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Robby Hill
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12:45 AM on 03/28/2010
I fully endorse every word of this post by The Reverend Jesse Jackson who reports,

"The irony is that those inciting the fear and leading the charge, themselves have comprehensive health care, paid for by the people. Yet, they seek to deny this same health care insurance for nearly 50 million Americans without any coverage at all. Many of the opponents of health care legislation come from states that have the most uninsured people and whose people are most at risk."

The words of The Reverend Jackson accurately describe the four Republican & two Blue Dog Democratic US Representatives from Alabama & their two Republican Colleagues in the US Senate who voted against health care reform, especially my Congressman, Robert Aderholt, who spoke against reform on the floor of the House, despite some 71,500 people in his 4th Congressional District not having health insurance. Alabama's Delegation, backed by Governor Bob Riley have taken us back to the days of terror and intimidation when George Wallace stood in the school house door at the University of Alabama and his supporters encouraged people to commit bombings and acts of terror against reform minded citizens.
12:20 AM on 03/28/2010
I agree that violence and threats of violence against officials is totally inappropriate. But, I must state, that if officials wish to be free of these threats and obscene acts, they must also stand up for the everyday ordinay human as well. For thirty plus years, this country has witnessed and suffered with elected officials using their offices to engage in acts of violence against ordinary people. From criminalizing latinos who sneak across our borders for employment , to gay, lesbian, transgender citizens and those who appear to come from middle eastern countries. To those who do not profess an evangelical christian faith and those who work for the rights of labor and the poor. These and many more have been subjected to threats and violence that originate from the mouths of those office holders who play to groups that do not feel it necessary to grant all people the same rights. Elected, privileged elites, how does it feel when it's you, or someone you love who is abused? Don't like it? Want it to stop? Then Stop doing it to others.
10:25 PM on 03/27/2010
What could/should be done, however, is to mark their driver licenses as non-participants, allow a tax deduction if they can itemize on a 1040, and simply turn them away from any hospital ER if they cannot pay for the service.
10:24 PM on 03/27/2010
Whoopi Goldberg's response to Sarah Palin's "Don't retreat - RELOAD" Tweet, the crosshairs targets on the map, and Rush Limbaugh's "Wipe 'em out".

“I want to put something out there to those talking heads who are still busy inciting this. Whatever comes down from this it’s on your hands. When you say; “wipe ‘em out”, and when you sort of gently suggest that people do stuff, let me tell you about people who tell you do stuff. You notice, THEY’RE not doing it. The people who tell you to go do stuff, they’re at home, they’re not going to jail. If you get caught throwing a brick, shooting somebody, your behind is going to jail, and your family’s going to suffer. And by the way, you know we’ve seen what happens when people listen to other people. Here we saw planes go into the buildings because they listened to someone who said; “Go and do this”. This is the same thing, watch yourselves talking heads, because this is dangerous.” -Whoopi Goldberg
02:50 AM on 03/28/2010
*singing*... 525,600 minutes.... Love that song and the movie! Truly one of my favs.
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10:03 PM on 03/27/2010
What should concern you more is that this is the tip of the iceberg. TIP. Both the Dems and Reps have fueled deep resentment in the masses.
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09:27 AM on 03/28/2010
No, the Dems have done no such thing. I have never seen a Democratic member of Congress carry on the way Republicans in Congress have for the past year or so. There's no WE here.
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Trollstein
Once you go Schwartz, you never go back baby
09:10 PM on 03/27/2010
The time for any challenges to eligibility came and went when the primaries ended. After that I don't care if the candidate is from the lost city of Atlantis. Any disruption after the primaries would remove the public's right to choose. Heck, we could have been stuck with Edwards.
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whyworry
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08:54 PM on 03/27/2010
And I co-sign every word of what Rev. Jackson said and it's about time it was said.
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John Ridgway
Chicago Novelist, Blogger, radio/tv
09:55 PM on 03/27/2010
Rev. Jackson is one of the few world leaders with no agenda. I attend Operation Rainbow Push, and watch it on tv, as do 40 million other people every Saturday. His service is like listening to Martin Luther King with the greatest band on the southside, along with a professorial view on local and world affairs from the Reverend and his son Johnathon. Yes, no one should be threatening violence, but Sarah Palin, as a national figure who presses herself on us as a hero, should not have put crosshairs on peoples houses. It seems more her style to use 'frowny faces,' anyways. Keep up the Good Fight Reverend.
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whyworry
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10:26 PM on 03/27/2010
I agree with you. I was wondering when he would speak out about this. Palin is nothing more than a money hungry opportunist and those that are dumb enough to pay any money to allow her to entertain them with her insidious rhetoric is beyond stupidity.

