“I've been hearing about voting problems in Nevada where people have gone to vote and Harry Reid's name is already checked. Also in another State where ALL the Democrat candidates were already checked.”
oregonhills on Oct 27, 2010 at 07:04:36
“Whoa this is getting spooky. Looks to me like the your party, DLazart, which brought in the electronic voting machines, owns the voting machine companies (look it up), and won a presidential election by a weirdly suspect vote in Ohio, is pre-emptively inoculating its faithful by trying to pin the crimes it has committed on the Democrats. Might it be possible for you to part the curtain of lies and start to try to think for yourself?”
“Laura Bush took ONE private vacation every year - usually with friends and always at one of the US National Parks. Get a grip.”
jazabelz on Aug 9, 2010 at 10:48:09
“Just not true -- you're listening to Bush's spokespeople -- I heard this same garbage on Morning Joe this morning. By the way -- most conservatives complain when the Obama family spend a weekend at Camp David and refer to it as vacation. If that is the case then the Bush's spent numerous vacations -- not just one per year as you would like everyone to believe.”
702diva on Aug 8, 2010 at 14:58:49
“While GW Bush was (fake) praying at a Church for the men and women in the military whom he had lied into a war in Iraq; Laura Bush was living it up in Russia AND France (2003). Don't come around here pushing lies and deception.
Google is your friend; Insensitive Laura took a posse of her friends and cronies to Russia and France in the spring of 2002 and in September 2003 (and cloaked it under giving speeches about Education and Health Care -- two areas that the Bushies screwed up nearly as bad as they did Iraq).
Laura Bush (ALONG WITH her personal friends) lived it up while they were running the show JUST AS MUCH (and then some), as all the rest.”
“Democrats do not own women and minorities. They take them for granted at their own peril. In the future, they will have to work hard to keep them. The Republicans have an impessive list of female candidates for November. Whether you like it or not, Sarah Palin has championed them all.”
“The President has the perception of weakness on all things related to War and Foreign Policy. I don't think he will overcome this by firing General McChrystal. It will only be seen as self serving. I think he takes the better road by keeping him and showing concern for the war effort in Afghanistan and our troops. He can win doing that.”
OliverTwist on Jun 23, 2010 at 12:19:20
“Those on the right project a narrative of weakness on all their political opponents. It is what they do. It reflects their distorted perceptions. Nothing will change that.
McChrystal is not competent to operate at the level needed to do what he has been assigned. He needs to be replaced.
Then he should be court martialed for his willful disregard of the requirements of his position.
He also needs to”
ProfessorDuh on Jun 23, 2010 at 11:52:31
“He may not overcome it by firing him. But he will cement it by NOT firing him. The general's policy has failed and will continue to fail, anyway.”
“Gee . . . that would mean almost ALL of Congress would have to recruse itself from something on a daily basis. They all own stock in something or many somethings. Their not like the President who is forced to turn a blind eye to his own personal finances. Congress is free to buy stocks and invest in whatever they want. I think it's not a good idea . . . but why point out this one guy who just lost HALF THE VALUE OF HIS STOCK in the last month. He ought to be nice and angry right about now. I say let him stay on the committee that grills BP.”
“Some of you guys are so funny. Jim DeMint would have cruised to victory regardless. Greene ran against Vic Rawls in the Dem Primary and Rawls didn't have a chance of ousting DeMint either. The Dem's didn't have the stomach to put up a decent candidate against DeMint and it really showed in both candidates. To think that Republicans would have orchestrated Greene makes me laugh my head off. The Dem's in South Carolina need to get their act together. Some South Carolina Dem's are saying that voters knew nothing about BOTH candidates and the more likely answer is that they voted for the guy whoose name appeared on the top of the list. How sad.”
“Exactly . . . and I don't see how they are NOT doing that. They are doing exactly what they want to do. They have the numbers and party majority, the majority in Congress and the White House. And they have taken advantage of their power to limit Republican debate, frankly. I think the Democratic policies are speaking for themselves. The American people can see them plain and clear and they are judging for themselves.”
