“My concern would be her agenda. Would her political agenda shift radically? Her current focus is most always on "the people" (not just democrats as so many here like to define, but goals republicans can also respect). The reason I say that is - I'm politically to the right and yet respect what she has done. I (obviously) don't agree with all of her current agenda, but she also attacks it in a practical way - for example, legislation against wallstreet and big banking. She she seems quite reasonable.
One of the few politicians I believe would have a chance at healing this hyper charged partisan atmosphere our political system is current drowning in.”
“Nothing the republicans want has been passed. Less has been passed by the left than could have been. Until the GOP took the house, this administration ran them over, never let them have a voice, and never negotiated. I'm surprised that you're surprised the GOP played hardball when they got the house back.”
Prib2009 on May 30, 2014 at 13:13:19
“I'm surprised you don't have a clue what you're talking about, but you sure know how to spout Fake News' talking points.”
“You're only forgetting one thing - the only people who vote on gun issues are the one's concerned about protect gun rights. It's a little fact that gets the way of your entire post. And if we really want to be accurate, you need to change "american people" to "democrats."
Roughly half the american people do not share your interests.”
“Ernesto - you can buy guns, as well as live ammunition at gun shows.
Most gun owners - 99.99%, practice and appreciate gun safety. Having everyone's firearms checked at the door prevents accidents. It's not fear, it's safety.”
“I have a lot of problems with people who suggest they tax ammo into oblivion and the like. However, this suggestion is reasonable. It could probably be the same as a transfer fee when purchasing a gone from out of state. They're literally charging you for a background check and handling fee. I think its $50.00.”
Forestwildcat on May 30, 2014 at 14:14:11
“I have paid 50.00 and 65.00 transfer fees. I would rather pay a nominal background check fee than have the government toss millions of dollars into lala land”
“I don't like Hillary, but really - why would she get involved? She doesn't stand to gain from it in any way, no matter how the cookie crumbles. She's doing what any and every politician would do in that position.”
Ann Romanello on May 30, 2014 at 11:22:45
“I'm reading your byline and it made me chuckle. Ever notice how many of the anti big government politicians intrude on our daily lives and hold on to their government jobs for dear life? Doesn't anyone see the irony in that?”
“I'm embarrassed for you that you have to resort to alleging he's paid instead of replying to his comment.”
The Great Intellectual on May 30, 2014 at 10:35:08
“I'm used to it. My comment is 100% accurate with the YouTune video being blamed, with the US funding apologetic videos, and with CIA and Army officials stating they never spoke to Hillary. My guess she was passed out drunk from her constant partying like an elite with no responsibility.”
“Literally not practical.
There is only 1 best doctor. There are only so much volume of new drugs. No drugs get developed without profits from the last successful one.
How on god's green earth do you propose we "give everyone only the best." That would literally also put about 95% of our hospitals out of business and there wouldn't even be a adequate network of hospitals to service the people that need care.”
“That's an ambiguous question. What are those things? Who should provide them? You make some vague feel good assertion with no idea how it should be done. I assume doctors just shouldn't be paid for their work. But of course it'll still cost them half a million in loans to get through school.”
“That's some pretty narrow thinking. The practical world is an ugly place. Under this assumption if it costs us a billion dollars of Sx, Rx, rehab etc etc to save one life, you would have us do it. Repeatedly. After a few hundred people there would be no money or resources left and everyone after that would be in the can.
The point that I'm making here (b/c a billion a person is admittedly extreme), is that at what point is it sufficient? Should everyone have access to only the best surgeon? Should everyone have access to the most up to date perscriptions (even though it would cause a shortage as well as increased costs)? There are thousands of scenarios where your blanket feel good statement falls apart and cannot be considered a reasonable argument.”
gransview on May 29, 2014 at 16:48:42
“You are making a good point. We as a people need to decide what basic care can be guaranteed to all, such as prenatal, well-child, immunizations, preventive healthcare, etc. Care beyond what is considered basic can be an additional health insurance policy cost.
We can create a system with real competition for drugs and services and bring health care costs down to the level people pay for in other countries.
No good reason not to have single payer, either!”
escapepa on May 29, 2014 at 16:19:18
“Why shouldn't everyone have access to the best healthcare possible?”
andnojusticeforanyone on May 29, 2014 at 15:22:50
“Should only the wealthy have access to those things?”