I'm just fearful of someone getting seriously injured or killed behind their thrust for a victory that will end in defeat. They've shown their true form to Americans and the majority of us want them gone and come November they will be.
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StevenevetS
11:10 PM on 03/27/2010
John, I'd love to see Rev. Jackson on Rainbow Push. I live in Pittsburgh. Is there any information you can give about the network and typical airing time?
08:36 PM on 03/27/2010
I don't always agree with Rev. Jackson but everything in this article is right. It makes me proud to be a democrat.
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10:04 PM on 03/27/2010
Your playing into the trap of Dem vs Rep. They are both two sides of the same coin minted by the banks. Heads or Tails, it is the same rigged coin. Instead don't play their game of picking the less worse of two evils.
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returnofthejedi
Trolls have no chance!
08:22 PM on 03/27/2010
This is an easy equation to figure out. 9yrs ago these same people claiming "this government no longer serves the will of the people" were wrapping themselves up in the flag and saying that this was the greatest country in the history of the world. What changed from that time to now? This is mathmatics. We invented that. Now since a Black man was elected it deserves to be destroyed and the government has to go. Now the governmentno longer serves the purpose of what misguided souls thought it was supposed to serve. They will never understand that many of the rulings and policies of this government have been anything but what they were supposed to be. You just can't convince these people that favortism according to color or religion is NOT what the constitution is about even though it clearly states that.
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tc399
Your personal Eschatologist.
11:08 PM on 03/27/2010
Stop. you have twice accused me of racism, once directly. I supported and voted for Barack Obama. I have no 'agenda' except that I want the congress to keep their oath of office. That's it. Once you take that oath to support and defend the Constitution, you do not sell your vote to the highest bidder and you do not wreck the country over partisan lines.

What part of that do you find offensive?
07:53 PM on 03/27/2010
Sounded like Cantor was doing a pretty good job to shift blame to the dems. The republican leadership has no sense of right from wrong.
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returnofthejedi
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08:02 PM on 03/27/2010
It goes back to the way people have been raised to think. There are people that have been taught that white means pure and black means dirty and soiled. Look in the websters dictionary and see the definition of the two words. The lighter the color the more attractive and priviledged you should be. This is total non-sense. But it has been seered into the minds of men and women. This has had a disatrous result all around the planet earth. These teachings are pure wickedness. We should not be surprised to find out where they are from and why it is done.
07:52 PM on 03/27/2010
Boob the Clown..I'm a working man who is also a Conservative. Rhetoric such as yours is what inflames people. Anyone who threatens "anyone" because of their political beliefs should suffer the full consequences of the law. I'm disgusted with both sides but I listen and learn both sides have good ideas. In the future I believe you should open your mind and see the positives of left and right. The only ones winning here is the politicians when left n right are divided like we are. It's not left vs right, it's the American people vs this corrupt government. Vote out ALL incumbents!!!
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returnofthejedi
Trolls have no chance!
08:09 PM on 03/27/2010
It's not the American people v.s the corrupt government. It's those with good will towards men trying to survive in a place that has no good will towards them. Color is just another excuse to hate and act out evil intentions.
09:24 PM on 03/27/2010
Whatever...
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DimBulb2
07:44 PM on 03/27/2010
Nice to see that Jesse has found his voice
06:38 PM on 03/27/2010
I remember a time when Jesse 'the babymaker' Jackson was on a roll. He had a huge and faithful following. He exposed the disparity of life in America and was fearless in confronting racial hatred. Then he left. I would like to see the old Jesse return.
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08:47 PM on 03/27/2010
Then do it your self. Jesse Jackson is a much older man than the one you remember. You can still follow the lead, does he really have to do that twice?
06:03 PM on 03/27/2010
BBC wrote about this. People vote against their interests! That is exactly what the Tea Baggers are. They support conservative politicians not because they get benefit from it but it is purely ideological. It is about protecting the rich, racism, fear of socialism, etc. It is purely out of fear that they prefer purely support that tend to be most like them than someone different from them especially in terms of race.
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05:44 PM on 03/27/2010
Most Americans are decent and fair-minded, and somewhat naive. The Civil Rights bill passed after the bigots showed their hand on national TV, which clarified the issue for most Americans.

I expect Republicans, who mistake their own echo chamber for the American public, will be shocked when they see the actual support they're going to lose by showing how they really think.
09:22 PM on 03/27/2010
Yes, the civil rights bill did pass, despite a very long filibuster from Sen. byrd of WV. You must REALLY be against something to talk as long as he did to block it.
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whyworry
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09:29 PM on 03/27/2010
But isn't it a blessing when one lives long enough to be allowed to REPENT! lol!!
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whyworry
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09:24 PM on 03/27/2010
Co-signed and fanned!!