Roy Sekoff: "It's Time to Ask: Has th...

Roy Sekoff: "It's Time to Ask: Has the GOP Party No Shame Left?"

There are 110 comments on the www.huffingtonpost.com story from Sep 4, 2009, titled Roy Sekoff: "It's Time to Ask: Has the GOP Party No Shame Left?". In it, www.huffingtonpost.com reports that:

Sekoff asked the Representative, who has blogged for the Huffington Post, if he was willing to denounce the members of his party who "criticize the president of the United States for telling school kids to do their homework": "You have to say to the GOP, 'Have you no shame?'"

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yankee

Winsted, CT

#21 Sep 4, 2009
WTH wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's job as president and leader of the free world is to lead. So the guy does his job. An Joe sounds like a boob.
No he is not the leader of the free world. his job is commander in chief of OUR armed forces. Commerce is controled by the house and the senate is the body of law makers. Please read the constitution.

Since: Oct 08

none

#22 Sep 4, 2009
It's times like this that I wish there were more Republicans like Margaret Chase Smith.(R)
(Longest running Female Congresswoman in history, was chosen as a Presidential Candidate in the 1964 primaries.)
Margaret Chase Smith wrote:
Those of us who shout the loudest about Americanism in making character assassinations are all too frequently those who, by our own words and acts, ignore some of the basic principles of Americanism:

The right to criticize;
The right to hold unpopular beliefs;
The right to protest;
The right of independent thought.

The exercise of these rights should not cost one single American citizen his reputation or his right to a livelihood nor should he be in danger of losing his reputation or livelihood merely because he happens to know someone who holds unpopular beliefs. Who of us doesn't? Otherwise none of us could call our souls our own. Otherwise thought control would have set in.
Smart woman...
Oh wait she was a Rockefeller Republican and therefore a RINO by modern day terms.

Since: Oct 08

none

#23 Sep 4, 2009
Forgot to add: She only came in seventh in those primaries... but she beat Nixon, who was eighth.

Since: Oct 08

none

#24 Sep 4, 2009
Also forgot to add: The quote is from the "Declaration of Conscience" a speech she gave in 1950 criticizing McCarthyism.
McCarthy saw her as an enemy because of that and even supported her opponent in the 1954 primaries because of that.(He failed)
Plain Jane

San Jose, CA

#25 Sep 4, 2009
yankee wrote:
<quoted text>I dont listen to the shock jocks. We do have free speach and they can say what they want. Yes we have checks and balances thas why Obama has to act like a peace maker. The GOP themselves have really never commended on the rumors that fly around. Citizens can call him a communist or what ever they like. Sekoff a blogger can ask a rep anything he wants. A rep or a dem should be careful about their fellow members. Sekoff question if just to cause division.
Sekoff's question was to have a respected member of the GOP tell the truth about these smears. It isn't just shock jocks. There are members of Congress and party leaders repeating this crap in speeches at town halls. When they are called on it by the media (never by Fox), they do exactly what Bill Cassidy did. They pretend that they are talking about it because people have concerns but they can't explain why they don't calm those concerns with the truth rather than increase them. This is a dangerous game the GOP is playing and the tools they are manipulating aren't the sharpest in the box.
Plain Jane

San Jose, CA

#26 Sep 4, 2009
yankee wrote:
<quoted text>No he is not the leader of the free world. his job is commander in chief of OUR armed forces. Commerce is controled by the house and the senate is the body of law makers. Please read the constitution.
You really are funny / touchy. The President of the United States has been called the leader of the free world since at least WWII. Don't we still claim that our country is the leader of the free world and isn't Obama our president? Maybe you prefer New World Order? That sounds a lot more ominous than leader of the free world. Almost ... um .... fascist.
grumpj

Wantagh, NY

#27 Sep 4, 2009
Pierce wrote:
Let Obama explain why Congress EXEMPTED themselves from the healthcare bill but dump the mess on Americans.
We want the SAME healthcare as Congress. Our children deserve the superior healthcare that congressional children have.
Congressional Care=American Care
Obama is stealing from the elderly, taking medicare and stripping it ob BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of dollars.
America has 304 MILLION people in this country only 45 million are UNinsured. Focus on those member of society, not those already insured.
France, England, Switzerland, Canada have around 60 MILLION people in each of these countries and yet WE, the US, our country, has the BEST healthcare in the world...all the while having 5x the population of those other socialized countries!!!!
No to ObamaCare....Yes to American/Congressional Healthcare
Tell obama we want what you have...we want OUR children to have what YOUR children have!
We could get the same health care as members of Congress if the Republicans would vote for it.
Plain Jane

San Jose, CA

#28 Sep 4, 2009
grumpj wrote:
<quoted text>We could get the same health care as members of Congress if the Republicans would vote for it.
You could have that plan too if you were willing to pay the extra for it like they do. They, and all federal employees have a choice of a number of basic plans provided and if they want add ons they pay for the extras. That's commonly what large employers provide because the larger you are, the less likely one size fits all.

