For Romney, winning ugly is still winning

Mitt Romney had a good night in Illinois, defeating Rick Santorum as expected, 47 percent to 35 percent. He still failed to win a majority of Republican votes, but the showing adds to evidence that eventually, some day, Romney will become the GOP nominee.

Ron Paul was third with 9 percent; Newt Gingrich came in last with 8 percent, confirming in his mind that the people of Illinois are frankly, fundamentally too stupid to recognize transformational genius when they see it.

The next vote comes Saturday in Louisiana, where Santorum is expected to do well. Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C., vote April 3, and five states, including delegate-rich New York and Santorum’s home state of Pennsylvania, vote April 24.

Looking at the schedule, it is now quite conceivable that Romney can have it all wrapped up, in reality if not in quite in delegate count, by the end of April.

– Jay Bookman

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Willydoit?

March 21st, 2012
7:58 am

When the dust settles, the last man standing is all that matters!

Georgia on my mind...

March 21st, 2012
8:00 am

It will be nice to narrow down to one candidate so that Georgia can concentrate on two candidates. If you are NOT registered to vote, then please register and show up at the polls. This time around, President Obama WILL capture GA!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kH_EZF0XqM&ob=av2e

Peadawg

March 21st, 2012
8:01 am

Newt and Paul just need to drop. Let Mr. Flip-flop and Mr. Bible-Thumper duke it out.

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
8:05 am

I hope the Dems don’t stop pressing this particular boot to Mitt’s neck.

jm

March 21st, 2012
8:05 am

Mitt 2012 baby

barking frog

March 21st, 2012
8:06 am

Spoiler Santorum and Greedy
Gingrinch are finalizing their
relationship with the GOP.

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 21st, 2012
8:08 am

Vo Mitt 2012 – Because you care enough for the best

gm

March 21st, 2012
8:11 am

Please get this over with so Obama can expose the two sides of Mitt, so he can tell us why when he was gov, his state was ranked 48th out of 50 in job creation but yet he is this great job creater and deserves to be President.

kayaker 71

March 21st, 2012
8:12 am

Even though Romney did not win a “majority” of the votes in IL, when he becomes the apparent nominee, there is little doubt that most conservatives and Republicans will turn out to defeat Bozo and send him back to Chicago. It is inevitable that Bozo will get about 40% of the vote because of his loyal base but that won’t be nearly enough. White middle class working America, a group that Bozo feels is beyond redemption and not worth his time to pander to, will make the difference, as well as independents who are sick and tired of this clown even though they might have voted for him in ‘08. There is a totally different electorate out there as compared to ‘08 and Bozo and his gang are about to find that out.

Steve - USA ("None of the Above")

March 21st, 2012
8:12 am

Not a fan of Romney or the rest but 47% is nothing to be ashamed of in a 4 man race.

Did hear a little of Newt last night, I gather he thinks he is doing quite well. Earth to Newt..

Progressive Humanist

March 21st, 2012
8:14 am

Santorum will win Louisiana, and if he wins both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, that will give him all the rationale he needs to go on to May when a number of Southern, conservative states vote- West Virginia, Indiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, Nebraska, Kentucky, and Texas. Santorum will likely win all of these if he is still a factor at the time. That’s the scenario I’m hoping for- Romney still spending millions and desperately trying to lock down the nomination into June.

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
8:15 am

Mitt Romney Proposes $8 Trillion Welfare Program for Defense Contractors

Despite current Pentagon budgets that have hovered at the highest levels since World War II and 13 years of steady growth, the administration’s latest plans would only reduce spending at the Department of Defense by 1.6% in inflation-adjusted dollars over the next five years.

Still, compared to his main Republican opponents, Obama is a T. rex of budget slashers.

After all, despite their stated commitment to reducing the deficit (while cutting taxes on the rich yet more), the Republican contenders are intent on raising Pentagon spending dramatically. Mitt Romney has staked out the “high ground” in the latest round of Republican math with a proposal to set Pentagon spending at 4% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). That would, in fact add up to an astonishing $8.3 trillion dollars over the next decade, one-third more than current, already bloated Pentagon plans.

Nathan Hodge of the Wall Street Journal engaged in polite understatement when he described the Romney plan as “the most optimistic forecast U.S. defense manufacturers have heard in months.

Mitt 2012 baby!

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
8:20 am

I was just curious, now that the parameters regarding SHOPS (Small Businness Healthcare Options Program) have been finalized, which will give small business owners with 50 or less employees the ability to purchase Health Insurance from state exchanges, along with tax credits equalling 50% of the premium, how many of our business owners still want to see the HCRA repealed?

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
8:20 am

That’s the scenario I’m hoping for- Romney still spending millions and desperately trying to lock down the nomination into June.

While that’s all well and good, the millions that’ll be pumped into the military industrial complex’s butt-boy will be there all summer long, and all through October as well.

Mitt won’t have to worry about money.

Keep Up--Te gusta losing woofinpoofs?

March 21st, 2012
8:20 am

Why I heard that President Obama said don’t give the keys back to the Republicans, make them ride on the roof with Seamus :D :lol:

godless heathen©

March 21st, 2012
8:23 am

Our business has 54 employees. Looks like the street for 5 peeps.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

March 21st, 2012
8:24 am

Winning ugly.

Is that defined as: The lowest turn out for a republican primary in the history of the state if Illinois?

Mick

March 21st, 2012
8:25 am

yaker

Romney does not inspire your base nor the independents, nor the hispanics, throw in the republican assault on women, how does he win? Answer: Obama plus 4 more!

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
8:26 am

godless heathen – “Our business has 54 employees. Looks like the street for 5 peeps.”

So you think that scrapping the whole program or firing 5 people is better than waiting for the program to come fully online?

Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)
Beginning in 2014, exchanges will provide coverage choices under a Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). As described in the final rule and in an earlier HHS factsheet, the program will allow employers to choose the level of coverage they will provide and to offer their employees choices among qualified health plans within that level of coverage. This will let employers offer plans from multiple insurers but receive a single bill and write a single check.
Exchanges will decide how their SHOP is structured. The final rule provides flexibility with regard to:
• Size of small businesses that can participate in a SHOP. States can set the size of the small group market at 1 to 50 or 1 to 100 employees until 2016. In 2016, employers with between 1 and 100 employees can participate in a SHOP. And, starting in 2017, states have the option to let businesses with more than 100 employees buy large group coverage through the SHOP.
• Structure of choices for small businesses. Exchanges can choose to offer employers additional ways to provide coverage, including allowing their employees to choose any plan in all levels of coverage or a traditional “employer choice” offer of a single plan.

JamVet

March 21st, 2012
8:28 am

Though they will never admit it, even the neocons know what is coming; their newest political windsock is gonna get McCained.

Yep, a second straight drubbing is in the works.

And give that, today’s oxymoron is…………………..cheerful conservative.

But maybe there is some good news for the GOPers. After another disastrous night, perhaps Leroy will do the Herman and suspend his campaign.

Or not.

Either way, the laughs keep on coming!

Doggone/GA

March 21st, 2012
8:30 am

“I gather he thinks he is doing quite well. Earth to Newt..”

He actually is doing quite well. The strategy is to remain in the race to deny Santorum delegates. He gave it away last night in an interview. It’s not certain that if he drops out all of “his voters” will go to Romney. The estimate is that they will split about evenly between Romney and Santorum. By staying in, Gingrich denies Santorum access to the voters that might switch to him.

kayaker 71

March 21st, 2012
8:31 am

Mick,

This totally manufactured “assault on women” is a joke and you know it. Contrived only as a method to divide a voting bloc. Like I say, most of the electorate is wise to this chicanery, especially independent women. They are just as sick and tired of Bozo’s lies and failures as the rest of the voters. Members of our base might not get the exact candidate that they want but watch them rally around whomever gets the nomination. It won’t be long now before we find out.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
8:32 am

Will the Real Mitt Romney please stand up?

Y’all act like you’ve never seen a Mormon before…

Keep Up--Te gusta losing woofinpoofs?

March 21st, 2012
8:32 am

What business finesse…… not even an analysis of the “cost” vs profit and other factors before claiming to decide whether to terminate 5 people. Oh right. Its kneejerk and its one of those partisan things you can lie about in a blog (I bet they’ll serve those termination pink slips while at the Whole Foods). :roll:

Keep Up--Te gusta losing woofinpoofs?

March 21st, 2012
8:35 am

Like I say, most of the electorate is wise to this chicanery, especially independent women.

Why just ask those people at Komen Foundation. I am sure that they’ll back up this newest deflection and diversion. Or maybe a few of them Republican female members of Congress talking about the Blunt-Rubio Amendment. :lol:

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
8:36 am

Keep – “What business finesse…… not even an analysis of the “cost” vs profit and other factors before claiming to decide whether to terminate 5 people.”

I was wondering the same thing. Since the states will have the ability to set the number between 1-50 or 1-100 in 2014, do you think godless will be indignant should Georgia decide that 1-50 is better thereby forcing him fire 5 people until 2016?

Mick

March 21st, 2012
8:36 am

yaker

How is it contrived? Look what’s going on out there! Deny it all you want but perception is reality and in this case, thanks to santorum and many state legislators the truth is not stranger than fiction. It’s OK becuase you will have four more years of obama bashing to look forward to…

independent thinker

March 21st, 2012
8:38 am

Who cares which of the four bozos will be the nominee? get it over with and lets find out what great plans the GOP and neocons have in store for us. They already drove the price of oil up with sabre rattling over Iran. Will the real Mitt/Willard please stand up?

JamVet

March 21st, 2012
8:38 am

This totally manufactured “assault on women” is a joke…

To you, yes. To the millions of American women who vote, nope.

I don’t see many of them laughing about your party’s fanatical desire to return to the 1950s.

But good luck with your new/same old failed strategy of pushing entire voting blocs away, neocons.

Keep Up--Te gusta losing woofinpoofs?

March 21st, 2012
8:39 am

Butch, are you talking about reality or what he posts here? ;) I am sure no matter the outcome, Obama is to blame.

Becky

March 21st, 2012
8:40 am

Time to remind each and everyone that women remember, we vote and we outnumber you. Obama 2012 and the rest of the repub good ole boy choir will be shown the door.

kayaker 71

March 21st, 2012
8:41 am

Mick,

This whole contraceptive thing was started when the little Greek posed it in Republican debate. Then it kept growing, largely because it was fueled by liberals in the press and in the WH. All of a sudden, “Republicans want to take away your birth control pills”. Then the Democratic shill, that Fluke chick, inserted herself into the debate and fueled the fire even more. It is so obvious that even you should be able to comprehend it….. alas, perhaps not.

mehlman rings twice

March 21st, 2012
8:43 am

If Santorum were to become President would he send neighborhood watchmen to Penn State football practice and Catholic churches?

