Trump scandals I had to ignore to focus on health care for two days | Eclectablog

Just a snapshot of the insanity of about 40 hours in the Trump era We constantly talk about how we have to exist on two tracks — one that pretends that we have a functioning democracy and another where rising authoritarian kleptocracy is doing its best to help excuse Russia’s meddling in our election.

So in the lead up to Paul Ryan’s attempt to pass the atrocious and deadly American Health Care Act (ACHA!) on the 7th anniversary of the ACA becoming law, I decided to focus all of my attention and tweets on convincing people to call their Members of Congress and scream for mercy.

(Believe it or not, your calls count and are counted. KEEP CALLING.)

I didn’t think I, personally could make a difference. But focusing on the “functioning democracy” part of my brain made me feel normal.

The bill kept getting worse and, miraculously, crueler and more offensive. And it wasn’t good enough for Ryan to get a vote.

Your efforts — along with a conveniently timed disastrous poll for the bill and…

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