Is this "bitter-beer face" Malkin's website? I'm outta here for good....Comment Posted By Mike On 29.08.2009 @ 12:23
Lafsky's attitude, that Mary Jo would say today that, "I was worthless, look at all the 'good' things he did" is reflected in what will occur with the Democrats' H.3200, where, when the rationing of health care finally begins (and it WILL happen; sooner if we allow 47 million uninsured to participate) to result in the denial of care to elderly patients, with, let's say, a lung disease that gradually shuts off oxygen, they will be expected to give up the continuation of their lives, forced to watch as the light goes out, knowing that, "for the greater good" their government denied them a medication that would allow them to live longer. I wonder if they, their children and grandchildren, will take solace in knowing that the same government that, for reasons of cost would refuse to pay for life-extending medicine, WOULD pay for end-of-life counseling?Comment Posted By Mike On 28.08.2009 @ 13:08
Charles, your ignorance is STUNNING!!!!Comment Posted By Mike On 24.08.2009 @ 10:35
Would you think less of me if I called you an asshole...but, remember, if I only call you one, because I'm not calling you one. Really, I haven't...I was just asking.Comment Posted By Mike On 9.08.2009 @ 22:11
From what I've read the Public Option polls well.
Ken.McLoud,Comment Posted By Mike On 9.08.2009 @ 10:10
People like you and Rick are the only hope the Republican Party has. Talk shows and some blogs and authors do better financially the worse the Republican Party does politically. An angry minority can be milked like a herd of dairy cows.
Sarah Palin's comments may be hyperbolic, but I wonder what kind of health care awaits Palin's child in say twenty years, assuming President Obama gets his way. Of course, no one actually knows, but I suspect the healthcare landscape will be more favorable without the single-payer health system. President Obama has described how a government insurance option would have driven all private insurance out of existence by this time and evolved into a single-payer system. And President Obama's advisors have already explained how lives would be valued and resources would be allocated. Palin's fears may be well founded. You appear upset with how she has freaked out, so to speak, at the first stage of the plan, which of itself does not warrant this outrage. Maybe her so-called over-reaction is not imprudent at all.Comment Posted By Mike On 8.08.2009 @ 18:14
Even now people with special needs are not treated favorably by the health care system. Long-term care -- not just medical care -- is a problem. Thousands of special needs children are being cared for at home by ageing parents and relatives. I am one of those ageing parents. We live in fear of getting sick, needing hospitalization or even dying. We dare not die. Yes, we do get worked up when a bleaker health care prospect for our children looms on the horizon. Maybe you see a rosier future, but I would cut Sarah Palin some slack.
One other thing. I would rather see Sarah Palin as President than Barack Obama. She loves the Constitution and she loves America. You have to wonder about Barack Obama. The populace is not persuaded nor are elections won based upon reason. Rhetoric and passion wins over reason every time. Ask President Obama. I believe Sarah Palin knows this too. She electrified John McCain's campaign. Pay no heed to those who maintain that she hurt his campaign. It is only a shield by those who realize the threat she poses.
Rick,Comment Posted By Mike On 7.08.2009 @ 12:07
you are the only conservative worth reading. I hope for the sake of health-care reform, which I am for, the unions don't get thuggish. As for the misbehavior on the right, I think the loudest loud-mouths are followers of Glen Beck. They are the ones who have been whipped up into the most paranoid, potentially violent states-of-mind. Beck and other talk-show hosts are in a race to shrink the Republican Party in their quest for higher ratings. Thank God liberal talk-radio never took off.
I think at these townhalls they should require a form of ID that shows you actually live in that congresional disctrict before you can go in.Comment Posted By Mike On 6.08.2009 @ 10:47
Well I stand corrected. I think I actually proved the point you made yesterday though. I reacted to those videos with anger and was ready to believe a conspiracy.
But a more respectful discussion would lead to average people seeing that we need to do something to fix health-care in this country so the boorish behavior is probably the best tactic from a teabagger point of view.Comment Posted By Mike On 5.08.2009 @ 20:24
Bald Ninja and Rick,Comment Posted By Mike On 5.08.2009 @ 08:50
I guess I do believe that this some sort of Republican or insurance industry operation, which naturally makes me angry. You guys and others here don't. I don't know how to prove it one or the other, but isn't there a smoking-gun memo out there spelling out the tatics to use in disrupting the town-halls?