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
8:44 am

“Like I say, most of the electorate is wise to this chicanery, especially independent women.”

wishful thinking don’t make it so, m’dear…

you guys have roused the anger of the beast … and she won’t forgive or forget

HDB

March 21st, 2012
8:44 am

kayaker 71
March 21st, 2012
8:31 am

“Mick, This totally manufactured “assault on women” is a joke and you know it.”

K71…which side fired the first shots?? Note this…the GOP is anti-so-much that they can’t recognize when they’re shooting THEMSELVES!! (Ready, fire, aim!)

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
8:44 am

Looks like the street for 5 peeps.

Apparently if they + 9 others show up for work in orange shirts, you could fire even more if you like.

JamVet

March 21st, 2012
8:45 am

Then the Democratic shill, that Fluke chick, inserted herself into the debate and fueled the fire even more.

Nasty little dittoheads…

Misty Fyed

March 21st, 2012
8:45 am

Yes…we women remember but not all of us are idiots.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
8:45 am

This whole contraceptive thing was started when the little Greek posed it in Republican debate.

I love this argument. Why? Because:

1) It shows just how much the Republicans do not want to be blamed for this argument
2) Everyone knows it’s a lie
3) It also shows they know it’s wrong to do this, and just wish their Republican politicians would STOP TALKING ABOUT IT.

Here’s a hint, if you don’t like the fact that your GOP reps are talking about this THAT MUCH, you CAN vote them out. Just sayin’

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
8:45 am

kayaker – do you simply not READ the news???

state laws all over the country – such as the AZ law where a woman has to EXPLAIN TO HER EMPLOYER why she wants to get a BC perscription – undermine your ignorant posts

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
8:45 am

This totally manufactured “assault on women” is a joke…

you and that good ol’ Republican base can go right on thinking that, Kayaker. Fine by me.

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
8:46 am

Keep – “Butch, are you talking about reality or what he posts here? I am sure no matter the outcome, Obama is to blame.”

Probably. I’m trying to wrap my head around the fact that a candidate can stand up and say they want to eliminate a program designed to simplify a complex process and save money, and have folks like godless stand up and cheer. Apparently in that world, difficult and expensive is the preferred Modis Operendi.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

March 21st, 2012
8:46 am

“This totally manufactured “assault on women” is a joke and you know it.” says Kayaker

Because only a “con” man would consider it a joke.

The punchline will be a devastating loss for the GOP in November.

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
8:46 am

“we women remember but not all of us are idiots.”

you’re right.

only the GOP ones qualify for that status.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
8:46 am

Misty Fyed: Yes…we women remember but not all of us are idiots.

No, just the ones who either think there is no war on women, or the ones who are perfectly ok with being controlled.

Becky

March 21st, 2012
8:47 am

Adam-the voting out part is just what we have in mind.

Keep Up--Te gusta losing woofinpoofs?

March 21st, 2012
8:47 am

Then the Democratic shill, that Fluke chick, inserted herself into the debate and fueled the fire even more

wow, them talking points are sure full of BS. Now trying to testify in front of Congressional hearings on the subject under discussion is “inserting”. Because of course no one should be able to testify (sorry, I mean “insert”) themselves at a Congressional hearing?

Road Scholar

March 21st, 2012
8:47 am

Kay: “Then the Democratic shill, that Fluke chick, …”

So much respect for women! A woman not allowed to testify; ALL men, many religious reps, were only allowed to testify until the Dems held their own hearing. ALL men…I guess under the repubs, women don’t count. Does the phrase “barefoot and pregnant” ring a bell?

kayaker 71

March 21st, 2012
8:48 am

AmVet,

Those “millions of women who vote” are smarter than that. Every time liberals get worried about their political future, they trot out ” they’re going to take away your Social Security”, or the old favorite, “they’re going to take away your Medicare”. Now it’s “they’re going to take away your birth control pills”, even though it is doubtful that Republicans would be successful in banning contraception in this country or would even try to do so. Roe is firmly implanted into our society and there is not a single Republican president that would try to supplant this law. But it always makes good political commentary, not to mention the votes it generates, to scare the drawers off of those who don’t have the brainpower to think for themselves.

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
8:48 am

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
8:48 am

Adam -”No, just the ones who either think there is no war on women, or the ones who are perfectly ok with being controlled.”

Also known as the Mormon housewife.

Mick

March 21st, 2012
8:49 am

yaker

“Hell hath no fury like a women scorned”, surely that rings a bell or even better, hell has no fury like a scorned women with a literary agent…furthermore, women in this country are very intelligent and can read between the lines which the repub party, fairly or not, have been crossing way to dismissively…

Misty Fyed

March 21st, 2012
8:50 am

Attack on women? Saying women should have to actually pay for some of our own health care is an attack on women? This is laughable. You dems keep right on believing all women are stupid enough to fall for that. You’ll probably have a landslide…just like you did in 2010…ooooo wait. You were wrong then too.

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
8:50 am

“even though it is doubtful that Republicans would be successful in banning contraception in this country or would even try to do so”

poor kayaker

he doesn’t read the news much … maybe just Family Circus … that Billy is a character, you know …

Mighty Righty

March 21st, 2012
8:50 am

47% is higher than Obama’s approval rating. Tommorow Obama goes to Oklahoma to convince the simple minded he cares about the price of gasoline. As usual, he will take credit for something he has not done like his false claims to have increased drilling for oil.

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
8:50 am

state laws all over the country – such as the AZ law where a woman has to EXPLAIN TO HER EMPLOYER

mornin’, UnU. I actually think the Kansas legislation that would protect protect doctors from outright lying to their patients about their pregnancies, is actually awfuller, if that’s possible (and a word.)

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
8:51 am

47% is higher than Obama’s approval rating.

actually, at last check (and yeah, it’s just a daily tracking poll result…)

http://www.gallup.com/poll/124922/Presidential-Approval-Center.aspx

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
8:51 am

“Saying women should have to actually pay for some of our own health care is an attack on women? ”

like I said … just the GOP ones seem to be idiots.

if you’re paying a premium, you ARE paying for your pills.

this has been a public service announcement. AGAIN.

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

March 21st, 2012
8:52 am

Conservatives: “We Will Serve No W(h)ine Before It’s Time”

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

March 21st, 2012
8:52 am

Kayaker

“Roe is firmly implanted into our society and there is not a single Republican president that would try to supplant this law”

WOW, just WOW.

We liberals KNOW that and have all along, but the GOP flock keeps thinking their conservative candidates will fight to do just that.

Talk about thick.

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
8:52 am

dB – 8:50 – this year, we seem especially spoiled for choice in anti-women legislation …

Misty Fyed

March 21st, 2012
8:54 am

Ladies…Equality of opportunity brings equality of responsibility. These dem metro-sexual men think that having expectations of taking care of ourselves is being controlled. Meanwhile they want us to rely on them for everything…Who is controlling? They scream “the cons are controlling you” because they view us as equal participants while the libs want us more reliant on them. Think about it.

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
8:54 am

Saying women should have to actually pay for some of our own health care is an attack on women?

the issue isn’t whether people “actually pay for some of their own health care”.

it’s about whether it’s sound public policy to fund prescriptions for contraception. So far your side’s made the crap-assiest of crap-ass cases-against that I can recall in my lifetime.

and yeah, the crap-ass case your side is bringing includes big heapin’ dollops of misogyny. It practically reeks from some of the posters here, and it sure as hell has been an integral part of your radio and TV pundits’ collective schtick.

kayaker 71

March 21st, 2012
8:54 am

Road Scholar,

I have little to no respect for someone who would enter the debate to fuel the fires of a non existent problem just to arouse those who might vote. This woman is a political activist, hell bent on turning around Georgetown’s policies. The Democrats created a special hearing for her. Do you think that they did that out of “fairness”? What a joke. She is being used as a shill to divide a voting bloc….. nothing more.

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
8:54 am

Kayaker,

Doesn’t matter what you think is reality (which we’ve witnessed here for years and apparently your reality is rather warped) – it matters what women think, and a majority of the women I know think the GOP has waged a war on women, and will vote accordingly – including some of the most conservative women the world has ever seen!

godless heathen©

March 21st, 2012
8:54 am

“Apparently if they + 9 others show up for work in orange shirts, you could fire even more if you like.”

LOL! Looked like a prison detail. But it was a law firm so for them to do something so thoughtless and cruel like that doesn’t surprise me.

Road Scholar

March 21st, 2012
8:55 am

Kay: “Roe is firmly implanted into our society and there is not a single Republican president that would try to supplant this law.”

You are right ; there isn’t a Republican President that wants this. the trouble is that the Repub candidate for President want to do it!
Kay, give it up. You are smarter than that.Stop digging a hole and throwing the dirt straight up in the air!

Adam

March 21st, 2012
8:55 am

This totally manufactured “assault on women” is a joke…

No, you know what’s a joke? How you’re going to go on and on with this whole “there’s no war on women” shtick.

-AZ law where a woman has to explain to an EMPLOYER why she’s on birth control, and can be fired or not hired if she is on it for reasons of not having a child
-laws in multiple states mandating a vaginal ultrasound probe in ALL cases of abortion, regardless of medical necessity or how it happened
-Multiple health insurance plans that charge women more just because they’re women, which is outlawed in 2014 by the ACA, which the GOP opposes wholesale
-Bloc opposition to the Violence Against Women Act
-Opposition to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
-Women still getting paid less than their male counterparts
-SCOTUS deferring to a lower court decision to throw out a combined lawsuit of women against Wal Mart
-Viagra, a pill meant only for sex, is perfectly ok to be covered by health care but the GOP oppose any attempt to cover contraceptive pills
-HUNDREDS of anti-abortion legislation attempts, mostly successful, on the state level AND federal level
-All out assault of Planned Parenthood that never ends
-Proposals to publish the names of doctors who perform abortions, and sometimes also publish the women’s names
-Proposals to allow murder of an abortion doctor be considered “justifiable homicide”

What is it going to TAKE for you people to get it? There IS a war on women. You think all of the above is just coincidence? That’s it’s all a hoax? Maybe the government is just putting something in the water? What the HELL is wrong with you people?

