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“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#45507 Apr 2, 2014
Just sayin wrote:
If it was really about voter fraud then why change voting days and hours? Why close on Sundays knowing minorities go after church? Why cut off the long lines at a certain time, even if they waited in line for hours? Why stop early voting? Why are republicans fighting subpoenas issued in North Carolina to reveal what they said about the reasons for passing the laws? Republicans are not the majority and you seem desperate. Your policies fail and you never have any ideas that help Americans. The fact your miserable and angry all the time unless something is wrong or we are at war is not appealing to normal people.
Election fraud is hilarious. They have a solution looking for a problem. Keeping poor people from voting won't help them. They need to keep women and high school graduates from voting. That's their problem.
Iknowthetruth

Parkersburg, WV

#45508 Apr 2, 2014
Too much stupid to even debate on this thread. It's all yours Bacon.
Ucshadydems

Bronx, NY

#45509 Apr 2, 2014
Iknowthetruth wrote:
Too much stupid to even debate on this thread. It's all yours Bacon.
Yes you and bacon are a whole lot of stupid. That much is obvious
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SENATR ALEX WINSTEIN dead

Kenova, WV

#45511 Apr 2, 2014
SENATOR ALEX WEINSTEIN wrote:
Greetings friends!
Please vote for me.
I am running for the office of National Peter Puffer.
I am Alex Weinstein.
I puff peters, and love it.
Thank you for your support and vote.
sad
Jimmy Love

Matawan, NJ

#45512 Apr 2, 2014
You can puff the Horse Peter!
Then you can vote for it!
Vietcong

Pittsburgh, PA

#45513 Apr 2, 2014
Vcgch

“Imagine Peace”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#45514 Apr 2, 2014
Does McConnell realize what just happened in Kentucky?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/01/1288...
Broken record:
McConnell on Obamacare enrollment hitting 7 million: We don't know how many of those have paid, calls ACA a "catastrophe"
—@WesleyLowery
I'm thinking that all those Kentuckians who were previously uninsured, but now have coverage, might not agree with that.

Obamacare has cut Kentucky's uninsured population by more than 40 percent, signing up roughly 360,000 residents since enrollment opened up on Oct. 1, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Some 75 percent of them—270,000—were previously uninsured. That means Kentucky's uninsured population of 640,000 has come down by 42 percent.

That's right, Mitch! You tell those 360,000 newly insured people that they're a catastrophe. That'll go over real well.

“Imagine Peace”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#45515 Apr 2, 2014
The costs were high, but today, the joke's on the GOP
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/01/1288...
The search for a solution to the nation's uninsured started with a horrifyingly frustrating legislative process, seeing good policy options like single payer and the public option shunted aside for a Heritage Foundation-designed market-based plan that rewarded the very insurance companies that created many of our health care system's problems in the first place. But as they say, the perfect is the enemy of the good, and we had to deal with assholes like Ben Nelson and Joe Lieberman and the stupid Senate filibuster. So we got what we got, and we had to make the best of it because while not as great as other options, it was far better than the broken status quo.
But Democrats were demoralized after that process, and Republicans decided that this market-based solution to the uninsured problem was worse than Hitler. Meanwhile, elected Democrats ran from the law as if it was infected with bubonic plague. So, 2010 happened, and we lost enough state legislatures, governorships, and House seats to screw us over pretty much this entire decade. Ouch.
The Supreme Court eventually weighed in with its surprise thumbs up on the law, and President Barack Obama survived re-election easily, in an election waged in large part over Obamacare. Dems picked up seats around the board, even in the Senate where a weak map should've led to big GOP gains. It wasn't all Obamacare, of course. The inability of Republicans to talk about rape in a civilized manner helped. But the Affordable Care Act obviously loomed large. Republicans succeeded in making a 2012 a referendum on Obamacare, yet lost the up-or-down vote. Only their 2010 gerrymander kept them in power in the House.

