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In a dramatic late-night vote, three Republican senators join all 48 Democrats in voting down the so-called "skinny" repeal bill. (Politico)

I was following twitter feeds of some of the reporters at the Senate during the vote-a-rama, and everyone was pretty much stunned by the turn of events. For more than an hour, Republicans refused to close the previous vote so that they'd have more time to strong-arm McCain, Murkowski, and Collins. No one knew what was being said, so reporters were describing body language and hoping. I couldn't believe it was going to go our way, even when Pence left the building.

And then the votes came in.


(Okay, nothing's officially dead until we get a better ACA repair bill in play, but still -- this was supposed to be a done deal in January and we've fought it to a fucking standstill and I AM SO PROUD OF US, LOOK HOW STRONG WE ARE TOGETHER!)

Date: 2017-07-28 08:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tielan

I was on Twitter just as the news came in and the Americans I follow - I can't tell you how glad I am that they didn't get the votes. But DAMN that was horrendously close.


Date: 2017-07-28 08:54 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: flags waving and people raising arms in silhouette (Activism: Flags)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Go you guys, go, go!! You're all amazing! This is so heartening!

Date: 2017-07-28 12:15 pm (UTC)
ilyena_sylph: picture of Labyrinth!faerie with 'careful, i bite' as text (Default)
From: [personal profile] ilyena_sylph
Holy crap.


Date: 2017-07-28 02:59 pm (UTC)
executrix: (Default)
From: [personal profile] executrix
The battle's done, and we kinda won, so we sound our victory cheer!
Tell me, where do we go from here?

PS--Jeopardy question: Which Senator went to Washington to vote despite being in treatment for advanced cancer?
Who is Mazie Hirono, D-HW?

Date: 2017-07-28 11:05 pm (UTC)
lynnenne: (politics: we the people)
From: [personal profile] lynnenne
Yay, congrats!

Date: 2017-07-29 12:19 am (UTC)
laceblade: Usagi (Sailor Moon) and Minako (Sailor Venus) in high school uniforms, clasping hands and laughing (Sailor Moon: Usagi & Minako)
From: [personal profile] laceblade
Just, amazing.

I was so tired all day from having stayed up to watch this all unfold on twitter, lol.
Edited (noun mix-up due to sleep depirvation!) Date: 2017-07-29 12:21 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-07-29 01:33 am (UTC)
chanter_greenie: a bright blue sky and fluffy clouds (Wisconsin summer: boundless friendly sky)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
I felt a bit guilty for not staying up and watching it all unfold on twitter last night, but I just couldn't take it. I was convinced Skinny Repeal would pass, likely by a tie-breaker vote from Pence, and I... with everything over the last year, I just couldn't watch. So I went to bed. ... And woke up to a stunning story indeed! I never, ever expected that one! I thought, if anyone, Moore-? Capito? I can't splel, would be the third maybe-kinda-sorta-possible no vote; she was before. But... holy cow, Senator John McCain!

I've been buoyed by this all day.


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