“Tea parties R 4 little girls.”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#29 Sep 4, 2009
Joe wrote:
Obama is a polarizing figure and he should stay out of the classroom. He's a charismatic Marxist.
Pretty funny coming from the pack of wolves you side with that jizzed their pants over Sarah Palin.
Pierce

Studio City, CA

#30 Sep 5, 2009
Chaos wrote:
<quoted text>
Your figures regarding attorney fees in personal injury matters are totally incorrect which makes you post a worthless pile of crap.
then let's make that 50% of recovery.

The only crap are lawyers who seek to put their filthy paws on money that should be going to patients who deserve it.

Creeps, dollar lovers.
Pierce

Studio City, CA

#31 Sep 5, 2009
grumpj wrote:
<quoted text>We could get the same health care as members of Congress if the Republicans would vote for it.
Yeah...the republicans PROPOSED that and let's see what happens.

Congressional Healthcare-American Healthcare

Why should Congressional families/children get better healthcare than very day folks and their children?

It's not fair and you can't trust Obama.
Pierce

Studio City, CA

#32 Sep 5, 2009
NO superior care for Congress. They get the same healthcare as the rest of the Americans.

Let Congress be the guinea pigs for healthcare. Let them try the plan first!

Remove Federal Employee Insurance plan and put in place ObamaCare, rationed care.
Responsibility

San Bruno, CA

#33 Sep 5, 2009
Joe wrote:
Obama is a polarizing figure and he should stay out of the classroom.
Dear, children from other generations have heard directly from their president - it is only their ignorant parents who are making this a "polarising" issue.

After all this is about doing well in school - which is hardly a polarizing matter - just a necessary one for our students and our country.

“Reconquer This.”

Since: Feb 08

Haymarket, VA

#34 Sep 5, 2009
MikeNSF wrote:
No, they have no shame. They are liars and the truth is not in them. It's why they lost power in the first place.
Yeah, and they're doing really well with their power, aren't they? "Armed" in San Francisco.......Har-de-har-har !!!
Plain Jane

San Jose, CA

#35 Sep 5, 2009
Pierce wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah...the republicans PROPOSED that and let's see what happens.
Congressional Healthcare-American Healthcare
Why should Congressional families/children get better healthcare than very day folks and their children?
It's not fair and you can't trust Obama.
Actually John Kerry proposed allowing any one to join the federal employees health plan back in 2004 when he was running for president. Congressmen don't get any better health care than anyone else. They choose between private insurance companies just like all federal employees do. If they want more coverage, they pay for it out of their own pockets. Pretending they get something extra by virtue of being congressmen is another deliberate lie.
g moser

Kissimmee, FL

#36 Sep 5, 2009
No one takes responsibility and suffers repercussions in government. Most issues overlap each other so its easy to turn someone into the "devil incarnate". In this manner it is easy to steer a nation and its people in a certain direction. For decades we have been moving left, yet right wing people who believe in common sense principles that has existed from the beginning of recorded time are called loons, traitors and now terrorists in America that used those principles to build its now empire. Reality is, where does all the money come from to pay for every perceived slight and right that what people who use the constitution as a bartering tool do to destroy us from within? Here is your first lesson.......THE CONSTITUTION DOES NOT TELL YOU WHAT TYPE OF SYSTEM TO HAVE. iT DOES NOT TELL YOU SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM, CAPITALISM, ETC......BUT IT DOES TELL YOU WHAT REAL MONEY IS.....REAL MONEY IS A SPECIFIC WIGHT OF GOLD AND SILVER....YOU ARE NOW SEEING THE DISINTEGRATION OF A FINANCIAL SYSTEM WITH NO BACKING BUT YOU AND ME. IT IS CURRENTLY A SLOW DEATH MASTERMINDED BY CUNNING EVIL MEN WHO HAVE STOLEN THE WEALTH OUR FOREFATHERS FOUGHT FOR AND ARE STEALING YOURS. NOW WE ARE ALL JEALOUS OF EACH OTHER AS WE SEE A GREAT REPUBLIC BECOME A FASCIST THIRD WORLD NATION. AND WE EXCEPT IT. MORE THEN THAT, WE LIKE IT. GO AND DO ANYTHING AND YOU SEE IT. IT IS ALL AROUND YOU AND YET WE THINK IT IS RIGHT. THE RULERS OF OUR LIVES SOLD US OUR OWN ROPE TO HANG US. NOW TO EVER ATTAIN THE FREEDOM THAT WE ONCE HAD, BLOOD WILL HAVE TO BE SHED. DO WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO DIE FOR THOSE RIGHTS?
Plain Jane

