Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Republican Senate leadership, read Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has prohibited reporters from filming interviews in the hallway, and now requires prior permission from the Senate Rules Committee and prior permission from the Senator for all interviews. In other words, reporters can no longer interview Republican Senators as the GOP drafts their health care bill in secret.

The Republican majority is doing everything they can to keep the public in the dark.

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What this means is that journalists will no longer have the access that they need to hold Senate Republicans accountable for the health care bill. Make no mistake about it. These new rules are all about keeping the health care bill a secret so that you do not know what is in the bill before it is voted on.

This is not how democracy works. If Republicans can't defend their bill, they shouldn't pass it. Senators were elected to represent the people, not write and pass laws in secret that will take away their health care.

Republicans must be stopped, and you can make your voice heard by calling 202-224-6352, and demanding that journalists be allowed to hold Senators accountable.

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Their plan is SOOOOO awesome and great that they have to keep the public from seeing it at all.

Pathetic excuse for representatives.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-06-13 12:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pathetic excuse for representatives.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-06-13 12:22 PM

Still supported, I'm afraid, by pathetic excuses for citizens.

I'm not sure any of this cheating and subterfuge is going to save them from riots.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-13 01:00 PM | Reply

This is why the filibuster exists, folks.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-06-14 01:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"This is why the filibuster exists, folks."

Doesn't exist any more.

And now, we're not even going to have a single hearing.

Would you call that MORE cramming than with the ACA, or less?

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-14 01:15 PM | Reply

I mean...you must've posted the phrase "crammed down our throats" 100 times, at a minimum. Why haven't you posted it about the ACHA even once?

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-14 01:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

We need to pass it to see what's in it.

#6 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-06-14 01:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Some news outlet was interviewing one of the repub senators and he basically said that the 'savings to the people' will only come from the businesses that sell insurance, without any pressure to make them reduce premiums.

If you believe that.....

I really really dislike Obamacare, but I dislike what I'm hearing from this new bill even more.

It's like congress is saying, 'oh, that gasoline fire is really out of control ... I know, let's throw some more gasoline on it...'

#7 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-06-14 03:28 PM | Reply

No matter what they say, it is clear that people will die because of lack of health care. To me that is just plain evil no matter what rationalization they regurgitate.

#8 | Posted by 726 at 2017-06-15 09:40 AM | Reply

I mean...you must've posted the phrase "crammed down our throats" 100 times, at a minimum. Why haven't you posted it about the ACHA even once?

#5 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

Because nothing has happened yet. The House passed a bill. The Senate is working on a bill. IF (big if) the Senate bill passes, both the House and Senate bill have to go to committee, get cleaned up and be voted on again. That's a lot of sausage-making that has yet to happen.

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-06-15 01:27 PM | Reply

"Because nothing has happened yet."

What a load of malarkey. 13 old white guys are writing in secret, and refusing to hold a single hearing. They won't show it to anyone because they "aren't stupid".

Your plan is to wait until it's too late.

Also...don't you have a personal stake in this matter? Methinks this should be like investing advice, where you have to disclose up front if you'd benefit.

#10 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-15 02:21 PM | Reply

Your plan is to wait until it's too late.

My plan is to not freak out until there is something to freak out about.

They are very limited in what they can accomplish via reconciliation. If they try to ram it through the Senate via a filled tree with no debate, certainly a filibuster awaits. The filibuster was created for a reason.

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-06-15 02:39 PM | Reply

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