“Beg your pardon Marie, but with respect to "seeing your son again", you know NO such thing. It's just what you tell yourself over and over to help cope. You don't "know" what you think you know.”
jamie461 on Mar 29, 2013 at 18:55:30
“You know, you really don't need to say anything. I respect that you are apparently an atheist. I really do. I don't understand why you need to be so disrespectful and militant towards people who do have spiritual beliefs. It's just really not necessary to ALWAYS beat down someone who believes something different from you.”
“1) Rand Paul's distortions are silly and pernicious; 2) Re: Dick Durbin's quote, "The constitution said the American people will decide whether we go to war. The American people, through Congress, will vote on this." That is not reality. Polls regularly detail what the "American People" want. Their congressional representatives routinely ignore the desires of their constituents, and instead vote according to the desires of their corporate and ideological sponsors. At this point, the "American People" are helpless to do anything except sit back and watch and endure the entire absurd spectacle of business as usual in DC. Don't even try to tell us that Congress is doing "the people's business". It simply isn't true, period, end of story.”
“Right, we all have to go by stupid GOP math in order to do anything. Let the sequester hit. Eff it. If it means the end of the Republican Party, it will have been worth it. And somehow, despite all the wild sky-is-falling predictions, I'm pretty sure the US is gonna survive.”
“A Republican state senator from Wisconsin probably isn't the best source for info on how anybody feels about Kwanzaa. And, Republicans and conservatives sure like that "shoved down our throats" image, don't they? They use it ALL THE TIME. What up with THAT? Why the fascination with things being "shoved down their throats"?”
BobSacomano on Jan 1, 2013 at 18:29:44
“They're not called "TeaBaggers" for their love of tea.”
“The response to this is simple. Nationwide boycott. They won't get any of MY business. Even a half-a**ed effort across the country would put a dent in their bottom line. Only thing they understand. Those friendly, feel-good commercials they're always running about low prices, everyone's smiling and happy, the yellow happy-face zipping around lowering prices everywhere? Walmart's your neighbor and friend? Nah... not so much. Their new motto: "Stick it to our employees. They can't fight back anyway."”
“The "only way" to cut the deficit long-term is to reduce spending on federal social safety net programs? Really? I have other suggestions:
1) How about we reduce federal subsidies and bailouts to these huge, gambling, Wall Street financial giants, and to other large industries that pull in massive govt payouts every year even while making record profits?
2) How about we pull a few hundred billion out of the defense budget? What, being able to destroy the entire world ten times over is not sufficient for America's security needs?
3) How about we call a spade a spade, and call out Republican protection of these corporate behemoths that seem to exist for no other reason than to enrich their CEO's and directors? These guys raking in tens of millions a year in compensation, trying to tell us we need to cut spending for rank-and-file Americans who live paycheck to paycheck? I call b*llsh*t on that.
The LAST people Americans should be listening to on the topic of fixing the economy and fiscal responsibility are these corporate big-shot TAKERS, who want to preserve their privileged status at the expense of common-sense solutions and the American people.”
manorfarm on Nov 25, 2012 at 13:52:55
For the first time we see a legitimate discussion and critical look at the "American Situation" and "Economic System” on a larger scale engaging “normal” people! This was never before “allowed” and branded "anti-capitalism"! One has to be able to honestly explore WHO really profits from this system and how to BALANCE IT and to create a level playing field so the whole country will in the end “profit” with better opportunities, education, healthcare, infrastructure, safety net, working conditions, environmental conditions etc. The American public has to be much better informed and the people have to get much more involved for the country to change things and start really becoming successful again.”
“Yeah. "...socialist nation within months." But wait... they were saying that several months ago. Hasn't happened yet, I see. Okay... we'll keep this in mind, and check back around, say, next summer. We'll see if they know what they're talking about, or not. My money's on not, based on experience.”
pjordan on Nov 9, 2012 at 21:34:59
“They have been wrong in every prediction they've made about Obama for four years.....but they just can't stop themselves.”
“I hope Rove stays on TV and keeps pushing these completely LAME excuses for the election result. He looks more and more foolish (which is to say, he reveals more and more of his true character) every day.”
DixieMay on Nov 9, 2012 at 16:33:05
“Me too! He's looking even worse and I would have bet that wasn't possible!”
“So, now it's "the president suppressed the vote"!!! Another whopper from Rove. He gets his head handed to him, and look what he does with it. Typical conservative Repub. And, they're whining about "very weak candidates"... CANDIDATES THEY SUPPORTED WITH FULL-THROATED ENDORSEMENTS AND GOBS OF BILLIONAIRE CASH! This is certainly entertaining :) Let's have lots more of it in 2014!”
“But certainly nothing compared to the big "swing and a miss" that the Republican Party and their POTUS candidate just took :) Keep swinging for the fences, Repubs. We got the pitching to get you out, and you can't figure it out. Sounds like the start of a LONG winning streak for us!”
“Yeah, stick to THAT way of thinking! It's EXACTLY where we need you to be! Pissed off, deluded, and impotent! Just keep doing what you're doing, and thinking what you're thinking, while the rest of us undo your damage and escape your dystopic "reality". WE LOVE IT!”
Jill1975 on Nov 12, 2012 at 19:02:16
“Could you be specific ? What am I doing ? I didn't think so .
The middle class has seen their wages and net worth drop under Obama . The deficit has gone way up leaving a huge burden to future generations .”
