Republicans swing again . . . and miss at Obamacare: Daily Bullshit, September 26-28, 2017

Updates

  1. Originally published, September 26, 11:55 am.
  2. September 27, 11:27 am:
    • The New York Times reports that Donald Trump is attempting to shore up support from his (authoritarian populist) base after making deals with Democrats and backing the establishment-favored candidate in the Alabama U.S. Senate primary against the populist (social conservative) Roy Moore.[1] (National Football League)
    • Taking the view that he would support players who “took a knee” to protest abortion and nonetheless regarding it as “a bad idea,” traditionalist conservative Rod Dreher joins traditionalist conservative David French in support of the players’ right to protest.[2] (National Football League)
    • San Francisco Police are disproportionately issuing citations to Uber and Lyft drivers.[3] (Ride-sharing)
  3. September 27, 12:28 pm:
  4. September 28, 12:39 am:

Obamacare

With Rand Paul, John McCain, and Susan Collins in opposition, and Democrats united in opposition, the votes aren’t there in the Senate. But Republicans pledge to keep trying.[5]

Alexander Bolton, “Senate won’t vote on ObamaCare repeal bill,” Hill, September 26, 2017, http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/352503-senate-wont-vote-on-obamacare-repeal-bill


National Football League

“Only Donald Trump could make taking a knee during the National Anthem a patriotic thing to do,” writes Rod Dreher.[6]

Rod Dreher, “Trump’s Football Follies,” American Conservative, September 25, 2017, http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/trump-football-follies/

Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman, “Trump’s N.F.L. Critique a Calculated Attempt to Shore Up His Base,” New York Times, September 25, 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/us/politics/trump-nascar-nfl-protests.html

Benjamin Wallace-Wells, “The N.F.L. Protests and the Future of the Anti-Trump Movement,” New Yorker, September 25, 2017, https://www.newyorker.com/news/benjamin-wallace-wells/the-nfl-protests-and-the-future-of-the-anti-trump-movement


Ride-sharing

This text has been moved, refined, and much further developed in a new blog entry, “San Francisco’s war on Uber and Lyft drivers.”

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, “SFPD: Uber, Lyft account for two-thirds of congestion-related traffic violations downtown,” San Francisco Examiner, September 25, 2017, http://www.sfexaminer.com/sfpd-uber-lyft-account-two-thirds-congestion-related-traffic-violations-downtown/


North Korea

May Bulman, “North Korea-US war ‘inevitable’ if Kim Jong-un gets missiles that can target US cities, warns defence expert,” Independent, September 27, 2017, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-us-war-kim-jong-un-missiles-reach-us-cities-icbm-defence-experts-a7969321.html


  1. [1]Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman, “Trump’s N.F.L. Critique a Calculated Attempt to Shore Up His Base,” New York Times, September 25, 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/us/politics/trump-nascar-nfl-protests.html
  2. [2]Rod Dreher, “Trump’s Football Follies,” American Conservative, September 25, 2017, http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/trump-football-follies/
  3. [3]Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, “SFPD: Uber, Lyft account for two-thirds of congestion-related traffic violations downtown,” San Francisco Examiner, September 25, 2017, http://www.sfexaminer.com/sfpd-uber-lyft-account-two-thirds-congestion-related-traffic-violations-downtown/
  4. [4]May Bulman, “North Korea-US war ‘inevitable’ if Kim Jong-un gets missiles that can target US cities, warns defence expert,” Independent, September 27, 2017, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-us-war-kim-jong-un-missiles-reach-us-cities-icbm-defence-experts-a7969321.html
  5. [5]Alexander Bolton, “Senate won’t vote on ObamaCare repeal bill,” Hill, September 26, 2017, http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/352503-senate-wont-vote-on-obamacare-repeal-bill
  6. [6]Rod Dreher, “Trump’s Football Follies,” American Conservative, September 25, 2017, http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/trump-football-follies/

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