“HA - that's funny . . . but kind of true. But why are they picking on tanning salons in the first place . . . aside from it being UNhealthy . . . but one might argue a perm and hair dye is unhealthy too . . . so tax beauty solon's . . . lol . . . this is too much for me. They are taxing plastic surgery dubed the "Vanity Tax" . . . I think that discriminates against women . . . who are the bigger users of plastic surgery. Where's the NOW when you need them.”
Dores09 on Mar 30, 2010 at 14:44:43
“they absolutely should tax plastic surgery...like am i alone here in thinking some people should just be sterilized (and yea, we should tax it). When you do things that will, inevitably, lead to you needing to go to a hospital and get treatment, you should have to pay a larger share...why is that a hard concept? If i don't get into a tanning bed and give myself skin cancer why should i pay for you when you go tanning and then get cancer?”
“Republicans have sided with the majority of Americans who did not want the Democratic version of Healthcare Reform regardless of how you spin the polls. Congress Passed the Democrat's version of Healthcare Reform . . . the American people in rising numbers have voted NO . . . RECONCILE THAT!”
BOBINMO on Mar 22, 2010 at 23:34:26
“I wasnt poled either. But I did vote on 11/4/08 for Obama.”
Appleblossom on Mar 22, 2010 at 19:28:39
“At what point did opinion polls out-rank election polls?”
DemoMom on Mar 22, 2010 at 18:43:20
“"The American people in rising numbers have voted NO" - oh, really? Everyone I know is thrilled that this reform has passed. Don't confuse noise with numbers. Just because the Tea Party people can shout and hurl ugly epithets does not mean that they are in a majority. The media has not given a voice to the rest of us and has painted this as a fight between Congress and "the people" - well, they are wrong. Those "people" are folks like me who are just getting on with our lives instead of spending hours protesting hysterically outside Congress. Trust me, if there was a march in favor of this reform, we would far outnumber the opponents and you would see just how many millions of people in this country are ready for this change. Turn off Fox News for a while and join the real world.”
Ryan Huston on Mar 22, 2010 at 18:36:45
“speaking of "spinning" the polls... do you have a source for yours? I haven't seen this "vast majority" you speak of reflected anywhere in, oh, you know... reality.”
Davaldod on Mar 22, 2010 at 18:32:59
“Excuse me, DLazar1, but I am an American. I was born and reared in Dallas, Texas. And as a loyal American, I WANT health care reform. So don't you dare tell me that the "American people" don't want health care reform. Because I am American people, too. And I want it. You don't speak for this American. I believe in core American values as set forth in the Constitution. As such, quality health care should be a right for every citizen, not just a privilege for those who can afford it, as it is now.
So what is it exactly that you are so passionately defending, DLazar1? The fact that the US ranks 38th among developed nations in the quality of its health care? Is that what you are defending? Wake up. You're being played by the Right Wing who doesn't care one bit about you or your family.”
VivaldiPickpocket on Mar 22, 2010 at 18:30:02
“Still hungover from last night, ay?
I can't blame you, no matter how wrong you are.”
GrainneKathleen on Mar 22, 2010 at 18:24:30
“the american people voted yes to the representatives, and especially to the president that together created and passed this bill. it's all constitutional. the american people spoke at the polls. time will tell how the bill is received, but i believe david frum is correct in that the gop lost its chance to make history - the good kind, not the iraq war kind..”
americanwoman1 on Mar 22, 2010 at 18:21:36
“Half of those polled didnt like the bill, you are right. But you are wrong in your assumption why. THEY WANTED THE DEMS TO PASS AN EVEN MORE PROGRESSIVE BILL. look at the results of the polls closer befor you try and twist the results.”
BetterDeadthanRedState on Mar 22, 2010 at 18:20:55
“No one polled me. I did, however, go to the polls in 2008. That's the only poll that counts in America, or are you trying to change the rules?”
“That does NOT work anymore. Republicans are on the side of the majority on this one. Americans do not want this Bill. Period.