“Imagine Peace”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#45516 Apr 2, 2014
part 2
So 2013 was looking up for Democrats, and extra good after Republicans shut down the government in another one of their ill-conceived temper tantrums. The generic congressional ballot had Dems within striking range of a House pickup. But as you can see from this chart, that all went to hell after the administration botched the rollout of HealthCare.gov :
<2014 House Race chart>
Republicans spent months making political hay about the poor pace of signups and Obama's broken promise that no one would lose their insurance if they liked it, all to good effect (for them). Obama also suffered, and has never recovered since:
<Obama Job Approval chart>
But the last month has proven once again that we are a nation of procrastinators, and the last 24 hours cemented that beyond any reasonable doubt. And Republicans, who had spent so much time mocking the administration for falling so short of the original estimates of 7 million new signups found themselves praying that all those enrollees wouldn't paying their premiums, because nothing scares them more than covered Americans.(They are paying, by the way, to the tune of 85-90 percent thus far). When that didn't work, they tried to unskew the numbers, or claimed that the numbers are somehow invalid because people were "coerced" into buying insurance, or that it didn't matter because only one-third of people signing up on the exchange were previously uninsured.
The cost was high, but the rewards promise to be even higher. There's a reason that Republicans fought this tooth and nail. For example, Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell must now run on taking away the insurance of nearly 400,000 Kentuckians, giving those new beneficiaries and their friends, families and co-workers reason to turn out and vote Democratic. That dynamic will play out all over the country, and in increasing numbers as the law continues to expand to pull in the rest of the nation's tens of millions of unemployed. For Republicans, this has been an existential battle. And they lost it.
The law is now set in stone. Conservatives won't get the "downward spiral" they so desperately wanted. Their claims that the law is a "catastrophe" will ring increasingly absurd. The polling is moving in our direction, and when you account for critics from the left, conservative opposition to the law is already a minority position. Republicans, who spent so much time claiming that Obama was evil for breaking his "you won't lose your insurance" policy, are now explicitly embracing a strategy to do just that to over 13 million people (when you account for Medicaid expansion and the under 26-ers).
So what's left for the GOP? Double down on the increasingly unpopular "repeal" stance? It's what their crazy base wants. Benghazi? Birth control?
Maybe it won't matter because turnout rates will favor Republicans this year, but today has the potential to change everything. How big was hitting 7 million? Pretty f'n big.

“Imagine Peace”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#45517 Apr 2, 2014
part 3
1) It denied Republicans their biggest talking point, that no one wanted Obamacare.
2) It generated positive headlines for an administration and law that desperately needed them. Had the numbers come in even a few thousand under 7 million, the headlines would've been all about "coming up short" and "fails expectations".
3) It jazzed our side up. Admit it, you feel jazzed. Sure, some of that is schadenfreude for all the shit Republicans threw at the law over the past several years, but still, it's motivating. And heading into November, that's our biggest enemy—apathy. The more engaged and motivated we are, the better Team Blue will do.
4) It will move numbers in a positive direction. This is conjecture, of course, but I'm willing to bet right now that we will see positive movement across the board, from ACA approval ratings, to Obama approval ratings, to the generic congressional ballot. The crush of positive coverage and vibes, and that little spring in the step of Democrats (with a touch of cockiness) can't help but move numbers the right direction.
And that's where we are. We've come a long way. And we still have 2014 to contend with. The costs were high and could get higher. But today, it's clear we've taken a huge step forward, and Republicans have been knocked back hard on defense.
This thing isn't over, but today, we won a major battle.

“Imagine Peace”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#45518 Apr 2, 2014
The Koch brothers' new Obamacare strategy: Sow confusion, then complain about the confusion
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/01/1288...
Like a scam artist who tries to make himself "judgment proof" by turning over all his assets to his wife, Americans for Prosperity has figured out a way to avoid getting fact-checked: don't offer any facts. Their latest ad, attacking Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, is an extraordinary exercise in nihilism. It features Jerry, a trucking company owner who would rather film TV ads than take time to learn about his health insurance situation:
<video>
We got a letter telling us that we were gonna be—you know, our current policy was gonna be cancelled. Even though I've seen reports where our insurance commissioner's granted another two-year extension, we've yet to receive anything telling us that we're gonna be extended.