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
8:55 am

I should’ve added @ 8.54, current ACA legislation assumes private individuals WILL be paying for their own healthcare, in the form of private insurance premiums, either subsidized through their employers or purchased on the open market.

But “Misty” surely knows that already.

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

March 21st, 2012
8:56 am

Conservatives who are against contraception are also against neutering pets?

JamVet

March 21st, 2012
8:56 am

Historically, American women are most concerned with issues that affect their families – education, decent wages, child care, health issues, etc.

And though this mass retardation in the GOP, regarding contraception and the fundamental rights of a woman to control her own body, is just an idiotic wedge issue, it is certainly NOT going to help their standing with female voters.

I don’t know who is running that Republican army, but those men – because there sure as hell aren’t any women involved at the top of that club – need to be fired and competent, ethical replacements found immediately!

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
8:56 am

Yes, much like Romney s religion relegating women to 2nd class citizens, unless you can show me where a female of the LDS faith currently holds the priesthood. Or Santorum, who’s children are all home schooled. Nope, no control factors there.

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
8:56 am

But it was a law firm so for them to do something so thoughtless and cruel like that doesn’t surprise me.

yeah. whaddaya call 500 dead lawyers at the bottom of the ocean, and all that.

mm

March 21st, 2012
8:57 am

K71,

You are the prime example of why the GOP will get b*tch slapped in November. You don’t even realize what jerks you have been for the last 3 years.

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
8:57 am

Misty – your 8:54 is a word salad of nouns and verbs – all of which mean sweet Fanny Adams.

Joe the Prophet

March 21st, 2012
8:57 am

How can Conservatives have any credibility whatsoever on abortion, contraception, and even the economy when their Presidential nominee and standard-bearer believes in multiple Gods, plural marriage, and Obamacare…!?!?!?

Mick

March 21st, 2012
8:57 am

bosch

Hey! How’s life? Keep on truckin…

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
8:59 am

“What the HELL is wrong with you people?”

they think that, when their parents took them out in a fishing boat to the middle of the lake and threw them overboard, they were actually trying to teach them how to swim …

Jane

March 21st, 2012
8:59 am

Misty…you are not alone.

Thank goodness for strong conservative men….

Adam

March 21st, 2012
8:59 am

Note that I didn’t EVEN mention the all out shaming assault on Sandra Fluke for daring to speak up at a Congressional hearing, with tons of nasty language hurled her way and attempted reframing of the issue to make her seem like she has tons of sex and that’s the only reason she would do such a thing.

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
8:59 am

What the HELL is wrong with you people?

This piece may provide an actual answer to this question

anyhow, The Man wants this race/gender traitor to do some producin’, so I’ll have to say ‘bye for now.

Donovan

March 21st, 2012
8:59 am

Since Mr. Bookman did say anything inflamatory about the GOP this morning, it was interesting to read the commentary of his peanut gallery.

In usual fashion, you Soros, Pelosi, Obama lovers did not disappoint me. Carping, ridiculing, and demeaning was the theme of your left wing “civility”. Give it a rest all ready.

Although your mentor barely threw you a bone this morning it seems apparent that you all will be attacking one another like rats fighting over a crumb of bread next.

Wow! Talk about worrying over who is going to beat your beloved community activist.

Becky

March 21st, 2012
8:59 am

Misty-I am just appalled you say you are a woman with your archaic views. Are you really sick rick’s wifey come to play for the day?

ByteMe

March 21st, 2012
9:00 am

but the showing adds to evidence that eventually, some day, Romney will become the GOP nominee.

… the GOP nominee for the “blue states”, that is. Santorum will be the nominee for the “red states”.

Uh oh. I smell a civil war comin’ on.

Doggone/GA

March 21st, 2012
9:00 am

“This woman is a political activist, hell bent on turning around Georgetown’s policies”

Which policy? The one that pays for insurance that pays for contraception for their staff and teachers, or the one that wants to deny doing that EXACT SAME THING for their students?

gm

March 21st, 2012
9:00 am

Newt last place finish, the man can not win no where but in Georgia and Sc, what does this tell you about Georgia voters? even Miss, Ala had common sense not to vote for this immoral human being.
Newt how is that $2.50 gallon scam working for you?

JamVet

March 21st, 2012
9:00 am

Saying women should have to actually pay for some of our own health care is an attack on women? This is laughable.

Keep on chuckling and misstating the issues.

And pay no attention to the loathsome comments and reprehensible philosophies that keep on coming out of con mouths in Idaho and Virginia and Georgia and EIBville and….

Again, millions of American women are not amused at your party’s open tolerance for misogyny and quasi-fascism…

Misty Fyed

March 21st, 2012
9:00 am

Oh my goodness you guys are easy.

Road Scholar

March 21st, 2012
9:01 am

Kay: “…enter the debate to fuel the fires of a non existent problem just to arouse those who might vote. ” Sort of like a presidential candidate, huh?

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
9:01 am

oh, and g’morning Boschie!!

kayaker 71

March 21st, 2012
9:01 am

Butch,

What the hell is wrong with home schooling your children? There are no Catholic women priests either. 2nd class citizens?

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
9:01 am

Donovan – “Wow! Talk about worrying over who is going to beat your beloved community activist.”

I’m not a fan of Obama, but I would like to get your opinion of the SHOPS. Good or bad?

rightwing troll

March 21st, 2012
9:02 am

“Then it kept growing, largely because it was fueled by liberals in the press and in the WH. All of a sudden, “Republicans want to take away your birth control pills”. Then the Democratic shill, that Fluke chick, inserted herself into the debate and fueled the fire even more.”

So the WH and the media convened a panel of fat, white, old men to testify before congress about this?

Really?

Where are the jobs??? (and some facts to back up your lies?)

Funny thing… ever since the treasonous and unpatriotic snakes of the GOP started trying to talk gas prices into rising… they’ve gone down by about 15 cents a gallon and seem to be holding there… good try nut bagsss… it would seem you have no more control over gas prices than the president… despite what the Newtster says…

Also… what a breath of fresh air… having a daughter of the president travel to mexico for a social outreach program with her school… anybody remember the Bushdrunk twins???… Of course not, you all seem to have stricken the Bushdrunk years from your collective/selective memories…

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
9:02 am

And let’s not forget the dude who called menstration an infection and the guy who equated single moms to criminals.

Joe the Prophet

March 21st, 2012
9:03 am

Butch Cassidy
March 21st, 2012
8:48 am
———————————–
Adam -”No, just the ones who either think there is no war on women, or the ones who are perfectly ok with being controlled.”

Also known as the Mormon housewife.
================================
You mean Mormon housewife/houseWIVES……..In the Temple, Mormons make commitments in what they call “celestial unions”…that last into the afterlife on to the Planet Kolob…(I’m not making this up..!!!)….Plural marriage is accepted as long as “it is commanded by God”…..Every man is essentially his on “Christ”…..his own mediator between man and God…..but the deal-breaker for me….Mormons don’t believe in Hell…just an unpleasant place on the Planet…..It is VERY important to me that politicians believe in Hell…!!!!!

Misty Fyed

March 21st, 2012
9:04 am

Ooooh..JamVet has a dictionary.

Millions of women huh….You must be busy getting the opinions of millions of women.

I must be the only woman that doesn’t feel hated I guess.

Be careful.. that soapbox is slippery.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:05 am

What the hell is wrong with home schooling your children?

For starters, teaching them that evolution and global warming aren’t real and keeping them away from anything that might show them evidence that they absolutely are. And hell, you wouldn’t want them to think SCIENCE is anything other than god magic…. Think as you’re told, not for yourself!

Misty Fyed

March 21st, 2012
9:05 am

What a great start of the day….Thanks guys.

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
9:05 am

kayaker -”What the hell is wrong with home schooling your children? There are no Catholic women priests either. 2nd class citizens?”

I wasn’t talking about the Catholic Church, which in my opinion has just as an archaic view of women as the LDS church does. However, having grown up in Utah, and having first hand knowledge of the LDS Churchs views of the place of women in the world and seen the effects of home schooling, I will stand by my original post. Unless of course, you grew up in or around Brigham City and were witness to something different than what I described.

ByteMe

March 21st, 2012
9:05 am

I must be the only woman that doesn’t feel hated I guess.

We know you’re not a woman. Forget trying to impress us with your lying.

rightwing troll

March 21st, 2012
9:06 am

“What the hell is wrong with home schooling your children? There are no Catholic women priests either. 2nd class citizens?”

Looking at the comments from the average “conservative” here, I’d have to say a majority of you wingnuts don’t need to be teaching anybody anything… we already have problems with our HS graduates being too stupid to enter the job market, just imagine a nation of home schooled, science denying, hateful, ignorant bigots…

Oh wait… that’s actually the GOP’s wet dream…

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
9:06 am

G’morning USinUK and Mick!!

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

March 21st, 2012
9:06 am

Thank goodness for strong conservative men….
Like Newt, Foley, Craig, Delay, etc?

Talking Head

March 21st, 2012
9:07 am

Oh No! Romney will lock up the nomination before the summer, giving him more time to defeat Obama!

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:08 am

Yeah Misty, nice try with the whole “this is funny to me” nonsense. Joke’s on YOU, I’m afraid.

Mick

March 21st, 2012
9:08 am

The republican brand is so tarnished these days with the likes of right wing trash talkers and politicians who shill for the rich. Middle class? Fuhgetaboutit…

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

March 21st, 2012
9:08 am

What the hell is wrong with home schooling your children?

We live in a social world. Where else are they going to learn to be social? Where else are they going to learn to deal with people who think differently than they do? Where else are they going to learn the art of compromise which is the basis of democracy?

Hey, sounds like most republicans were home schooled….

Penny Pincher

March 21st, 2012
9:09 am

gm

March 21st, 2012
8:11 am

Obama will have to highlight Romey’s falts, because he sure can’t run on his own record of failure.

rightwing troll

March 21st, 2012
9:09 am

“Oh No! Romney will lock up the nomination before the summer, giving him more time to defeat Obama!”

And it will give him more time to flip flop on more issues, talk about cheesy grits and tall trees, and do the Mitt “robot” onstage…

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:09 am

Where else are they going to learn to deal with people who think differently than they do?

Don’t you know everyone who isn’t a conservabot is EVIL?

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
9:10 am

Talking Head – “Oh No! Romney will lock up the nomination before the summer, giving him more time to defeat Obama!”

Possibly. Perhaps you’d like to give your opinion of SHOPS under the HCRA and tell us why you think they are a bad idea?

