The Tea Party mindset, will not go away overnight and unfortunately, a lot of people are infected with it's unreasoning dogma. And since the Club for Growth, et al seem to be doubling down with their endorsements and money, we're in for a long, bumpy ride.”
“Good question! I wonder if some of these people have thought that through, as they seem to have little or no idea, how important a well funded and functioning federal government is, to people's lives. And not just the folks who rely on Social Security, food stamps and Medicare but the entire country; from small businesses to Veterans, schools, students, scientific research, highways, etc.
I would hope that one of the outcomes of this debacle, would be that the Democrats stop shying away from defending the concept of good government and start cheer leading how essential it is to a well-run society.”
“The rise in spending, was largely due to the collapse of the economy in 2008. The guy who really blew up federal spending, was George Bush, who took this country from a surplus to a debt load in the trillions by lowering taxes for the wealthiest Americans and taking us to war in Iraq.”
“Call me cynical but I believe that he knows full well, that the bill did not appropriate funds to an African drug lord. He just thought up the most objectionable thing possible, in order to confuse and distract his gullible constituents.”
chtrek on Oct 17, 2013 at 18:33:20
“Nah - he didn't know what he was voting against. He was told to vote no and that's all he needed.”
“How can the Club for Growth, call itself that when they are upset with the Republicans voted against bringing down the economy and instead, did the only thing that could be done to avoid an economic calamity?
If groups like the Club for Growth and Heritage Action committee wasn't so dangerous for the country, it would be very gratifying to see the Republican Party caught in a tar pit of their own making.”
Bluedanube on Oct 17, 2013 at 16:34:05
“The day will come when groups like the Club for Growth and Heritage Action are recognized for what they are, neo-fas ists in the service of the 1% at the expense of the nation at large.”
theocrat on Oct 17, 2013 at 16:28:11
“The Club for Growth should rename itself the C"lub to Destroy the Economy Because we Have a Black President".”
“How does requiring everyone, over the age of 26, to by health insurance through insurance companies, equate with communism?”
ChiBos on Oct 16, 2013 at 15:18:05
“Its about redistribution of wealth, in whatever form it takes. Forcing people to turn over an ever increasing share of THEIR wealth to the omnipotent state so they can decide on its usage is communism. Wrap it up in insurance or any other grand central planning scheme you want but that is what it boils down to. The Fatherland knowing what is best for me and my family and taking whats mine to provide for the rest. If you think funding Obamacare will not involve a payroll tax of some sort in the future you need to read up on other government plans that were never going to involve increased taxation (or only involved temporary taxes-what a laugh). The government has mismanaged every program under their control. What makes this different?”
Manhattanite on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:37:36
“Only in the mind of crassly ignorant and ill-informed baggers...”
“The term, "Redskins" is considered a racial slur because white settlers used it in a derogatory fashion, much like the N word or the use of Chin* or W*p to denote the Chinese and Italians.
How would you feel if a race of blue people took over the US, took away our land and substituted their culture for ours, killed millions of whites and put them on reservations? And to top it all off they named a football team, The Whiteskins, because that's how they referred to us as they were rounding us up?”
“Putting people down because "they can't figure out the changes"doesn't adress the issue of the lack of intuitiveness that was the hallmark of Apple products, while Steve Jobs was alive, nor does it change the way people feel about the new color scheme.”
“Just because you don't agree with people who don't like iOS7, it doesn't mean their arguments are invalid. Many people, myself included feel that this is a,change for the worse, with the switch from a sleek and sophisticated, to a bright, flat kiddie look that ironically, copies Microsoft.
As to functionality, if the new iOS is anything like the new iTunes, it seems like it will be a v. irksome experience. iTunes used to be intuitive and easy to navigate but the latest improvements have made more complicated and difficult to use.”
RichardWad2U on Oct 9, 2013 at 17:50:16
“It's not a matter of agreeing or disagreeing. It's just better. Period. The fact that you can't figure out the changes is beside the point.”
“While that's often the case, the mid-terms are one year away. If the Democrats can keep the issue alive they have a fairly good chance of succeeding. It doesn't hurt that the Republicans are joined at the hip with the tea party.”
“While I hope you're correct but I wouldn't bet on it.
Who would have thought that Sarah Palin would get the VP slot? If it hadn't been for the economic melt down, she might might have ended up with a with a view of the Washington Monument instead of Russia.”