“Where is all the liberal support for people protesting an oppressive government? Usually you folks are the first to support. I guess when individuals are fighting for individual freedoms and not a collectivist agenda it just isn't as "sexy" an issue.”
darthconservatus on Dec 9, 2013 at 15:35:43
“Many of the lefties still have a soft spot for good old left wing dictatorships”
aleks356 on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:35:47
“Huh? Lots of liberal support for the protestors here and elsewhere online.
If anything, I've read lots of comments from confused conservatives, who apparently think that liberals should be (or are) against the protestors because they demolished a statue of Lenin.
Just more conservative "logic", I suppose.”
crazyface on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:27:15
“i'm all for the western ukrainians. they have gotten the dirty end of the stick from russia for hundreds of years, and yet kiev was where the rus empire began.”
“Wait til those 29,000 have their identities stolen, then ask how they like Obamacare”
kirbysguy on Dec 4, 2013 at 20:37:01
“the newest obamacare boogeyman...identity theft (I guess you got tired of death panels...not to mention your disappointment that the website has been improved), PRetty soon, you wont have anything left.”
“Only 12.5M more to go (the 7M he promised + the 5.6M who lost coverage).”
Bufford P Tusser on Dec 4, 2013 at 17:42:50
“2/3rds of the folks in Colorado who "lost coverage" were reinstated as the insurance industry got it wrong. No doubt that's takinh place in other states as well. Thousands more found to be grandfathered and reinstated.See how easy you are to play? Your heros throw out the first figure and don't respect you enough to tell you the rest of the story.”
“So how is that public education working out? Compare it to private schools.”
anniee214 on Dec 5, 2013 at 13:22:55
“Private schools demand discipline or the kid is out. Public school teachers spend half their classroom time disciplining children that should have been dealt with at home. Kids actually cuss out teachers and there is nothing the teacher can do for fear of harming the poor kid's psyche. Consequently, no one in the class is learning.”
MarkH79 on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:09:41
“I find your bio text ironic.”
dahlia97 on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:06:14
“Private schools don't solve an education problem...
The private schools that have huge amounts of money will do very well as they do now.
All the other privatized schools won't do any better than the public schools...and some will be poorer and do far worse.
if you're thinking we have a divided society now because of our politics, wait until each little privatized school teaches its own brand of history and social sciences....and then wonder how we became even more polarized.”
Vincent29 on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:05:55
“Ohh Texas, let's all pray for rain and teach creationism is science class haha!”
outlandish on Dec 3, 2013 at 17:50:05
“According to the article, much better overseas in socialist countries than in the US private schools. Can't you read articles? ”
“Obamacare proves the government is a failure, why would we want then trying to do more?”
AbeMartin on Dec 2, 2013 at 10:53:47
“It doesn't prove anything of the sort, Texan. Ooops. Did I just call you a "naughty" word?”
lizt on Dec 2, 2013 at 10:44:57
“There's no such thing as "Obamacare". If you are talking about the ACA, it hasn't been fully implemented yet but the portions that have been implemented are working beatifully. In the states that want their citizens to have healthcare, it is working.”
pakaal on Dec 2, 2013 at 10:42:12
“Glad folks are admitting the House GOP is useless to America.”
“The kind of stupid thing I've come to expect from Texans.......”
kokoyumyum on Nov 25, 2013 at 17:45:51
“It is thier own documents that prove the lies ROVE told. Oh, you meant Rove was a liberal, sorry, we don't want him, take him back.”
mmhhh on Nov 25, 2013 at 16:54:12
“LOL,rove is irrelevant now, however if he cheated to the IRS he should face charges. poor Texans always thinking they carry the truth....we are still waiting for your state to become independent, just imagine the fun of becoming a banana republic instantly!!!”
Terri Skau on Nov 25, 2013 at 15:27:57
“LOL...I thought it was "you know a republican when he's lying? His lips are always moving and giving great head service...:-))”
CaptRuby on Nov 25, 2013 at 14:12:04
“Let me guess your intelligence - you're from Texas????”
ProgressCowboy on Nov 25, 2013 at 13:40:06
“Not much to worry about. He has been pretty ineffective.
He is the one who should worry. People want something in return for their money.
He has failed to deliver.”
Andreas Schiff on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:51:19
“A joke is by definition supposed to be funny.
It is not funny at all that the Liberals are lying.
Do you think it is funny when people are lying?
Or was the joke in this that liberals are not lying?
Are you one of them Liberals?”
colin72 on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:28:55
“Quit embarrassing yourself.”
disgustipated1 on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:56:51
“It is this kind of simpleminded rhetoric that has made Texas the joke that it
is today. Its time to mess with Texas!! Please secede and make an example for other red states that take more tax money in than they themselves generate. Thats what Liberals call dumby welfare.”
DenverBill on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:56:18
“You're confused, it was said about tpubbaggers.”
grandpatimbo on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:52:02
“Sort of reminds me of how you know someone is a "real" Texan - that's when the BS is inside the boots instead of outside.”
lizpiper on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:51:38
“Oh, that's a new one! And it clearly applies only to liberals!”
