“Not really. They caved to the are you a patriot or not stigma, that took down some of the few who voted no For example, .Max Cleland a Vietnam war veteran who lost three limbs in Vietnam was painted as pro Osama, because he voted no.. The people of Georgia elected Saxby Chambliss who avoided the draft in Vietnam. Democrats supported it for fear of their jobs. Chicken-hearted yes, wholeheartedly no. Just remember Bush LIED about the WMDs and falsely connected Iraq to 9/11”
“Well said. The Republicans are morally bankrupt, absolutely in the pockets of the Kochs and are trying to turn this country into a white male dominated oligarchy. They are terrified of Hillary because there is not one viable Republican who will appeal to the whole party, much less America”
“I am not religious nor am I a Christian, but you are actually quoting the Code of Hammurabi ( Ancient Babylon) Even if it was said in the Old Testament, I don't think Jesus would be on board with Imhofe's statement.”
“I am neither illegal,gay, birth control is not a priority and I am a white well educated, professional of the baby boomer generation.. What has been assaulting you for the last 5+ years is the fact that we have an African American president. Did you spend the Bush years with your head in the sand? Now that was an assault on America. That administration almost took the country over the cliff. You seriously do not let facts get in the way of your arguments. Well I wish you the best. Your head will probably explode when Hillary wins the White House in 2016”
“The government is not Obama and Reid. In your reality it may be, but young people today don't really know or care what is going on in government. I teach High school History and I can tell you they wouldn't even know who Harry Reid is. You are speaking FOXSPEAK. I may spend a tremendous amount of time getting to be understand their role as citizens, but I assure you they are clueless about the assaults on their future by the Republicans.”
MiddleForkedRoad on Apr 30, 2014 at 14:54:39
“The last 5+ years have been an all out assault on every American, unless of course you are here illegally, are gay and want to get married, or think free birth control is your main priority.”
“Communism is dead. Crony capitalism would be a walk in the park compared to the plutocracy the Republicans are setting us up for. The Koch Brothers and their ilk will create, an oligarchy that will keep people poor, uninsured and victims of their destruction of the environment”
“I am afraid you are living in an alternate reality. It was Reagan who plunged many in the middle class into poverty, and it was Bush and the Republicans, not the Democrats who have created this situation that the Millennials are in. We were in good shape when Clinton left office and Bush sank this country with tax breaks for the rich and a war of choice put on the country's credit card. Who are you kidding? Actually you are kidding yourself. I imagine you forgot the Sock Market Crash of 1987 and the resulting recession that sunk Bush I The crashes always came in the last one hundred years when the Republicans were in power. I know. I teach US History”
Bart DePalma on Apr 29, 2014 at 22:05:28
“During the Reagan Prosperity (1983-2007), we enjoyed the longest period of time in American history without a major recession, we created over 40 million jobs, per capita GDP went up faster than the previous post-WWII period the left lauds as some progressive golden age.
“If you vote Republican you will certainly be voting for those who don't give a damn about you. You'll pay more so that Billionaires pay less. You will have no safety net and will be electing people who see average citizens as leeches”
“I keep telling my high school students that if they don't take an active role in being citizens, then they will get the government they deserve and not the one they want. The government they will get will be one who caters only to billionaires and major corporations, they will be left holding the bag and footing the bill”
woodrow2012 on Apr 29, 2014 at 20:26:11
“The government will always cater to the 1% no matter which party is incharge. Money is power and always will be...................”
MiddleForkedRoad on Apr 29, 2014 at 19:54:41
“" then they will get the government they deserve and not the one they want"
- I think they figured that out.
Right now they have the government that they do not want, AKA Obama, Reid.”
dblaess on Apr 29, 2014 at 19:36:34
“When I was in school, my teachers said the same thing. If you do not become informed citizens, then what Khrushchev said about turning America into a Soviet communist state would happen. Are we closer to a communist, collective state (each to their Needs) or your definition of the future( crony capitalism)?”
