“This is such a political response, in that Hasselbeck disagrees with something that you believe to be a no-brainer. As a matter of fact, I have no idea what her opinion is but if it is , she is certainly not the only one. And, as a matter of fact, I do not have a problem with the morning after bill if it prevents unwanted pregnancies but I also believe that a woman should take responsibility and face up to the consequences of her behavior. Abortion is a terrible thing and whatever methods are available to prevent an unwanted abortion should be used. However, she has the right to her opinion as you do and your opinion is not written in stone, the last I heard. BTW, stone doesn't stand forever either (see OZYMANDIAS by Shelley)”
Cogs on Mar 20, 2013 at 12:55:43
“Your post present a thoughtful view on the subject and in direct contrast to the ignorance of Ms. Hasselbeck's position. She argues that a women who is the victim of rape or incest should be denied the morning after pill because it is God's will. That's unreasonable and unfair.”
“Really. Who got Imus kicked off MSNBC-the "good fairy". Let's face it, people on both sides say stupid and hurtful things but it does seem to me that the punishment only goes one way. I am no fan of Limbaugh, but it must have really annoyed those who thought that they could get him kicked off the air. Tell you what, I'll trade for Bill Maher for Rush Limbaugh and we'll get both of these instigators off the air.”
Npn Npn on Mar 20, 2013 at 05:11:47
“Ha ha I don't do deals with anyone who is silly enough to believe that LImbaugh is actually self-supporting. The only ad revenue he had caved drastically after his Fluke incident and has never recovered, but you probably never read about that on the Drudge Report. Limbaugh is a serious propagandist, totally supported by the party apparatus. Bill Maher is an entertainer who plays both sides like a politician for money and ratings, but at least, unlike Limbaugh, Maher is self-supporting. You can have them both for all I care.”
“Frankly, I don't care for any of them. I wouldn't mind if it were simply an entertainment program but when they add politics to the mix, it shows nothing but there lack of insight and prejudices (except, perhaps for Barbara, whom I still think should retire. It is painful for me to look at her slight and skinny frame).”
“Just another reason for me to stop watching CNN:) I have no problems with her opinions but IMHO she is too divisive and too strident. I can predict that her show will do a hatchet job on any conservatives who dare to enter her lair and she will fawn all over the liberals.”
lk415 on Mar 19, 2013 at 20:59:34
“I don't watch CNN, myself. She'll do just fine there, though.”
“I agree that the show has become a forum mainly for the left. Hasselbeck was the only one who gave a differing opinion. Since when is that polarizing? However, I agree that The View should ditch those political diatribes unless they decide to act more like referees and ask cogent questions rather than becoming participants, after all, after all this time, we know exactly where each of them stand. Frankly, they are just another symptom of the divisive and heated divide that is paralyzing our government and our country.”
“This was to be expected after his actions after the massacre including attending the Memorial on Monday. It will change again based upon events. Watch it plummet since we go over the cliff. Most of the public is fickle.”
crnadurham on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:53:10
“most of america has it's hand out and looking for it to be filled with stuff. he knows it and uses it.”
reciprocat on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:45:55
“"Watch it plummet since we go over the cliff. Most of the public is fickle. It will change again based upon events."
So then it will probably go back up again? ...sounds about right.”
bwo5o8 on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:40:20
“Actually, the cliff may be a launching pad.”
besswhite on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:38:31
“They were all fickle for voting for him. Look how he turned against folks since voted back in office. Where are the jobs”
“That mantra belongs to both parties. The US spent about 700 B on the military in 2011. Just where did you get the 2 trillion-out of your head? I'm fine with it,BTW, as long as it doesn't weaken us. China is militarizing a great deal but being such as an opaque nation, we don't know by how much.
A lot of the spending is waste, IMHO and it is time Washington worked on eliminating it..
Simpson-Bowles was a real attempt to solve our problems but both sides were too caught up in the politics of the recommendations, that they didn't pass it and just continued to punt.
Now, I have no love for either party but it is counterintuitive to blame just one party and give the other a pass-especially, when the Democrats through Obama are going to own the presidency from 2009-2016.”
“Your vast generalization about conservatives is almost as hateful as the post that you responded to. Conservatives, like Liberals, come in all shapes and sizes. Corruption? Both parties have practiced it for centuries. When you pick a side be sure you don't have your blinders on.”
jsgaetano on Dec 7, 2012 at 17:58:22
“"Conservatives ... come in all shapes and sizes."
Yep, and all of them are corrupt.
You should be celebrating conservative ideology's zero percent policy success rate. That too lots of hard work to accomplish! Just leaving things to blind chance would have had around a 50% success rate, after all. Conservatives intentionally aim for the worse outcomes possible!
