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After 42 Repeal Votes And A Shutdown, GOP Senator Says He Likes A Key Part Of Obamacare

After 42 Repeal Votes And A Shutdown, GOP Senator Says He Likes A Key Part Of Obamacare

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 11:49:54 in Politics

“Dude, rearview mirror, may man. Rear view mirror. Problems fixed, the difference you fail to comprehend is that right wing talkers are FIXATED on what was FIXED - several weeks ago. So...maybe if they reported on NEWS instead of HISTORY, they'd know that people are signing up, getting coverage, etc., etc.

But hey, keep being a lemming and swallowing the FOX Kool Aid talking points. You're doing a FABULOUS job as their parrot.

And incidentally, what's the Republican plan to cover 50 million uninsured Americans that cost us all more money because their care is uncompensated? What's that? Don't have a plan? Yeah, sounds like a conservative!!”
After 42 Repeal Votes And A Shutdown, GOP Senator Says He Likes A Key Part Of Obamacare

After 42 Repeal Votes And A Shutdown, GOP Senator Says He Likes A Key Part Of Obamacare

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 11:19:08 in Politics

“...which you can't prove at all, with any facts, metrics, or data. But hey! Keep on regurgitating those Fox News Talking Points. They love that you're they're lemming.”

-- Blackbelt Ron on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:35:19

“OMG have you been following all the 'discoveries' of this train wreck.?
If you were - and honest with yourself - you would agree....
But hey -- keep being a lemming and go run off that Obamacare cliff...”
After 42 Repeal Votes And A Shutdown, GOP Senator Says He Likes A Key Part Of Obamacare

After 42 Repeal Votes And A Shutdown, GOP Senator Says He Likes A Key Part Of Obamacare

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:59:42 in Politics

“"States Rights! Free Market! State Rights! Free Market!"

So what does Obamacare do? Uses free market insurance companies to offer plans and let states have the option to opt OUT of their own state based exchange.

Which states mostly opted OUT of the STATE RUN exchanges offering FREE MARKET insurance?

Republican-governor led states.

You can't make this stuff up.”

-- Blackbelt Ron on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:02:00

“Obama created a "healthcare plan"
designed so badly that the result is pure damage on America.”
Senate Democrats Push Obama Nominees While GOP Bides Its Time

Senate Democrats Push Obama Nominees While GOP Bides Its Time

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 18:08:16 in Politics

“""The fact is it changes personal relationships with everybody on the other side," said Sen. Tom Coburn"

Oh, so blocking EACH and EVERY nominee the President nominated - even ALL of the uncontroversial ones - didn't changes those personal relationships with Democrats?

Funny how you think that only works one way, Mr. Coburn - or as you are known even among your OWN colleagues, "Dr. No." for saying no to almost everything.”
Newt Gingrich 'Very Surprised' At Nelson Mandela Backlash

Newt Gingrich 'Very Surprised' At Nelson Mandela Backlash

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 18:05:20 in Politics

“It's sad what's become of the Republican Party: Angry, racist, old people.”
Scott Brown Hits Democrats' 'Stunning Hypocrisy' On Obamacare

Scott Brown Hits Democrats' 'Stunning Hypocrisy' On Obamacare

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 17:53:15 in Politics

“No, that's the libertarian, "I have mine, screw you if you don't have any" mindset, that is the immoral position of the increasingly unhinged Republican Party. That's the epitome of selfishnes, greed, and a disdain for everyone else in your community and in the larger society. It's the culmination of 30 years of Reaganomics that says, "Wah! My taxes are (always) too high (even when they are the lowest in over SEVENTY YEARS)!"

You. Just. Don't. Get. It.”
Scott Brown Hits Democrats' 'Stunning Hypocrisy' On Obamacare

Scott Brown Hits Democrats' 'Stunning Hypocrisy' On Obamacare

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 23:10:56 in Politics

“You don't seem to understand another point: FUN FACT: The insurance industry WANTED these standards, and the ACA! They get TONS of new customers, and instead of 50 different regs to follow, they can now follow some FEDERAL ones. They've been ASKING for that for decades. But not that you'd know that - what with spewing right wing talking points nonsense, and not understanding the health insurance industry.

Oh, and "forcing everyone" to buy coverage? Funny, then why did the SECOND Congress of the United States WAY back in the 1790's FORCE all men ages 18 to 45 to buy a gun and join the militia? Gosh darned government, FORCING people do DO stuff for their own good! I mean sheesh, healthcare that HELPS people and makes them healthier? That's like, MORAL and stuff! Can't have that in a Christian-nation... oh wait... what did Jesus say in Matthew 25 again? Maybe you oughta re-read it, since that's what the REPUBLICANS think this country is: A CHRISTIAN nation.”

