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Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 12:42:10 in Politics

“In other words, you know you've lost the conversation, so you're changing the subject. Got it.”

fried52 on Nov 25, 2013 at 13:03:40

“IE your a schmuck and I'm tired of wasting my time.”
Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 12:41:01 in Politics

“The fed gave the choice to set-up their own, or have the fed do it for them. They optioned to have the fed do it. That isn't a lack of cooperation.”

Hiker54 on Nov 26, 2013 at 12:45:41

“You seriously think this was simply a choice of republicans of column A or column B with not thought of cooperation?

The reps, who scream "State's rights over federal rights". "Federal government is incompetent.". "Any expansion of federal power is bad." Or as one article put it.

"Under Obamacare, if a state does not establish a health insurance exchange, the federal government must do it for them. Therefore, while ostensibly a protest against the expansion of federal power, these governors are actually forcing the federal government to expand the scope of its operations." These governors would not give up this control without an ulterior motive.

Or from the Daily Kos:

"Republican governors who are continuing to protest Obamacare by refusing to establish health insurance exchanges, in the process forcing the federal government to step in and create the exchanges itself."

And when put is perspective with everything else the rep governors are doing, it shows a different picture.

" Some have passed laws and constitutional amendments banning a state-run exchange. Oklahoma continues to fight the ACA in court."

And then there's the navigators.

"Missouri is requiring that navigators be licensed, and is restricting their activitivies. Without a license, they are not permitted to provide benefit advice or advise people on which plans might be better for them."

"county health facilities were ordered not to allow navigators or outreach counselors to conduct meetings with consumers or any other business on state property."

It is, indeed, a lack of cooperation.”
Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 18:38:15 in Politics

“The Dems made the rules, which the Reps simply followed.”

Hiker54 on Nov 24, 2013 at 19:18:11

“Well, the SC really set the Medicaid expansion rules.

But that wasn't really the point. Nobody said the reps were breaking the rules. The question was, Would the exchanges be running more smoothly with republican cooperation.

And yes, they would.

They had the opportunity to expand the Medicaid for their states and to set up the exchanges.

But keeping tens of thousands of their constituents from dying annually from lack of insurance and keeping tens of thousands from going bankrupt annually from medical expenses, even when insured, and keeping babies from being denied coverage on their parents insurance policies because of congenital conditions, and allowing millions with preexisting illnesses to be insurable again didn't seem to interest them.

They were given the tools to help this happen, and decided against it.”
Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 18:37:25 in Politics

“Which Obama and the Dems were HAPPY to run with, and make their own.”

fried52 on Nov 24, 2013 at 20:25:08

“I guess they don't have sarcasm in Oz. You'll encounter that with clever people who live here in the real world. Your last post makes you sound lost. Remember just follow the yellow brick road.”
Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 16:31:25 in Politics

“They are simply playing by the rules the Fed put in place. Again, maybe the Dems should have thought this through a little better.”

fried52 on Nov 24, 2013 at 17:11:40

“Yeah there a real patriotic bunch and they care so much about their constituents. The only thing wrong with Obamacare is that it was a Regressivcon idea.”
Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 11:54:37 in Politics

“Would their assistance have made the website run properly?”

Hiker54 on Nov 24, 2013 at 18:23:01

“The states that accepted their own responsibility are running much better.

The states that accepted the expanded Medicaid are doing much better.

Yes, I'd say the exchanges would be running much more smoothly with republican cooperation.”

fried52 on Nov 22, 2013 at 13:58:29

“Well I guess we'll never know now will we. They didn't only not try to assist they did everything in their power to obstruct. Maybe if 30 plus Regressivecon Governors would have done the right thing by their constituents and put up their own site the Feds wouldn't have to be trying to take care of these people and would not likely had as many problems. What ever happened to all that let the states do it BS?”
Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 17:04:40 in Politics

“Maybe they should have thought it through before over-promising and under-delivering.”

fried52 on Nov 13, 2013 at 18:32:18

“Maybe Republathugs should have accepted the results of the last election and gave their assistance to their President instead of trying to defeat and destroy his Presidency at any cost to the country.”
Video Of White Supremacist Learning He Is 14 Percent Black May Be The Best Thing Ever

Video Of White Supremacist Learning He Is 14 Percent Black May Be The Best Thing Ever

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 14:03:08 in Black Voices

“I've done some reading: That's how I know that the "accepted theory" is based on actual science. You might want to look into some actual science some time.”

wishstar50 on Nov 13, 2013 at 16:03:17

“A very "new" science which is still not tried and true.”
Ken Burns: Bill De Blasio Has Agreed To Settle 10-Year-Old Central Park Five Case

Ken Burns: Bill De Blasio Has Agreed To Settle 10-Year-Old Central Park Five Case

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 14:01:17 in New York

“Well, if you're an elected DA or a Judge, who's more likely to win: "Hang 'em High" Harry, or "Let 'em Loose" Larry? They don't care about guilt, innocence, or justice: it's strictly a numbers game to them.”
Bob Barker On His 'Happy Gilmore' Role: ''It Was A Delight' To Beat Up Adam Sandler

Bob Barker On His 'Happy Gilmore' Role: ''It Was A Delight' To Beat Up Adam Sandler

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 13:56:06 in HuffPost Live 321

“While is was an awesome scene, I don't know that a discussion of it really rises to the level of front page news.”

jrd000000001 on Nov 13, 2013 at 14:06:54

“If you notice, all the stuff on the right hand side is more gossip than news.”
Video Of White Supremacist Learning He Is 14 Percent Black May Be The Best Thing Ever

Video Of White Supremacist Learning He Is 14 Percent Black May Be The Best Thing Ever

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 18:46:47 in Black Voices

“We all came from a common ancestor in Africa.”

wishstar50 on Nov 12, 2013 at 19:07:59

“Accepted "theory" for the time being. In addition, it does not mean we are all African American by DNA any more than today's reptiles can be traced to dinosaurs, or that we can trace ourselves back to the first molecule in existence. Over 100,000 years of mutation pretty well changes everyone's DNA. Do some reading.”
Video Of White Supremacist Learning He Is 14 Percent Black May Be The Best Thing Ever

Video Of White Supremacist Learning He Is 14 Percent Black May Be The Best Thing Ever

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 21:53:04 in Black Voices

“Based on DNA, we're ALL Black to some degree.”

