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Richard Giles
Richard Giles

If the Republicans had the people's interests in mind, then their efforts would be creditable.  However if they really had the people's interests in mind, not just their own political ambitions and their need to cater to Special Interests (their strong supporters), they would have worked with bipartisanship, compromise and cooperation to fine-tune the law and make it AmericasCare.  No they fought all efforts, stubbornly blocking and arrogantly faulting, no matter what irresponsibility and neglect that entailed.  Now they want the public to trust them to repeal the law and they promise (with tongue in cheek) to replace it with something more workable and equitable.  There is no evidence they can be trusted to serve anything but their own interests and that includes continuing to cater to Special Interests for their continued support - but there is considerable evidence that health care reform is desperately needed - and, with the propaganda set aside, Obamacare provides much of what is needed with costs and problems that aren't even close to what it is being faulted for (the misleading biased propaganda).  The Republicans say that they are advocating what the people want but that is proven to be a lie and as the facts become more clear, the polls show more people supporting Obamacare with a large majority not wanting it to be repealed but rather adjusted where needed.  Whose interests do they represent - obviously not the people's.

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

Of course 45% are confused.  When 2 out of 3 of the major networks couldn't get it right....

paulejb
paulejb

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

"...forty-seven of these attorneys have not donated any money to any candidates for office in the past six years, according to records available from the Center for Responsive Politics. Collectively, the remaining 46 have donated $ 235,651 to President Obama, the DNC, and Democratic candidates since January 1, 2007. Not one has donated to any Republican candidate. Of the 46 who donated, 36 donated to President Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008, or his reelection campaign this year, or both, for a total of $ 77,782."

http://www.nationalreview.com/...

paulejb
paulejb

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

"...forty-seven of these attorneys have not donated any money to any candidates for office in the past six years, according to records available from the Center for Responsive Politics. Collectively, the remaining 46 have donated $235,651 to President Obama, the DNC, and Democratic candidates since January 1, 2007. Not one has donated to any Republican candidate. Of the 46 who donated, 36 donated to President Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008, or his reelection campaign this year, or both, for a total of $77,782."

http://www.nationalreview.com/... 

outsider2011
outsider2011

More repubs trying to score political points, rather than do the right thing:

Do Republicans in Congress want to fix the food stamp program—or punish it?

That’s

the question facing the House Agriculture Committee leadership as it

rolls out its plan this week to cut farm subsidies together with about

$ 16 billion in 10-year savings from food stamps—also known as SNAP

(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

To get across the House floor, Chairman Frank Lucas

(R-Okla.) must go to the right of the Democratic-controlled Senate,

which took only $ 4.5 billion from SNAP in its farm bill. But in trying

to show some deft and care, Lucas is meeting stiff resistance in his own

committee, where nearly two-thirds of the Republicans are freshmen from

the large 2010 class so influenced by the rise of the tea party.

The story behind Thursday’s expected roll out then is not just what’s in the farm bill — but what isn’t.

Lost on the cutting room floor is a genuine Lucas reform effort that

attempted to build on the decades-old farmer-food stamp coalition which

has helped sustain support for rural agriculture in the more urban

House. Instead, the path chosen by the GOP is a political dead end in

the Senate and could yet become a nightmare for farm and crop insurance

interests trying to fend off tighter income limits on subsidies.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/s...

MrObvious
MrObvious

They want to 'correct' it by painting people on foodstamps as leeches and that most of them are either to lazy to 'get a real job' or have no shame.

outsider2011
outsider2011

More GOP trying to score points, rather than do what is right:

 

Do Republicans in Congress want to fix the food stamp program—or punish it?

That’s

the question facing the House Agriculture Committee leadership as it

rolls out its plan this week to cut farm subsidies together with about

$16 billion in 10-year savings from food stamps—also known as SNAP

(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

To get across the House floor, Chairman Frank Lucas

(R-Okla.) must go to the right of the Democratic-controlled Senate,

which took only $4.5 billion from SNAP in its farm bill. But in trying

to show some deft and care, Lucas is meeting stiff resistance in his own

committee, where nearly two-thirds of the Republicans are freshmen from

the large 2010 class so influenced by the rise of the tea party.

The story behind Thursday’s expected roll out then is not just what’s in the farm bill — but what isn’t.

Lost on the cutting room floor is a genuine Lucas reform effort that

attempted to build on the decades-old farmer-food stamp coalition which

has helped sustain support for rural agriculture in the more urban

House. Instead, the path chosen by the GOP is a political dead end in

the Senate and could yet become a nightmare for farm and crop insurance

interests trying to fend off tighter income limits on subsidies.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/s...

paulejb
paulejb

MomentoMori,

"I just wish we had a real conservative instead of paulie. One that isn't just a sad little attention wh0re."