Shaun Chapman on Dec 5, 2013 at 14:15:50

“So how much did you give to charity last year? just because this is a Christian leaning nation doent mean we need to give people free health insurance. Haven't you heard about doctor without boarders, soup kitchen, etc? Thats the christian thing to do.”

Shaun Chapman on Dec 4, 2013 at 12:36:25

“Why do you assume i didnt know the insurance companies wanted this? Any company would love to write the rules they have to abide by. Doesn't mean it goo for the people. Also this isnt healthcare its health insurance. "healthcare that HELPS people and makes them healthier?" WOW, if I go to the doctor more I'll be healthier...lol”
Bill O'Reilly Taking On 'War On Christmas' Again (VIDEO)

Bill O'Reilly Taking On 'War On Christmas' Again (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:33:38 in Media

“Not only that "holiday" means "holy day." So wishing people a happy "holy day" is being gracious towards most everyone, except perhaps atheists and agnostics.”
Scott Brown Hits Democrats' 'Stunning Hypocrisy' On Obamacare

Scott Brown Hits Democrats' 'Stunning Hypocrisy' On Obamacare

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:24:27 in Politics

“You're not really familiar with what the exchanges are, and who provides the insurance on them, are you? Try educating yourself first.

Oh, and by the way, fun fact: STATES have had minimum insurance requirements for DECADES. Amazing, huh?”

Shaun Chapman on Dec 3, 2013 at 15:39:20

“Thanks, you just made my point STATES have minimum insurance requirements. The ACA changed those requirements. So how is it a free market if an insurance company has to change their poicies to meet the Government mandated requirement. Also, Gov mandated max profit the insurance companies can make. Free Market would allow people to buy coverage they need and will use. Not force everyone one to buy maturnity care.

Stop trying to make people look stupid..it doesn treflect good on you. exchanges are private insurance companies. You can get the same policy without going to healthcare.gov. Jsut check BCBS, ETNA, Etc”
Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:11:47 in Politics

“"It's going to be really sad that there will be a significant number of people we will not be able to help," Barton said."

I would hope those facilitators then say to those people, "Here's where to get your state issued ID card - vote in the elections, and don't vote for the Republican." Cause that would change the situation in ways that would benefit everyone - a healthier population helps businesses and those who do pay for insurance now.”
Scott Brown Hits Democrats' 'Stunning Hypocrisy' On Obamacare

Scott Brown Hits Democrats' 'Stunning Hypocrisy' On Obamacare

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 14:57:50 in Politics

“So.... a federal exchanged of PRIVATE INSURANCE plans, and Brown is blaming it on... the government?!?!?

Typical GOP-con double-speak. "Free market great! Government bad!" But if the government does something with free market principles employed and it goes wrong, blame the government for it, not the free market.

DUH, Scott. These are plans with things called NETWORKS that PRIVATE insurance has been using for DECADES. Welcome to present-day health insurance.”

Shaun Chapman on Dec 3, 2013 at 15:14:02

“How is this a free market? Government change the minimum requirements and rules when they passed the ACA. Your statement seems you thing the Gov just told the insurance companies to insure people...”
GOP Leaders Trash Obamacare As Healthcare.gov Reports One Million Visitors On Monday

GOP Leaders Trash Obamacare As Healthcare.gov Reports One Million Visitors On Monday

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 14:47:02 in Politics

“Hey John, as a legislator, if you and your "leadership team" (and I use that term VERY loosely) actually bothered to, you know, LEGISLATE something while you're working (hey, maybe try working more, longer hours? Like the rest of us Americans have to?) instead of bloviating, you might actually help Americans - I mean, that non-1% Americans, that is.”

huff reader on Dec 3, 2013 at 16:11:25

“That's not their job.

They were paid to obstruct legislation, destroy public trust in government and drive the federal government to dysfunction. Boehner is right. They have done exactly that.

Unfortunately, 'we the people' have been paying them to do something else.”
House Only Working 8 More Days This Year [UPDATE]

House Only Working 8 More Days This Year [UPDATE]

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 13:10:06 in Politics

“"We should not be judged on how many new laws we create," Boehner told CBS News' Bob Schieffer in July. "We ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal."

Okay, so how many DID you ACTUALLY repeal, Speaker Boehner? Not merely "voted to repeal," but laws that actually are now no longer on the books - what's that tally, sir?”

MontanaMan on Dec 2, 2013 at 13:14:46

“How many laws did you repeal that helped the 1% takers and harmed the middle class is the real question, John.”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 21:02:05 in Politics

“A review of the Citizens United ruling does not make it clear at all that the right of speech via "corporate personhood" extends to religious freedoms as well.”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 21:02:13 in Politics

“Well that's a lovely little bit of sophistry you've got going there, but the facts are Constitutional: WHERE in the Constitution does it give a corporation the right to impose it's religious beliefs upon its employees, when the law of the land states otherwise? Birth control is, or has been used by, quite literally, 99% of the female population in one form or another. So to say that this is a "moral" issue that is for a "certain class" of citizens is not only laughable, it's YOU pretending that your morality matters more than the FREEDOM of others to be able to obtain legally available health-related items.”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 14:14:07 in Politics

“A ruling on money / free speech also affected religious issues? Where did the opinion state as much? (Genuine, sincere question.)”

