“Totally agree. I am a Vietnam Disabled vet and totally support the idea of providing healthcare to all. I disagree with Daugaard but being such a strong upstanding Republican I have to assume he had to have enlisted in the military to support his country. Does anyone know which one of our wars he fought in?”
“Go GIRL... The only people who hate her wearing things twice are the reporters as they have less to talk about other than the event that is going on. Think about it from her perspective, if you went to all the trouble to select a dress ONE TIME because you liked it.... why do you all of a sudden hate it because you wore it once. She would look good in just about anything as she shines.”
schatsie on Jun 14, 2012 at 08:41:43
“Well the one good thing I will say about Di (besides her charity publicity) is that she was GREAT for the British Fashion industry, but that also was the 80s when fashion WAS important.”
“My gut agrees with Dean and for that reason I post my letter to the president here.
I am sorry to say that I am beginning to doubt the president has the will to make the hard choices and truly fight the fights we need to fight. Health Care is just one major issue. What are you going to do about the climate? Is he going to buckle on that too? And what about the reform of the financial industry? When they get all of their lobbyists going, will my wimpy Democratic party break up into their own “personal interest groups” and look out for themselves rather than the people? My wife and I are sickened by the cynicism displayed by the Republicans and Fox News, but they have again been successful. They have hi-jack the spotlight and the center. There must be some way to stand up for the millions who expected the democrats would bring something new and better to our nation. The majority of this country who voted them into office, did not do so for President Obama to sign a bill that takes money out of their pocket to enrich health insurance company executives. The American people can’t afford it, and they will correctly hold the Democratic Party responsible.
Mr. President, as a long time Democrat, I beg of you, be all that we thought you would be.”
“Well said - I am an Alabama Republican but I am afraid I have heard the same thing from my mother who is 86. She watches too much Fox, I am sorry to say.
By the way, not all Republican's are stupid. The problem is, I am afriad that the smart ones are right now afraid to open their mouths.”
kylennblack on Sep 12, 2009 at 23:00:44
“Thank you. As a progressive dem I'd love to have your help. Your "medicare starting at conception" idea is a great place to start.”
Pandora2 on Sep 12, 2009 at 20:05:02
“I think you are right in that the many Republicans are afraid to open their mouths. I cannot even have a conversation with my father without Beck or Limbaugh being quoted. I am also bombarded by emails (from people who I thought had more sense) containing all the "conspiracy theories" concocted by the Right. I am sick of hearing this negative garbage day in and day out.
All of these people used to be level-headed, but it seems like they have been taken over by aliens ( that resemble Fox , Beck and Limbaugh). They just assume I agree with them, and if I do say anything positive about the President or his policies they act like I have the plague. I have distanced myself from the party, and consider my thinking to be moderate, but the more this continues the farther to the left I lean.”
exhale09 on Sep 12, 2009 at 19:42:34
“Maybe those of you who are not stupid, could start by collectively calling your republican representatives and telling them to stop the madness.”
cheeriogirl on Sep 12, 2009 at 19:41:57
“My heart goes out to you. I am a Democrat, and I cannot fathom how you are dealing with the hate,and rancor that have taken over your party. We may not agree politically, but it sounds like we agree on the extreme stance of the fringe movement.
While I can certainly understand your fear right now of speaking up, I would hope to hear the voices of more moderate Republicans again soon. If the Dems and the moderate Republicans can band together, I think we actually could pass the health care we so desperately need for ALL of our country's citizens.
“I like the idea (I think I heard it came from McGovern) that said, lets forget all this bickering. We have Medicade. Let's just say it doesn't start at 65 but starts at conception and then let's move on to the issue of putting people back to work.”
Tuckerndfw on Sep 12, 2009 at 21:29:42
“President Obama claims he is going to cut Medicare by $500 Billion (with a B).
Medicare is heavily subsidized by taxpayers and it is going broke.
There is no chance that Congress is going to expand a system that is going broke. Especially when they are cutting its budget.
The best solution is HR 676 which is single payer genuine universal health care paid for by general taxation. It charges no premiums or fees and wastes zero dollars on insurance companies.
Congress is not supporting that because it gives nothing to their insurance company cronies. And, it is a gov't take over of the health care system.
From where I sit, I'd much rather the gov't take responsibility than I would having the entire US heatlh care system turned over to insurance companies, which is what HR 3200 really does. It REQUIRES everyone buy insurance and little else.
If people actually read & understood HR 3200, especially progressives & liberals, they would not be supporting it. But, since they haven't read it, they run around claiming it will do all kinds of things it will not do, such as providing universal health care or leads to single payer. It does neither.”
“I am an Alabama Republican and I would like to be part of the solution. The problem is I write my congressmen and they aren't writing back. I just hope they are at least tallying the votes. I know rational Republicans and the rabble in Washington do not speak for us all.”
kylennblack on Sep 12, 2009 at 23:09:45
“Thank you. If we had more smart people on the other side of the aisle like you able to get their voices heard, this country would be much better off.”
“As an Alabama Republican I have written both of my Senators and my congressman twice in the last two day. I feel that we Republicans need to be part of the solution or else we are not living up to our responsibilities. Where have all the rational people gone to? Are they afraid to speak up. Are they afriad that Rush or Glen Beck will attack them.”
outragedkar on Sep 13, 2009 at 02:17:41
“Thank you. Nice to have more Southern Republicans speak up for true rational thinking v. rhetoric. We know they exist, but it is unfortunate their voices continue to be muzzled by the Republican party... the self-proclaimed party of freedom, except when you disagree with them.”
“I beg to differ. The far right can never really win just like the far left can't win. We shout from the wings and have to govern from the center. Joe McCarthy had his day in the spot light and in a similar manner, one day this too will end.
By the way, what is it about my party and people named "Joe." Joe McCarthy - Joe the Plumber - Joe Wilson - Glen "Joe" Beck. (just kidding on that last one but I think he might be an honory "Joe."
Message to the Far RIGHT... "give me back my party"”
“As a Republican I am embarrased to say our party has been hijacked by the likes of Rush, Glen, Sarah and the Joe Brothers. What happened to rational people like McCain and Regan. Why don't they speak out for the center-right. We are still here, we just need a voice.”
chronic on Sep 12, 2009 at 19:05:59
“Because this is their baby, sort of.”
Gudrun on Sep 12, 2009 at 19:03:04
“You will find it, don't give up hope. I'm a lib, but we need a responsible conservative party in this country, and we don't have one now.”
Ashamed-in-Texas on Sep 12, 2009 at 19:02:48
“You mention McCain. Is what McCain did last week rational? Is what McCain did by picking Palin rational?
Calling McCain rational when 50% of your post is complaining about those who you perceive "hijhacked" your party and it was McCain that gave them life and turned them lose on the nation.
“It looks like hippies and werdos have take my party away from us. This looks like the 60's all over again but this time we are in the streets. What happened to rational thought. What happened to ideas. We can't win elections with only this rabble spewing hate. What has happened to our party? Someone with some brains help organize us.”
laurareneah on Sep 12, 2009 at 18:51:09
“weirdos I'll give you, but hippies? Huh?”
illustratorboy on Sep 12, 2009 at 18:41:25
“Yep. Editors are also useful. Good luck with that:)”