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No, Mori. You want a CINO like John Roberts to justify your totalitarian leftist ideology.

MomentoMori
MomentoMori

"You want a CINO like John Roberts..."

Ladies and gents, the modern rightwing loudmouth. One misstep and they kick you off the reservation.

When did modern conservationism turn into such an ideological purity mess? I'm thinking sometime around Gingrich's Contract with America it went off the rails into Limbaughland and hasn't righted itself since.

MrObvious
MrObvious

Yeah  - if you ain't loyal and zombie and if you step outside the bubble you're a traitor.

paulejb and the righties are such a bunch of 'free thinkers'. In biological terms 'free thinking' like paulejbs leads to a lot of unwanted genetic mutations.

paulejb
paulejb

MomentoMori,

"After all, if everyone  hates you, you're not really alone, right?"

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If all you hive members hate me than I must be on the right track. There is nothing that liberals hate more than the truth.

MomentoMori
MomentoMori

There ya go.

I post a comment on how paulie can't resist replying. Here we are now, on his third out-of-context reply, making my point for me.

When I say paulie can't control himself, this is what I mean. He's not a conservative, he's just lonely. And that's why he'll respond to this, too. He can't help himself.

Richard_im_Himmel_bei_Gott
Richard_im_Himmel_bei_Gott

 The reality, of course, is that Paule...whose strong suit, if he has one, is definitely not math... has come to the conclusion that offering two anecdotes is the equivalent of providing evidence.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

What's this?  Whale Whalie would "answer the call" if Momney asked him to be his running mate??

paulejb
paulejb

Pollopa,

Planned Parenthood's gender selection abortions make you uneasy, Pollopa?

"Planned Parenthood Spokeswoman: We'll Perform Sex-Selective Abortions"

http://www.weeklystandard.com/... 

The first right of every woman is the right to life.

Steve0T
Steve0T

So the SCOTUS decision is driving Repub. fund-raising??? Yeah riiight!! Whoever says this decision has helped only the Repubs. financially is a lying bag of excrement.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

paulejb
paulejb

Steve0T,

So, why is Bambi on the phone from AIR FARCE ONE begging for a hand out?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new... 

Steve0T
Steve0T

"AIR FARCE ONE"

Looks like you took the scotus decision pretty hard. Time for you  to take some xanax, my friend. You are losing it.

Richard_im_Himmel_bei_Gott
Richard_im_Himmel_bei_Gott

 If the SCOTUS decision hit him hard, the first week of November should pretty much leave him on a stainless-steel slab.

MrObvious
MrObvious

He sounds more and more like Rod every day. But that's the problem when you embrace stupidity and think 'critical thinking' is something unreal.

You start believing the Kool Aid and sooner or later you sound like Rod and paulejb.

Thank Gosh for common sense.

paulejb
paulejb

Paul Dirks,

"Heritage is clearly stating that the Job losses before HCR passed are better than the job gains that took place after."

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Now there is a pile of bilge worthy of Barack Obama.

You can not refute the numbers, Dirks.

 http://images.slidesharecdn.co...

Paul Dirks
Paul Dirks

You cannot refute the numbers indeed. YOUR chart clearly shows job LOSSES every month until January 2010 followed by job GAINS every month thereafter.

If you think that's something to brag about then you're even more incredibly gullible than I thought. I could explain to you how the labels themselves are misleading but then we'd just have to get into a debate as to whether your inability to comprehend them is due to stupidity or dishonesty.

paulejb
paulejb

Paul Dirks,

It's the amount of gains, Dirks. ObamaCare killed the recovery.

Paul Dirks
Paul Dirks

Obamacare and job growth began within 1 month of each other. Say anything you want but it not only won't change that basic fact but it will continue to reveal your inherent dishonesty. You would think if you wanted the other dreck you post to be taken seriously, you'd adjust strategies when you were so obviously and comicallly wrong.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Dishonesty.

paulejb
paulejb

nflfoghorn,

I don't think so. I just think that Dirks is confused. It must be the numbers.

outsider2011
outsider2011

This is an example of what the GOP wants to produce with it's Education cuts.

 

Rep. Bob Kingsbury has a history of taking conservative stances in New Hampshire's State House.

A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire explained his controversial statement

last week that kindergarten leads to higher crime was based on

statistics: He found a 400 percent jump in crime in towns with this

early childhood education program, he claimed.

Last week Rep. Bob Kingsbury (R-Laconia) told fellow Belknap County lawmakers

that research he has conducted since 1996 shows a connection between

the state's kindergarten program and higher crime rates, attributing it

to children being taken "away from their mothers too soon."

