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Member since: Tue Jan 31, 2017, 07:35 AM
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Ardant GOP and Trump hater!

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The GOP are political super-scumbags. Had they never labeled the ACA "Obamacare" we would not be

fighting this healthcare fight. We may very well be fighting a different healthcare fight but no one of "Replace and Repeal."

Just remember those candid videos of people extolling the virtues of the ACA until they were told it was actually the system they called "Obamacare."

To all those saying national security decisions should not involve politics:

That may be true but there has not been a decision made in my lifetime (75) by those in power that did not involve politics first. Well, maybe JFK's decision to NOT start a war with the Kremlin over those Cuban missiles was not a political decision because the politics wanted to push him into war.

The war with Iraq had nothing to do with national security but a political decision to satisfy the Neocons and go after the oil. Our national security is deeply entwined into our politics because any national security action decided is based on how the politics is framed.

Obama knew exactly what he was doing and why concerning the Russian hacking. I do not believe he "chocked." I believe he weighed the outcomes and made a decision that he thought was best. And we really do not know nor do we have a way to be certain that it ws not the best decision...even if Hillary were elected.

Listening to the GOP pro-repeal and replace it becomes more obvious to me what is driving them.

Most of those complaining loudly and visibly on TV are complaining because they are wealthy enough so that the government need not subsidize them. These are mostly millionaires and the group of upper middle-classes who could actually AFFORD to pay their healthcare costs under the old system, even at the escalating costs BEFORE Obamacare. They are angry that they have to pay for care without help from the government. They are bitter that many people are so poor or disabled that the government give them huge subsidies to help them pay for their care. It's almost like "subsidy envy." Even though they can afford to pay out of their own pocket because they are wealthy, they don't want to if it means that some unemployed minority or elderly person get help from the government. If there were no subsidies for others, they would go ahead and pay the exorbitant medical costs as they have in the past, feeling superior because they can afford good care. Everyone else they regard as "undeserving."

It doesn't matter how they received their own wealth, with most of it being "UNEARNED" as in the case of their dear orange President. The difference between most wealthy Democrats and wealthy Republicans is that wealthy Democrats for the most part do not mind paying taxes, and do not mind that their fellow less fortunate citizens receive help from the government.

The revelations of today about the dilemma facing Obama re the Russian hacking makes Obama

even more dear to my soul. The outright decency of the man is something to behold. Do I wish that he had done more. In hindsight I can say yes. Being there at the time, I believe he did what he thought was the right thing to do AND, REMEMBER, most everyone thought Hillary was going to win.

My real beef is with the GOP Senate and McConnell. I even remember Harry Reid asking that some information be released to the public.

This ought to be a real message to those who supported and voted for Trump for "change" or just in rank disdain for Hillary and for anyone who really, really love this country with all its faults. Being "patriotic" doesn't mean wearing an "R" behind you name. It means making difficult decisions to put country over party and to do the thing you feel is right not the thing you think is convenient.

I sincerely hope the few Republicans toiling with their vote for "replace and repeal" take these new revelations to heart and decide to no longer place the power in the hands of the folks who you know will never do the right thing.

BTW, President Obama, I appreciate your service and admire your decency.

Nina Turner, please STOP!

It's called food stamps, it's called Pell Grants, it's called S-CHIP, it's called unemployment compensation, it's SS disability, it's called SS Survivor benefits, Medicare and on and on...damn! African American women have benefited directly from all of those DEMOCRATIC policies that you now seem to believe only went to whites.

Your constant mis-directed bitching just works keep more and more minority women depressed and away from the voting booths. Have you learned nothing from 2016?

When the opposition can take your eyes off the ball they steal it and score more points. Ask Ben Carson, Clarence Thomas, Steve Harvey, Sheila Johnson, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Kamala Harris what the Democratic Party has or hasn't done for black women. Ask my grandmother, mother, aunts, and cousins. No it's not been a cake-walk and much more needs to be done but when you make it seem like black women have nothing to show for supporting Democrats it sickens a lot of us to the core.

Yes, I admire your spunk and energy but sometimes I think you just like to hear yourself bitch!

Notice the carefully worded denial about Trump's alleged tapes?

It didn't pass the smell test to me.

Anybody else hear that the tax cuts to the rich from the ACHA will be RETROACTIVE to a certain date?

I almost wrecked my car when I heard that. The GOP is making our ads for us, why the hell don't we use the material?

All this bullshit of Cruz and Paul and two other GOPers not supporting the new health Bill

is designed to make it look like McConnell is much more powerful at leading the Senate than he really is. What ever they come up with will be Obamacare tweaked and said to be repealed and replaced.

Anybody think there WERE actually tapes and they supported what Comey testified?

Trump and minion spent all this time trying to figure how to slice and dice them to discredit Comey? I do not believe for one minute that Trump does not tape whomever he is talking to in the WH. Wants to use the leverage it might give him.

What's a President to do? Take credit for record low gas prices? Or make the oil industry angry?

So we don't need more coal if oil is so cheap...what will the miners say? Oil stocks will plummet, will that make the oil cons angry?

Will many more jobs be lost as oil continues downward...think about those red states that live or die by oil.
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