“sore winner. Are all the Romney supporters, now unable to express their opinion because you won this round? Sad to say that attitude has been prevalent among a lot of Obama voters in the last few weeks.”
IsThatYourRealBrain on Nov 30, 2012 at 19:42:16
“happy winner. just dishing out what repubs have levied against us. and in particular, the cruel, hateful, despicable lies during the campaign against Obama.
you bet we're happy. most of america agreed, too.”
“Wow! You pick that one thing out of all the dumb thing said by people in both parties to change your mind. I used to be a Democrat and I am now an Independent for many reasons but not one of them was some jacka*** comment by some lawmaker or even president.”
Alex the ex GOP on Jan 25, 2013 at 13:23:30
“It was not a dumb statement. It came from his heart. It was a hateful statement, totally without consideration of the welfare of many people in this great country. It was a statement of self righteousness of an unrighteousness man. It was a very short sighted statement, make to please the extreme right. It was a statement that reflected on the core of the Republican Party. No sane "Statesman" shall or would make a statement like that. It was a childish statement showing political immaturity. It reflected a party without true leadership awash with extreme hatred of a single man!”
“Tell me, just how much have either party when the minority worked with the majority on every level.
Remember, which party hasn't had a budget for 4 years while Reid brings no bills to the floor from the House for a vote. Some "Profiles in Courage".”
TuoulumneFlower on Dec 1, 2012 at 09:55:38
“I am apparently quite a bit older than you, because I do remember both parties working together. But you don't really need to have lived through that to understand one simple fact: the Republicans have used the filibuster more times in the past few years than both parties did in the previous three DECADES. As for bringing House bills to the floor, first the House needs to bring bills that have a a chance of actually passing, instead of bringing bills that are designed to do nothing but waste the Senate's time. As leader of the Senate, Reid has every right to decline to waste the Senate's time. The bottom line is simple: the Republicans need to stop OBSTRUCTING.”
“McConnell isn't the only player in this circus. Remember Obama's little witticism today about making a list of who has been "naughty or nice". Now, he's Santa Claus? Well, that may be how some see him.”
“Isn't that there job as the opposition party if they believe his policies are wrong. Both parties do it. I don't understand the outrage or anger. Enlighten me.
Isn't defeating a 1st term president from the opposition party the goal for each party? Why the moral outrage because McConnell actually stated the obvious?
The Dems wanted to defeat Bush in 2004 and make him a one-term president I'll bet that doesn't bother you.”
fiona99 on Dec 4, 2012 at 18:33:15
“McConnell's MAIN purpose was to keep Obama from winning a 2nd term. By doing that, he did absolutely NOTHING for the country. I didn't want Bush to win because I was against the war he started in 2003.”
“Look, the only thing that got done the past two years was presidential executive orders. The Congress came to a grinding halt and it took both parties to do it. You guys won the election. Why are you still so darn angry?”
TuoulumneFlower on Dec 1, 2012 at 09:58:08
“Because the Republicans are behaving as if our votes and our voices don't count, and have decided to simply proceed with their obstructive, seditious behavior. What could be more anti-American than rejecting the will of the American people? If you're a patriot, that should anger YOU, too.”
“There are a lot of Democrats I can flame and I admit that I sometimes do but aren't all of these flames a bit of overkill? BTW, I'm not too fond of McConnell. I'm not too fond of too many lawmakers. None of them have done much to be worthy of respect except keep passing continuing resolutions and kicking that proverbial can down the proverbial road.”
“We've seen a type of '1984' where Democrats since LBJ have been rewriting the entire period of Reconstruction and the Jim Crow era. Since they own the educational media and the majority of the media, they can do it. Pretty pathetic, I think and frustrated and sad and galling.”
“La La land is a matter of point-of-view. I submit to you that a party that believes that the dollar will remain the reserve currency forever, while China is doing its darnest to change that and that inflation will remain in check forever and that deficits and debt don't matter (I believe they excoriated Cheney when he said the same thing) is living in la la land.
I often wonder why we defend the parties who have caused this mess by acting irresponsibly for at least the last 80 years or so.”
TuoulumneFlower on Dec 1, 2012 at 10:01:36
“Dude. How about we worry about the real problem right now, which is high unemployment? That's my definition of La La Land: ignoring what's right in front of you, a problem that causes great pain and hardship to Americans, to focus on things that (a) the GOP didn't give a flying leap about before Obama was elected (see Bush's fiscal record) and (b) isn't going to happen anytime soon.
The GOP and it's rich buddies have been crying "wolf" for way, way too long. They can stop now.”