“It is a shame that money is a major factor in every election. As you have mentioned campaign finance reform is necessary. But who is going to initiate it?
Both, the members of congress and the white House, no matter who occupy it, are the beneficiary of the present day system.
From what I read on Huffington Post a few days ago, Elizabeth Warren raised her campaign money, for the Senate seat, through online small donations. With that in mind, I can trust Elizabeth more than I could trust Hillary. Specially when Hillary tried to fool people, instead of telling them that I will return the money back to the big special interest.”
Miami Don on Nov 20, 2013 at 14:50:26
“No you cannot make that judgement because that was not a common way of raising campaign money until Hillary ran for president and Obama made use of the internet. But to compare a later campaign by Warren to Hillary's national campaign reeks of bias. ”
“The present day statistics favor H.Clinton against E. Warren for two reasons;
1-Clinton is well known while most people do not know much about Elizabeth Warren yet. But when the campaign begins, the tide will change.
2- Hillary Clinton actually is too accommodating to Wall Street but people are not aware of it yet. But when the campaign begins, the news will come out. For example in 2008 primary, Clinton accepted million+ $ campaign contribution from the pharmaceutical industry,but when she was asked to explain, she responded that "I will fight for you against pharmaceutical industry".
I do not know how that is possible! It would be unethical to accept millions of $ from someone then hit him/her on the head. I must say that she was fooling people.
That is why I stopped supporting her in 2008 primary and voted for Obama.”
mavpay on Nov 20, 2013 at 13:25:45
“This "story" is irrelevant tabloid propaganda. Warren is focused on doing her job; she's not running in 2016.
Despite the money in politics, Clinton's past unpopular national positions among Progressive Democrats and the attempts by the GOP to personally demonize her, she would will be strongly supported by her party and establishment Republicans, especially women. Due to the latter category, the GOP will launch a nationwide effort to suppress women's votes like they've already done in Texas.
Republicans will continue to illegally purge voter rolls. They will continue to attack poor and working class people of color through "phony" ACORN "type" scandals to prevent large registration drives that favor Democrats.
Republicans will continue to suppress votes with their unconstitutional ID laws and actions designed to make it harder for Democrats to cast their ballots. There will more scandalous decisons made by the unscrupulous right wing supremes like the selection of "w" and the changes made to the Voting Rights Act. These right wing judges are activists, therefore, the courts should be under a system of checks and balances.
In the end the GOP, their bully benefactors, right wing operatives and the corporate propaganda media will FAIL. The people are beginning to increasingly understand that these entities have little-to-NO credibility as the people's own circumstances, which were created and facilitated by the aforementioned, are being IGNORED.”
Miami Don on Nov 20, 2013 at 12:50:02
“In way of clarification just how much money did the pharmaceutical industry give her opponent? It is an industry known for hedging its bets by contributing large amounts to both opponents therefore why would Hillary be obligated to them? (The pharmaceuticals were trying to buy a seat at the table regardless of who won the office and until we have real campaign finance reform we should expect this to happen.)”
sticks n stones on Nov 20, 2013 at 12:35:33
“If Warren wanted to mount a serious campaign, she too would have to accept corporate and Wall Street money.”
“SS is solvent already; it has always been solvent. it has been several decades that every year portion of the SS surplus is being transferred to the general fund for reducing the deficit spending. That money should be payed back plus interest to go toward an increased in benefit.
Also the existence of the "cap" in the law does not make sense. It was influenced by the rich which should be removed.”
“In my opinion; in practice the positive effect of science in human interrelationship is very obvious. Science does not know boundaries in human relationship. It does not dictate picking and choosing your friends or your enemies; who you should like and who you should hate, as religions mandate. One example is “technology” which is the byproduct of science. Last three centuries technology is the cause that the followers of different religions do business with one another that their religions forbade doing so. Another example: The study of animal life by scientists which resulted in better understanding of animal behaviors and feelings has changed our view toward animals which was based on religious beliefs that animals are created for our food and comfort. For that reason, there are less animal crudities, especially in advanced countries, today than a century ago and this is morality.”
“IK: What you wrote is also true about the other two Abrahamic religions, namely Judaism and Islam; they are all dangerous. The history has witnessed the brutalities committed by all those three religions. Whenever they had the power, they have committed the most heinous crimes against "none believers".”
IK Flin on Aug 23, 2013 at 15:07:52
“I agree. I think that these religions have an inherent toxicity having to do with a belief that these 'tales' are real. They are NOT real. To put it in perspective, still something like Bard's tales that have been overblown.”
“I always had problem with the theory of Big Bang.
How could almost infinite amount of mass shrink to a size of ballpoint pen without exploding, due to intense heat, created by inward gravitational pull!
The supernovas are constantly occurring in every galaxy, including in our Milky Way, with much less masses.”
caseyhd on Jul 17, 2013 at 17:30:47
“Understand all matter is actually a manifestation of energy. It was the intense energy released by the big bang that created the matter we see. But the bigger point being observed now is the fact they have found stars that appear to be older than the current estimation of the universe. So now cosmology are trying to explain why. Another theory is photon energy shift due to interaction with other particles such as positrons.”
