coolblue71 commented on the blog post McConnell Tries to Scare Democrats With Threat of Making Senate Actually Functional
It’s another con game.
I find it boring.
coolblue71 commented on the blog post Rhode Island’s Gov. Chafee Signs Marriage Equality Bill As Delaware Senate Prepares To Take Final Vote
When the hell is this going to happen with other well-established, blue presidential states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Washington, and Wisconsin? (And I don’t mean the “civil unions” bullshit.)
I think the organization will gone within the next two years.
Until the voters elect progressives committed to creating an NHS by nationalizing the entire US medical system and forcing all doctors work for the government, no attempt to provide health care to everyone should made?
I will favor doctors being public employees.
A revolving door is when you switch between the private and public sector every 34 years?
I don’t think too many people are worried about the period in which he a “revolving door.” Concern is with being harmed by bad policies. Right now, there isn’t anything offered up by “conservatives” that are good. Or conservative.
I am so glad we have benefitted so much over the decades from the Ted Kennedy single payer health care system,….
We don’t have a single-payer health care system in the U.S. I know you wrote that (along with text I won’t quote) with sarcasm; but you failed anyway becaue you have no experience by which to compare and assert why you figure it is so horrible.
I find the absence of criticism of [Paul] Ryan, [John] Boehner, [Eric] Cantor, [Mitch] McConnell, the voters who elected them, et al with equal passion to that expressed in damning [Max] Baucus and [Barack] Obama and many other Democrats to constitute near endorsement of the Republican Party.
I know what you’re getting at. I’ve been to other discussion sites and there are people there who despise Firedoglake. They’re Democratic voters. And those who weren’t pleased that I referenced this site accused Firedoglake of being an agent that aids Republicans for electoral success.
When voters so clearly vote overwhelming for huge numbers of Republicans to every level of government…
Not with the 2012 elections with the presidency and the Senate. Unless, of course, this is your way of calling today’s Democratic party Republican.
… on a platform that so clearly attacks government while extolling the virtues of the private sector controlling almost every part of the economy and most people’s income and wealth, your criticism of Baucus is really an attack on voters, except you refuse to admit you despise democracy and want a governing elite independent of the voters.
You’re allowed to vent. But I don’t think Firedoglake has ever been about attacking democracy. If anything, it’s democracy being attacked, and that those attacks are recognized by Firedoglake. Look at the results with the background checks, for guns, and last week’s Senate vote! We saw those poll numbers, too, even from NRA members wanting some reform and some standard. The gun-manufacturing industry showed us how much it cares about its membership along with democracy.
You are a very emotional poster. At least one other person responding to you probably figures you’re a troll. I, on the other hand, don’t care whether you are a troll. I realize that you have are confused and should refrain from commenting about progressives and democracy.
coolblue71 commented on the blog post Howard Dean Says Obama May Drive Him Out Of The Democratic Party
I would not be too trusting of Buzzfeed.
It’s becoming increasingly rightwing.
Elliott and Firedoglake should just change the summary title to…
Rightwing Sunday Talking Heads
coolblue71 commented on the diary post Disabled Now Blamed for Social Security’s Woes AND Sluggish Economy by TomThumb.
The Republican party is bankrupt when it comes to new, good ideas on how to handle economic problems. I don’t even care who their latest target is. It’s anybody but the Koch brothers and other wealthy figures the GOP makes it routine to suck off.
coolblue71 commented on the blog post Is Obama Actively Trying to Keep Democrats From Taking Back the House?
This is a heartbreaker for those who want a left Democratic Party. This is delusional for those who think the elected Democrats are on the left.
coolblue71 commented on the blog post Senator Bob Casey Backs Marriage Equality: And Then There Were
This is good!
On the list of the Senate Democrats, Delaware’s Tom Carper and Florida’s Bill Nelson are oddities.
coolblue71 commented on the diary post Obama’s Right-Hand-Man Offers Social Insurance Program Cuts, Again. by TomThumb.
Midterm elections do not matter too much anymore. Especially for those who believe the camera time given politicians is just a ruse. This reports sounds like it’s just another part of the Grand Bargain (which should be read as Grand Scheme).
coolblue71 commented on the blog post Raising the Federal Minimum Wage Is Extremely Popular
Should be double that $9.
coolblue71 commented on the blog post MT Sen: Schweitzer Touts Primary Poll Against Baucus
Go for it, Brian Schweitzer!
Max Baucus has been in the Senate since 1979. So has Michigan’s Carl Levin. They had a good run. (Lengthy, of course.)
I’m ready for a change.
coolblue71 commented on the blog post Right To Work Passes Both Houses in Michigan Quickly
Good point, Knut @ 2.
In 2010, I came across one remark from a Democratic voter who was getting ready to participate in the Republican primaries. (Michigan is an open primaries state.) The person said that Rick Snyder was appealing to her more so than Pete Hoekstra (the 2012 Senate nominee), and a few other Republican figures in the state.
I thought to myself, “What a fool!” Snyder’s demeanor seeming so harmless and rather affable does not mean he isn’t damaging. But, hey, it’s an example of people not getting themselves involved with politics. You don’t have to go to City Council meetings and do a lot of leg work. Just get yourself reading more and more on what’s happening is pretty damn good.
This is an example of people having slit their own throats. How could it be possible for them to understand why we have ever had a middle class, when this “Black Friday” shopping is much more their priority?
Key reason why President Obama carried bellwether Ohio is Hamilton County (Cincinnati). It went blue first time since 1964 for Obama’s first election (2008). It ended up carried again by Obama. That was instrumental in why Mitt Romney couldn’t flip Ohio.
coolblue71 commented on the diary post Why I won’t be voting for Barack Obama, and you shouldn’t either by principlesoverparty.
Abortions are wonderful, alan1tx!
coolblue71 commented on the diary post Michael Gerson Has Trouble with Numbers and Is Jealous of Those Who Don’t by Dean Baker.
I see this as yet another dickless bullying attempt by a Republican figure. Fuck them! One doesn’t have to make his living in politics or math to know the score.
Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud have no credibility with regard to LGBT people’s issues. In fact, I will accuse Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud of working against the LGBT community. They don’t have to generally support the Democratic Party; but for Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud to be boasting support for Republicans is to do so with spite and a willingness to betray the LGBT community, a sector of American society they have claimed to support. Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud have no credibility because they cannot be trusted.
What are you talking about?
coolblue71 commented on the blog post The Craven Desire Amongst Liberals to Fix America’s Deficit of Liberal Hacks
What that means is that people don’t give a damn about following politics. Which may be more generally the truth anyway.
People will follow entertainment phenoms and not bother with what really impacts their lives. Right now, there is a pennant race going. To many people, that is probably more interesting than the “debates.”
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