Mighty Righty

March 21st, 2012
9:10 am

Women labor union members are probably more interested in labor matters than in the false Democrat claims of Republicans being anti women and minority women many of whom are supporting the Democrats based on their ethnicity, when added togeather make up a large segment of Democrat women. Without the above women the majority of the remaining women support the Republican party. It has aalways been so and manufacturing false issues will not change that fact.

kayaker 71

March 21st, 2012
9:10 am

Bozo seems to be getting better at side lining the important issues that will decide November’s result. He refuses to attack the gasoline price problem…..”we just can’t drill our way out of this”. Bullsh*t. When the average consumer fills up his tank and spends 75-100 dollars at the pump, who do you think they are going to blame, Exon? Nope. Seems that 67% of them think that our “president” is not doing enough to solve this problem. Enter Energy Secretary Chu….”We have no plans to try to lower gasoline prices”. Wow, that ought to woo the voters. Then Bozo takes him to the woodshed and now he is in favor of “doing what we can ” to lower prices. Hell, he doesn’t even own a car.
It’s crap like this that the Democrats are trying to side line by creating a non-existent “war on women” . We are smarter than that, liberals. Much smarter.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:11 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxch-yi14BE

Please stand up…
Please stand up…
Please stand up…

:lol: :lol:

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:12 am

Bozo seems to be getting better at side lining the important issues

I thought that show wasn’t on the air anymore. Or perhaps you’re referring to your savior Mint RawMoney?

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
9:12 am

kayaker 71 – “Seems that 67% of them think that our “president” is not doing enough to solve this problem.”

Then 67% of them are idiots who have no idea how the free market works in regard to commodities.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 21st, 2012
9:13 am

“I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an’ pretend
‘Cause I’ve heard it all before
And I’ve been down there on the floor
No one’s ever gonna keep me down again”
– Thomas Jefferson

rightwing troll

March 21st, 2012
9:13 am

“Obama will have to highlight Romey’s falts, because he sure can’t run on his own record of failure.”

W’s crappy Economy finally improving… check.
Osama dead, “mission (really) accomplished”… check.
Wars winding down including W’s war of choice… check.

Looking pretty good so far…

JamVet

March 21st, 2012
9:13 am

Misty, in lieu of substantiating your claims, are you going to go Charlie Sheen on us?

It’ still sort of a free country, so go ahead and support the louts like the depraved Rush L and that nutjob from Idaho, Sen. Chuck Winder of Boise, the Senate assistant majority leader.

…speaking during closing testimony on a bill to require a woman to get an ultrasound before an abortion, when he addressed foes of the legislation who said it provided no exemptions for medical emergencies — or in cases of rape or incest.

“Rape and incest was used as a reason to oppose this. I would hope that when a woman goes into a physician, with a rape issue, that that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage, or was it truly caused by a rape,” Winder said during his testimony Monday.

After all,they are members of your beloved political party and they HAVE to correct on these matters.

I mean after all, the ONLY thing in play here is that “chick” Ms. Fluke and her demands for $3000 worth of free birth control pills, right?

(Eye roll, head slap, etc…)

Georgia on my mind....

March 21st, 2012
9:14 am

They scream “the cons are controlling you” because they view us as equal participants while the libs want us more reliant on them. Think about it.

………but look at the states that are passing these laws. MOST of them have a majority Republican administration. (legislation)

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:14 am

It’s crap like this that the Democrats are trying to side line by creating a non-existent “war on women” . We are smarter than that, liberals

Obviously you’re NOT very smart because you’re completely discounting all of the actions your own representatives are taking to attack women.

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.

Mick

March 21st, 2012
9:14 am

**We are smarter than that, liberals. Much smarter.**

That reminds me of fredo in the godfather 2 telling michael how smart he was, we know how well that turned out…

rightwing troll

March 21st, 2012
9:15 am

Oooo… a wingnut said the word “fact”… but none followed…

kayaker 71

March 21st, 2012
9:16 am

Finn,

Conservatives are not the only ones who home school their kids. Far from it. We have a 41% graduation rate in our “outstanding” Macon public schools where the average graduate’s “social skills” are polished to perfection. A lot of them would benefit from a little home schooling

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:17 am

Obama will have to highlight Romey’s falts, because he sure can’t run on his own record of failure.

Pfft. Obama IS running on his record. A record of passing health care legislation, fair pay for women, getting Osama bin Laden, among other things. A record of SUCCESS.

He’s running on his record and the GOP candidates are running SCARED.

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

March 21st, 2012
9:17 am

our “president” is not doing enough to solve this problem.

If it starts to really hurt him, he will crack down on the speculation….

What’s with the “president”? What is he?

getalife

March 21st, 2012
9:18 am

“I know it was you Fredo.

You broke my heart.”

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

March 21st, 2012
9:19 am

Kayaker, when did i say only conservatives home-school the children?

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
9:19 am

Adam – “fair pay for women”

Uh oh, don’t mention Lily Ledbetter, that topic hasn’t been vetted by Limbaugh or Boortz.

Michael

March 21st, 2012
9:20 am

Like it matters. The only way Obama takes this Goober state is with federal troops.

godless heathen©

March 21st, 2012
9:21 am

“Then 67% of them are idiots …”

And they vote.

Becky

March 21st, 2012
9:23 am

we will vote twice if we need to. You know we have multiple ids to show at the polling place right?

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
9:23 am

godless heathen – “And they vote”

Yep, that pretty much says it all when discussing the train wreck our country has become over the last 30 years.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

March 21st, 2012
9:24 am

“Average american paying 75 to 100 bucks to fill up a tank….”
~ Kayaker

This American is paying 35 to 38 bucks to fill up a tank and it lasts me two and a half weeks.

Practice personal responsibility and park the guzzler.

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 21st, 2012
9:24 am

Becky – weren’t we all supplied those ID’s from ACORN?

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:24 am

godless: Even 67% of people aren’t stupid enough to assume the President is controlling gas prices and therefore vote against him if the prices are high. People making this kind of case, that gas prices are the downfall of the President, are just preaching to the choir. Living in a bubble. Ignoring reality. Or any number of phrases you can think of to describe a person who is gleefully ignorant of Obama’s coming major win in November 2012.

Cosby

March 21st, 2012
9:25 am

Wonder where the true statesman is in all this…Illinoise was so enthused taht few showed up…time to bring out the electoria college and let them pick the Next leader of the free world the way the founders intended as it is proven the citizens are not informed enough or to stupid to pick..see waht we have now!!

Mighty Righty

March 21st, 2012
9:25 am

Adam, your list of accomplishments was awfully short plus missing important infor. Obamacare is still unpopular by a majority, like other things he likes to take credit for, Osama was killed during his term, he had nothing to do with it, and please tell us the law he passed that made womens pay equal.

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
9:25 am

Butch – “Then 67% of them are idiots who have no idea how the free market works in regard to commodities.”

they’re all for the free market … until they have to pay more for gas …

Just saying..

March 21st, 2012
9:26 am

” frankly, fundamentally too stupid to recognize transformational genius when they see it.”

I’m sooo embarrassed that includes me…

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
9:26 am

Mighty Righty – “Obamacare is still unpopular by a majority,”

Oh good, then maybe you can tell me why you think SHOPS is a bad thing under the HCRA?

Becky

March 21st, 2012
9:26 am

sssshhhhhh Common sense, don’t give away our secrets.

Mi Zapatos hurt...

March 21st, 2012
9:27 am

Los republicanos han dicho a las personas de Puerto Rico que deben hablar inglés como un idioma primario, aunque la mayoría de las personas aquí estén bilinqual. Gotta love ‘em! More leche in my coffee please! :-)

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:27 am

Mighty Righty: Obamacare is still unpopular by a majority, like other things he likes to take credit for, Osama was killed during his term, he had nothing to do with it, and please tell us the law he passed that made womens pay equal.

Everyone take note. This is an example of unbridled ignorance and party loyalty. The last part is particularly ignorant.

These issues have been discussed over and over, Weakly Righty. I suggest you pay attention.

Stereotyping

March 21st, 2012
9:28 am

Some men CANNOT accept the fact that women can be strong and vocal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pojL_35QlSI&ob=av2e

getalife

March 21st, 2012
9:28 am

Poor cons, they get to listen to all ouir President’s accomplishments in the general and don’t think they can take it.

Add building another pipeline to the list..

The speaker is crying about it today.

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
9:28 am

“This American is paying 35 to 38 bucks to fill up a tank and it lasts me two and a half weeks.”

I pay about £35-40 and it lasts me about 5-6 weeks …

mass transit, babbee!!!

Michael

March 21st, 2012
9:29 am

Obamacare is still unpopular among the majority of Fox News watchers who get asked this question.

Jefferson

March 21st, 2012
9:30 am

As history has shown, Romney will leave the far right crazies and turn left to the middle. He knows the middle is where sucess is. GOP nuts like we have in GA, end up like GA. — a example of bs politicians.

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 21st, 2012
9:31 am

seems like cosby was home schooled based on his post :-)

Jefferson

March 21st, 2012
9:33 am

When folks start in on this gas problem call a Canadian or a German, they will laugh at your problem. When some waste gas it effects all gas users.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:33 am

Here’s the disconnect, Weakly:

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2011/11/16/369554/gallup-the-affordable-care-act-isnt-popular-but-its-provisions-are/

People HATE “ObamaCare,” but LOVE everything that’s in it. Proving that they just don’t like the fake name your ILK gave it, yet agree with all of what it actually IS.

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
9:33 am

Mighty Righty – “Osama was killed during his term, he had nothing to do with it, and please tell us the law he passed that made womens pay equal.”

Okay 1. You better tell Robert Gates to stop referring to the OBL call as the “gutsiest he’s ever seen a President make”

2. It’s the Lilly Ledbetter law, and it was passed 3 years ago.

Hope that helps. Now, about the parameters regarding SHOP. Any comment?

Mighty Righty

March 21st, 2012
9:33 am

Adam, FYI
This week’s ABC News/Washington Post poll (1,003 adults surveyed, MOE +/- 3.1 percent, released 3/12) showed Obama’s overall job approval dropping 4 percentage points from its February survey. More importantly, his approval/disapproval rating for handling gas prices was just 26/65. That’s lower than his ratings for the economy (38%/59%) and the federal budget deficit 32/63).

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

March 21st, 2012
9:34 am

USinUK

No mass transit avaiable for me to and from the office, but I do the park and ride frequently into the city.

And it’s wonderful.

