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Outreach

(Cartoonist – Clay Bennett)

In other news, leaders of the Milwaukee area NAACP were not impressed by Donald Trump’s outreach last night, if you could even call it that. Trump basically called for putting a police officer on every corner while speaking to an exclusively-white crowd.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin senator and Lego movie conspiracy theorist Ron Johnson says that, unlike his colleagues, he actually does trust Donald Trump with nuclear weapons. I wouldn’t trust Ron Johnson with a hot dog stand.

Finally, this may or may not necessarily be a smoking gun, but it certainly looks like Aetna decided to pull out of Obamacare exchanges as retaliation for blocking their merger with Humana. I doubt this surprises anyone reading this.

Programming note… if you had trouble accessing the blog today, you’re not alone. Even making posts today was a challenge. We’ve been slammed with traffic.

  • Aetna’s withdrawal is the perfect argument for why we need a Public Option.

    • Ken Kohl

      yep

  • Aynwrong


    “Finally, this may or may not necessarily be a smoking gun, but it certainly looks like Aetna decided to pull out of Obamacare exchanges as retaliation for blocking their merger with Humana.”

    But the free market can do no wrong. Yeah, right…

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      If we let Texas secede, they can test the the-free-market-can-do-no-wrong hypothesis while the rest of us get on with living in the real world.

      • I’m pretty sure Kansas gave it a good run, and right now they’re a basket case.

      • Aynwrong

        Can we rename it New Somalia?