Eric Cantor on how Republicans can win

Eric Cantor on how Republicans can win

There are 122 comments on the The Washington Post story from Dec 8, 2013, titled Eric Cantor on how Republicans can win. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Virginia Republicans are in the midst of a three-day gathering to sort through what happened in their across-the-board losses at the ballot box in 2013.

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Billy Ringo

United States

#108 Dec 12, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Missouri School District Hit With $150,000 Bill for Obamacare...
Oregon spends $300 million, signs up just 44 people...
POLL: 4 in 10 would rather pay fine than buy insurance...
How about posting the link to these .... ahem ..... "polls" you keep referring to?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#109 Dec 12, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
OMG, have you seen the polls lately? Democrat candidates are losing to unkowns. Mark Pryor, a sure reelect before Obamacare was launched, now 5 points behind someone no one ever heard of. 12 Democrat Senate seats are in jeopardy, because of your lying President. He is their leader, and he is a pathological liar. It isn't just Republicans pointing out Obama's short comings, it is independents, and disgruntled Democrats as well.
Still sticking with your magic 8 ball predictions?

How'd that work out for the GOPasaurs in Virginia last month?!!

C'mon magic 8 ball...

Don't fail them again!!
Cat74

Carpentersville, IL

#110 Dec 12, 2013
Go ask Mama to find the polls for you. I am sure if you have the internet you can go to the same sites I do without a problem. I don't care if you believe me or not. The more intelligent among us know where to look. Good luck

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#111 Dec 12, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Go ask Mama to find the polls for you. I am sure if you have the internet you can go to the same sites I do without a problem. I don't care if you believe me or not. The more intelligent among us know where to look. Good luck
It's not going to help you any more than the polls which showed Etchy Sketchy winning in '12....
Cat74

Carpentersville, IL

#112 Dec 12, 2013
You just keep telling yourself that, O K? Me, and mine are planning for a brighter future with jobs for the parents of students in our school, and everything. Next year will be a struggle, but in 2015 everything will be just fine.
celticwarriors

Bradenton, FL

#113 Dec 12, 2013
Keep doing what you're doing, Cantor. Americans will keep hating you until we can finally attend your political funerals.
Chicopee

New Fairfield, CT

#114 Dec 12, 2013
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
Part 1:
Please let your record show that I did not cite the main contenders for the GOP’s “worst and most off the wall players” title. I must admit, however, to have mentioned both Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann in previous posts — back in the day, when they were still outstandingly entertaining.
A more thorough review of my posts will clarify my opinion that the once proud and glorious GOP as a whole is currently occupied by a horde of goose-stepping parasites who want to do away with all government healthcare programs and that they refer to those who need assistance as underserving moochers. Far from hyperbolic, the are upfront and shameless about their position and views.
I do disagree with you about the legitimacy of government-based programs (e.g., social security and Medicare) to assist our fellow citizens in need, which you codify as a “nanny state.” In fact, I would prefer to replace Obamacare with a government-based single-payer universal healthcare program because it could provide better care and cost less than private insurance programs. Obamacare is a practical compromise designed to represent the interests of those favoring a government-based program and those favoring a private-based program by setting some limits and requirements for the private-sector companies to insure better coverage at overall lower cost.
In the post I responded to, you used a blanket assessment of the GOP twice. Forgive me for not recalling every post of yours that I've ever read.

Nor did I cite anything about Social Security or Medicare, and I certainly didn't include them in my description of the nanny state.
Chicopee

New Fairfield, CT

#115 Dec 12, 2013
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
Part 2:
While I don’t like the term “nanny state,” I both disagree with and respect your preference for pure capitalism and belief that the private sector somehow offers a better and more cost effective solution for challenging social support problems. I also believe that it is appropriate and often advisable for government to regulate private business.
Finally, I believe that your pessimistic view of government, that all it does is mess it up, is not supported by the evidence. Evidence of corruption, fraud and inefficiency are easy to find, but that’s also true for the private sector. Both, at their best, are vessels for great human achievement. Like the humans responsible for them, neither is all good nor all bad.
Regulating business is one thing and it is necessary is some, but not all cases. Throwing tens of billions of government dollars into chosen sectors with no hope of ever getting it back is another. Picking winners and losers isn't the role of government with regard to industry.