Kingsbury discussed with The Huffington Post on Tuesday his research

showing a dramatic jump in crime. "The sources I have is I went to the

Department of Education and got a list of kindergartens and I went to

the safety department and got the crime report," he said. "In general,

the towns with a kindergarten have 400 percent more crime than other

towns in the same county. In every county the towns and cities with

kindergarten had more crime."

Noting as well that some communities experienced a crime jump of 300

percent, he singled out his hometown of Laconia, the largest community

in Belknap County. Compared to the other nine communities in the county,

Laconia had the highest crime and the only kindergarten program, he

said. Kingsbury cited crime reports indicating Laconia had 63 of the

county's 70 rapes, 6 out of 9 robberies, 44 out of 47 arsons and 408 out

of 506 simple assaults, along with all the county's murders and higher

rates of other crimes.

Belknap County in southern New Hampshire has a population of a little

bit more than 60,000, including Laconia's nearly 16,000 inhabitants.

Laconia sits across Lake Winnipesaukee from Wolfeboro, N.H., where Mitt

Romney has a vacation home. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

MrObvious
MrObvious

Basic statistic + moron - logic = stupid rightie conclusion. So what is statistically worse - this idiot or the morons who voted for him?

We get what we deserve when we want legislators dumber than we are.

outsider2011
outsider2011

 Damn Hippo - that's depressing.

Especially since you're right.

MrObvious
MrObvious

It is what it is. When we turned legislators into harlets and corporations into 'customers' we allowed a fundamental shift in how our politics work to pre-1900's.

It's up to people to truly fight for the survival or our republic or we end up gutted by the few with all the money.

outsider2011
outsider2011

 Under current law, states are allowed to opt out of various

requirements of the Affordable Care Act by 2017, provided that they meet

minimal standards for coverage. The Empowering States to Innovate Act

would move that date to 2014.

For the Obama White House, the amendment has a number of politically

appealing aspects. The most obvious is that it provides an avenue to the

type of federalist approach that the Republican Party, and its

standard-bearer Mitt Romney, has argued should have been adopted in the

first place. More bluntly, the co-sponsor of the amendment, along with

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), is Sen. Scott Brown, a Massachusetts Republican

who happens to share a senior adviser with Romney.

When top Obama administration officials were asked how they would go

about selling the law in the immediate aftermath of the court's ruling,

one of the three provisions they cited was the opt-out amendment. It was

equally telling that the president made a point of emphasizing the idea

in his post-SCOTUS remarks.

"Each state will take the lead in designing their own menu of

options, and if states can come up with even better ways of covering

more people at the same quality and cost, this law allows them to do

that, too," Obama said. "And I’ve asked Congress to help speed up that

process, and give states this flexibility in year one."

Perhaps the most obvious signal that the White House sees the

amendment as a campaign instrument came in February 2011, when the president declared

-- in a bit of prescience with respect to the GOP primary -- that he

"agree[d] with Mitt Romney" that states should be given "the power to

determine their own health care solutions."

But as the Obama administration moves to embrace the Empowering

States to Innovate Act, Republicans have gone silent. The Huffington

Post reached out on multiple occasions to both Brown's Senate office and

his re-election campaign to confirm that he still supports the

amendment; to the Romney campaign to ask if the candidate backed the

provision; and to the office of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

(R-Ky.), asking if he supported it. None of the requests for comment

were returned.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

outsider2011
outsider2011

Who wants to bet THIS blows up ..

 

North Carolina's Republican-controlled state legislature voted Monday

night to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a state budget

that strips money from Planned Parenthood.

The same lawmakers overrode Perdue's veto and moved to defund Planned Parenthood last year, but a judge blocked the provision,

arguing that a state can't single out a particular health provider.

This time around, lawmakers found a way to sidestep legal challenges by

not specifically naming Planned Parenthood in the budget. Instead, the

bill prevents the state's Health and Human Services department from

contracting with "private providers" of family planning services --

effectively, but not

explicitly, singling out Planned Parenthood.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

MrObvious
MrObvious

And the war on women moves on.

paulejb
paulejb

MrObvious,

Actually, defunding Planned Parenthood may actually mean less females are aborted in gender selection.

Pollopa
Pollopa

Let's try to stay on subject here;  This is about women's health, their freedom to choose the health services they determine are important to their needs, and not your desire to control those decisions. 

Paul Dirks
Paul Dirks

Job growth went from an average.....etc.

Have you noticed that the part of Heritage's graph where it slopes upward is below zero and the part of it where it levels off  is ABOVE zero.Did it ever occur to you that THAT might mean something more important than what they told you?