I stayed up and watched the vote in the Senate on healthcare. It was a interesting civics lesson. The gathering outside of the Senate, the Resistance Movement was civil, well organized and more representative of the USA, I know. When John McCain made his brave and dramatic vote I was moved by the theater involved. I have had a love hate relationship with this man for years. He made my day by casting that meaningful "NO" vote. No repeal of Obamacare. With all the craziness of the week, I felt a sigh of relief. It won't last but I'll take it.
I also watched CSpan online and the hearings in the Judicary Committee on the Foreign Lobbyists not filing. It was very interesting and informative. It explained the big "to do" over the June 9, 1016 meeting Don Jr attended. It can't explain intent. Evidently, getting dirt on your opponent is SOP. Heard some riveting testimony from a witness about his involvement with Russia. Meeting is online at CSpan Videos, Senate Judicary part 2 on July 27, 2017.
Politics has taken a lot of my peace away these past months. My fault for allowing it. I am angry with what is going on in our political system and the vitriol on all sides.
My wish is that, they fix the existing healthcare system and take it out of the political arena. That won't happen but I respect Bush giving access to prescription drugs through Part D of Medicare and Obama for ACA. Can the USA afford it ? You bet they can. The budget hearings will be coming up. It would shock your system to hear the amount of dollars going to certain "favored" states. Of course, it does not matter which party it is.
I am enjoying the breathing and false sense of peace. As I mentioned, I'll take it.
Good wishes to all.