The government does mess everything up. In every government program you can name, there is fraud and thievery galore. They aren't designed to be watchdogs or overlords and have proven themselves incapable of managing these programs. They make the rules, but there is little in the way of enforcement or even oversight. And this, unfortunately, is a symptom of their self granted largess. There's no need to be all that vigilant, because if the money runs out, they can simply find ways to replenish it without lifting a finger. The American citizen is their piggy bank. Unlike the private sector, where if the money runs out, they either find ways to cut costs, or they go out of business. There is no bottomless well of someone else's money that they can draw from.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#116 Dec 13, 2013
cantor voted FOR the budget deal. Ouch.

hahahahahahahahahaha
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#117 Dec 13, 2013
Chicopee wrote:
<quoted text>
Regulating business is one thing and it is necessary is some, but not all cases. Throwing tens of billions of government dollars into chosen sectors with no hope of ever getting it back is another. Picking winners and losers isn't the role of government with regard to industry.
The government does mess everything up. In every government program you can name, there is fraud and thievery galore. They aren't designed to be watchdogs or overlords and have proven themselves incapable of managing these programs. They make the rules, but there is little in the way of enforcement or even oversight. And this, unfortunately, is a symptom of their self granted largess. There's no need to be all that vigilant, because if the money runs out, they can simply find ways to replenish it without lifting a finger. The American citizen is their piggy bank. Unlike the private sector, where if the money runs out, they either find ways to cut costs, or they go out of business. There is no bottomless well of someone else's money that they can draw from.
First, let me thank you for following my posts.

Indeed I must not know how you define "nanny state." Please edify me.

I share your disdain for bailing out segments of the private sector. However, it can be a productively practical correction for the consequences of their mismanagement. I assume you are referring to government bailouts.

I continue to disagree with your insistence that the government messes everything up. It is certainly less effective in some cases than it is in others, but to summarily dismiss it as totally ineffective in every case is either hyperbolic or based on a misunderstanding of success vs. failure. Besides, you strike me as too intelligent to believe that anything in the realm of human endeavor is always true.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#118 Dec 13, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>It's not going to help you any more than the polls which showed Etchy Sketchy winning in '12....
I think the poll you should really watch out for is whether it's already a year old. They really don't tell you much.
Billy Ringo

Springfield, NJ

#119 Dec 13, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
I think the poll you should really watch out for is whether it's already a year old. They really don't tell you much.
The polls you follow are 4 years old.......... pukie ........

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#120 Dec 13, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
I think the poll you should really watch out for is whether it's already a year old. They really don't tell you much.
What hilarious is you actually thought it told you something the day the poll was released!!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#121 Dec 13, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
probably something from the Marx Bros? I'll google it.
Not even my fellow luminaries know this one. "Oddly enough the swan dive was invented before the swan" was uttered by the narrator of the original "Prehistoric Women", starring Laurette Luez as Tigri.
I predict that one day this cinematic gem will make back its seven dollar budget.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#122 Dec 14, 2013
Billy Ringo wrote:
<quoted text>The polls you follow are 4 years old.......... pukie ........
Sorry pookie, another lie on your part isnt going to impress even your gerbil.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#123 Dec 14, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>What hilarious is you actually thought it told you something the day the poll was released!!
Don't you remember Obama saying if you like that poll you could believe it.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#124 Dec 14, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
teahadist favorability hits all-time LOW.

LMAO.

Since: Oct 08

Avondale Estates, GA

#125 Dec 14, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Not even my fellow luminaries know this one. "Oddly enough the swan dive was invented before the swan" was uttered by the narrator of the original "Prehistoric Women", starring Laurette Luez as Tigri.
I predict that one day this cinematic gem will make back its seven dollar budget.
Raquel Welch in one million years BC always fascinated me...how did them cave women shave their legs and pluck their eyebrows...and where did they shop for makeup? Did like those bulging boobs though. As Jerry lee lewis once said, if God made anything better, he kept it for himself.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#126 Dec 14, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
Raquel Welch in one million years BC always fascinated me...how did them cave women shave their legs and pluck their eyebrows...and where did they shop for makeup? Did like those bulging boobs though. As Jerry lee lewis once said, if God made anything better, he kept it for himself.
I believe they used leftover makeup from the ladies in "Cat Women of the Moon".

Great balls of fire, I love that Jerry Lee Lewis line!

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#127 Dec 14, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>Raquel Welch in one million years BC always fascinated me...how did them cave women shave their legs and pluck their eyebrows...and where did they shop for makeup? Did like those bulging boobs though. As Jerry lee lewis once said, if God made anything better, he kept it for himself.
Ah yes, le Grand Tetons.

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