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Not since Nixon lost Cronkite - and Middle America in the process - has a public figure issued such a potentially forceful rallying cry against the abuses of a sitting President.By eds./
Eminem’s freestyle video which played at the BET Hip Hop Awards on Thursday is trending on Twitter, YouTube and being passed through Facebook feeds like by like. Not since Nixon lost Cronkite – and Middle America in the process – has a public figure issued such a potentially forceful rallying cry against the abuses of a sitting President.
The setting for the “The Storm” is a garage in Detroit. Eminem, outfitted in a dark hoodie, encircled by men sitting atop early model cars with headlights lit, begins the video with the line, “This is the calm before the storm right here”.
The line is a reference to Trump’s appearance on October 5, 2017 with a group of military leaders and their wives, in which the President implied the gathering represented “the calm before the storm”. When pressed by reporters to clarify what “calm before the storm” meant, the President replied, “you’ll find out.”
Eminem references Hillary Clinton in the line, “Back and forth with his fam to his golf resorts and his mansions? Same s— that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered.”
His reference to Colin Kaepernick, “F— that! This is for Colin, ball up a fist, And keep that s— balled like Donald the b—-” received over 205,000 retweets and 400,000 likes on Twitter when Mr. Kaepernick tweeted “I appreciate you @Eminem.”
This is the calm before the storm right here.
Wait, how was I gonna start this off? I forgot. …
On August 1, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed to hear the motions brought by the attorneys general in 'House of Representatives v. Price, et. al', a case which sought to block the federal government's legal responsibility to provide cost-sharing reductions for the low-income insured.
On May 18, 2017, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a coalition of 18 attorneys general from across the States to intervene in an appeal of a suit brought by House Republicans to block the federal government’s legal responsibility to provide cost sharing reductions for the low-income insured.
On August 1, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed to hear the motions brought by the attorneys general. The case, House of Representatives v. Price, et. al, sought to block the government’s legal mandate to provide funds to off-set deductibles, co-payments and other out-of-pocket expenses for those individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The suit alleges that President Obama overstepped his constitutional authority by implementing the federal government’s “transitional policy” and “hardship exemption” – provisions of the law which allowed Americans to purchase healthcare on the exchange through provider plans not in compliance with the ACA.
The House Republicans wrote that the President Obama “implemented a transitional policy that would allow millions of Americans whose insurance companies cancelled their health care coverage to remain in their non-compliant plans” and overstepped the Federal government’s legal mandate by creating a “hardship exemption” for Americans “if the plan options available in the marketplace in .”
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