Quote of the Day: Repealing Obamacare is Bipartisan, Baby

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From the après-revolución celebration of the House vote defunding Obamacare:

“It wasn’t just a group of Republicans,” said Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, “but it was a bipartisan vote. Let me state that again, because I want make sure you write it correctly.” His colleagues, who have becomes experts at forcing McCarthy to whip a conservative bill instead of a compromise that can pass, laughed and applauded. “It was a bipartisan vote!”

Roger that. The bill passed with 230 votes. A grand total of two of those votes came from Democrats, both of whom voted against Obamacare in the first place. That’s bipartisan, baby!

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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