Since Republican officials keep trying to hit back at Jimmy Kimmel, he keeps responded. And last night had his third terrific monologue on the TrumpCare bill, written by senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy.
My only disappointment is that he taped earlier in the evening. That's because later in the night -- are you ready? -- the MedicAid Directors of ALL 50 STATES (!!) came out against the TrumpCare bill. All of them. Red states and Blue states. Every single one. Yes, even Alabama. And Arkansas. And South Carolina -- Lindsey Graham's home state. And Louisiana -- Bill Cassidy's home state. Every last state in the union. They are ALL AGAINST the TrumpCare bill. All 50 states. Honestly, I didn't think you could get all 50 states to agree on anything, including liking puppies. But -- in case the import of this wasn't clear, to repeat -- the MedicAid Directors of all 50 states announced they were ALL against the TrumpCare bill.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's sure would seem to make it much harder to justify and defend. Not that most Republican senators will try.
And of course, this doesn't count pretty much all the major healthcare organizations and insurance industry being against it. But then, what do they know...?
By the way, I'm being polite when I say "pretty much all." Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Eugene Robinson was on MSNBC last night and said he had spent the day trying to track down healthcare organizations who were for the bill -- and he couldn't find one.
Which brings us back to Jimmy Kimmel.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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