“I don't know where you all get this mentality that anyone who ever watched fox is some brainwashed dullard. Think about most people you know, think about most Americans - very few are highly informed of our politics, our processes, or the political players. Most of them b/c they find it aggravating (as everyone does). Furthermore many are watching the news for topics other than politics.
The very simple reason she is choosing to go on Fox is to appear before a new audience. That is where gains will be made. Obama and Hillary don't need PBS or whoever to get their message out - it is already out to that crowd. Not really that difficult to figure out - the easiest, most efficient way to make gains is with a large new audience.”
“Your previous statement was well thought out and reasonable. This one is a ludicrous tit for tat. It's based on the assumption that everyone is a hard worker with reasonable expectations.”
andy txn on May 29, 2014 at 14:41:51
“I have seen employers who treat their employees like ($)hit & they get what they pay for. Want your business to run good, pay your employees well. And for god's sake tell them you appreciate the hard work they are doing for you, makes a world of difference. (And bonuses work good also)”
“You take my comment - pointing out the hypocrisy of the assertion that if you don't stand united in your opinions with the president than you are unamerican - and bash it with an opinion that is not unified with the then president.
Also - try and stay on point there Richard, no where in my comment did I come out pro-war.”
“Right Patricia... because the left was all about unity when Bush was in office. Thanks for the laugh.”
DavesWife on May 29, 2014 at 11:37:26
“You're so welcome, Grant! :-) And actually it was all justified during the Bush era!”
RS on May 29, 2014 at 11:23:40
“Hey Grant: obviously YOU DID NOT lose any loved ones in Iraq or Afghanistan or have one come home maimed or crippled or with PTSD, because if you did, I can guarantee you would NOT be laughing one bit.
shanghaislim on May 29, 2014 at 11:18:41
“"You're either with us or against us"
The Patriot Act
The Dixie Chicks”
yellowbusdriver on May 29, 2014 at 11:08:26
“When 9/11 happened, Democrats didn't seek to place blame on Powell, Bush and Cheney, accusing them of being responsible, demanding dozens of hearing and special investigations for years before allowing anything else to be done ... nor after the 13 Consular and Embassy attacks against the US during his term which killed 99 Americans.
So yeah ... Republicans have sunk to new lows.”
GaPony on May 29, 2014 at 11:00:05
“I thought it was George W. Bush who declared himself to be the "uniter in chief".”
“I don't fully understand that statement. If you're paying them, are they not supposed to do the job they've agreed to do? Are you supposed to pay them for nothing?
I manage (not own) a business and I can tell you - no one cares about the business. No one cares if it has lost money that month. They simply do not view it as their problem, and frankly it isn't. They don't invest their money into it. They don't lay awake at night worrying what bills will get paid and when. If the business fails, it isn't their lives that are destroyed.
You might have your head wrapped up in this evil big business corporate america, but a small business doesn't simply get to "ride on the backs" of other people doing their work for them. If that was the case - wouldn't so many more start a business and lay back while money was made for them?”
andy txn on May 29, 2014 at 11:45:20
“You know I spent 47 years worrying about my job & if I was doing the best job possible for my employer. Yes, I worried about the corporation I worked for. Yes, I worried if they were going bust of not. Yes, I was proud of doing the best job possible. I hated bosses that didn't care about the company, & I told them & their bosses so. But I saw many corporation/company that treated their employees like (S)hit, paid them as low a salary as they could get away with, lax workplace safety, & cronyism ran rampant. If you have a good product, treat your employees well, you will be successful. Saw one company president/CEO/owner, took a zero pay, use his savings, & kept his business alive & his employees working during the Great Bush Recession. Now has a very successful motorcycle business & very happy employees who have given back to the business.”
“That's an awfully bitter statement with some ludicrous assumptions based on nothing more than the knowledge Curtis has a differing political viewpoint than you. Intolerance coated in hypocrisy is an ugly thing.”
andy txn on May 29, 2014 at 00:41:17
“Yeah, I know, but it upsets them soooo much. You see I get tired of all the B.S. the Republicans keep spouting. Most businessmen harp about how they did it & never tell anybody they were successful riding on the backs of their employees.”