Republicans have become a party that doesn't mean what it says and doesn't stand for anything.
They flop around like gasping fish expecting everyone to believe whatever comes out of their mouths, just because they say it.
Then they contradict themselves sometimes within minutes and this is OK by them?
Certainly Romney, their new fearless leader for 10 minutes was guilty of this.
How shocking that all the hangers-on who thought Romney was great feel suddenly free to show no loyalty now that Romney is irrelevant.
New Republican Brand = Believe the electorate is unwaveringly stupid all the time. Underestimate your opponent. Show supreme arrogance with nothing to back it up. Lie openly with no shame or honor if you think it will selfishly benefit you. Eat your own. Hold America hostage. Present no new ideas about anything.
Also how could anyone on the planet think Romney was the next Reagan.”
marecek on Nov 21, 2012 at 15:32:58
“I fully agree with you. The sad thing is that Romney came uncomfortably close to winning. If you look at your list of sins, the Dems should have won in a tsunami.”
Kathy Hurd on Nov 21, 2012 at 15:26:29
“Bottom line, the GOP wanted the White House, and raised enough cash through the citizens united super pacs to BUY the White House. Tv ads that were blatantly wrong, talking out both sides of their mouths, and literally expecting Americans to have no brain/thought process.
That worked great years ago, before people had google, fact checking, the Internet, u tube, tweeting, texting, and cell phones with cameras. In today's world, we the people know the truth from lies and propaganda. So, all the money wasn't enough to fool us.
The GOP needs to find the platform, revamp where possible (immigration, rights of the various people), then build on that solid base. Fact checking will always happen because the truth matters.
And keep the angry fools off the talk/tv shows. They were rediculous”
Yota Daga on Nov 21, 2012 at 15:09:14
“Welcome to Republic Murdoch where common sense is not very common and is absolutely illegal!”
“You are absolutely correct. Medicare is excellent. Do you see seniors complaining about their government run "socialized" coverage? Do you see the Senators and Congressmen complaining about their government run "socialized" health insurance?
All the Repubs in Washington who complain are amazing hypocrites to shout "socialism" while accepting it for themselves and their families.
Health insurance is simply a way to PAY for services. In the insurance industry we call it the "law of large numbers". The more people that are covered, the lower the cost. Been that way since inland marine (ships and cargo) was written on napkins in London coffeehouses in the 1700's.
For profit private health insurance is not "BETTER" in ANY way. The additional costs to pay shareholders increase premiums 30% a year with ZERO benefit.
With a standardized list of coverages there will be NO MORE bogus claim denials. Some claims reps actually receive a bonus for the lowest amount of paid claims in a year.
“This free man should thank his lucky stars that Obama IS the President. He should be laughing all the way to the bank as more and more bone eee fied Patriots line up to buy his products. After all O might take um away, and we might not have one needless shooting every other day in the US of A. Just call me irresponsible.
PS Is he going to charge an additional .15 cents per bullet for his employees healthcare.”
“I've really heard enough about how "Romney" is a good man.
A good man stands for something.
A good man has character.
Romney is a silver spoon baby who stands for nothing beyond what he thinks people wish to hear.
That's a fake leader and anyone who thinks they should "quietly" represent only half of the population is not only unqualified, he's dangerous.”
TSRVT on Nov 16, 2012 at 14:36:15
TheHandyman on Nov 16, 2012 at 14:28:39
“Romney stands for something...GREED Romney has character...a really wish washy flip floppy one He works hard for his base...the filthy rich And he surrounds himself with other really good people, his family.”
Patty Stirneman Fenton on Nov 16, 2012 at 14:02:30
“someone with a brain like yours is dangerous!!!”
mrbaseball on Nov 16, 2012 at 13:52:29
“Your boy already divided the country so does that make you half wrong?”
splashy on Nov 16, 2012 at 13:49:20
“A good man does not force girls and women to give birth and take away birth control, making them less than the fetuses they would be forced to carry and birth, whether it kill or maims them or not.”
Hitchslap2 on Nov 16, 2012 at 13:44:23
“100% agree. Had he actually outlined a real plan, instead of making his campaign all about bashing President Obama, I might have voted for him. The guy offered no solutions, and no leadership. That's why he lost the election. People aren't THAT stupid.”
“You have no clue what you are talking about. Mental damage? What a joke.
TM is completely legitimate, however it is now very expensive and in my view can only be afforded by the wealthy. Although I understand the need for teachers to make a living, I believe in California it's $5,000 per student to be initiated and that is sad.
