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The Rationalization Of The Rural Voter
by Dave Mindeman

As we get closer to the Trump inauguration, there are a lot of stories in which reporters are talking to Trump voters. The Strib had some conversations with Mower County voters...and when you look at what they are saying, it is hard to make sense of it. For instance:

"We're the kind of people who believe in country, family and faith -- not necessarily in that order," said Dave Johnson, a semiretired cattle and hog farmer, Trump man and the table's informal alpha dog. "We're concerned about the future, and a lot of . . .
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New York Times Gives Us OCare Details - A Little Late
by Dave Mindeman

Great New York Times article on the basic protrections of the ACA. Why didn't the MSM put more of this out there over the last 6 years?

Anyway, here is a summation of what we got and what we may lose:

1) Obamacare insured millions through new insurance markets.

The health law reduced the number of uninsured Americans by an estimated 20 million people from 2010 to 2016. But if we lose it...With many fewer people buying coverage, the insurance markets are likely to become increasingly unstable. Many insurers will stop offering . . .
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"I'm Not On Obamacare, I'm On The ACA!"
by Dave Mindeman

There is a Reddit thread that is going viral that I believe is typical of the misinformation that many people have been given about their health care.

This comment thread started when a critic of Obamacare began praising the Senate vote that begins the repeal process. Here are the pertinent excerpts.
(Forgive some of the language...you know, comments)

OCare Opponent: Jesus, where to start? First, we're talking about Obamacare, not the ACA. Secondly, my healthcare is through the ACA, so I'm definitely not the kind of person to look down on others for needing . . .
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Golden Rule
by Alan Anderson

The Golden RuleDonald Trump believes in the Golden Rule. He believes that gold and wealth are the ultimate form of success. He also believes that wealthy people are the smartest and should Rule society. His choices thus far indicate this is who he is and how he thinks.

It is time to acknowledge the Trump presidency as a reality. Everyone must figure out how to respond and their reason for response. I believe we should respond with honesty and integrity. Based on foundations of faith and human dignity, I believe . . .
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by Dave Mindeman

Just for an example of why Republican oversight is a joke, here are two headlines for today:

Key Senate committee won't probe possible Trump-Russia collusion.

Also today....

Chaffetz threatens to subpoena federal ethics watchdog over Trump criticism.

Don't think too hard - which would you think should be an actual topic for an investigation?

The Congressional Republicans need to figure out what they stand for. . . .
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