Recon 0311 2533

March 21st, 2012
9:34 am

The lemming’s are desperately trying to bolster morale by pretending to be confident that their idol is assured to be re-elected. Obummer’s only distinction as president is to own the title of biggest deficit spender in our nations history. After he vacates the White House in January 013, he’ll join James Earl Carter as the two worst presidents in our nations history.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:34 am

Butch: It should be clear by now that Weakly has no idea what you’re talking about.

JamVet

March 21st, 2012
9:35 am

…he had nothing to do with it…

Patently fallacious. Not even a casually informed ninth grader would make such a nonsensical claim.

He alone gave the order for that mission to go or no go. He chose go. Thank goodness, they succeeded in killing Public Enemy Number One..

Thank him and ALL of the people involved and quit acting like a petulant brat.

Or don’t.

But your Democratic Derangement Syndrome is hilarious!

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 21st, 2012
9:38 am

JamVet
…he had nothing to do with it…

Patently fallacious. Not even a casually informed ninth grader would make such a nonsensical claim.
———————————————————-

BUT, BUT, BUT that’s the Republican base!!!!!! that and the ones with even less education :-)

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:38 am

Recon: The lemming’s (GOP voters) are desperately trying to bolster morale by pretending to be confident that their idol is assured to be elected.

FYT.

No fake optimism here. Obama is sure to win, even with Romney as the nominee and spending billions on carpet bombing. See, everyone already knows all the negative arguments against Obama. Throwing money at that isn’t going to change a darn thing. Romney has no positive message to run on and the law of diminishing returns is already showing that he can’t buy his way to a locked-in victory. It will be a hard fought battle, and…

“If we don’t nominate Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and WE WILL LOSE.”

St Simons - Island thug, mon

March 21st, 2012
9:39 am

what will be really embarrassing is if Obama crosses 50 before
the clown car even settles on a head clown.

assuming a con could be embarrassed which is a stretch, I know

Mighty Righty

March 21st, 2012
9:39 am

Butch-You are apparently impressed by Obama supporters who make their living by sucking up to Obama offeringhim their accolades. LOL As for Obamacare, 56% of americans oppose the implementation of Obamacare and think it should be over turned. As far as I know, the Lilly Ledbetter law is nothing but hot air that hasn’t changed a thing but maybe you known something I don’t.

Paul

March 21st, 2012
9:39 am

Well Jay, not a lot to say here.

And it’s all been said.

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
9:39 am

Granny – one of my favorite transportation phenomena is from Washington DC – it’s called the “slug line” where people who want to use the HOV lane in from VA will go to designated areas and pick up people who volunteer to carpool. They’re usually Pentagon employees, but other people do it, too …

neither has to worry about leaving at a fixed time – you just pick people up and go when you’re ready

nelson howard

March 21st, 2012
9:39 am

Mitt will be the nominee. I have been a supporter while all the AJC columnists were supporting one candidate, then another. Have to have convictions and stand behind them. The last candidate from Georgia that had exemplerary qualities was John C. Calhoun and that was awhile ago.
Now, the GOP unites behind Mitt and he will turn his attention to the Democratic candidate which I assume will be the current Prez.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:41 am

56% of americans oppose the implementation of Obamacare and think it should be over turned.

And yet….

but maybe you known something I don’t.

The first step is admitting you have a problem. Keep on that path and I might stop calling you Weakly.

nelson howard

March 21st, 2012
9:41 am

I think John Calhoun was South Carolina, I was close.

kayaker 71

March 21st, 2012
9:42 am

Then there’s always that pesky unemployment figure that just won’t seem to go down, even with massaging the numbers, inflating results….. still staying the same. Gasoline prices going up, even to above 5$ in many places. Then there’s that debt figure, compounded by the fact that Bozo lied through his teeth about the cost of Bozocare….. wow, 2T or more instead of 940B. That ought to go over well with the electorate. GM still owes the taxpayer gazillions of dollars. What’s your home worth after three years of Bozonomics? But he got OBL.

JamVet

March 21st, 2012
9:42 am

Common, it is truly staggering just how many of them have become parroting, unthinking, unquestioning automatons.

The Commander in Chief had NOTHING to do with having OBL killed???

It is beyond bizarre.

And testament to just how poisoned some of these Republicans have become.

OK, duty calls.

Later, peeps…

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:42 am

And now, your moment of zen, in case you missed it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxch-yi14BE

Still cracks me up.

Becky

March 21st, 2012
9:44 am

kayaker-you so funny. did you hit your pin head on a rock up river?

0311/8541/5811/1811

March 21st, 2012
9:45 am

“Looking at the schedule, it is now quite conceivable that Romney can have it all wrapped up, in reality if not in quite in delegate count, by the end of April.”

Looking at the schedule, it is now quite conceivable that Romney can have it all wrapped up, in reality and electoral count, by the first of November.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:46 am

Then there’s always that pesky unemployment figure that just won’t seem to go down

Nuh uh uh! It IS going down, on every metric. Even last month showed a drop in certain metrics.

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
9:47 am

Mighty Righty – “You are apparently impressed by Obama supporters who make their living by sucking up to Obama offeringhim their accolades. LOL As for Obamacare, 56% of americans oppose the implementation of Obamacare and think it should be over turned. As far as I know, the Lilly Ledbetter law is nothing but hot air that hasn’t changed a thing but maybe you known something I don’t.”

Wasn’t offering an opinion of Obama or the Lily Ledbeatter law. Just answereing your questions. If your referring to Gates, I wouldn’t call him a supporter, merely someone who’s served under both Democrat and Republican administrations.

As to the SHOP paradigm, why do you think it’s a bad thing for businesses to be able to offer health insurance to their employeees under a simplified program at a greatly reduced cost?

Bernie

March 21st, 2012
9:47 am

Ugly is not word for it…The lowest turnout on record against a band of dysfunctional Neanderthals who are constantly beating the drums of WAR, while at the same time PROUDLY restricting the personal healthcare desires of the Women of America, at every turn. Mitt, come November the Women of America are going to give all of you Republicans a piece of their mind with a SMILE.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
9:48 am

Our President does not like to brag but he will list his accomplishments over and over until cons like kay start to scream and go mad.

Anyhoo, the general will be saner and the radical right will be forced to vote for a moderate Mormon.

Ouch, that has to hurt the cons.

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 21st, 2012
9:48 am

Butch
As to the SHOP paradigm, why do you think it’s a bad thing for businesses to be able to offer health insurance to their employeees under a simplified program at a greatly reduced cost?

———————————————————————————————

BECAUSE it’s SOCIALISM I tells ya :-)

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
9:50 am

“Then there’s always that pesky unemployment figure that just won’t seem to go down,”

http://www.google.co.uk/publicdata/explore?ds=z1ebjpgk2654c1_&met_y=unemployment_rate&idim=country:US&fdim_y=seasonality:S&dl=en&hl=en&q=graph+us+unemployment

pictures … thousands of words …

in this case, that word is “liar”

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:51 am

USinUK @ 9:50a: :D

St Simons - Island thug, mon

March 21st, 2012
9:51 am

yes, that 4% national avg turnout is tranformational!

Becky

March 21st, 2012
9:52 am

Kudos to President Obama-he has been a busy man. Here are some accomplishments:

1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
6 Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier’s family
8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
10. Limits on lobbyist’s access to the White House
11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren’t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
16. New federal funding for science and research labs
17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
20. New funds for school construction
21 The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
22. US Auto industry rescue plan
23. Housing rescue plan
24. $789 billion economic stimulus plan
25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
26. US financial and banking rescue plan
27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with theGeneva Convention standards
29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
30. The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010
31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
35. Successful release of US captain held bySomali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
41. Signed national service legislation; expandednational youth service program
42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
44. Expanding vaccination programs
45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry’s predatory practices
50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
51. Lower drug costs for seniors
52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
54. Improved housing for military personnel
55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
57 Increasing student loans
58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
59. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy
60. Established a new cyber security office
61. Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.
62. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts
63. Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness
64. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient
65. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced
66. Improving benefits for veterans
67. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration
68. Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud
69. The FDA is now regulating tobacco
70. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules
71. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports
72. Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons
73. Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive
74. Making more loans available to small businesses
75. Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare
76. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court
77. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans
78. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000
79. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
80. Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan
81. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan
82. New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans
83. Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production
84. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters
85. Paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket
86. Held first Seder in White House
87. Attempting to reform the nation’s healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under insured
88. Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform
89. Has announced his intention to push for energy reform
90. Has announced his intention to push for education reform

Oh, and he built a swing set for the girls outside the Oval

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
9:52 am

Common – “BECAUSE it’s SOCIALISM I tells ya”

LOL, I guess. I wasn’t asking anyone to endorse it or to reject it. I was simply curious as to how they felt about this particular provision of the HCRA that is scheduled to come online in 2014. But sadly, no one seems to be able to get passed “Obamacare is bad”.

0311/8541/5811/1811

March 21st, 2012
9:54 am

Then there’s always that pesky debt figure that just won’t go away.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:54 am

Butch: But sadly, no one seems to be able to get passed “Obamacare is bad”.

Each and every one of them incapable of getting past a single phrase that can be reduced to a bumper sticker. Makes me wonder if they actually have any positions on anything in politics that result from actually thinking about it, or if all their positions COME from soundbites and bumper stickers.

JohnnyReb

March 21st, 2012
9:55 am

I see our Moonbat friends are still off in their alternate universe. Romney wins IL with a low turnout and, in their mind, that translates to a low Conservative turnout in November; Barry wins. They are still pushing the ridiculous line that Republicans are against women.

Hello, wake up. You are misjudging just how much America wants Obama out of office.

Sure, the Hard Left wants him, but that’s about it. Even if unemployment and gas prices go down, it’s too late. He has shown his hand, we know what he is and what he wants. It’s anti-American, and except for you, no one wants any part of it. Accept it; you are the fringe.

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
9:55 am

You guys crack me up. You still the the GOP will beat Obama. That’s cute.

Mighty Righty

March 21st, 2012
9:55 am

Butch, you talk about SHOPP as though Obamacare is an option. Obamacare is a seizure of freedom. SHOPP is merely a choice of how one wants to be robbed by the government. So far, everything about Obmacare is a lie and the president doesn’t even want to bring it up in his 24/7/365 campaigning.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:55 am

Then there’s always that pesky debt figure that just won’t go away.

Yeah. Too bad the messaging machine dropped that one in favor of contraception and gas prices.

JohnnyReb

March 21st, 2012
9:58 am

Bosch – you are a business owner. That means success is only rooted in reality. Go ahead and admit Barry’s chances are less than good. It’s OK; the Moonbats here will still love you.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:59 am

You guys crack me up. You still the the GOP will beat Obama. That’s cute.

