“Tancredo pulled a bogus stat out from nowhere and Kos slapped him down for it, and furthermore pointed out Tancredo conveniently avoided serving in a war he was eligible to serve in, and vocally supported. Tancredo does not have any business speaking for veterans in any fashion, just like Cheney, just like Bush Jr. they say go fight put your life at risk, but don't ask me, I'm too important. Then they get called on it and throw a hissy fit. THIS is who deserves to hold a position of authority?
I can understand and support those who have a moral objection to fighting becoming draft dodgers, but those who advocate for war should be first in line to fight those wars.”
“I'm sorry? This is a surprise? You could have Evan Bayh as a Democrat president and he'd been seen as polarizing by the GOP voters right now. What the heck do you expect when you have the GOP leaders doing everything they possibly can, short of introducing articles of impeachment, on a daily basis to undermine the current president. This is what the state of politics is in America currently.”
TravelDog on Oct 15, 2009 at 14:52:23
“Thank you for stating the obvious! If their roles had been reversed and Clinton was the one getting hit with daily - hourly! - trash and having to react to every thing imaginable right under the mega-watt spotlight and Obama was Secy of State working in comparative peace, care to guess what the poll results would be? Don't the media have any REAL news stories to cover?”
“it's worse than that, the site was so ridiculous, filled with revisionist history and a stench of desperation to be hip (Steele's "What Up" section)... when your site collapses because so many people swamp it to mock it, it is beyond being better at technology, it is sheer ineptitude.”
“so, what is it about Republicans lately once they leave office they then turn around and decry the partisanship of the HCR debate?
Dole is right about people fighting just to fight, but jeeze louise Bob, you where part of the problem and did little to nothing to solve it when you had the chance. It's all well and good to say huff duff the republicans nowadays are spoilers blah blah blah... but it wasn't any different when you where around during Clinton's push for Health care, indeed if you where so friggen concerned about it you could have lead a push to pass health care in 19 -friggen- 93, we are 16+ years on and only now getting back to the issue, thanks Bob.
Yes it is "knee-jerk partisanship" but it was back then too. Or did you forget that?”
“Frankly this is an easy thing for Frist (kitten ki l ler, seriously) to say when he is not in power. It is near meaningless unless he follows up on it by actively lobbing and putting himself on the line.”
“Frankly (I live in MN) MN is more of a blue State that has a marginally effective 3rd party that bleeds votes from the DFL. Pawlenty won with 45% and 46% of the votes each time, and may well not have won in a two party system. in 48 years we voted for one Republican President. Indeed, I'd say Pawlenty won because he was seen as a moderate at the time, the Pawlenty of today would not win a MN governors race, he has been drifting to the right for the past two years, first in order to woo McCain (and we beaten by someone even further to the right), and now for his no-really-I-don't-know-if-I-am-going-to-run run for the nomination. He fools no one.
“bo freaking hoo. You mean people would have to chip in so that if they get sruck by a car tomorrow they could actually afford to get hospital care?
I'm sorry but not only is your comment a partial derail, it is libertarian nonsense.”
NathanTeager on Aug 25, 2009 at 10:21:52
“Also, I find it funny that rather that try to have a discussion. Someone decided to flag my comments to suppress free speech. Pure Obama tactics there. Remember, whatever Obama signs into law will one day have a republican interpreting them. If you are scared of republicans (like you obviously are), imagine what we could do with all the stuff Obama is pushing. Once a precedent has been set, it can be expanded. Do you want a republican in control of your health care? Democrats will not rule forever, and if you want that, you support a dictatorship.”
“er, as much as i think the separation of church and state is essentially, there is no where in the Constitution that says "separation of church and state".
The only time religion is mention in the orginal Constitution is:
"[N]o religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."
and the first amendment says
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
Which when boiled down over court cases and suchlike means government cannot favor one religion over another.”
jbrantow on Aug 16, 2009 at 14:30:00
“and it cannot favor religion over non religion......essentially KEEP religion OUT of government. Unless you would like every religious belief expressed. That includes those you disagree with. I say keep all religions in their houses of worship.”
Gidster on Aug 16, 2009 at 13:56:50
“Yet Thomas Jefferson coined that exact phrase in his letters to Danbury Baptist stated precisely what was meant:
"which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State."
Freedom to practice your particular religion ends at the point you infringe upon my right to do the same!”
“so, wait... one committee in one chamber drops it, and she claims victory? Rather, erm, Bush-ish, of her eh? Only got to convince about 5 other committees to do the same then hope it doesn't get re-added in the floor votes. Some victory.
by her logic she WON the election.”
helmut on Aug 14, 2009 at 14:39:20
“and I believe Grassley is on the committee that the exbeauty queen is talking about. cute for them.”
trvstereo on Aug 14, 2009 at 14:28:03
“she DOES think she won the election -- remember God is on her side.”
montecarlo408 on Aug 14, 2009 at 14:26:07
“When you know nothing about the legislative process, or any process for that matter, you tend to make stupid statements and jump to conclusions like Palin.”
“you act as if Republicans are anti-big government. Name me one Republican administration that did anything to curtail government spending. You can't.
It is just another in a long line of say one thing and do another. Members of both parties can be guilty of this, but the Republicans have a true lock on the sheer grand scale of it. Guess what? I'd bet you my next paycheck that a majority in congress actually have little to no beef with gay marriage, dropping DADT, health care or a whole host of other "liberal" issues. W Bush was not anti-gay in his personal life, and I doubt Cheney was, but they both talked a mean streak up and down the country.
When you have the Minority leader of the Senate admit he didn't read the bill, but he is against it, you know this is a bout point making and careermanship, it is not about governance or leadership.
So, take you.. hur hur hur big gubment and stick it.”
Matrsnot on Aug 13, 2009 at 20:20:42
“When you have the entire congress not reading the bill, but calling out that dissenters are liars. Heck, one woman read a direct quote from the bill to a congress critter (dem of course) and he stated it was an outright lie. Yeah right. They are ALL guilty.”
NorthernCross on Aug 13, 2009 at 20:12:56
“Chump, not everyone who opposes Mr. Hopenchange is GOP. I happen to be one of the millions who aren't. Deal.”