“In New York City? Doubtful. What atmosphere against Democrats? For the most part New Yorkers are smart enough to realize which party is a least remotely interested working for the interest of the people, not just the 1%”
“Actually you are the one in need of a real history lesson. One that is based in fact and not conspiracy theories. The is absolute NO proof at all that FDR knew about Pearl Harbor and "sacrificed" thousands of American lives. The Truman Doctrine came into being in 1946 when Communist sought to take over Turkey and Greece. The threat of Communism to the Marshall plan, made us try to keep France's economy stable in spite of their tremendous resource drain in Asia. It was a choice to promote anti communism over anti colonialism. We did not however send troops The birth of the Cold War, nothing appeared to be more important than stopping the spread of Communism since the Chinese Communist victory in China in 1949. Particularly to newly democratic japan. Just a stones throw from Korea By the way it was the Republican Party that were the big "Commie Haters" As you might remember the Second Red Scare spearheaded by none other than the Republican Junior Senator from Wisconsin Joseph McCarthy. It has also been proven many times over that intelligence concerning WMDs was cherry picked and then fabricated by the Bush Administration. Again, not only is your assertion that Democratic presidents start war wrong, This country has economically fared better since Eisenhower under Democratic presidents, with the exception of Carter.”
veloci1 on Apr 23, 2014 at 22:55:03
“Except for the fact that we broke the Japanese Foreign office code and had translated their declaration of war hours before they did and before the attack, then you might be right.
And you are VERY foolish if you think that I believe any of these decisions were, at least at the time, bad. And I never said they started a wrong war.
It's your liberal slant which assumes facts not in evidence. You have no clue about your opposition and thus fly off half cocked at anything they say.
“Actually, I teach History and you are wrong. Granted Vietnam is considered LBJ's war, our involvement goes back to the Eisenhower Administration. What other wars are you talking about? WW1? No we entered it in it's third year and helped end it. WW2? No, we entered it when we were attacked in 1941 (Pearl Harbor). The Korean War was begun when the northern part of Korea attacked the Southern part with the help of the Communists in China. Bush & Cheney used false evidence and lies to engage in a war of choice in Iraq. .”
veloci1 on Apr 22, 2014 at 21:08:10
“Guess you missed some classes.
Although Eisenhower sent Black Berets (Marine advisors) to Vietnam as early as 1952-1954, Truman was sending $1B per year to the French for their operations in Indochina (Vietnam) as early as 1946.
WWII, man is your history off. We entered it after FDR allowed THOUSANDS of Americans to be killed at Pearl Harbor when we already KNEW exactly when and where the Japanese attack was to occur.
Korea, we didn't NEED to participate, but Truman put us into it. Also, Korea was a POLICE ACTION, not a war and thus isn't included.
Iraq. EVERY Western Intelligence Agency said that Iraq had WMD and GWB acted on that basis.
You REALLY need to go back to school and look at History again.”
“Republicans seem to have no concern for other people's children. Shame on Meet the Press for become a travesty of what it once was. I am not surprised, most of the media is owned by the very corporations that support the Republicans.”
veloci1 on Apr 20, 2014 at 21:32:39
“Maybe you need to back up and check your history. More wars have been started by Democrats and progressives that started by Republicans.”
“Actually the deficit has decreased in the last year. Yes, when you engage in two unfunded wars that were put on the nation's credit card, blew through a surplus by waging a war of choice and cutting taxes on the wealthiest....well what do you expect. I think of the millions that the Republicans have wasted with their bogus crises, 40 some odd votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and give millions in subsidies to corporations like big oil. Issa has wasted millions with his witch hunts which have accomplished NOTHING. The Republicans blew billions of dollars with the government shut down last year, so please spare me the sanctimony”
“Hmm budget cuts due to screams to cut the deficit? Obama can cut the budget, but only if the Senate & House approve. He unilaterally cannot put those cuts into effect. Early warning system. Really? Yes asteroid headed for NYC. Evacuate now. sure. We cannot stop asteroids, that is the stuff of Science Fiction.. Like Reagan's Star Wars missle stopping system.”
lordgamble on Apr 19, 2014 at 19:08:54
“The first step in developing an asteroid defense system is to first develop the means to detect them early enough to act. Even without the means to defend against them, early warning, like we do with tornados and hurricanes, do save lives. But go ahead, make fun of early warning, you'll be safe with that tinfoil hat you're wearing.
A little edification on space based military operations.