Bobcaaat on Nov 27, 2013 at 09:33:48

“C U allows business the same rights as individuals, including the right to give to churches and have religion as a guideline to running the business.”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 14:12:41 in Politics

“It's not morality. It's a health issue, and therein lies the distinction. And if "benefitting a certain class" of citizens means any woman who can get pregnant AND any man capable of impregnating her, I think that covers the VAST majority of Americans - and therefore hardly anything privileged.”

B from B on Nov 26, 2013 at 17:26:08

“It's morality disguised as a 'health issue'; don't be so naive. Also, based upon your logic, abortion is a 'man's issue' as well. When a health issue is such that it challenges one's moral belief, then the health issue becomes a moral issue.”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 13:26:08 in Politics

“The question is, when did corporations gain the Constitutional right to impose their religious views/beliefs upon their employees, that almost certainly includes people who do not share their religious views/beliefs? If you don't like the law, shut down the business and start a church instead.”

grandmablue on Nov 26, 2013 at 20:44:23

“I agree. When Hobby Lobby decides to become a non-profit Church of the Hobby God, then they get an exemption. Until then, not.”

B from B on Nov 26, 2013 at 13:33:02

“Where did the gov't get the right to impose their own 'morality' (so-called) upon others, particularly when it only truly benefits only a certain class of citizens?”

Bobcaaat on Nov 26, 2013 at 13:27:47

“Citizens United”
Pope Francis 'Evangelii Gaudium' Calls For Renewal Of Roman Catholic Church, Attacks 'Idolatry Of Money'

Pope Francis 'Evangelii Gaudium' Calls For Renewal Of Roman Catholic Church, Attacks 'Idolatry Of Money'

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 12:59:03 in Religion

“Actually, his message reminds me more of the latter part of Matthew 25.”
John Cornyn, Texas Senator, Says Iran Deal Is Obamacare Distraction

John Cornyn, Texas Senator, Says Iran Deal Is Obamacare Distraction

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 11:04:56 in Politics

“Well, given they were/are against it, neither of them are Christians, that much is clear by a simple reading of Matthew 25.”

Ed Cage on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:44:21

“Dave F respectfully we can’t begin to afford it and more importantly neither can our grandchildren who already owe $17 trillion.

~Facts are stubborn”
John Cornyn, Texas Senator, Says Iran Deal Is Obamacare Distraction

John Cornyn, Texas Senator, Says Iran Deal Is Obamacare Distraction

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 22:45:18 in Politics

“Texas, seriously - how DO you manage to send people like Cornyn and Cruz to the US SENATE!?!? There HAVE to be smarter people in Texas than those two clowns.”

Ed Cage on Nov 25, 2013 at 07:00:21

“Cornyn and Cruz were/are both against the ACA. How dumb can you get?”
Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 23:27:59 in Politics

“Soo.... you STILL have nothing useful to say. Go away until you can say something useful then, mmkay? Everything I've posted has been constitutionally sound. "Guns for everybody!" is not what the Founders either said, nor meant. And then you go and flat out lie about Democrats regarding guns.”

JIMSmith28 on Nov 22, 2013 at 02:44:05

“You argument is hypocritical, as I've pointed out. As useful a criticism as any.

If you can't accept that, you're kidding yourself and wasting my time. My lies are not so much lies as generalizations. Take them for what you will. I don't care.”
Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 13:33:30 in Politics

“Not only that, Democrats worked WITH Republicans and agreed on voting on some and objecting to others. They came to agreement. Republicans are just saying "NO!" to any and ALL judges. That's unconstitutional - the President is required to nominate judges for vacancies. The Senate is supposed to give their advice and consent - not their DISsent.”
Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 13:06:00 in Politics

“"they don't even support guns!"

Oh lookie, another fact-free post from a con!”

JIMSmith28 on Nov 21, 2013 at 19:24:34

“Oh lookie, a hypocritical liberal who only strictly interprets the constitution when it serves him, and then bashes republicans for doing the same thing.

FACT (see mirror)”
Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 12:51:55 in Politics

“"McConnell said, "They made it up. They started it,"

So... schoolyard, 2nd grade tactics of "He did it first" is now acceptable Senate procedure, Mr. McConnell?

Hilarious.

The Constitution has NO provision that requires supermajorities for the nominees your caucus has been blocking - FOR NO REASON (by your own admisstion!) at that.”

pjcamp on Nov 21, 2013 at 13:00:18

“Democrats filibustered some judges. Republicans filibuster all of them. That's the key difference that McConnell elides.”
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