The conservative hatred of democracy

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space ace

Great Falls, VA

#1 Oct 11, 2013
The Values Voters summit sure is giving us an unfiltered look inside the conservative mind, and thus far, it shows pure hatred for this thing we have called "democracy".

Perkins & Levin at #VVS13 now say we should get rid of the 17th Amendment: direct election of Senators
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Mark Levin is upset that John McCain, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine answer to voters and not their state legislatures #VVS13
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With 20 of the GOP's 46 senators (soon to be 45 courtesy of New Jersey) packed in just 12 southern states, the party's national appeal withers by the day. Remember the Rule to Rule all Rules: if Democrats vote, they win. So the only way Republicans win is if we don't turn out, or if Republicans increase barriers to voter participation. And what better way to disenfranchise voters than to eliminate popular election for an entire chamber of Congress?

This is about as unmitigated an expression of disdain for democracy as you can get. They know their country is trending away from them. They know they are outnumbered. So now they want to change the rules of our democracy.

Levin: "the left knows they run the country" and use a "top-down, authoritarian, centralized method" #VVS13
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Not sure "the left" runs anything, but yes, Democrats have most of the government, and they should have the House if we were a truly representative democracy. But even though the GOP has stacked the game against us in the House, even their aggressive gerrymandering might not save them in 2014.

And that's what democracy is. Conservatives are suddenly fond of bleating about how this is a Republic blah blah blah minority rights blah blah blah. Yet in the House today, a majority supporting a clean continuing budget resolution can't get a vote.

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GOP Loses Again

Las Vegas, NV

#3 Oct 14, 2013
God is on the side of the Democrats. Jesus would have supported affordable healthcare for all.

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LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Oct 14, 2013
GOP Loses Again wrote:
God is on the side of the Democrats. Jesus would have supported affordable healthcare for all.
Good! Just when can we expect to see some "affordable healthcare:?
I'm still looking for my promised $2500 savings...

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Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#7 Oct 15, 2013
GOP Loses Again wrote:
God is on the side of the Democrats. Jesus would have supported affordable healthcare for all.
Oh yeah!! God and Jesus are all about bloated bureaucracies that benefit only the insurance industry, the pharmaceutical industry, do nothing to reduce the cost of health care, create thousands of unneeded government jobs,(payola for the unions), provide food, education, and shelter for no one, and offers less than nothing to the poor.

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goose

Chicago, IL

#9 Oct 15, 2013
catkeepitup wrote:
Since when isn't your free healthcare affordible, Schmahl ???
That "free" healthcare is only free in a lefty wingnts mind!
Democrat accounting at work again on the sheeple.

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Smart Liberal

United States

#13 Oct 20, 2013
Most health care under the ACA isn't free - it may be subsidized to make it affordable, but it isn't free.

The Republicans have claimed for decades that "everyone in the US has access to healthcare through emergency rooms". If that is the case, how is this a difference?

Or is this an admission from the right wing that they've been feeding us a line of BS all along.

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goose

Lombard, IL

#14 Oct 24, 2013
Most conservatives are brimming with hatred. How anti-Christian can you get!

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#15 Oct 24, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
Most health care under the ACA isn't free - it may be subsidized to make it affordable, but it isn't free.
The Republicans have claimed for decades that "everyone in the US has access to healthcare through emergency rooms". If that is the case, how is this a difference?
Or is this an admission from the right wing that they've been feeding us a line of BS all along.
Dumbo, you're babbling again.

I guess that you, like all devoted Obamabots believe that there are no free market alternatives to a government takeover of the entire health care industry.

We need 85,000 new IRS agents to insure that everyone buys the mandated government approved insurance policies from government approved insurance companies.

B.S. It is a scam to make everyone more dependent upon the government because if you control everyone's health care, you control everyone.

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