How dare you adhere to the Constitution of the United States and not continue to constipate the Republic by instead cleaving to a vitiation agreed-upon "cloture" corruption! For doing the right we right wing maniacs are going to vaguely threaten the Nation with retaliation!
...did I leave anything out or was there something else implicit in that sacrament of truth-love descending from the Party of Saint Reagan on the matter?”
Buffcon1 on Nov 22, 2013 at 18:07:48
“I think I was pretty clear in my statement, no need for some bloviated summation, but thanks anyway.”
“Explain to me how this is not how the Senate was intended to function as per the Constitution? Perhaps you could cite the clause for me, I seem to have forgot.
...I hate to break it to you but despite you baggers using it like a mere fashion accessory the Constitution is ALSO a manual about how the Republic should craft its laws. You should take a peek sometime, all sorts of neat stuff in there.”
Buffcon1 on Nov 21, 2013 at 20:08:32
“Dems used cloture to pass Obamacare ( I'll still use the term although Dems have abandoned it) now using cloture to pass this.... That's well and good. Don't forget about the doors you've opened when the shoe is on the other foot. Funny how every post I make on HP comes with a personal derogatory response. I thought Dear Leader asked for some civility in our discourse?”
“If by "minority' you ACTUALLY mean the majority then you are absolutely correct.
Helpful Hint #447 : Figuring out the real % is super duper simple when the number is one hundred. If you consult a math book sometime I am sure there is something in there about it. Good luck RLV, you are beginning a journey into a much larger world and we wish you good luck and Godspeed sir!”
“Why wouldn't the nation vote for a guy who's never passed legislation of any sort, held a private sector job, or done anything of note. THAT is precisely the steady & experienced do-nothing hand of callow ambition this Republic needs to guide us through these perilous times!
Rubio - Cthulu '16”
GMAFB on Nov 21, 2013 at 18:44:29
“You know, that should be the first question at the next presidential debate during the general elections. "Tell us about your first full-time job for pay."”
“Because a lot of people are dumb and take no more care to purchase their health insurance than their artery clogging Big Macs. We are talking about a country that reelected Curious George. In short, we aren't collectively the brightest folk around. My only wonder is why more people aren't complaining about losing their (unbeknown to them) cr@ppy so-called policies.”
“The reason single-payer systems are so much more cost effective than our is because they allow for Free Market competition. It is perverse that here in the U.S. we decry European "Socialism" yet they enjoy the benefits of many providers and manufacturers bidding on their healthcare system contracts whilst we give ours to virtual monopolies and those with proper political connections. This is also why Medicare (which is allowed to contract out for bids in a Capitalistic manner) enjoys such operational and deployment cost-benefit over any other large provider. If only Republicans understood what real Capitalism is and stopped protecting their Soviet-Style Bureaucrat run system that is in place here to the benefit of shareholders but not patients.”
“Why is it no one seems to want to talk about the fact the the cancellations were due to the simple fact that those policies weren't worth the paper they were written on and only bilked premiums because the healthy never called the chit (in which case they would go bankrupt). The only revelry exceeding the fervor to deny my fellow citizens basic access to healthcare seems to be one to cast these pre A.C.A. contracts as anything less than the graft they are.”
thumped5000 on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:57:57
“My canceled plan was superior to the plans offered in California cares exchanges in every single way. The junk plans are the ACA plans from my perspective. So while I'm sure many people will get better plans, what is offered to me is of no value so I will not be participating in the exchange here and I'll get a policy from a company that is not involved in the exchange.”
Rounder on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:53:02
“It's ok to admit you're wrong.”
charles77 on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:51:31
“So ALL insurance before Obamacare were "graft"?”
Rounder on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:50:03
“You're only the 497th "progressive" to float this patently false meme. My insurance policy was great. It was cancelled. Now I'm being told I will pay double the price for almost double the deductible, and without access to my specialists.
Why be dishonest about it? Just say what you mean. You don't care that millions of Americans are losing perfectly good health insurance policies. You don't care.”
Level headed ex-liberal on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:49:11
“My policy was completely comprehensive. It lacked maternity, infertility an childbirth. No one in my family has a uterus. It wasn't junk.”
GoldwaterKid on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:48:02
“Then why is it, that over Five Million Policy Holders,, both Dems and Reps are complaining all over this country to their Senators?”
Pprgirl on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:47:15
“My husband's plan was accepted at a 72% rate hike, you want to explain that to me?”
“Is there a Floridian here who can explain to me who this Rubio character is and why his face has infested my internets & TeeVee?
The best I can figure from out West here is he's either some motivational speaker like Anthony Robbins or Matt Foley (I can find no history of any business or legislative accomplishments just campaigning and convention speaking). Or is he somehow related to the Kardashians? I guess from outside the Sunshine state his "celebrity" just seems a bit confusing so I am curious what he's obviously done that I just don't know about.”
ivsciguy on Oct 28, 2013 at 13:48:26
“Good luck finding a Floridian that can read, let alone explain things. They can't even vote or count votes properly.”
“I believe the comment was probably made, however, the differing accounts and stories are likely due to individual notions of Senate privacy/propriety and what sorts of exchanges one feels appropriate for public consumption or should be kept in-chamber.”
“I have private insurance but because of Obamacare I can keep my son on it until he finishes college. I am very happy to see so many millions of my fellow citizens finally have a chance to be covered like myself, aren't you?”