Suzanne Klump on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:51:11
“no dear, that is an old paradigm. you lose”
srken1 on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:50:50
“That joke would more appropriately be applied to those on the right in recent days.”
gbpLA on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:49:37
“Thank you for providing the proof of the difference between the left and the right. The left lives by facts, history, and logic, while you righties live by jokes.”
0pseud0 on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:49:06
“cheated and lost... can't say I relate to your soreness.”
“Seriously? This government can't handle a two car funeral, how would you expect them to handle healthcare for 300M+ Americans?”
jbarrett174 on Nov 22, 2013 at 11:35:34
“Medicare functions beautifully.”
GreatLakeSailor on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:36:59
“Umm, the same way we do Medicare? (That's suggested in the article).
WhatWhat1 on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:35:44
“Hey tbb, was it private enterprise that got us to the moon and back with less technology than we put in a 2010 Toyota Corrola? No dude, it was the government of the United States of America.
Was it a private, "free market" corporation that tracked down bin Laden, trained the specialists, formulated a plan, then executed it without a single casualty and escaped with a treasure trove of intel on al Qaeda? No. It was the U. S. Government.
Do you have any idea why it's so safe to fly in this country? It's called the FAA, not "Corporations will do the right thing when it comes to passenger safety."
Do you even understand the difference between the VA and Medicare and Medicaid?
Bashing the U. S. Government when it's warranted is fine by me, but the knee jerk reactions against all things deemed "big gummint" is at best, nothing more than mindless blather.”
Aaron Putnam on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:31:21
“It's not about handling healthcare, that's the point that everyone seems to miss. It's about handling payment for healthcare. Why does it seem that all republicans think that all of a sudden hospitals will be overtaken by the government. They will still be privately run, or publicly run. It's not about healthcare, it's about how people pay for healthcare. Stop with the awful lies.”
Scuba49 on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:19:19
“The American Government won two World Wars under progressive administrations. You seem to be confused about the American Government.”
“As a conservative I hope so. With 30 states now being firmly right of center it is only a matter of time before the Senate is firmly in GOP hands, therefore being able to stop any nominee that is put up by a Dem president and easily passing with a GOP president.”
kirbysguy on Nov 19, 2013 at 11:22:14
“Yep, that would be a result, if, indeed, the Senate and presidency changed parties.
But, I would expect that the GOP would filibuster any nominees to the US Court of Appeals from a Republican president as well. After all, this is about "court packing", right? And NOT about the GOP wanting to stop the constitutional role of the presidency, because the President is a Dem?
So, my question to you is whether or not you would think the GOP shoudl be against nominating to the court to fill any vacancies beyond the number of justices currently on that court. Would you? I have to believe you would be. Otherwise, you might be demonstrating that you are merely a partisan hack, and, wow, you certainly wouldnt want to demonstrate that, now would you?
So...against a GOP president "court packing"? And you would hope that the GOP would be consistent and filibuster a GOP president's nominees, regardless of who they are? We will just assume it is yes. Welcome to democracy, comrade.”
sillylittleme on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:16:23
“You really need to look at the nation's demographics going forward. The Green party has a better chance than the Rs...”
HJLester on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:15:36
“You can dream, but even Texas is going blue, bubba.”
eAmondale on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:14:38
“You forgot the diabolical laughter that usually accompanies such lofty predictions. I'm sure you also thought Obamacare was unconstitutional and that Romney would win.”
“Are you even aware that "Ocare" ends discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions and rescission? Website glitches and turbulent transitions from substandard plans are temporary; those structural fixes are *forever* (unless of course the GOP gets its way).”
standup11 on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:13:50
“That is simply not true Texan. Facts say otherwise,”
tholin on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:09:51
“Not so much, considering the early date and the number of lower income folks who qualified for the Medicaid expansion. If Republican legislatures hadn't stuck it to their lower income residents by refusing the Medicaid expansion, millions more would now have coverage.
But then again, those votes can be marginalized, right?”
Is The Coffee Ready on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:09:12
Just a passerby on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:08:02
“Um, no. Those are insurance plans in name only.
And by the way? The only one you're embarrassing here is yourself. If you actually had enough nous to be embarrassed, that is.”
Johnnie James on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:06:42
“Really? Can you provide stats?”
AdlaiStevenson on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:04:32
“And the Republican plan to cover millions more with better plans that cover preexisting conditions and prevent people from going broke for health care costs is what?”
YankeeCanuck on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:04:24
“NOt true. Uninsured have signed up. FOrmerly ineligible have signed up. Despite all the obstruction and fear mongering by the media and the GOPT.”
formerdweeb on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:04:03
“Stats? Links? Sources?”
HiroHyoto on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:03:30
“You could hardly call the plans these people are losing as "health care"... more like wealth distribution from citizens to insurance companies under the PRETENSE that they were getting health insurance... only to be sold snake oil plans. You just want to be right about your hatred of Obamacare - not accurate.”