Add one to the “I Told You So” list I will be putting out when Obama gets re-election!

getalife

March 21st, 2012
9:59 am

Thou shall not lose the women vote cons.

kayaker 71

March 21st, 2012
10:00 am

USinUK,

It is still at a marvelous 8,3% or so liberals would like you to believe. What about the people who have just stopped looking? The Bureau of Labor Statistics seems to hide a few, more like a few million, who have just given up. Then there’s that engaging figure for blacks…. seems that 14% figure seems to be hanging around, much more for black males from 18 to 35, you know that group that thought high school was just not worth their time. Yeah, that employment picture looks pretty rosy.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:00 am

oh sorry Bosch, I read that wrong :D

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
10:01 am

Reb

Obama wins in a landslide not seen since Reagan’s second term….

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
10:03 am

“The Bureau of Labor Statistics seems to hide a few, more like a few million, who have just given up. ”

it’s not “hiding” – it’s how they’ve been measuring unemployment for decades … sorry, dearest, there is no “there” there … no matter how hard you try

and the unemplyment figures are going in the right direction – AND the hiring is being done by private industry.

sooooooooooooooo sorry to burst your bubble.

no, really.

I am.

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
10:04 am

MIghty Righty – “SHOPP is merely a choice of how one wants to be robbed by the government.”

How is this being robbed by the Government?

Beginning in 2014, exchanges will provide coverage choices under a Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). As described in the final rule and in an earlier HHS factsheet, the program will allow employers to choose the level of coverage they will provide and to offer their employees choices among qualified health plans within that level of coverage. This will let employers offer plans from multiple insurers but receive a single bill and write a single check.

Exchanges will decide how their SHOP is structured. The final rule provides flexibility with regard to:

• Size of small businesses that can participate in a SHOP. States can set the size of the small group market at 1 to 50 or 1 to 100 employees until 2016. In 2016, employers with between 1 and 100 employees can participate in a SHOP. And, starting in 2017, states have the option to let businesses with more than 100 employees buy large group coverage through the SHOP.

• Structure of choices for small businesses. Exchanges can choose to offer employers additional ways to provide coverage, including allowing their employees to choose any plan in all levels of coverage or a traditional “employer choice” offer of a single plan.

Starting in 2014, small employers purchasing coverage through a SHOP might be eligible for a tax credit of up to 50 percent of their premium payments if they have 25 or fewer employees, pay employees an average annual wage of less than $50,000, offer all full-time employees coverage and pay at least 50 percent of the premium.

JKL2

March 21st, 2012
10:04 am

Butch- You better tell Robert Gates to stop referring to the OBL call as the “gutsiest he’s ever seen a President make”

Just proves how little the man has actually done. Sending his teenage daughter to what’s been declaired an unsafe country for spring break should have been harder.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

March 21st, 2012
10:05 am

Bosch

Hi Sweetie

I’m with you on that landslide thing.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
10:05 am

The question is will willard lose bigger than mccain?

Yup.

JKL2

March 21st, 2012
10:07 am

jamvet- He alone gave the order for that mission to go or no go

And what would have happened if it had failed? Besides the fact you would know absolutely nothing it if it had…

getalife

March 21st, 2012
10:07 am

jk,

Thank you for your concern but she is doing just fine.

She did not fall down drunk at the Olympics.

Female voter

March 21st, 2012
10:09 am

As a female voter who is independent, I think this “GOP assault on women” is bogus. Successful women such as myself who are capable of thinking for themselves and providing for themselves don’t need taxpayers to pay for their birth control. I’ve been paying for mine for years (even when I was in college) and its really not that expensive. It’s insulting to me when other women act as if we all need to be taken care of by others. I can take care of myself just fine.

Talking Head

March 21st, 2012
10:09 am

Butch,

The SHOP provision in Obamacare sounds good, but ultimately many businesses (small and large) will opt to pay the $2,000 fine per employee rather that pay for their insurance.

Millions of people will not be able to keep their insurance or doctors they like, as the President promised. The kicker in all of this is that no one completley understands what the insurance exchanges will be like, but what we do know is that the government will have a significant role in choosing what type of insurance you can have, not what you want.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:09 am

The Bureau of Labor Statistics seems to hide a few, more like a few million, who have just given up

Uh, no. See, they measure that too, and here’s a graph showing the trend over the past 6 months on all metrics they measure. U-6 is the one that includes basically the entire population, INCLUDING discouraged people. You may eat crow now.

Becky

March 21st, 2012
10:09 am

getalife-you know, I had forgotten how the bush twins embarassed this country with their lewd behavior. I wonder if they buy their own birth control. LOL!!!!

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
10:10 am

Hi Mrs. G!! All this back and forth and denial cracks me up. Or, on second thought, no it doesn’t. They had four years and come up with this kettle of clowns. Sad.

kayaker 71

March 21st, 2012
10:10 am

USinUK,

Yeah, I am sure that it breaks your little heart. Time to bow out. Save the TaTas….. as USinUK says, TWO of God’ most marvelous creations.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:12 am

Female voter: Successful women such as myself who are capable of thinking for themselves and providing for themselves don’t need taxpayers to pay for their birth control.

Then, as an independent, what do you think of all the OTHER EVIDENCE of the war on women, besides birth control coverage?

Speechless? Thought so.

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
10:14 am

Talking Head – “The SHOP provision in Obamacare sounds good, but ultimately many businesses (small and large) will opt to pay the $2,000 fine per employee rather that pay for their insurance.”

Not arguing with you, but suppose a small business owner with 100 employees was able to insure his employees through the exchange at a cost of $500.00 per employee? That would be $50,000 per year. You are saying that they would prefer to pay the fine of $2,000 per employee at a cost of $200,000 per year just to stay out of the program?

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
10:14 am

getalife – 10:05 – you got that right.

I think the interesting thing will be how far to the right he goes in his choice of Veep as a suck to the Santorum crowd

getalife

March 21st, 2012
10:14 am

Jefferson

March 21st, 2012
10:16 am

Romney would be like Obama light.

JKL2

March 21st, 2012
10:17 am

Becky- 9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible

ROFL! Is that why all the debates for obamacare were live on C-Span like he promised in his campaign?

You have to love a bill so good you have to bribe your own people to vote for.

I think you need to google a better list next time.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
10:17 am

“I think the interesting thing will be how far to the right he goes in his choice of Veep as a suck to the Santorum crowd.”

I think he will pick a smarter con like the guv of South Carolina.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:17 am

You are saying that they would prefer to pay the fine of $2,000 per employee at a cost of $200,000 per year just to stay out of the program?

Further bolstering my opinion that anyone opting out in this fashion is doing so simply to thumb their nose at Obama and Democrats. And sadly, since the free market does NOT determine everything, they will probably stay in business.

Paul

March 21st, 2012
10:17 am

Hey Bosch

Shoulda been here yesterday. Some people just couldn’t grasp the difference between the rate of new government spending per person vs total government spending.

It made their talking point mind bank go TILT .

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
10:17 am

I may have been too vague in regard to the parameters regarding Healthcare Insurance for Small Businesses. Here is the full body of the text:

On March 12, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule outlining a framework for state-run health care exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The exchanges are intended to offer private health insurance options that meet government standards and to coordinate the eligibility of low-income individuals for premium tax credits and other assistance.

“These policies give states the flexibility they need to design an exchange that works for them,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a released statement. “These new marketplaces will offer Americans one-stop shopping for health insurance where insurers will compete for your business. More competition will drive down costs and exchanges will give individuals and small businesses the same purchasing power big businesses have today.”

State-run exchanges are scheduled to become available by January 2014, with the federal government stepping in to run exchanges for states that are not ready. For 2014 and 2015, states can decide whether to include businesses with 100 or fewer or 50 or fewer employees in their exchange. In 2016, all businesses with 100 or fewer employees must be able to purchase insurance through these exchanges.

The exchanges have the option of including employees with more than 100 employees beginning in 2017.

The final rule allows states to decide whether their exchange should be operated by a nonprofit organization or a public agency, how to select plans to participate and whether to partner with HHS for some key functions. In addition, it addresses how small businesses can get coverage through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), discussed in the box below.

Exchange Standards

Exchanges that are run by independent agencies or nonprofits must have governance principles that include consumer representation and that ensure freedom from conflicts of interest and promote ethical and financial disclosure standards, according to the final rule, which includes standards for:

• The establishment and operation of an exchange.

• Health insurance plans that participate in an exchange.

• Determinations of an individual’s eligibility to enroll in exchange health plans and in insurance affordability programs.

• Enrollment in health plans through exchanges.

• Employer eligibility for and participation in SHOP.

Exchange Functions

Exchanges will perform a variety of functions according to the final rule, including:

• Certifying health plans as “qualified health plans” to be offered in the exchange.

• Operating a website to facilitate comparisons among qualified health plans for consumers.

• Operating a toll-free hotline for consumer support, providing grant funding to entities called “navigators” for consumer assistance and conducting outreach and education to consumers regarding the exchange.

• Determining eligibility of consumers for enrollment in qualified health plans and for insurance affordability programs: premium tax credits, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and state Basic Health Plan options under the PPACA.

Qualified Health Plans

Health plans offered through an exchange must be certified as “qualified health plans.” To be certified by the exchange, health plans must meet minimum standards that are defined primarily in the law. In addition, exchanges can establish additional standards for health plans. For example, exchanges have flexibility on the:

• Number and type of health plan choices. The final rule allows exchanges to work with health insurers on structuring qualified health plan choices that are in the best interest of their customers. This could mean that the exchange allows any health plan meeting the standards to participate or that the exchange creates a competitive process for health plans to gain access to customers on the exchange.

• Standards for health plans. The final rule allows exchanges, working with state insurance departments, to set standards to ensure that each qualified health plan gives consumers access to a variety of providers within a reasonable amount of time. Exchanges will establish marketing standards to make sure that qualified health plans do not market plans in a way that discriminates against people with illnesses.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:18 am

ROFL! Is that why all the debates for obamacare were live on C-Span like he promised in his campaign?

Since when is Congress a “federal agency,” JKL?