It's like living in a haze. You don't know whether you're gonna have insurance, or whether you're gonna be able to afford your insurance. It was taken away from us. Or it was given back to us. Or it was taken ... we don't know what it's been now!

That's just brilliant. AFP got body slammed for their last Obamacare horror story ad in Arkansas, after reporters pointed out that no plans had been cancelled, thanks to a waiver issued by the state's Insurance Department that grandfathered in existing policies until 2017.

So how does AFP respond? By finding a guy who, in spite of his exposure to the facts, insists he's still confused about his situation. You can't fact-check confusion! And there probably are plenty of Arkansans out there who are facing genuine uncertainty and don't have access to good information, so this ad may be effective in reaching such people.

But of course, a key reason why lots of folks are unsure of their health insurance options is the misinformation peddled by the likes of Americans for Prosperity. Sow confusion, then complain about the confusion. It's a plan worthy of an evil genius. And considering the Koch brothers are spending another $540,000 on this ad, they must be convinced that it's working.

“Imagine Peace”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#45519 Apr 2, 2014
Come on, Goo! it's time to sputter some vague threats about the election and post some smartless YouTube videos.
fitness-guru

Norman, OK

#45520 Apr 2, 2014
Another Damn Liberal wrote:
Come on, Goo! it's time to sputter some vague threats about the election and post some smartless YouTube videos.
are the kentucky folks welfare collectors or people who get to keep their insurance and doctors and decided to drop them for obsama's more "expensive copper plan where they have to pay 2000 dollar deductible for the low grade. also did they go to the 800 million dollar obama care website today ? was it working ?
fitness-guru

Norman, OK

#45521 Apr 2, 2014
why wont you liberals look at the big picture ? is it because obama told you 3 times its all wonderful and you dont need to because his government will take care of you ?
fitness-guru

Norman, OK

#45522 Apr 2, 2014
when is obama going to put you to work with jobs ? do you libs realize he should get you jobs BEFORE he promises you 8.75 an hour ? do you see what hes pulling here ?? diversion... he wants you libbys to think hes trying to doing something instead concentrating on the jobless numbers. you guy uses smoke and mirrors and you flat out dont get it. its useless. your blinded by love for him.
fitness-guru

Norman, OK

#45523 Apr 2, 2014
you love obama. you love him so badly that lies dont matter. do your wives do that too ? i betcha you would get divorced if your wives lied to you every other day. like i said ..... you love him.
fitness-guru

Norman, OK

#45524 Apr 2, 2014
here is a list your failure bath house boy needs to work on instead of puzzy pills and photo op's for MSNBC. UNEMPLOYMENT, ECONOMY, OUT OF CONTROL SPENDING, MEXICAN FENCE CLIMBERS, LYING (MORALS), THE MIDDLE EAST, LOOKING LIKE A WUSSY, BIG GOVERNMENT, STOP SPYING ON THE TEA PARTY. LOSING THE WAR, REDUCING TAXES, INFLATION, i give up. burnt out trying to teach you libs whats important.
fitness-guru

Norman, OK

#45525 Apr 2, 2014
i got a bigger list but whats the use ? now the shooting at fort hood has you libbys screaming gun control again. you flat out just dont get it. you love obama and are waiting for him to say lets control guns so this wont happen again.
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Iknowthetruth

Parkersburg, WV

#45527 Apr 3, 2014
Ha ha ha ha. Stupid Tea Bagger!

http://t.mediaite.com/mediaite/ #!/entry/ted-cruzs-obamacare-f acebook-poll-totally-backfires -on-him,5339c425b7d8d24162d428 01
Iknowthetruth

Parkersburg, WV

#45528 Apr 3, 2014
Stupid and stupider!! This is what you people have. Ha ha ha. Hillary is going to have so much fun!

http://samuel-warde.com/2014/04/ryan-budget-s...

Oh yeah, Benghazi! Ha ha

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