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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Duge Butler Jr.
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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 12:13 AM
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Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Star Wars/Transformers fan. Hopeless news & politics "junkie" and wannabe writer. Married with children/step-children.

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The vileness among people like Brownback is becoming almost pathological

Does doing stuff like this make them feel good at the end of the day? Does it bring them a sense of satisfaction- a sense of "job well done"- to push these kind of things? How do they look at themselves in a mirror? How can they feel a sense of ease going to church and praying to their "pro-life" God while making a DETERMINED EFFORT to make it harder for people to have health insurance and easier for them to get seriously ill and die?

Just simply.......
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Apr 23, 2014, 10:29 PM (0 replies)

"Abuse of power" by Harry Reid is the new issue that they want to run on?

Heh. Good luck with that, you GOP filabstructionists!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Apr 23, 2014, 04:48 PM (0 replies)

and yet they mock us when we accuse them of waging a "war on women"

If it isn't a "war on women", then WTF is it?

Like with LGBT equality, marriage equality, I just don't get why so many people are apparently so concerned with mucking around in other people's private lives that have ZERO effect on them personally. It seems like they have no life whatsoever.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Apr 23, 2014, 12:30 PM (0 replies)

What if she is, what if she isn't?

I wonder sometimes if they are just jealous that we have good and decent people like Senator Warren and in their party they have........Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and Rick Santorum?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Apr 23, 2014, 11:57 AM (0 replies)

It's bad enough that Republican Govs in KS and GA are refusing Medicaid Expansion

it's even worse that they and their fellow Republicans in the legislature are working overtime to put up even more roadblocks to thwart it just in case they don't win re-election and can't obstruct it themselves. It seems to me to be more of "If I can't win, then I'm going to make it so nobody can and prevent you from doing good." At some point, such behavior HAS to be viewed as something other than just "politics as usual" but something even more sinister and/or pathological IMHO. Right?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Apr 23, 2014, 09:53 AM (0 replies)

Hope that the people living in these states wake up and figure out

that they're being left in the dust in terms of living standards in contrast to other states that ARE expanding Medicaid and trying to make ACA work- and then promptly vote Republicans out of office in the legislature and governorship.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Apr 22, 2014, 10:21 PM (0 replies)

And what makes them think that the hospitals can manage all of them

and why the hell do they think it's healthy, cost-effective, or, hell, MORAL that people should have to wait until they are on death's door to seek medical attention?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Apr 22, 2014, 11:58 AM (0 replies)

The best thing Dems can do is stress the positive aspects of it

and pledge to support fixes to the law as needed so as to make it better/less harmful for the most amount of people. They also should- when attacked by Republicans- put THEM on the defensive for not have a bill to vote on, much less a viable set of alternative ideas for improving health care and that repealing ACA will mean taking something away from people, some of whom are getting coverage for the first time in their lives.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Apr 22, 2014, 11:19 AM (0 replies)

The only question I have about this:

What "Republican healthcare plans" do 18% of people support, exactly? Do these people realize that the Republicans don't actually have a "plan" per se, certainly nothing that they have put into a bill and/or held a vote on? All they have are warmed over "ideas" and they are BAD ideas at that.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Apr 16, 2014, 01:16 PM (1 replies)

On logic alone, Taibbi doesn't make much sense

President Obama and Attorney General Holder may not be the super corporate crime fighters that we might want them to be (to me this seems like more of expecting him to be everything to everybody despite limited time, limited resources, leftover Bushies in government agencies, and extraordinary congressional obstructionism) but the idea that Bush was tougher on corporate America than President Obama has been just seems a bit too hard to swallow, esp. considering that, as I recall, Bush tended to stack many government agencies with people who used to lobby for corporate interests opposed to the agencies they were appointed to head. Oh and there is that little thing called the CFPB that President Obama aggressively pushed for and signed into law during the beginning of his Presidency...........

Given how much corporate America and the Koch Bros in particular hate President Obama, I have to believe that he is doing something right.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Apr 16, 2014, 09:58 AM (1 replies)
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