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Glenn McCoy

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  1. comicgos

    comicgos said, about 3 years ago

    How quickly the republicans forgot about the mess they called medicare part D!

  2. jfb 1129

    jfb 1129 said, about 3 years ago

    Obama wants to kill the insurance business and start a single payer system.

    Obama lied, patients died,

  3. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 3 years ago

    @comicgos

    Typical symptom of progressive presumptive moral superiority syndrome.
    Never, never, never acknowledge the possibility that they are wrong. They must deflect, triangulate, feign ignorance or lay blame elsewhere.
    Thus the attempt to deflect in the above post.
    The problem isn’t obamacare it’s the hypocrisy of the republicans. Don’t focus on 1/6 of the economy being screwed up, the republicans suck. Besides this must be someone else’s fault or doing for progressives are never wrong, they are above error. Their motives are pure and kindhearted, thus making anyone who opposes them the opposite, mean and evil. Since progressive liberals are smart, conservatives must be stupid, liberals are warm and fuzzy, the opposite must be true for their opposition.
    Politically motivated as they are, all negatives must reflect upon their opponents. Every failure must come to rest elsewhere.
    Classic mental illness.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    @jfb 1129

    More like Obama lied, health insurance died, then health care died, then the economy died, then…

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    Let’s ask this question to the American people:

    Which would make you happier: Republicans cheering the failures of Obamacare, or Republicans coming up with a better plan to replace it? (And as a corollary question: which alternative would put the Republicans in a better position to gain power in future elections?)

    The answer, according to many posters here: We’re so happy we can shoot spitballs.

    Anyone can say something won’t work, and be happy to be right. It takes a problem solver to, um, solve problems.

    And as a preview to what we’ll see soon: Bobby Jindal is campaigning here in Virginia for Ken Cuccinelli for governor. Mr. Cuccinelli has asked the Supreme Court to overturn its overturning of Virginia’s sodomy laws. (They declined.) Mr. C thinks that oral sex between consenting married couples should be against the law. (Just one example of “getting the government out of your life”.) Mr. Jindal, what happened to your single moment of clarity, during which you said that “The Republican party has to stop being the party of stupid”?

    Same old wine. Different bottle.

    And a little more to consider: our local newspaper, a few years back, endorsed a Republican candidate for governor. They acknowledged he had serious flaws, and that his opponent may seem like a better fit for our state. Yet they endorsed the Republican, only because he was a Republican, because his “values” were more in line with the electorate. And even this newspaper, just to the right of Attila the Hun, has endorsed Democrats for all three state offices next month. And the Democratic candidate for governor is seriously flawed, himself…..another sign that shooting yourself in the foot may result in injury.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Hope we don’t have to take it apart one piece at a time.

  7. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, about 3 years ago

    “They were shut out!”

    Quit lying, Harley. If the Republicans were “shut out”, then why was single payer stripped from Obamacare? Why did it take 14 months of negotiations to get it passed?

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Yes Afro Americans protesting Obama, something they don’t show you on MSLSD.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    @Anthony 2816

    “If the Republicans were “shut out”, then why was single payer stripped from Obamacare? Why did it take 14 months of negotiations to get it passed?”

    Because even many Democrats recognized that putting in single payer and many other clearly socialist items was a death kneel to their being reelected. That is why you got all of those oddball parts of the plan included. Even then there were some Democrats who were very reluctant to sign on the the bill or vote for it.
    It showed in the mid-term elections when the Democrats lost a large number of seats in Congress and the House went back to Republican control.

  10. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, about 3 years ago

    @Enoki

    “It showed in the mid-term elections when the Democrats lost a large number of seats in Congress and the House went back to Republican control.”

    It will be interesting to see if the opposite now happens…over the same issue.

  11. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, about 3 years ago

    From your first link:

    "In 1992, Heritage proposed a sweeping reform it called the Heritage Consumer Choice Health Plan. Among the plan’s features:

    “Require all households to purchase at least a basic package of insurance, unless they are covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or other government health programs. The private insurance market would be reformed to make a standard basic package available to all at an acceptable price.”

    As President Bill Clinton began to push for a government-run system in 1993, Republicans introduced bills that included an individual mandate. At the time, Newt Gingrich hailed them:

    “I am for people, individuals — exactly like automobile insurance — individuals having health insurance and being required to have health insurance,” he told “Meet the Press” in 1993. “And I’m prepared to vote for a voucher system which will give individuals, on a sliding scale, a government subsidy, to ensure that everyone as individuals has health insurance.”

    That same year, Heritage Foundation health care guru Stuart Butler argued before Congress for “a requirement on individuals to enroll themselves and their dependents in at least a basic health plan — one that at the minimum should protect the rest of society from large and unexpected medical costs incurred by the family … To the extent that the family cannot reasonably afford reasonable basic coverage, the rest of society, via government, should take responsibility for financing that minimum coverage.” "

    Sounds kind of familiar.

  12. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, about 3 years ago

    @jack75287

    “Yes Afro Americans protesting Obama, something they don’t show you on MSLSD.”

    It’s okay…they were only protesting his white half.

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    “Let’s ask this question to the American people: Which would make you happier: Republicans cheering the failures of Obamacare, or Republicans coming up with a better plan to replace it”
    .
    How about why now?
    .
    The country has been struggling to come out of a crippling recession, the “recovery” has not trickled down past the 1%, yet so why come up with a program designed to bleed middle class taxpayers in good health to uplift the less fortunate? Why not wait until the middle class has somewhat recovered? Legacy? He is the first black president that in itself is historically incredibly significant, all he had to do was let the country recover and BAM in the history books with a pleasant foot note, as opposed to the president that tried (and perhaps successful) to kill the middle class and make Jimmy Carter look competent (he has already redeemed The Shrub).

  14. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, about 3 years ago

    @echoraven

    So “cheering the failures of Obamacare” makes you happier than " Republicans coming up with a better plan to replace it”. Noted.

    “Why not wait until the middle class has somewhat recovered?”

    That’s so sad you need to ask that. You honestly don’t know what was going on before Obamacare, do you? No wonder you’re against it.

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