“Obama won by "suppressing the vote"???!!!??? That's the BEST one I've heard YET! You have to jump through a LOT of doubtful hoops to get to THAT! Keep on deluding yourselves, Repubs - it's what lost you this one, and it's what will lose you more elections in the future... to the benefit and betterment of America.”
Red45 on Nov 9, 2012 at 16:01:32
“One of their biggest failures is their inability to take responsibility for all the evil they're responsible for.”
onelobo53 on Nov 9, 2012 at 15:59:04
“Every thing Rove accuses anyone else is doingm is in fact, Exactly what he is doing to them.
Karl Rove playbook 101”
dave ochs on Nov 9, 2012 at 15:58:02
“its true obama did suppress the vote did you see those long lines in those pure republican strong holds like Cleveland and Orlando.
“I could watch this over and over. LMAO. I LOVE it that Repubs and Cons are doing this. They can't help it - it's in their genes to wrongly assess the reasons for their loss, and then continue on with their messages of intolerance, suspicion of anyone not white or Christian, and conviction that the rest of us have lost our minds and all we want is "free stuff". As long as they continue this, I feel assured we'll never see another one of them in the WH, and that their share of legislative seats will keep declining, despite the House results, which is the last bastion of their party. That, too, will be under threat in the 2014 midterms. Sweet. And they brought it on themselves, too - even better.”
“I'm sorry, but there's no way around it... this aspect of the Republican platform is WELL OUTSIDE mainstream thinking in America. No exception in the case of rape or incest. Republicans' position is, "Sorry dear, it's unfortunate that you were impregnated by an anonymous attacker or a family predator, through no fault of your own and against your will, and were made to endure probably the most horrific experience of your life, the consequences of which are lifelong and unimaginably painful, but you'll just have to suck it up and carry this unwanted and unchosen fetus to term. We decree it. Whatever the sanctity of YOUR life, or the consequences to YOU, this unwanted fetus' life is more important than any other consideration." This is NOT defensible, not no way, not no how. More like what you'd expect from, say, the Taliban. And this, from people who loudly proclaim their "rights" and their "freedom from intrusion", that they are victims of "government oppression", and that they won't be bullied by anyone or anything that demands compliance from them. It's stupefying.”
PROGRESSISGOOD on Aug 21, 2012 at 15:56:05
“"If she dies, she dies!"
2012 GOP Bumpersticker.”
cuttingman on Aug 21, 2012 at 15:54:38
“Actually I hope this is exactly what the GOP platform says - it will reveal them for what they are and assuredly will propel them where they should be - as the losing party.”
“"Jealously". Yeah, that's it. Any criticism of any conservative stay-at-home mom MUST BE caused by "jealousy". See, this is why conservatives have such a tough time when they venture into the sphere of public discussion. When you put forward elementary-school-level theories about what motivates your critics, you're going to get push-back. How NAIVE can you be? Oh, you're a conservative. Black-and-white, simplistic, un-nuanced thinker. I get it now. BTW, glad you "approve" of those who choose a career. And those who MUST work for the additional income they need to help their families survive. And those who both work AND maintain a household and family, having no choice but to do so. Ann Romney fits NONE of these categories. And trust me, no progressive is "jealous" of any conservative lifestyle. Trust me on that. Jesus, already.”
“Unfortunately, we live with a system of government in which a minority party can stop the agenda of the majority of Americans from moving forward.
Mr. Borosage's discussion and recommendations for corrective action have great merit, but it's all for naught because of ideology and the presence of money corrupting the entire legislative process. What gets done in Washington is not the business of the people, but instead, the business of the donors that help senators and representatives get elected and stay in office. Giant, for-profit interests have a huge stake in preserving the status quo (yeah, they're conservative) for the profitability of their businesses, and they have no trouble getting conservatives elected and entrenched in Congress who will pay lip service to the interests of rank-and-file Americans, but will never, ever abandon the agenda of their corporate patrons, or the discredited economic ideas of the Reagan era. So, we remain stuck right where we are.
Conservatives in Congress continually reject common-sense strategies such as those suggested in this article. They fight and fight to preserve the screwed-up status quo, while the country slowly sputters under unsustainable loads of debt, and unsustainable commitments all around the world. They reject the consensus of experts and of 52% of American voters. They make America a laughingstock to the rest of the world. And apparently, they can't be dislodged. What an embarrassment America has become.”
“Well, for once, the man has the right idea. Openness (broadcast of negotiations) seems like a terrific idea. Except, of course, that politicians will use camera time to demagogue the issue for the benefit of their constituents, and not put forth a true good-faith effort to resolve the problem.
For the life of me, I can't see how raising income tax rates 3.5 or so percentage points on marginal income over $250k will be the "job-crushing disaster" that Norquist and his Republican water-carriers say it would be. Their doom-and-gloom predictions are absurd. Anyone with a scintilla of common sense understands this.
How is it that Republicans are always telling us, cut social spending programs but NOTHING ELSE (save a couple of vague "loophole closures"), yet they are NEVER able to demonstrate to ANYONE exactly HOW these cuts will boost the American economy (rather than simply enriching the personal bank accounts of the Finkbeins and Romneys of the world)?
Norquist ought to be quiet now, and get out of the way. Everyone's heard his theories and ideas about what matters and what should be done. If most people agreed with him, then Romney would be POTUS now. But that's not what happened. You lost the argument, Grover.”