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Rachel Maddow Dazzles And Puts The Republican 'Debates' To Shame At SC Democratic Forum

Rachel Maddow Democratic Forum South Carolina
The Democratic forum in South Carolina was a huge success and much of the credit should go to Rachel Maddow for showing the rest of the media how it should be done.
Maddow started with Martin O’Malley, and it was immediately noticeable that she intended to let these candidates talk. O’Malley was asked about why Democrats are not being successful in the South; he didn’t answer, so Maddow asked him the question again. O’Malley offered up his notion that Democrats need to talk about their ideas, framing, and sticking to their message.
The discussion moved to Obama’s rejection of Keystone. O’Malley tried to ding Clinton for being late to opposing Keystone XL. Maddow reminded O’Malley that the polling supported Keystone. Maddow asked O’Malley if his progressive agenda went too fast too far. O’Malley dodged the question about his legacy, so Maddow asked again what it says if O’Malley left the state more Republican after his term ended. O’Malley spun the question to a discussion of his legacy and his accomplishments in Maryland.
Maddow did a little lightning round, but her questions were smart and revealing, not the “gotcha” questions that Republicans complain about so often. A viewer question was asked if the draft should come back and war tax imposed. O’Malley disagreed with the draft but supported a war tax and then launched into how Bush falsely led the country into war in Iraq and did not pay for it. Rachel Maddow asked about his viability and O’Malley gave the stock answer about how he has come back from deficits in the polls with less time to campaign. O’Malley took several shots at Bernie Sanders and painted him as not a real Democrat.
During the Bernie Sanders segment, Maddow pressed Sanders on gun control and how his campaign can connect with African-American voters in South Carolina. Rachel Maddow asked about the challenges that his campaign is facing and that African-American voters in South Carolina don’t know him well enough. Sanders said he believes that he can convince African-American voters that he is their candidate, because of his civil rights record. He said, “I think I have the economic and social justice agenda now that once we get the word out will resonate with the African-American community.”
Unlike Martin O’Malley, who came before him at this event, Sanders did not dodge the questions. Sen. Sanders called out the media for begging him to attack Hillary Clinton. Sanders said that unlike Republicans who attack each other in stupid and destructive ways, he and Clinton are having a substantive debate.
Sanders was asked what his dream job would be if he weren’t a politician; he said he would be president of CNN because the way the media talks about politics would immediately change.
During the Hillary Clinton segment, Rachel Maddow asked Clinton what she would say to African-American voters who are wondering if their opportunity for meaningful change had passed. Clinton discussed her record and said that President Obama doesn’t get the credit for the great job that he has done. Clinton said that wanted to build on Obama’s success and go further. Hillary Clinton said, “I want to be the president for the struggling, the striving, and the successful.”
Maddow asked Clinton about her support for the death penalty and asked her if she would be disappointed if the Supreme Court struck down the death penalty. Clinton said no, and that she thinks states should take a hard look at the death penalty and that many states have gone too far. She said she has questions about removing the federal death penalty for terrorists and that there are some really heinous crimes that should still potentially have the death penalty.
Rachel Maddow’s questions were intelligent, well researched, and went deeper than anything asked during the presidential debates. Maddow didn’t let the Democratic candidates rely on their talking points and stump speeches, and the result was the best 90+ minutes of the televised portion of the early presidential campaign.
The great irony is that Maddow delivered the very kind of forum that the Republican candidates are claiming that they want out of the debates, but all of the Republican pretender candidates are afraid to be interviewed by Maddow.
The South Carolina Democratic forum wasn’t a debate, but it was better than all of the Republican 'debates' combined, and much of credit for the success of the event should go to Rachel Maddow and her staff.

Obama Urges More People To Sign Up As ObamaCare Causes 45% Plunge In Uninsured Rate

President Obama isn’t content with what the ACA has achieved. President Obama is urging Americans to sign up for ObamaCare as the wildly successful law has led to a 45% plunge in the uninsured rate.
The President said:
For decades, too many working Americans went without the security of health insurance – and their financial well-being suffered because of it.

We’ve begun to change that. As the Affordable Care Act has taken effect, we’ve covered 17.6 million Americans. Since 2010, the uninsured rate has decreased by 45%. And for the first time, more than 90% of Americans are covered.
If you haven’t gotten covered yet, or if you care about someone who hasn’t gotten covered yet, now’s your chance. It’s open enrollment season for the Health Insurance Marketplace.
What that means is, with a few clicks on HealthCare.gov, you’ll find private insurance companies competing for your business. You can compare plans and choose the one that’s right for your family. In fact, most Americans will find an option that costs less than $75 a month. Even if you already have insurance through the Marketplace, check it out. Shopping around can save you a lot of money – last year, consumers who shopped saved almost $400.
Take the story of a man named Phil Viso, who emailed me earlier this year. Phil’s a software developer from my hometown of Chicago. Last winter, he had an idea for a new app and decided to start his own company. And that can be scary when you need to get your own insurance. But Phil logged on to HealthCare.gov, answered a few questions, picked a plan, and even found out he was eligible for a tax credit that saved him money.
Here’s what he wrote: “I’m still sort of in shock about how great the experience of signing up for health care was…I will have a lot to worry about over the course of the year as I try to get my app released, but thankfully, good health care will not be one of those worries.”
After he sent me that email, Phil ended up getting a new and better job anyway. But that’s the whole point of health insurance. Peace of mind. And under the Affordable Care Act, if you want to change jobs, go back to school, or chase that new idea, you can do it without worrying about going broke if you get sick. If you’ve got a pre-existing condition – diabetes or cancer or heartburn or a heart attack – you can no longer be charged more or denied coverage. You can no longer be charged more just for being a woman. And preventive care like checkups and immunizations now come with no additional out-of-pocket costs.
What we’re talking about is no longer just a law, and it’s certainly not the myths and scare tactics that the cynics have peddled our way for years. This is reality. This is health care in America. And the bottom line is, Americans like it. They’re happy with their plans and their premiums.
So join them. Give it a shot. Check out HealthCare.gov, CuidadoDeSalud.gov, or call 1-800-318-2596 to find a plan that’s right for you or someone you care about.
And by the way – if you live in one of the 20 cities participating in our Healthy Communities Challenge, I want to see how many of your neighbors you can get signed up. I’ll come visit the city that enrolls the highest percentage of folks who aren’t covered right now. That’s a promise.
After all, this country is at its best when we look out for each other. And together, we can help more Americans get the security that they and their families deserve.

