I feel sorry for the "Republicans"...

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I feel sorry for the "Republicans"...

Post by Tudamorf » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:20 pm

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 444S68.DTL
Romney seeks to address health care woes

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Saturday derided President Barack Obama's health care law — modeled in some ways after one the ex-governor signed in Massachusetts — as a misguided and egregious effort to seize more power for Washington.

"Obamacare is bad law, bad policy, and it is bad for America's families," Romney declared. "And that's the reason why President Obama will be a one-term president." He vowed to repeal it if he were ever in a position to do so, and drew hearty cheers from his Republican Party audience.

Then, raising the Massachusetts law, Romney argued that the solution for the unique problems of one state isn't the right prescription for the nation as a whole, and he acknowledged: "Our experiment wasn't perfect — some things worked, some didn't, and some things I'd change."

"One thing I would never do is to usurp the constitutional power of states with a one-size-fits-all federal takeover," Romney said, again earning applause. "The federal government isn't the answer for running health care any more than it's the answer for running Amtrak or the post office."
...because in order to appeal to their uneducated, ignorant, bigoted, fanatical Christian fan base, they have to disparage themselves and their own accomplishments.

I feel sorry for him.

Funny comment about the post office too, since establishing post offices is one of the enumerated powers of the federal government.

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Re: I feel sorry for the "Republicans"...

Post by Zute » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:01 pm

I just got done listening to Meet the Press and that Michelle Bachman person, talking head for the Tea Party... She answered every question by talking about the same nonsense which wasn't even a question the commentator had asked her. God, it was so annoying.

And if they weren't already shooting themselves in the feet over most everything anyway, here's something more:

Restricting the ability for students to vote
New Hampshire's new Republican state House speaker is pretty clear about what he thinks of college kids and how they vote. They're "foolish," Speaker William O'Brien said in a recent speech to a tea party group.

"Voting as a liberal. That's what kids do," he added, his comments taped by a state Democratic Party staffer and posted on YouTube. Students lack "life experience," and "they just vote their feelings."

New Hampshire House Republicans are pushing for new laws that would prohibit many college students from voting in the state - and effectively keep some from voting at all.

One bill would permit students to vote in their college towns only if they or their parents had previously established permanent residency there - requiring all others to vote in the states or other New Hampshire towns they come from. Another bill would end Election Day registration, which O'Brien said unleashes swarms of students on polling places, creating opportunities for fraud.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 02662.html

They talk out of both sides of their mouth at once. Smaller government, less regulation... except when it comes to people who want to vote for the opposition, then we're for more regulation.
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Re: I feel sorry for the "Republicans"...

Post by Tudamorf » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:23 pm

Zute wrote:
New Hampshire's new Republican state House speaker is pretty clear about what he thinks of college kids and how they vote. They're "foolish," Speaker William O'Brien said in a recent speech to a tea party group.

"Voting as a liberal. That's what kids do," he added, his comments taped by a state Democratic Party staffer and posted on YouTube. Students lack "life experience," and "they just vote their feelings."
Except for the minority of rich ones who vote for their bank account, conservatives and tea party types also vote their feelings, mostly the fear and hatred that the rich ones program them to feel.

The funny thing about students and young people voting is that they are overwhelmingly liberal and their voter turnout is dismal compared to older, conservative types. If voting were not optional but required by law, the "Republicans" would likely be completely voted out of almost every office -- and they know it.

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Re: I feel sorry for the "Republicans"...

Post by Fyyr » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:33 pm

That's because they have stuff at risk.

The young and liberal usually do not have stuff in play, that can be lost.
And when they do vote, it is to spend conservatives' money for them.

Also, is the Tea Party the Republican Party now for you guys?

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Re: I feel sorry for the "Republicans"...

Post by Tudamorf » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:28 pm

Fyyr wrote:The young and liberal usually do not have stuff in play, that can be lost.
And when they do vote, it is to spend conservatives' money for them.
This is nonsense.

The young have far more at stake in the future than the old do, simply because they're the ones who are going to inherit it.

Also, without young and healthy new workers, health care (both private and government-funded) and social security system would collapse, because they're the ones who pay into it and get nothing out of it.

So it is they who are paying for the old people, not vice versa.

And we already know that the majority of red states leech from the nation rather than supporting it, whereas the more liberal states are the nation's ATM machine.

The young, liberal people have a lot to lose; it's just that they're so disillusioned with our broken political system that they have motivation to try to change it.

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Re: I feel sorry for the "Republicans"...

Post by Fyyr » Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:07 am

What's nonsense?

The easiest way to turn an Liberal into a Conservative is for them to accumulate a little wealth.
It just is too hard to be a Liberal when it's their own money, that they have had to earn, to put at play, at risk.

If and when there are rich Liberals(Hollywood elite, dot com elite, etc), you can assess exactly how easy it was to earn their money, by how Liberal they remain after earning their money.
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Re: I feel sorry for the "Republicans"...

Post by Tudamorf » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:28 pm

Fyyr wrote:The easiest way to turn an Liberal into a Conservative is for them to accumulate a little wealth.
Then why are so many of the richest urban centers also the most liberal areas in the nation (San Francisco being no small example)?

You think we're ALL "rich liberals" who got rich quick and aren't financially savvy?

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