"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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So why dont blacks vote Republican? The answer is simple. Black people are not crazy. Being not crazy, they understand a simple truth about conservatives: They have never stood with, or up for, black people. Never.
Forget modern controversies like mass incarceration. Social conservatives, then based largely in the Democratic Party of the early to mid 20th century, opposed the Voting Rights Act. They opposed the Civil Rights Act. They opposed school integration. They opposed the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They opposed a law to crack down on lynching.
These are the people for whom African Americans are now supposed to vote? To make the argument is to betray a stunning contempt for the intelligence and memory of black voters.
<quoted text> Yes "it's just natural for them to be concerned that Obamacare will reduce their coverage" meaning if the government isn't going to pay for it, if they have to pay for it themselves its "socialism". Nobody and no program is limiting their access to care, just whether they have to pay for it or you and I do. Obamacare sucks but its got to be better than the way we were being squeezed before by Medicare/Medicaid and the uninsured. If it isn't i'm sure the single-payer option will be revisited and maybe that's been the D's plan all along. What I do know for a fact is that if they did the right thing and privatized health care the ones screeching the loudest would be the teabaggers: "Keep your gubmint hands off my Medicare!!!"
Medicare premiums (government plus supplemental) are much higher than most people think, far more than the average person pays toward his employer insurance plan. So, when people retire and go on Medicare, they usually experience a significant increase in cost.
<quoted text> This is Flack b;laming the Democrats for the Bush recession. Signed into Law May25th. Went into effect July 26th. That .70 cents an hour raise. less than two months later Bush tells us we are on the verge of a financial meltdown & the worst recession in 80 years starts in December. Yep that minimum wage did it. Nor the unfunded Bush Tax cuts Not record Earmarks Not doubling the debt Not two quagmire unfunded wars Not the unfunded part D expansion to Medicare. It was that GD .70 cents an hour raise to the minimum wage.
Flack must've snuck a page outa yer college ruled, 25 page count how to whine like a liberal poliTics book of notes lol.
<quoted text> right wing hypocrisy seems to have become epidemic. so as long as we continue to suffer with the likes of FOXbot carol and her comrades, the background noise/what the FOXbots would rather not hear will continue unabated.
Great metaphor, FOX filters reality for these lemmings. The good news for progressives is that FOX has created a cult of politically dysfunctional illiterates.
<quoted text> Great metaphor, FOX filters reality for these lemmings. The good news for progressives is that FOX has created a cult of politically dysfunctional illiterates.
Some of us call them libuhrulTics.
Recognizable by spews of anti-Americanism and repetitive rants of hatred that often included the following words..FOX/squawk/Palin...squa wk/Limbag..squawk/it's all Bushes fault...squawk/all demercrats is gooduh..awrl republerkins is baduh...and duh tea party are terrorists...squawk/blather/fr oth and repeat.....