of minds to be changed regarding the welfare state in general and the uncontrolled influx of those who will illegally overwhelm our country, our systems, and our ability to provide and care for our own. Might even bring a return to understanding and appreciation for what capitalism is and why it works when every scheme to steal and reallocate productivity in the history of the world has failed. To you personally Sir, best wishes and God Bless.

    • Kafiroon

      Similar, but not the same. We already have had Many situations in this country alone of the preference for illegal invaders over their victims. People that have been deported numerous times and still come back to commit more crime, rape and/or murder. We have cities that will let them loose to do it over again.
      Also, note in Eropistan, where people have been thrown out of their homes to provide a place for the invaders. Then there are the un-assimilated no go areas. Do we pay or the people who were invaded for the “refugees” (refugee, my ass) needs?
      Now I have heard of medical health type Co-ops here in the USA. I think they are usually Christian based.

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