I consider myself a moderate Democrat and I'm highly amused that a certain strain of "conservative" think that Democrats and liberals have a secret Marxist plan to reshape America. Newsflash: Were too busy raising our kids, paying our mortgage, car payment to take over America. Any free time I have I watch Badger football and my inept Packers.There is no marxist agenda,but Rush and Sean have their sheeple convinced there is. How sad.Comment Posted By Joe On 18.11.2009 @ 06:17
If we can't try the puke,KSM, in a court of law in NYC, then the jihadist have already won. What, were supposed to be scared of operating our judicial system? What a boatload of crap. Try KSM in NY, convict his sorry ass, and then execute him. We don't need rightwing hysterical theatrics, let the chickenhawks go hide under their beds until the trial is over. Conservatives need to grow a spine.Comment Posted By Joe On 15.11.2009 @ 19:56
I understand the conservative's argument about not wanting to pay a higher tax to help the uninsured, I get it. Personally I would rather spend my tax dollars on the 100 billion a year to help the uninsured versus the 100 billion a year to bomb villages in Helmund Province.We'll end up going bankrupt in Afhganistan in an endless war, but God forbid spend that money on some working class stiff. There's the soul of my country in full view. We got to have our priorities. Yep, drop bombs on Afhgan villages, and forget about healthcare for hard working Americans. Cut and dry, black and white. So for you folks that don't want their tax dollars going to healthcare, I don't want mine going to bomb making.
Beautifully built strawman you set up there. Oooh! Ooooh! Those meany conservatives!
How about giving the working class stiff a nice fat tax break so that he can purchase the insurance himself - make his own choices instead of bowing to your obviously superior judgment - and make him responsible for his own life?
True, you wouldn't be able to control him so I see the downside for liberals. But if insuring the uninsured is really your goal, then it is cheaper to encourage people to buy health insurance than punish them for not purchasing government run plans.
ed.Comment Posted By Joe On 14.11.2009 @ 08:19
I realize the bill is imperfect and will get changed in committee, but my point is the gop controlled the White House, senate, and the house from 2000-2006, and did nothing about the runaway train that was healthcare costs. Now when the Dems want to do something, they throw a hissy fit with their astroturf protests.Americans for Prosperity paid for 40 buses to bring protesters to the capitol on Thursday, some of who equated Obamacare with the deathcamps at Dachau! We do need serious adult discourse on healthcare,not Nazi comparisons.Either lead, follow, or get out of the way republicans.Comment Posted By Joe On 8.11.2009 @ 11:57
Wow, Obama is a fascist,Obama is Hitler,left wing ideology is fascism. Thanks teabaggers for educating me.After hearing all that I will join your movement. Get a grip teabaggers, your spending too much time with Beck.Comment Posted By Joe On 6.11.2009 @ 06:14
With the Owen's win it seems that Armey,Palin, and Beck should have realized the old adage, all politics are local. People don't like outsiders telling them what to do, whether it be on the right or left. Its ironic that Owens is more conservative than Dede.Here's how my Democratic Party wins elections in this political climate, be more centrist and become fiscal hawks, including runaway defense spending and endless wars.Comment Posted By Joe On 4.11.2009 @ 06:04
Saw the interview with the ex State Department employee who had been stationed in Afghanistan who had just written a 4 page editorial about our chances there. He said the villages he had been in didn't want the Americans there, didn't want the Taliban there, didn't even want Afghgani's from other villages in theres. They showed no connection to the Central Government, didn't trust the corrupt Army or the Police. There's a reason Afghganistan has been called "The graveyard of Empires". Its not winnable.Comment Posted By Joe On 30.10.2009 @ 05:12
When will this country get it thru its thick head that we can't micromanage the internal politics of other countries? We've got tons of problems here at home, but our political parties would rather bicker about Lebanon's power struggle, than take care of health care and jobs at home.Instead of nation building abroad, lets start here. Michaels right, this is more manufactured outrage from the party of no.Comment Posted By Joe On 26.10.2009 @ 05:17
Mostly I agree with Michael Reynolds, the book "Whats the matter with Kansas?" ponders why conservatives would vote against their economic self interests.IMHO its because the social issues pushed by conservative politicians are aligned with theirs and the economic issues a distant second. As a moderate Democrat all I'm saying is we don't have a secret Marxist agenda, were patriots and we have moral values. The hard right pundits preach a daily dose of liberals and Democrats being unpatriotic,immoral, lacking any common sense, and always looking for a free handout. Its like the cultural wars of the 60's have reared their ugly head again. Rick is a very sensible conservative and doesn't drink the Limbaugh koolaid. And for this he sometimes gets ripped for not being a "true believer". For giving "aid to the enemy". I have no problem with Republicans per se, I have a problem with the Beck's and Limbaughs polluting civil discourse.Comment Posted By Joe On 18.10.2009 @ 10:54
Politics mean nothing to the NFL, money does. That said the NFL didn't want the firestorm that allowing Rush in would have generated. I heard a sports reporter say that probably 25 of the 32 owners probably AGREE with everything Rush says on his show, they just don't want to hurt their cash flow. Free markets, everything the rightwing preaches,daily. And anyone with a brain that listens to Rush, knows he is a racist.Comment Posted By Joe On 16.10.2009 @ 05:16