I paid $35.00 in 1969. I highly recommend it to everyone, but the current pricing structure is counter productive.”
Saijanai on Nov 15, 2012 at 03:02:35
“It's $1500 per person, last I heard, and there are plenty of ways of getting scholarships, grants, etc., to lower that price.
That price was set explicitly to entice rich people because "rich people don't shop in poor stores."
The theory is: rich people set the trends for the rest of society, and as their own state of consciousness matures, they will be more inclined to help others as well.
The David Lynch Foundation offers instruction to schools (public and private) for about $300 per student by hiring one teacher to teach 200 students in a given school. They offer similar deals for orphanages, halfway houses, veterans groups, Indian Reservations, etc. The cost to the participants is $0. The rich TMers are footing the bill by donate to the non-profit DLF.”
“Exchanges are a very good idea, but any exchange needs to be very large and it needs to have everyone included to work. A California or NY exchange is large enough to set appropriate rates for example because the population is large, but small states need either to band together or become grouped into a NATIONAL exchange which is really the smartest idea.
Exchanges have been used quite successfully within the worldwide insurance industry for hundreds of years. Because there are hundreds of thousands of participants, rates and loss ratios are quickly and reliably established.
It should be noted by skeptics that "Obamacare" has really NOTHING to do with care.
Its simply a much better way to acquire lower cost, more reliable medical services by taking out profits demanded by the stock market.
Not offering coverage for pre-existing conditions or offering coverage at ridiculously unaffordable rates to meet this obligation is amoral.”
JLca on Nov 14, 2012 at 23:43:55
“LOL - wonder why people are happy with it in Massachusetts then???”
“I understand it may be splitting hairs, but you know as well as I do that "focus" may improve in general, but there are far more profound effects, and as the actual practice is accomplished by NOT focusing it should be understood that many in the discussion mention that anyone can get the same benefit by "concentrating" etc, and I highly doubt it. TM is quite unique.”
“Recently I found that the cost associated with TM has become really prohibitive. I was asking for my son and I realize TM instructors must make a living, but I was quoted $5,000 for my son to be initiated.
I was initiated in 1969 for $35.00 in Florida. That was the standard rate for everyone. $5,000 is too much.
Anyone should be able to make a living on $500.00 per student.”
JenPrairie on Nov 14, 2012 at 18:18:18
“that's not true - nowhere near $5000 --- and btw, there is free lifetime tech support ...”
Saijanai on Nov 14, 2012 at 17:36:49
“$5000 is a bit much. the base price for TM initiation is $1500, which is targetted at the 1%ers who won't learn something if it is too cheap. There are grants, loans and scholarships available to bring the price down to more reasonable levels. http://www.tm.org can direct you to the nearest TM teacher, and http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org may be able to help with the fee.
The David Lynch Foundation raises money to teach entire schools, orphanages, shelters, American Indian reservations, etc., for free, and they have been known to help with individuals as well.”
“You mean "socialized medicine" as in Medicare or Medicade?
Or "socialized medicine" as in everyone gets the same as our illustrious Congress and Senators?
If she received bad advise in the UK, are you trying to tell us that in the US Doctors never hand out bad advise?
She needed a TRAVEL policy, just like anyone who travels out of their home country.
"Socialized medicine" is far superior to our current and unsustainable for-profit system. It is a different method of payment, NOT care.
Seniors like Medicare VERY much because it works well and patients choose their Doctors.
Ask someone in Germany, Switzerland,France, or the Netherlands.
Your argument is the real stinker.”
Colmore on Dec 3, 2012 at 06:51:46
“My family lives in the UK, and has no problem with the National Health Service. They get good care, like their doctors, no waiting if you are in need of attention. Do not believe the propoganda. My relatives are horrified when I tell them about the cost of medical care here. They would not trade their system for the "best care in the world" IF you can afford it U.S. healthcare.”
Nov 28, 2012 at 23:32:35
“AM Best's A+ Rated Mexican Insurance Companies like ACE add strength to the insurance marketplace in Mexico because they are Global carriers who will step up well in order to offer Mexican truck insurance for Mexico plated trucks crossing the border under the new cross border NAFTA agreement. Concerns that "Mexican" Insurers will not be strong enough to provide coverage, pay claims and provide a stable product is unfounded, as many new carriers are located in the US and also in Mexico. Many Mexico based insurance companies are solidifying marketplace share and growth in the region.”