I am from California . . . and althought "my guy" will never win and I know it . . . this year, I will be working tirelessly to defeat Barbara Boxer . . . I will be donating . . . to the other guy . . . I will walk districts . . . I will make phone calls . . . I will work hard. . . I am energized. I am sick to death of politicians who ignore the voice of the people.
Americans WANT JOBS . . . not a bill that kills jobs . . . forces more people into a health care paradigm they strongly do not want . . . and reduce healthcare services at the same time forcing us all to pay more at a time when we have less. It's NUTS. The is NOT healthcare reform the majority of Americans believe in. We do not.”
AllforClarity on Mar 19, 2010 at 13:44:46
“remember to insist on the minimum wage that Dems got increased.”
“Mind our own business? Our US National Archives holds evidence of the Armenian Genocide. In fact, my four grandparents were allowed sanctuary in the United States of America specifically because the USA acknowledged what had taken place there. The USA is currently denying their own history in regard to the Armenian Genocide . . . they are trying to erase the words of 3 former US Presidents and 2 former US Ambassadors to turkey, not to mention numerous accounts of American and European missionaries, news accounts from the NY Times . . . etc. One of the greatest humanitarian efforts on behalf of the Armenian survivors of the Genocide came from the generosity of the American people. Should we deny that too?”
“What European Colonists did to Native Indians is a point of record. US Policy towards Native Indians is also a point of record. Our children read about it in History books . . . unlike the Armenian Genocide which is denied in Turkey . . . and even here . . . its a constant fight to have our story told in History books in the United States or anywhere in the world. Turkey has fought the truth of the story every step of the way. You won't see a movie about the Armenian Genocide either . . . the last time anyone tried to make a movie about the Armenian Genocide the United States STATE DEPARTMENT intervened and it was prevented. The Armenian Genocide is unique in its denial. That's the problem.”
“A "peaceful transfer"? Would you give up your home, your business, your life for a "peaceful transfer"? And to where? The Turkish Regime made a dirty deal with their Bolshivik friends to enslave what was left of Armenia into communism. Should they have traded their freedom for enslavement for an entire generation . . . separated from their faith, their family, their heritage? Get real.”
“Come on . . . Reconciliation was used to pass the Bush Tax cuts . . . but wait . . . 12 Senate Democrats voted for it anyway . . . every single time Reconciliation has been used (and Bill Clinton used it) the minority party has voted for the Bill. The Democrats like to site Social Security legislation under FDR . . . but wait . . . 65% of House Republicans and 79% of Senate Republicans voted FOR Social Security . . . so who is bending the truth here???????
The MOST important thing is . . . The American people do not want THIS particular healthcare fix. And you just can't bend those numbers.”
Lolasmom on Mar 3, 2010 at 10:24:38
“AU CONTRAIRE- WE DO!”
thisisit12 on Mar 3, 2010 at 10:21:44
“If you tell a lie often and loud enough, someone WILL believe you........... Only the weak minded.”
maurilius on Mar 3, 2010 at 10:19:50
“Get over it. It's going to be used, the bill (albeit, highly imperfect) will pass. Will probably cause Dems heavy in November, but I commend them for moving forward anyways.”
“The party in power is always the party that gets more money from special interests. The receivers change . . . the delivery does not. Get real. The insurance companies have the Democrats in their pocket at the moment. Live with it.”
FlamingLibrul on Feb 28, 2010 at 11:36:47
“Got a link to that assertion?”
Citizen54 on Feb 28, 2010 at 11:35:22
“"Live with it"???
Yes, that will certainly make things better, won't it? That's kind of like the response of people who have health insurance when someone laments that he or she doesn't have health insurance. "Live with it."
Seems to be the new American way. "Live with it."”
“If you had read the entire article, you would know that Sen. Bunning objected to adding the cost on to the already dangerously growing deficit . . . but wanted the money to extend unemployment insurance to come from the so-called stimulus. Frankly, the stimulus has done very little for the average American . . . except that we get to pay for it. He supported extending unemployment in a way that does not continue to hurt average Americans. This is a distorted article.”
