“We'll call it the Radel Hypocrisy Act, if members vote for drug testing of citizens and more lenient drug laws, then they must pee in a cup. Also members must be tested following every vote. All in favor say "AYE".”
“Here's some fiscal responsibility to chew on... our tax dollars were used to purchase cocaine, our tax dollars will cover the cost of his rehab, I beleive that Mr. Radel should have to begin passing drug tests to continue his benefits.
Also he sponsored a law that would relax sentencing fro non-violent drug offenders, does that not violate the rule that prohibits Congressmen from using the power of thieer office for personal benefit?
Another fine example of the family values Hypocrtical Old Party.”
“Obamacare is the heavily Republican influenced version of health reform. It is clumsy and overly complex. Its rollout has been a disaster. But here's a thought, maybe that was the plan. Get the law passed using Republican ideas, let those ideas get through all of the challenges and lawsuits. Then let those ideas fail. And if Republicans lose control of the House next year, pass the healthcare reform the Democrats originally wanted; make it simple and easy to get and then take even more credit for simple universal health care.”
The Classical Liberal on Oct 28, 2013 at 12:01:58
“Which republican ideas? Oh. I know. The Heritage Foundation has 100s of researchers coming up with ideas and counter-ideas. One of these ideas could be considered "foundational" to the ACA - if you really stretch the point. Therefore this is a Republican idea. The fact that the idea was rejected over about 10 years before ObamaCare mean nothing. This is a REPUBLICAN idea.
And yet the Dems had control of the Senate and House; not a single republican voted for it and it's still the EVIL REPUBLICANS fault.
Nope. "You have to read the bill to find out what's in it." Too bad you weren't outraged when Lady Nancy said that. Serfs accept what the lords of the manor say. Citizens of a Republic should not have to suffer through that. And yet - Pelosi was elected in 2012. And will most likely be elected once more in 2014. Well done guys.”
geezer117 on Oct 28, 2013 at 11:51:38
“There is not a single Republican proposal in Obamacare; not a single Republican amendment survived the Democrats. Republicans were not allowed in the room while the bill was being written. Exactly how is Obamacare "heavily Republican influenced", pray tell? This is a new Progressive meme being rolled out: Obamacare is a Republican plan. The reason is transparent; Democrats see a train wreck coming, and want to make it a Republican train wreck. Democrats did it all on their own; Democrats own it all on their own.”
“TEACHING CHILDREN TO THINK CRITICALLY?!?!?! IT'S THE OBAMAPOCALYPSE!!!! There is nothing wrong with teaching people to argue a point from the opposing view, it's an awesome critical thinking skill. It even helps you to soilidfy your own views and base them on fact. Critical thinking is the skill business leaders say they need most, but political parties don't want thinkers. They need lemmings, follow me off this cliff while I read Dr. Seuss.”
phil i stine on Oct 22, 2013 at 12:34:14
“if you teach children to think critically where are future generations of republicans going to come from?”
“Look at the standard bearers of the Tea Party, Sarah Palin-quit the highest office she has ever been elected to; Cruz- filibustered for the sake of it, instead of offering a plan, read Green Eggs and Ham, at least Yurtle the Turtle would have been more appropriate, Gohmert- where to even begin; Bachman-leaving office before ethice violations catch her and after her new Macarthyism failed.
If the Tea Party wants legitimacy, get out from under the GOPs skirt. Form a party, form a caucus, put together a platform... be a real party, responsible for your own actions and words.”
“The GOP is giving the Tea Party legitimacy by allowing the Tea Party a place to hide. The Gop needs to cut the Tea Party loose. As a stand alone party more people will see how crackpottish the Tea Baggers are.”
urbisoler on Oct 15, 2013 at 11:53:35
“Please define "crackpottish". If wanting to reign in unconscionable spending, taxing, borrowing is the hallmark of a crackpot then I want to join. Please be specific instead of wild, unwarranted accusations. Look at a graph that shows our indebtedness since 1791. You will see that it was more or less under control until the mid 1960's. Then all hell broke loose. There is no stopping this madness unless we listen to what the Tea Party folks are telling us. Do you really think we can spend our way out of this mess?”
OldAndTruthful on Oct 15, 2013 at 11:53:13
“Have you ever had any "original" thoughts of your own or do you just always adopt the opinions of others you hear from the main stream media on television? Do you personally know anyone who supports the Tea Party? Perhaps you should start there, so that you can develop an opinion of your own.”
centaur927 on Oct 15, 2013 at 11:50:02
“Huntsman could've been President right now, but these same "all-or-nothing" people wanted their extreme heroes like Bachmann and Santorum instead.”
“People seem to forget that our sacred rights as Americans stem from the belief in unversal rights for all mankind. I beleive it goes something like, "ALL men are created with certain inalienable rights..."”
“Why should students be better at problem solving than the lawmakers who create their education policy? Where are examples of why problem solving is important? Americans don't solve problems. We entrench and dogmatize everything. If you don't like it, well that's just your problem, isn't it?”
hlma-1 on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:41:52
“I recognize your sarcasm, but you are right: the fact that Americans in some parts of the country can elect politicians who believe in a seven-day literal biblical creation or who deride science and are funded by oil companies, speaks badly for the citizens themselves, and this in turn has its effects on the education systems.”