“McConnell; this angry white man from the South, who never smiles, is angry at everybody. He, like most his fellow Republicans, has no ideas of his own for helping the counter. All that he has been doing last several years was sabotaging other people's good works.
Up to last election, he tried every which way that he could to "make President Obama, a one term president, no matter who will get hurt. When that didn't work he has been filibustering everything.
This grown man is, not just angry, but acting like a sili 12 years old boy.
The Senate republican should replace him with someone more mature and sensible.”
Flippy Cat on Jul 17, 2013 at 16:59:11
“Unfortunately, the Senate doesn't have any Republicans that are more mature and/or sensible”
“Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), one of the strongest backers of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the Democratic Party, said it is time to sit down and have a "sensible, reasonable" debate about gun control in light of the massacre in Newtown, Conn.,
What happened Senator! The NRA was slow in contribution to your campaign? Now they will get the message.”
jimbo17 on Dec 17, 2012 at 17:04:51
“I guess all the previous mass killings were OK huh Senator?”
Susan Sanders1 on Dec 17, 2012 at 16:16:46
“They are posing, doing damage control...they know what is coming. The shame is in all of us for letting fanatics take control of our livelihoods. The NRA has innocent American blood in its hands;what a nerve they should be at the table. There 80 million guns owners int this country, well they are minority and its about we put the lid on this band of foulmouthed criminals.”
“The republicans have lost the White house bid, they also lost a few seats in both houses of congress, the T-party,( the ultra conservative leg of the Party) is crippled.
Isn't this enough clue given by the voters for the Party leaders to stop playing politics and do the right thing? Do what is good for America, not what is good for the Republican party?”
“What amazes me is, how can an adult individual in sound mind and in good health would give up his right to think for himself! And it amazes me even more when that individual is supposed to be representing other people; supposedly a "thinker" who is able to solve his/hers constituent's problems. And then as soon as he is elected, turns around and signs a pledge to some unknown none-elected individual.
The pledge is; in future tax issues I promise I will not think.”
undecidedaboutPOTUS on Nov 24, 2012 at 11:07:46
“Sadly too many of the GOPees give up the right to think; that's also what Sen Brown in Ohio said to his opponent, signing the pledge gives up your right to think.”
“George W. Bush's 2003 invasion of Iraq was the biggest American foreign policy blonder in American history. What were the Bush gang thinking!
Iraq is 65% Shiia, 25% Sunni, 10% Kurds.
The decision overthrowing Sunni Saddam, a dictator, and trying to create a democratic regime means one man one vote. What group did W. Bush gangs think would win the election? It is no brainier, the 65% Shiia. That was the only reason that W. Bush's father in the first Iraq invasion in 1993 did not change the regime because the alternative would have been a Shiia government which would ally with Shiia Iran. Again what were they thinking!
“Walden; Yes number of people forget and some others vote Republican na matter what but enough people will remember to effect the outcome. As we have seen in last election number of T-partyers were not reelected due to their extremism and lack of cooperation.”
“The best thing that Obama could do is; let the Bush tax cut expire. On first session of congress in 2013 send a tax cut bill for the 98% that he has been talking about. If the Republicans do not pass it, they will be voted out in 2014 election.”
fredjernig on Dec 24, 2012 at 06:14:06
“Nope. Safe in their gerrymandered districts the Tea Party Representatives will continue to vociferate & obstruct, whipping their troops into a frenzy over abortion, taxes, whatever works, and get re-elected. Sigh.”
PerryWhite on Dec 24, 2012 at 06:05:57
“Are you actually admitting that the Bush tax cuts cut taxes for 98% of Americans?”
Walden101 on Dec 24, 2012 at 05:17:48
“Assuming of course that the American public can remember events past last weekend.”
“President Obama now has the mandate to get all of his agendas fulfilled.
In 2009 he had both houses of congress to pass all those bells that had in his wish-list but unfortunately he did not have the experience to act as a president, he was still acting like he was a senator and was keep trying to reach out to the uncompromising Republicans that their agenda was; let Obama fail no matter what, so he will not be reelected". Well he is reelected and he has the mandate now.
Mr. President, please do not compromise, the table could be turned around on the republicans.
Send all the bells in your wish-list, if the House does not cooperate, you will have the both houses of congress in 2014 and will be able to accomplish what American people voted you-in to do for them.”
pastgone on Nov 12, 2012 at 16:35:26
“His agenda is to serve the corporatist elite, while conducting a PR campaign to make you believe that he is on your team. He's not. You are being bamboozled.
It's lazy to be bamboozled. It's a lot harder to think that, as Americans, we're going to have to get up off of our rotund rumps and do something about the fact that our entire government has sold out.”
sepiasiren on Nov 12, 2012 at 16:33:18
“hear hear--fanned and faved.”
Harlon Katz on Nov 12, 2012 at 16:29:56
“Quit LYING - Obama had it all - enough to pass through the ACA - if he WANTED to work on the economy or jobs (moreso than just paying off his union buddies) HE COULD HAVE. He chose not to.”
“No that is not the answer but it will help. We have seen during President Clinton it had changed the Bush-I deficit to surplus.
Speaking of "Presidential tricks" , don't you miss Reagan/Khomeini connection, Contra, Oliver North, McFarland, W. Bush/Chiney/Rumsfeld, and countless more?”