“In the last 100 years Presidents have only mentioned the Supreme Court NINE times . . . and not to criticize them, making Obama's statements unprecedented. Let's be clear here. The case that the President mentions was one where, Justice Kennedy (the swing vote on the Bench) wrote for the MAJORITY in their statement. Stop the rhetoric. Accept the facts. The President was wrong on this one.”
FZliveson on Jan 31, 2010 at 14:18:53
“What was the President's infraction that makes him "wrong?"
What I want to know is; What did Obama expect to achieve by making that comment?
The judges are above reproach or recall unless they are impeached. There was no cause for impeachment in the ruling.
Obama was just grandstanding in a very (and ineffectually) condescending way, that was out of the Obama we saw campaigning.”
filiusj on Jan 31, 2010 at 13:31:24
“Yes, the majority did vote for it, all republican nominated justices, overturning a precident that was 100 years old. And if the repubs all so pro-life, how come they haven't used this majority to overturn roe vs wade? Because they really don't want to. They just want the religous right vote.”
LeftRight on Jan 31, 2010 at 13:09:28
“And this case was unprecedented. Sometimes the unthinkable happens, and those who think need to do something unprecedented to draw attention to it. This was one of those times.”
elizlucinda on Jan 31, 2010 at 13:04:06
“I don't agree....DLAZARI”
tangelan on Jan 31, 2010 at 12:54:44
“Which part was he wrong about? Mentioning it during the SOTU address or the fact that the court overturned precedent and now multinational corporations can contribute to political campaigns?”
“Obama went into the Lions Den and mauled the lion . . . are you kidding me? The Dem's have had a super majority for a year . . . stop the nonsense . . . the Dem's in Congress made it very clear to Republicans they didn't need them and didn't want them . . .
AND . . . why not focus on Obama's statement . . . where he clearly said that some stuff sneaked into the Healthcare Bill . . . and specifically mentioned the broken promise of allowing people who like their healthcare insurance to keep it . . . and how they were going to take that provision out so people can keep the insurance they like. Frankly, the President was touting that line right up to the election in Masssachusettes . . . so now he says the Republicans were right after all. You don't get to keep the insurance you like. That should have been the headline. REPUBLICANS WERE RIGHT: PRESIDENT SHOULD APOLOGIZE FOR LYING. PROMISES TO REMOVE PROVISION IN HEALTHCARE BILL THAT FORCES PEOPLE TO LOSE THE INSURANCE THEY LIKE.”
LonosCurse on Jan 29, 2010 at 23:54:14
“To quoate your hero, Ronald Readan, "there you go again,' spouting nonsense as fact. Where does its say that this legislation will force anyone to lose their insurance? I mean besaides a Fox News crawler? The Republicans have proven themselves as experts in revisionist history. And you should clarify that when you say the Repblicans are right, you are not talking about being correct but being right of center.”
anothervoice2 on Jan 29, 2010 at 21:39:31
“Republicans were right?!
He said Congress was working to fix some issues. He did not lie.
The GOP does nothing constructive, offers no substantive policies and brag about how they can bring down Obama. And you think President Obama has to apologize?!! The GOP has to apologize to the entire nation - they take our tax dollars in salary and perks, and sit back and attack, lie, obstruct and deceive.”
msgirlintn on Jan 29, 2010 at 21:35:15
“The President didn't write the bill. If the House or the Senate slipped something into it, he is not accountable. I find it really refreshing that this President will take responsibility for things. Bush never though he did anything wrong and openly said he didn't make mistakes.”
“Are you sure . . . since 40% of NY'ers in a poll said they believed it would increase their chances of another attack. Please. I also heard the Police Chief (I believe) in NY say that all the residential buidlings around the courthouse (and there are ALOT of them) will not be able to park their cars in their own residential parking spaces for the entire time of the trial . . . what . . . 2 years . . . I guess Obama doesn't care about losing NY in 2012? Give me a break.”
dct1999 on Jan 28, 2010 at 21:19:10
“40% is less than half, where is the consensus of opinion?”