Republicans can’t avoid it. They were completely wrong about the ACA, and they are going to face outrage if they try to take the country back to the bad old days of health insurance pre-ACA.
What isn’t discussed enough is that the Republican idea of repeal and don’t replace would impact hundreds of millions of Americans. Since the ACA expanded what private health insurance plans have to pay for, changing the rules would harm the 91% of the country that is covered.
The Affordable Care Act has been successful beyond what most people could have imagined. There is no going back. ObamaCare is working. The ACA is the law of the land, and Republicans are fighting a losing battle against President Obama’s legacy-defining achievement.

How Obama Is Dividing America By Making Things Better

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Bill Maher Roasts Idiot Wingnut Base For Putting The Craziest Candidates In The Lead

Bill Maher Roasts Idiot GOP Base For Putting The Craziest Candidates In The Lead (VIDEO)
Some of the best of Bill Maher this election season yet, and as per usual, he’s a million percent correct. A definite must-see.

Wingnuts Accept $80,000 Donation From Oil Company, Write Pro-Pipeline Bill The Next Day

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While Democrats Roll Towards Victory, Trump Goes On Fox News To Call Carson Mentally Ill

trump-fox-carsonWhile Democrats were holding the best candidate gathering of the year, Trump was calling Carson mentally ill on Fox News.
Trump said, “You know if you think about what Carson is saying. He hit his mother over the head with a hammer. He hit a friend in the face with a lock. He tried to kill somebody with a knife and said he suffers from pathological disease. When you suffer from pathological disease, all right, you’re not really getting better unless you start taking lots of pills and things. He went into a bathroom and all of the sudden he found religion.”
As O’Reilly tried to defend Carson, Trump called the host gullible.
Trump went on, “You know what’s amazing, Swill? He trying to prove he did it, so he’ll have credibility. Who would want to prove this?”
O’Reilly pulled out a version of the standard Republican youthful indiscretions excuse, and Trump said, “I never hit my mother over the head.”
This is what the Republican pretender primary has come down to. One of the top contenders is arguing that he was a violent kid who tried to stab and assault people while the other candidate is saying vote for me because I never tried to hit my mother over the head with a hammer.
All of this glorious insanity is taking place on the cable news network that promotes crazy as a daily course of business.
The whole spectacle illustrates why the Republican cabal is screwed in 2016. While Democrats were in South Carolina having the best candidate forum of the year, the top cable news host and the Republican front-runner were bickering over the mental state of Carson.
The Republican cabal is a mess. Anyone who believes that the Republican cabal will be able to pull it together and win in 2016 hasn’t been paying attention over the past eight years. What Trump and O’Reilly were doing on Fox News is the Republican cabal. Republicans aren’t talking about policies or issues. While Democrats are appealing to voters, Republicans are trapped in an endless cycle of crazy.
While Republicans dislodge the mentally unstable from the top of their polls, Democrats are laying the groundwork for victory in 2016.

Trump ‘Hate Map’ Shows Where His Supporters Have Harassed Latinos

Cruz Goes Fully Delusional, Claims Obama Is ‘Afraid’ Of These ‘Real Journalists’

Ted Cruz Goes Fully Delusional, Claims Obama Is ‘Afraid’ Of These ‘Real Journalists’ (AUDIO)The nutjobs Cruz thinks President Obama is “afraid” of don’t get interviews because they aren’t even close to real journalists.

Senator blasts Cruz for ‘Sandy Hook’ campaign ad ...

"Voters won’t be impressed by a campaign whose opening pitch to voters is portraying the candidate as the one senator who took on the parents of Sandy Hook in the wake of the most horrific mass shooting in our lifetime.”

Photos Reveal Carson’s House Is A Creepy Museum Dedicated To HIMSELF

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Archaeologists Point And Laugh At Carson Because Ancient Egyptians Wrote Down Why They Built Pyramids

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Lying Liar Carson ...

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Carson Has Weird Meltdown On Live T.V., Says Obama Gets Treated Better Than Him

Ben Carson Has Weird Meltdown On Live T.V., Says Obama Gets Treated Better Than Him (VIDEO)
Carson completely loses it! 
This epic on-air meltdown was definitely less than presidential.

Caught Again: Two More Carson Stories Made Up

Caught Again: Two More Ben Carson Stories Appear To Be Made Up
Two more of Ben Carson’s biographical stories is going up in smoke. 
Is anything he wrote about his background true?

#BenCarsonWikipedia ‘Facts’ May Be The Funniest Thing Ever To Light Up The Twitterverse

#BenCarsonWikipedia ‘Facts’ May Be The Funniest Thing Ever To Light Up The Twitterverse (TWEETS)Carson’s ridiculous delusions and incredible lies aren’t something he wanted the creative people of Twitter to get a hold of.