He’s looking forward to it

Oh, brilliant – now we’re expected to rejoice that War Hero With Glioblastoma Is Returning to the Senate to Vote on Urgent Matter – in fact to add his vote to the other Republican votes TO TAKE HEALTH INSURANCE AWAY FROM MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

I hate this country right now. Hate it. Trump’s performance in front of the Boy Scouts yesterday has pushed me over the edge.

John McCain has excellent health insurance, because he’s a senator, and he’s coming back to vote to take it away from people who don’t have the good fortune to get health insurance from their employers.

It was just five days ago that John McCain, the longtime Arizona senator, two-time presidential candidate and perhaps America’s most famous prisoner of war, was diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer.

And yet, McCain is set to make a dramatic return to the U.S. Senate Tuesday for a key vote on health care.

“Look forward to returning to Senate tomorrow…,” McCain tweeted Monday night.

…to vote to take health insurance away from people who aren’t John McCain.

It will be a remarkable moment, to see this man, whom his daughter described poetically as a “warrior at dusk,” take his place again in the “world’s greatest deliberative body,” where he has represented his southwestern state for 30 years.

Oh yes, very remarkable; remarkable for how disgusting it is.

The GOP has not been able to gather the votes in the Senate — and that has started to really rankle President Trump. His irritation was evident during his appearance Monday at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree in West Virginia.

“As the scout law says, a scout is trustworthy, loyal,” Trump said. He added, “We could use some more loyalty, I will tell you that.”

Speaking of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, an Eagle Scout, he said, “Hopefully he’s going to gets the votes tomorrow to start our path toward killing this horrible thing known as Obamacare that’s really hurting us.”

Yeah, he did. I watched the clip where he said it. My brain woke me up at 3 a.m. replaying it. It’s why I hate this country right now – that hideous vision of a bloated rich man telling the fucking Boy Scouts how Harrible Obamacare is. Now I’m being told to marvel that a mortally ill rich man is returning to add his vote to the struggle to grab health insurance away from millions of people.

Before the Scouts, Trump wasn’t quite done yet: “He better get Senator Capito to vote for it. He better get the other senators to vote for it. It’s time.”

Sen. Capito is West Virginia Sen. Shelly Moore Capito, one of the holdouts on voting for what Republicans have so far proposed when it comes to health care. She’s one of a dozen or so senators who have not committed to even voting for the motion to proceed.

Nevermind that Boy Scouts is supposed to be an apolitical organization. The group put out a statement after the speech saying it does not endorse any candidate.

He thought they were the Hitler Youth. Pathetically, a lot of them acted as if they were – there was a great deal of cheering.

This is life at the bottom of the muck.

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