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Saturday, October 22, 2016

WATCH: Joe Conason Discusses The Affordable Care Act On MSNBC’s Up With Steve Kornacki

National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason spoke to MSNBC host Steve Kornacki on Sunday morning about a potential Hillary Clinton presidential run in 2016, and what her role would be in implementing and upholding the Affordable Care Act. While the Clintons occupied the White House, affordable health care topped their list of priorities. Now that the prospect of another Clinton presidency seems possible, Hillary could become the new face of Obamacare.

Watch the segment below via Up With Steve Kornacki:

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Joe Conason on Up With Steve

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  • dtgraham

    I particularly noticed Perry Bacon and Richard Wolfe’s comments. At one point, Wolfe looked at Bacon and said sarcastically that the Republicans haven’t been trying to destroy Medicare…they’ve merely been trying to “save it”. That’s the old right wing canard that you have to burn the village down to save it. Of course they have no intention of saving anything; they just want to burn the village down, but they don’t want you to know that.

    When making pronouncements on educational issues for example, I fully expect to hear a Republican politician say any time now that—-“If we don’t cut spending on costly things like childhood nutrition, teachers, and head start programs….what kind of future are we leaving for our children?

    • Dominick Vila

      Nirvana for a Tea Party zealot is limited to home schooling for children, relying on the Lord for our well being, and death panels to deal with the poor. For them personal responsibility means refusing to pay for the things we benefit from and need, borrowing instead of taxing, destroying labor unions while protecting the right of billionaires an, investing abroad to maximize profits, protecting loopholes and subsidies for the big guys while denying poor children a meal, and looking the other way when their compadres hide their earnings in foreign tax shelters to avoid paying Uncle Sam their fair share.

      • dtgraham

        Funny you mention that as I saw a few minutes of John Stossel on Fixed News last weekend promoting the heck out of home schooling, as a better alternative to public schools.

        In the next segment he assured us that parents in even the poorest African nations are lining up en mass to pay for private schools, with Ghana given as an example. Unfortunately the story was completely devoid of any statistics on the claim and nowhere was it mentioned in what part of Ghana this is supposedly happening. There are some well to do areas in poor African nations, but I have a hard time seeing Maasai warriors checking out private prep schools right after the barefoot Wildebeest spear hunt.

        These people just hate the 20th century. Not the Africans…the Tea Party.

  • Lovefacts

    Under the T-party, the Republican Party won’t be happy until we return to the 1800s and where only wealthy, white men vote. The rest of us can shift for ourselves. After all, we’re a nation of individualists. And yes, that was sarcasm. In fact, it’s this extreme view of individualism that has created a number of our problems including: uninsured, poor schools, treatment of women, and the gun violence found in this country. Because of the current extreme view on individualism, the country thinks what best for me first and country second or not at all.

    • johninPCFL

      Another advantage” of the 1890s was that you could make and sell anything you liked, no pesky oversight. Thus Coka-Cola had real cocaine in it, heroin was legal to sell, arsenic was the main ingredient of many elixirs and tonics. Plus, if your particular thingy killed people, well that was a civil tort action, no criminal actions were brought. Criminal negligence in product liability was a product of the 1930s.
      Thanks to the GOP, we’re getting back there. They took a lesson from the cigarette and asbestos lawsuits. Today, if a gun manufacturer intentionally makes a product that blows up during use, you cannot sue them. Thanks, GOP!

      • dtgraham

        That’s what the Republican’s tort reform is really about. It has little to do with prevention of frivolous lawsuits. It’s designed to shield big money interests from a jury’s good judgement on what a proper and just award should be to a plaintiff in a civil action. Another gift from ALEC.