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
10:18 am

“Is that why all the debates for obamacare were live on C-Span like he promised in his campaign?”

hate to be the one to break it to you, but the President doesn’t control Congress.

he even has to ask permission to appear on the floor to address Congress for the SOTU – he sure as HELL can’t control whether or not they televise debates.

so, nice try, skipper, but not quite …

Sagegirl

March 21st, 2012
10:18 am

The highly intelligent GOP at work:

Idaho State Sen. Chuck Winder (R) made clear that punishing women who have sex is the real motivating factor behind pushing his controversial “double ultrasound” bill. After all, Winder suggested on the Senate floor in support of the bill, women can’t be trusted to make a decision like seeking an abortion because they don’t even understand when they’ve been raped.

“Rape and incest was used as a reason to oppose this,” Winder said on the Senate floor. “I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape. I assume that’s part of the counseling that goes on.”

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/idaho-republican-women-fake-rape-claims-for-abortions.html#ixzz1plEThZuA

HIPPOCRIT

March 21st, 2012
10:18 am

its all a choice between donkey dung and elephant dung……….. i say neither……….

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
10:20 am

Late to this, but I see two GOP energy-politics talking points need more addressing.

Average American paying 75 to 100 bucks to fill up a tank

No. Your average exurban redneck-wannabe who foolishly elects to drive a full sized pickup truck or truck-based SUV back and forth to work because — he needs a penis extender? – he’s paying 75 to 100 bucks to fill up a tank. I drive a fairly ordinary ~3500-pound five-passenger conveyance and it’s around $40-45 or so these days, which sucks, but I deal with it because that’s life in a car + petroleum-dependent first-half of the 21st century.

It won’t get any cheaper to use this filthy, destructive resource (save for a few dips in the speculative price of this crap, here and there), nor should it. You can cry all you want about how heartless it is for me or for an energy secretary to say that, but it’s the truth.

Like Granny said—practice some of that “personal responsibility” you’re always lecturing other people about. Leave the full size pickups and SUVs in the back and only use them to pull a trailer or haul some stuff, those six-eight times a year you actually do such things.

(And maybe share your truck with a buddy or a neighbor or three if *that* park-it-out-back option’s too pricey. Show some damn initiative and creativity for a change.)

He refuses to attack the gasoline price problem…..”we just can’t drill our way out of this”. Bullsh*t.

By any rational reckoning, the statement, “we can’t drill our way out of this,” is accurate. We do not have the oil reserves in this country to make a noticeable dent in global prices, even if we were to nationalize the oil industry[1] and routinely sell our product at below market rates.

This isn’t really up for debate.

You’re wrong.

Obama’s right.

___

1. No elected Republican (or Democrat, far as I know, or even Bernie Flippin’ Sanders) supports doing this.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
10:20 am

Paul,

Not tilt but out of order.

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
10:20 am

Did Jay or someone post that story about how Obama has spent less than any other POTUS except Clinton?? Sorry I missed it. Yeap, Obama is a fiscal conservative, but it’s easier just to scream he’s a Kenyan Socialist.

Talking Head

March 21st, 2012
10:21 am

“Not arguing with you, but suppose a small business owner with 100 employees was able to insure his employees through the exchange at a cost of $500.00 per employee? That would be $50,000 per year. You are saying that they would prefer to pay the fine of $2,000 per employee at a cost of $200,000 per year just to stay out of the program?”

If an employer was able to offer insurance to their employees at only $500 per employee, then yeah they would do it rather than pay the fine. However, I don’t think there are any businesses out there that are only paying $500 or even $1000 for insurance for their employees…and if there is they are certaintly large businesses, not business with 100 employees or less.

I just don’t see it happening. Many will opt for the $2,000 fine because it will lessen their expenses.

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
10:22 am

Sage girl … but there is NO war on women …

the conservative men here told me so …

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:22 am

Many will opt for the $2,000 fine because it will lessen their expenses.

Any studies or data to back this up?

carlosgvv

March 21st, 2012
10:22 am

Even if Romney does get the nomination, it’s possible Santorum will do so well that he will be picked as VP to get all the mindless religious votes. Now that’s scary.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
10:23 am

It was a gop coordinated attack on women and if you look at their con faces they thought it was funny.

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
10:23 am

Bosch – 10:20 – you forgot muslim

Keep Up--Te gusta losing woofinpoofs?

March 21st, 2012
10:25 am

We do seem to be visited today by a few of them there “independent voting women” who are confident there is no war on women by the Republicans and who don’t want the “taxpayers” to pay for their birth control…… I am sure they are posting from the Whole Food lines. Why in my last visit, I saw the Whole Foods now has one of them ticker tape billboards at the register so that the talking points come out a lot faster.

Female voter

March 21st, 2012
10:25 am

Adam,

I’m typing on an iPhone so I can’t tackle your whole list. But I will say, I don’t think planned parenthood should receive federal funds. It should be a charity. There aren’t “special” govt subsidized clinics for “men’s health” are there? As for abortion, I don’t care if people have them as long as I don’t have to subsidize them with my tax dollars. The ultrasound issue is a state issue. I don’t agree with it but I do believe in states rights and I don’t think the federal govt needs to be involved in every aspect of our lives. In my mind Lilly Leadbetter is a non-issue. If anything, it came about 40 years too late. I know many women, myself included, who make more than their male counterparts. As for charging more for women to be insured, it makes sense….women cost more and have higher medical expenses, in general. “Evil” health insurance companies are private businesses that have to make a profit. Why are they held to a different standard than other businesses?

That covers a lot of your list. So, no, I’m not “speechless” but I am limited by trying to type on an iPhone.

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
10:25 am

Oh, my bad…my fingers are tired…

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:26 am

USinUK, Bosch, did you see the “Real Mitt Romney” music video? :D

ragnar danneskjold

March 21st, 2012
10:26 am

Speaking of horse races, the Derby is only 6 weeks away.

Becky

March 21st, 2012
10:26 am

pickup truck=penis enxtender. love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
10:27 am

Female voter,

From your first sentence PP services men too…

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
10:27 am

“It should be a charity.”

Planned Parenthood IS a charity – it is a non-profit organization

many charities / non-profits receive federal funds

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
10:27 am

Talking Head – “I just don’t see it happening. Many will opt for the $2,000 fine because it will lessen their expenses.”

Gotcha. Keep in mind I don’t really have a dog in this fight since I pay for my own insurance. It’s $175.00 a month with a $3,000 deductible. I was just curious as to whether or not the people who want Obamacare repealed had a full understanding of all the provisions and not just the ones that they disagree with. I do appreciate your weighing in on the question.

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
10:27 am

No, Adam, please share!

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 21st, 2012
10:28 am

As for abortion, I don’t care if people have them as long as I don’t have to subsidize them with my tax dollars.

Then you can rest easy. It isn’t happening.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
10:28 am

Yup our President is a fiscal con and w and reagan are not.

We learned that yesterday.

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
10:28 am

“I don’t care if people have them as long as I don’t have to subsidize them with my tax dollars.”

oh, and YOU DON’T

they Hyde Amendment – been around since 1976 – prohibits federal money from funding abortions

so:

NON-ISSUE

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
10:30 am

Hey y’all, did ya notice?? Female voter has an iPhone!! :roll:

getalife

March 21st, 2012
10:32 am

Another female voter voting for a party that coordinated a attack on women.

Self defeatist.

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
10:32 am

Bosch – 10:30 – don’t believe the iPhone bit … there would be a LOT more misspellings if my iPhone is anything to go by ;-)

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:33 am

As for abortion, I don’t care if people have them as long as I don’t have to subsidize them with my tax dollars.

Then you should have no problem with the law as it currently stands here.

In my mind Lilly Leadbetter is a non-issue. If anything, it came about 40 years too late.

The GOP wants to roll back such legislation.

As for charging more for women to be insured, it makes sense….women cost more and have higher medical expenses, in general.

That’s a lie. They tell you that so you won’t raise a fuss.

“Evil” health insurance companies are private businesses that have to make a profit.

Who called them evil, besides you? Are you one of those pretend independents?

Why are they held to a different standard than other businesses?

They aren’t. They are held to the standard of the law. As far as health care in general, health care is not sustainable as a private free market enterprise. If you care to have a legitimate debate about that, I will consider that you may actually be an independent. If, however, your instant response is SOSHULIZM!, then I suggest to you that you are not independent.

Sagegirl

March 21st, 2012
10:33 am

but there is NO war on women …

the conservative men here told me so …

and we’re listening… just waiting on Nov. taking names and remembering, like us girl’s do.

JKL2

March 21st, 2012
10:34 am

sagegirl- women can’t be trusted to make a decision like seeking an abortion because they don’t even understand when they’ve been raped.

If a women can’t figured out she was a victim of rape or incest, and is pregnant within 21 weeks, I have serious doubts about her mental capacity too.

Feel free to rant on.

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
10:34 am

Too bad female voter didn’t use her iPhone to look up the Hyde Amendment or the fact that PP treats men. So much technology wasted.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:34 am

Bosch, USinUK, and anyone who wants to see the Real Mitt Romney music video, you may find a link here

http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2012/03/21/for-romney-winning-ugly-is-still-winning/?cp=1#comment-900809
Also direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxch-yi14BE

Talking Head

March 21st, 2012
10:35 am

“Any studies or data to back this up?”

Business 101

getalife

March 21st, 2012
10:35 am

Methinks female voter is a lying con man.

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
10:35 am

Bosch – if it was REALLY on an iPhone, it would look more like this:
http://www.damnyouautocorrect.com/

Keep Up--Te gusta losing woofinpoofs?

March 21st, 2012
10:36 am

Mitt Romney can’t be held accountable for his extreme right-wing views, at least according to his campaign’s senior adviser, who said the candidate should be given a “reset button” on any positions he’s taken during the primary campaign if he wins the nominations and faces off against President Obama in the fall….FEHRNSTROM: Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all of over again

Etch a Sketch? Why I bet Romney’s nanny would flip and then shake that thing.

Isn’t this just another confession….Mitt “I’ll say anything to get elected” Romney.

Jefferson

March 21st, 2012
10:36 am

Palin would make a good VP for Romney, you betcha.

Look at Cali!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 21st, 2012
10:36 am

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 21st, 2012
10:36 am

Methinks female voter is a lying con man.

I’m thinking thelma the doom

Peadawg

March 21st, 2012
10:36 am

Supreme Court takes up the hc mandate today! Woohoo!!! We finally get to squash the debate.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:36 am

Business 101

Uh, not good enough. Show me evidence that the premiums will exceed the fine for businesses.

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
10:37 am

its all a choice between donkey dung and elephant dung…

Donkey dung gets you somewhat rational Supreme Court Justice appointments. Elephant dung gets you another lifetime’s worth of Citizens United rulings.