Unca Joseph on Nov 12, 2013 at 21:34:31

“Black is only a skin pigment . . . We're ALL Africans!”

wishstar50 on Nov 11, 2013 at 22:50:26

“If you have your mtDNA done, you will only be black if your mtDNA traces back to a black person. That is not necessarily the case. The DNA test traces back to the earliest maternal line which shows up in your markers.”

morwen on Nov 11, 2013 at 22:26:20

“Too true! But you'd have trouble convincing any of the wackadoodles as they don't believe in evolution and we all supposedly descend from one man, his wife made out of his rib and their one living, murderous son. That's an interesting family tree!”

weareas1 on Nov 11, 2013 at 22:04:54

“Based on my DNA, I'm likely black to some small degree. But based on my record collection, I'm hella black.”
Oregon Fake Punt: No. 3 Ducks' Bold Call Goes For 66 Yards Against No. 12 UCLA  (VIDEO)

Oregon Fake Punt: No. 3 Ducks' Bold Call Goes For 66 Yards Against No. 12 UCLA (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 10:31:15 in Sports

“Naw, I don't even try, so there's no reason for her to fake it.”

thintheheard on Oct 28, 2013 at 10:46:18

“Hahahahahaha! Good one!”
5 Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make

5 Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 14:28:16 in OWN

“Don't get pregnant as a teen.”
Oregon Fake Punt: No. 3 Ducks' Bold Call Goes For 66 Yards Against No. 12 UCLA  (VIDEO)

Oregon Fake Punt: No. 3 Ducks' Bold Call Goes For 66 Yards Against No. 12 UCLA (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 12:00:05 in Sports

“My GF faked like I was gonna get some.”

thintheheard on Oct 28, 2013 at 10:23:29

“She probably fakes a lot of things you don't even know about.”
Pakistan Family To Tell Congress About Drone Strike That Killed Grandmother

Pakistan Family To Tell Congress About Drone Strike That Killed Grandmother

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 10:40:48 in Politics

“Meh: Grandma was obviously a terrorist, or she wouldn't have been killed with a drone. We don't make mistakes like that.

Right, Obama?”

Hippasus on Oct 26, 2013 at 11:41:40

“We should bring the families of the 100,000 or so innocent Iraqi civilians who were killed by our 'shock and awe' in Iraq to Washington to testify.”
Andy Lopez Shooting To Be Investigated By FBI

Andy Lopez Shooting To Be Investigated By FBI

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 10:36:35 in Crime

“Cops don't have to care: They're covered either way.”
Andy Lopez Shooting To Be Investigated By FBI

Andy Lopez Shooting To Be Investigated By FBI

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 09:07:04 in Crime

“LMAO!!

That's EXACTLY the response the picture wants you to have. That's why they avoided showing you the bright orange balloon tied to the front.”

moonkat on Oct 26, 2013 at 09:49:03

“If there was, in fact, a bright orange balloon tied to the front of the gun, the cops would not have shot him. I don't believe police officers want to make that kind of mistake.”

murphy girl on Oct 26, 2013 at 09:33:57

“A guy further up the line posted a link to the same picture only it is not cropped, if it ever had a tip on the end it was removed.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=osfiuo&s=5#.UmvAifnryHQ
Andy Lopez Shooting To Be Investigated By FBI

Andy Lopez Shooting To Be Investigated By FBI

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 09:04:42 in Crime

“We have NO idea if his had one or not, and the photo (if that's even from the same incident) only shows the body of the gun.”

BigOgre18 on Oct 26, 2013 at 09:35:34

“Several other people have posted links to the full picture with doesn't appear to show an orange cap, and the story itself said there wasn't one. I'm guessing HP decided to crop that part of the photo out because it doesn't help their narrative if the cop is justified in believing the weapon was real.”

krikkitone on Oct 26, 2013 at 09:33:01

“there are full pics that have not been cropped that appear to show no orange tip.

hint: with controversial stories like this, it is best to look other places besides HP for the full scope of things.”

murphy girl on Oct 26, 2013 at 09:25:45

“A guy further up Bob Oso posted a link showing the same picture, only it is not cropped.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=osfiuo&s=5#.UmvAifnryHQ

Eric Marr on Oct 26, 2013 at 09:22:36

“You are right we do not know, however it is a very common practice everywhere to remove or color the blaze orange to make it look more real.”

Penny File on Oct 26, 2013 at 09:13:18

“Stock photo.”
Rand Paul Threatens To Hold Up Janet Yellen Nomination To Fed: Report

Rand Paul Threatens To Hold Up Janet Yellen Nomination To Fed: Report

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 09:01:02 in Politics

“And this is EXACTLY why nothing can ever get accomplished!!

You asked why the Tea Party didn't complain when Bush was in office. I answered that they didn't exist.

From that, you extrapolate that I support them. I said NOTHING of the kind, yet you read into my simple answer, exactly what you want to see, instead of what I actually wrote.”
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