“On average I have to conclude that most of the HP posters are hopeless. Read through the comments, it is enough to make you give up on this country. A guy states the obvious (Romeny) as a show of support for someone from a different political party and he is a villain? Seriously? How about a gentleman?”
Bufford P Tusser on May 19, 2014 at 12:11:19
“I just read the three comments that preceded yours and mitt wasn't mentioned by any of the posters? Are you of the el-rushblob school of "it could of been true?"”
“And all of this is relevant to this article because? Or is it just to hear oneself talk?”
jackbutler5555 on May 19, 2014 at 17:34:00
“Speaks to Romney's motivation to speak out, given he's pretty much been laying low since his loss. His only hope is that the party "moderates" will rally to him. ”
N Rathke on May 19, 2014 at 12:27:59
“It's relevant because Romney is making noises like a campaigner. He seems to think HE and his wifey are still relevant.
It won't cost him anything to make that statement, and it may have a payoff. Some day.”
pwood35009 on May 19, 2014 at 11:35:10
“Kevin M is right. This is just plain an issue of right and wrong. Copeland's comment should be condemned form the right and left. Romney's voice no doubt carries some weight in Copeland's community so it right for him to speak out. No sale on the idea this is about Romney running in 16. The GOP does not rerun it's losers. With increased talk about income inequality, they won't run someone so directly tied to the 1%. They will still be pursuing policies that benefit the 1%ers but their candidate will be crafted to look like he isn't one.”
freethinker321 on May 19, 2014 at 11:23:30
“how is your comment relevant to the article?”
Maezeppa on May 19, 2014 at 11:19:08
“Given the way a chat forum is configured, I'm afraid I can't help you understand the relevance. Perhaps a deeper reading of the article should be your first undertaking.”
“I think is is a bit like Clinton. No one much cared about him getting a hummer, it was when he flat out lied about it that got him into trouble. If the administration had been forthright from the beginning,mistakes or no mistakes this mess would have been put to bed. Some of that "transparency" would have bailed them out of this.”
“Pretty much sounds how the Left was when Bush was president”
Jessica Beschizza on May 6, 2014 at 06:27:59
“Uuuuuuh no........ Considering the fact that during the Bush years there was not one single investigation into the thirteen attacks on consulates and compounds. Or was there investigations into why on 911 NORAD was sent out as far away from target zones as possible for simulations after knowing that a strike was imminent and when hearing the news that America was under attack the President sat there calmly for a half hour listening to a childs story. Or the American Dream Downpayment act, why give away homes with federally backed money and push for deregulation of banks while the housing boom soared creating the biggest boom and bust in history. No investigations into that. Or where was the outrage over Bush lying us into war all of us even the Senate democrats. Or the repeal of habeus corpus or the repeal of Posse comitatus. Or the warrantless wire tapping. Meaning spying without federal judicial approval. The outrageous spending. Medicare part d that was a cost over half a trillion and did nothing for the people only the drug companys. The fact that he was not that concerned about Bin Laden only a couple months after 911. Or the fact that 1/3rd of his residency was spent on Vacation. The massive Depression he cause after Republicans held Washington control of everything The list goes on and on.”
“You know I really don't know what would work better. But it seems like if we have not made any progress and we are spending a boatload of money trying we may want to use those resources in some other ways to help the folks it is supposed to help? Do you think the current system is efficient and doing the job?”
Marionette on May 5, 2014 at 11:30:26
“as opposed to what? no plan at all? until you have a plan of action, trashing the current does nothing but make things worse.
btw, that same logic could be applied to most of the laws in this country. immigration. drugs. wall street reform. etc. we spend billions of dollars on laws that ultimately end up having no teeth or are practically or willfully unenforceable, and as bad as that is, you don't just scrap them for nothing.
just being pragmatic.
are there folks that game the system? sure. but then those would likely be the same folks that would try to game the system no matter what you changed it to. what you need to ask yourself is, is the system having a greater positive or negative impact?
if 20 folks can be helped who need it at the expense of 1 or 2 gaming it, then i would submit the system helps more than it hurts. but here's the thing, if you take the ratio of folks that don't game it and actually need the help vs the amount of folks gaming it? there are more folks it's helping. i just read a story today about it.”
“We have made this happen by not insisting on Free Trade. As usual our free trade means they (and others get free trade into the country, but we don't get Free Trade trying to sell into their countries. They also manipulate their currency.
We could and should just close this gap especially with China They cannot react in a way that will hurt us. It also costs this country jobs. I hear people say that we can't do it because we owe them so much money...what are they going to do, call in our debt. Good luck with that we don't have it anyway.”
“No I don't but I do know that after 50 years of the war poverty started and hundreds of billions of dollars poverty has not been reduced. Anyone think that maybe we should consider spending that money on poverty in a more effective way? Also take a look at Social Security disability payments and tell me there aren't freeloaders on the rolls”
Marionette on May 5, 2014 at 10:33:12
“c'mon man. seriously?
now we devolve into opinions and generalisms to justify your fear and anger?
btw, i'm curious. how about you let us all in on your 'more effective way', hmm?”
“I could care less if pot is legal or illegal but it disgusts me when politicians want to legalize it for any other reason than to raise money. It has become the holy grail of ways to raise ungodly amounts of money to waste without the voters realizing that they are now paying more. Just call it what it is then pass it.”
“I went to a restaurant on LAX property recently and the bill included a statement that said "LAX requires that all employees get paid a living wage. 15% has been added to your check to pay for this". No value judgement just sayin........”