San Jose, CA

#37 Sep 5, 2009
g moser wrote:
No one takes responsibility and suffers repercussions in government. Most issues overlap each other so its easy to turn someone into the "devil incarnate". In this manner it is easy to steer a nation and its people in a certain direction. For decades we have been moving left, yet right wing people who believe in common sense principles that has existed from the beginning of recorded time are called loons, traitors and now terrorists in America that used those principles to build its now empire. Reality is, where does all the money come from to pay for every perceived slight and right that what people who use the constitution as a bartering tool do to destroy us from within? Here is your first lesson.......THE CONSTITUTION DOES NOT TELL YOU WHAT TYPE OF SYSTEM TO HAVE. iT DOES NOT TELL YOU SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM, CAPITALISM, ETC......BUT IT DOES TELL YOU WHAT REAL MONEY IS.....REAL MONEY IS A SPECIFIC WIGHT OF GOLD AND SILVER....YOU ARE NOW SEEING THE DISINTEGRATION OF A FINANCIAL SYSTEM WITH NO BACKING BUT YOU AND ME. IT IS CURRENTLY A SLOW DEATH MASTERMINDED BY CUNNING EVIL MEN WHO HAVE STOLEN THE WEALTH OUR FOREFATHERS FOUGHT FOR AND ARE STEALING YOURS. NOW WE ARE ALL JEALOUS OF EACH OTHER AS WE SEE A GREAT REPUBLIC BECOME A FASCIST THIRD WORLD NATION. AND WE EXCEPT IT. MORE THEN THAT, WE LIKE IT. GO AND DO ANYTHING AND YOU SEE IT. IT IS ALL AROUND YOU AND YET WE THINK IT IS RIGHT. THE RULERS OF OUR LIVES SOLD US OUR OWN ROPE TO HANG US. NOW TO EVER ATTAIN THE FREEDOM THAT WE ONCE HAD, BLOOD WILL HAVE TO BE SHED. DO WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO DIE FOR THOSE RIGHTS?
What rights are you referring to?

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Jacksonville, FL

#38 Sep 5, 2009
Seeking truth wrote:
The problem is that Obama MUST ask that question Wednesday night.
He needs to give the speech FDR gave. Listen to it. He compared the war profiteers to organized mobs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =D9yoZHs6PsUXX
I hope idiot Obama does blame republicans for his failures.

It will drive another nail into his coffin. Everyone with a brain knows repubs are in powerless minorities.

IT'S ALL ON OBAMA & The Death-0-crats.

They can't even explain what's in the bill, how it would work, what it would cost, and why Seniors Would Accept $500 Billion CUT FROM THEM TO PAY FOR ILLEGAL ALIEN CARE.

I Can't Wait!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Jacksonville, FL

#39 Sep 5, 2009
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Dear, children from other generations have heard directly from their president - it is only their ignorant parents who are making this a "polarising" issue.
After all this is about doing well in school - which is hardly a polarizing matter - just a necessary one for our students and our country.
---Breaking News---- WE'RE BROKE!

AUGUST 8, 2009,

Geithner Asks Congress to Increase Federal Debt Limit

By COREY BOLES and MICHAEL R. CRITTENDEN

Washington -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner asked Congress to increase the $12.1 trillion debt limit on Friday, saying it is "critically important" that they act in the next two months.

Mr. Geithner, in a letter to U.S. lawmakers, said that the Treasury projects that the current debt limit could be reached as early mid-October. Increasing the limit is important to instilling confidence in global investors, Mr. Geithner said.

The Treasury didn't request a specific increase in the letter.

"It is critically important that Congress act before the limit is reached so that citizens and investors here and around the world can remain confident that the United States will always meet its obligations," Mr. Geithner said in a letter to lawmakers.

Mr. Geithner said the that it is "clearly a moment in our history" that requires support from both Democrats and Republicans for the increase.

"Congress has never failed to raise the debt limit when necessary," Mr. Geithner said.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said Thursday the federal government's budget deficit reached $1.3 trillion through the first ten months of fiscal 2009, on track to reach a record high of $1.8 trillion for the 12-month period.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1249704702945...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Jacksonville, FL

#40 Sep 5, 2009
yankee wrote:
<quoted text>No he is not the leader of the free world. his job is commander in chief of OUR armed forces. Commerce is controled by the house and the senate is the body of law makers. Please read the constitution.
Indeed.

Obama is only leading the Party trying to CUT $500 BILLION from the Elderly to pay for Illegal Alien Health Care.

What Leadership! Bwahahaha!

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