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If Republicans kill this health-care bill, they'll prove their cowardice

There are 11 comments on the The Washington Post story from Oct 18, 2017, titled If Republicans kill this health-care bill, they'll prove their cowardice. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

BIPARTISAN NEGOTIATORS announced Tuesday that they had struck a deal to temporarily stabilize Obamacare markets . Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander agreed to continue paying "cost-sharing reduction" payments that the government promised insurance companies, and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray agreed to relax health-market regulations a bit.

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Pope Closet Emeritus

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Oct 18, 2017
"Cowardice" is not what drives these Republicans. The premise, as usual, is all wrong. It is more and more and more concentration of wealth, and all the ancillaries that that entails, which drives these Republicans. And the Republican base of working class voters is like washpo, as in this piece, in not noticing this obvious fact.
Classic rocker

Dallas, TX

#2 Oct 18, 2017
Oh don't talk about party and wealth. Have you looked at the Democrats lately ? Clinton and her deals to get millions, Waters and her deals to get millions..... the Dems are just as bad about the concentration of wealth too. All of them are about getting wealth including Dems. If you think not you are washpo and not noticing the obvious applies to you as well.
Pope Closet Emeritus

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Oct 18, 2017
Classic rocker wrote:
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Oh don't talk about party and wealth. Have you looked at the Democrats lately ?
Hey idiot, it's not about individuals who get rich. That's not the issue. As I made clear it is about who more often promotes policies which will increase the Gini coefficient. The Democrats are not the Party which does that most.

Now, obviously someone like you is not going to be able to understand my first post in this thread, this reply to your idiocy, nor 90% of my other posts.
DR X

Wyoming, MI

#4 Oct 18, 2017
Pope Closet Emeritus wrote:
"Cowardice" is not what drives these Republicans. The premise, as usual, is all wrong. It is more and more and more concentration of wealth, and all the ancillaries that that entails, which drives these Republicans. And the Republican base of working class voters is like washpo, as in this piece, in not noticing this obvious fact.
Blind! Blind I say! Have you no idea who runs Washington? The Republican and Democratic parties have no meaning anymore. They're just monikers useful only in dividing the masses and election sequences. The oligarchy (those who economically rape hard-working men and women) make up members of both so-called parties. They have all the money. They have all the power, except now, the people have woken up and yet there is a divide between war camps as how to finish them off. Nationalists (led by Steve Bannon and NOT Trump) want to bring back pure constitutional government to America and revive the middle-class which has been dry-fisted by the likes of both Obama, Clintons and the Bush clan. And it didn't start with those traitors. This crap has been going on ever since the end of WW2. Conservative nationalists want small, limited government that is free from the bourgeoisie influence of the ONE% Cartel. Meanwhile, you have the Bernie Sanders, left-wing communist crowd who blame the free-market itself for the problems we have and whose solutions will only further erode both freedom and prosperity for everyone. To the point: healthcare is NOT guaranteed by the Constitution so Congress shouldn't even be debating it. F-K Obamacare and be done with it. The individual states can make their own plans according to their own needs.
Pope Closet Emeritus

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Oct 18, 2017
DR X wrote:
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Blind! Blind I say! Have you no idea who runs Washington? The Republican and Democratic parties have no meaning anymore.
I will explain it as though you have a mind: There is a tremendous difference over time between a compound interest rate of 2% versus one of 3%. The Democrats have policies which will lessen the Gini coefficient relative to the policies of the Republicans. The Democrats are also completely different on every social issue, starting with gun control, a subject you care deeply about. And they are somewhat better on labor / union issues.(Both Parties are in thrall of fossil fuels, pharma, the military industrial secrecy complex, of course.)

Okay, you think there are no differences between the two major Parties. Fine, you keep voting for David Duke for President. Keep us posted.
DR X

Wyoming, MI

#6 Oct 18, 2017
Pope Closet Emeritus wrote:
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I will explain it as though you have a mind: There is a tremendous difference over time between a compound interest rate of 2% versus one of 3%. The Democrats have policies which will lessen the Gini coefficient relative to the policies of the Republicans. The Democrats are also completely different on every social issue, starting with gun control, a subject you care deeply about. And they are somewhat better on labor / union issues.(Both Parties are in thrall of fossil fuels, pharma, the military industrial secrecy complex, of course.)

Okay, you think there are no differences between the two major Parties. Fine, you keep voting for David Duke for President. Keep us posted.
When you start your retort with an insult, you lose the argument before you begin. None of this matters of course because in the end, America will have to come to terms with the fact that she is no longer governable. Now, go watch your backyard and I'll watch mine. Forty thousand years and nothing changes.
Pope Closet Emeritus

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Oct 19, 2017
DR X wrote:
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When you start your retort with an insult
You're a purveyor of racist, anti semitic, homophobic disorders you are afflicted with, and my argument made perfect sense whether accompanied by invective aimed at you white supremacists [sic] or not.

But it's nice to see you tiki khakkki types crying over namecalling.
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MILKY WAY

#10 Oct 19, 2017
Pope Closet Emeritus wrote:
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You're a purveyor of racist, anti semitic, homophobic disorders you are afflicted with, and my argument made perfect sense whether accompanied by invective aimed at you white supremacists [sic] or not.

But it's nice to see you tiki khakkki types crying over namecalling.
Well, you certainly told him!
And proved his point.
Well done!
youll shoot your eye out

Bloomingdale, IN

#11 Oct 20, 2017
Ignore the man behind the curtain!
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Gov Corbutt of the Joke

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Oct 31, 2017
SirPrize wrote:
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Well, you certainly told him!
And proved his point.
Well done!
I'm not the one who's crying over namecalling while engaging in it. I engage in namecalling directed at you white supremacist [sic] ignoramuses.

You freeeks should go decry Coulter's and Rush's and ex O'Lielly's namecallying.

Then you should all hire hom skool teechurs to figure out what "hypocrisy" means. Right wingers never seem to know.

Also, you didn't address the content in my post. Because you have a weak, self soiled mind.
Rev Cash Dollar

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Nov 1, 2017
Hey white supremacist [sic] defectives, have you figured out what "Gini coefficient" even means yet, or how Republican policies explicitly increase it (concentration of wealth) to the detriment of white supremacist [sic], working class folks?

(No.)

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