That ought to be enough to seal the deal for a rational voter.

Becky

March 21st, 2012
10:37 am

jkl2-there are no words to describe what a despicable “person” you are. I truly hope you never have a daughter that is raped or your wife is ever raped. Or is rape what you call a fun Friday night at your house? You and people that think like you sicken me.

Peadawg

March 21st, 2012
10:37 am

Adam
March 21st, 2012
10:34 am

Dude that is epic!

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:38 am

Peadawg: Supreme Court takes up the hc mandate today! Woohoo!!! We finally get to squash the debate.

So having a drink to that tonight.

The only thing that sucks is the decision probably won’t be till June.

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
10:38 am

I wonder if female voter used her iPhone to read up on how healthcare is not allowed to operate on free market principles because insurance companies remove the basic economic concept of allowing producer and consumer to control the costs of the product?

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:38 am

Peadawg: Dude that is epic!

I know right? I can listen to it over and over again, and it always makes me laugh! :lol:

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
10:39 am

Supreme Court takes up the hc mandate today! Woohoo!!! We finally get to squash the debate.

Today and the next three days, yep.

It’s not just the mandate being argued, of course.

http://www.aarp.org/health/health-care-reform/info-03-2012/supreme-court-affordable-care-act-constitutionality.html

Talking Head

March 21st, 2012
10:39 am

Butch,

“Gotcha. Keep in mind I don’t really have a dog in this fight since I pay for my own insurance. It’s $175.00 a month with a $3,000 deductible. I was just curious as to whether or not the people who want Obamacare repealed had a full understanding of all the provisions and not just the ones that they disagree with. I do appreciate your weighing in on the question.”

I do think initially businesses will try to keep paying their employees insurance premiums out of good faith, but after a year (especially if the economic situation is bleak) they will look harder at their expenses and probably decide the fine is worth paying. We’ll see though, I hope that scenerio doesn’t play out.

Brosephus™

March 21st, 2012
10:40 am

Damn, even hopped up on sinus meds, the bs in here is like fingernails on a chalkboard…

Peadawg

March 21st, 2012
10:40 am

“The only thing that sucks is the decision probably won’t be till June.”

I believe they’re having 3 days of debates…but why so long on the decision?

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
10:40 am

USinUK

I’ve seen that- don’t want coffee through my nose yet this morning though do I’ll hold off! :)

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
10:40 am

“Business 101″

in other words … no.

godless heathen©

March 21st, 2012
10:40 am

“pickup truck=penis enxtender. love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

What’s a Volvo making up for?

JKL2

March 21st, 2012
10:41 am

stands- I drive a fairly ordinary ~3500-pound five-passenger conveyance and it’s around $40-45 or so these days

That’s because we are only approaching $4/gal. Wait until we get it up to $10/gal like Energy Sec Chu wants it to be.

Some people don’t have a choice in what they have to drive. That field isn’t going to get plowed, and all your Ho-Ho’s aren’t going to make it to Walmart in the back of your little car.

Paul

March 21st, 2012
10:41 am

Becky 10:26

“pickup truck=penis enxtender. love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

I’ve lived in Texas for a while and the number of pickups still confuses me. I thought maybe you had an explanation, then I realized the number of women who drive pickups…

Maybe it’s the new safe sex?

Get ready for Santorum to ban pickups -

Doggone/GA

March 21st, 2012
10:41 am

“don’t need taxpayers to pay for their birth control”

Since the original issue had nothing to do with that…you have no point. Care to try again?

Talking Head

March 21st, 2012
10:41 am

“Uh, not good enough. Show me evidence that the premiums will exceed the fine for businesses.”

Adam does your employer provide health insurance benefits? Do you have health insurance from your employer? If so, I gurantee you that they’re investing more than $2,000 a year in premiums to cover you and/or any dependents you may have. There’s your sign.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:41 am

Peadawg: I don’t know. Probably some arcane process.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:43 am

Talking Head: Doesn’t Economics 101 dictate that if the fine is $2000 and people end up offering health care that follows the ACA less than that, that others will also start lowering their prices to compete?

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
10:43 am

“What’s a Volvo making up for?”

the joke here is that you get a free walker with every purchase (they’re OAP cars … oap=old age pensioner)

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
10:43 am

Talking Head – “I do think initially businesses will try to keep paying their employees insurance premiums out of good faith, but after a year (especially if the economic situation is bleak) they will look harder at their expenses and probably decide the fine is worth paying.”

I agree somewhat with that. The ultimate test will be whether or not the exchanges do what they were designed to do which is create a larger payer pool thereby decreasing the cost of healthcare insurance by increasing the number of insured. However, if healthcare costs remain the same as they are today without the exchanges, or if they increase, then that will be a clear indicator that the they need to either be modified or eliminated in order to be beneficial to it’s target buyer.

Paul

March 21st, 2012
10:44 am

Keep Up

“Mitt Romney can’t be held accountable for his extreme right-wing views, at least according to his campaign’s senior adviser, who said the candidate should be given a “reset button” on any positions he’s taken during the primary campaign if he wins the nominations and faces off against President Obama in the fall…”

Actually, that’s the most hopeful thing I’ve heard when considering the possibility of a Romney win in November.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
10:44 am

The sc is corporate owned.

The bill will stand.

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
10:45 am

Adam

Hilarious! That dude had a lot of time on his hands.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
10:46 am

Paul,

The reset button failed with Russia and will fail with willard too.

He is all over the place on the issues.

Will the real willard please stand up.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:46 am

With regard to the ACA, the individual mandate is completely toothless. See here for why.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:47 am

Bosch: Indeed. But it’s damn funny!

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
10:49 am

“the candidate should be given a “reset button” on any positions he’s taken during the primary campaign if he wins the nominations and faces off against President Obama in the fall…”

In other words: Hey, all you rubes who voted for me in order to get me the nomination shouldn’t be disappointed when I suddenly shift away from what you thought you were getting in order for me to be able to deflect any blows from Obama. And people still ask me why I abstain from the polls.

Becky

March 21st, 2012
10:49 am

Gee-I wonder what noot and the mizzus are talking about over pancakes this morning? How many new baubles she needs or how long till noot changes religions again for the 4th wife, er victim.

Gator Joe

March 21st, 2012
10:49 am

Jay:
Whether or not President Obama is reelected (I believe he will be), I’ll be fine, for the most part. The damage if Romney, or one of the other Republicans, is elected will be to the poor, to women, to children, to the elderly and to the enviornment.
As for Romney and his lack or character, if he is so easily manipulated by the extremists now, then imagine how it will be if he were elected, when Big Business, Big Oil, and the 1% holds him accountable for their support.

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
10:49 am

The individual mandate will stand. How do you expect the insurance companies to pay for the other parts like not dropping people for illness, you people who think this will be repealed are tools.

Talking Head

March 21st, 2012
10:49 am

Adam,

“Talking Head: Doesn’t Economics 101 dictate that if the fine is $2000 and people end up offering health care that follows the ACA less than that, that others will also start lowering their prices to compete?”

No. The ACA will have no effect on lowering insurance premiums for individuals or businesses outside of the created ‘exchanges.’ Premiums will continue to increase, and businesses will opt to pay the $2,000 fine.

Brosephus™

March 21st, 2012
10:50 am

Paul

I forgot to tell you this yesterday. In reference to the Jedi Mind Trick, I had another observation about the dialogue here. It reminds me of this scene from one of my favorite movies. Notice the screaming completely unrelated to the topic. :)

NSFW!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSfHryQzNkI

Keep Up--Te gusta losing woofinpoofs?

March 21st, 2012
10:50 am

Paul, I would agree if the moderate Romney came back but unfortunately no assurances. I don’t agree with the “conservative” Obama but at least I know he is not going to play to the Republican extreme base. Mitt would still play to that base and that could be even more dangerous if Mitt tried to run for a second term if he got elected.

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 21st, 2012
10:50 am

Butch – count on some of the Red States to not cover BC for women but cover Viagra for the men in the insurance coverage

Gotta keep em barefoot and pregnant I tells ya

:-)

Doggone/GA

March 21st, 2012
10:50 am

“I believe they’re having 3 days of debates…but why so long on the decision?”

Technically, it isn’t “debate” – it’s “argument” Each side presents their case for the decision they think is correct. The justices ask questions. When that part is all done there is still research for any previous decisions that might be relevent, and for existing laws that might be relevent. All of that takes time, sometimes a LOT of time.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:51 am

Talking Head: How are the exchanges somehow completely separate of the other types of health insurance?

Female voter

March 21st, 2012
10:52 am

Adam,

I’m not a pretend independent. I’m not a hypocrite like most democrats and Republicans. I expect to be treated equal (not better than) other Americans. Sorry if I don’t play the victim and think I deserve more just because I’m a female. A lot of people in this country play the victim constantly, and that’s fine, but for me, working hard and not expecting any handouts has worked just fine for me.

As to planned parenthood, I know in the liberal mind tax money doesn’t go to abortions, but in my mind, PP gets a lump sum from the govt which frees up other non-govt funds for use on abortions. Deny it all you want. They, along with many other organizations (like the catholic church) should not be receiving federal dollars.

And to the liberal who made the sexist comment about my being in line at whole foods…I guess it’s ok for people on your side to make sexist remarks. Thanks for proving my point about hypocrites. I suppose all women are good for is doing the grocery shopping? You sound a little bit like that knuckle-dragger Santorum.

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
10:52 am

Why so long for the SC decision? So the insurance companies can sit down with each Justice and explain to them if they repeal that part, they will start dropping folks with preexisting conditions and sick folks again. Tools, all of ya.

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
10:53 am

Talking Head – “Premiums will continue to increase, and businesses will opt to pay the $2,000 fine.”

That’s actually pretty accurate at least until 2017 when the states will have the option to allow employers with more than 100 employees to participate. Until then, the larger employers will still be subject to the same market forces that they are now. However, I believe that’s why the exchange provision was created in the first place, so that small businesses could afford to provide health insurance to their employees.

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 21st, 2012
10:55 am

Bro – try this for your sinuses

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Emcur®-Nasal-Douche…Set/dp/B001HMS7YGCached – Similar

But use Bourbon instead of water (that’s the only use I can see for the stuff) :-)

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
10:55 am

Common sense – because an erection is a god-given right … birth control is that pesky “free will” thing

Becky

March 21st, 2012
10:55 am

Female voter-I will agree with you that churches need to start paying taxes NOW. The other-not so much. You may choose to play the victim if you want to.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
10:57 am

If you think our corrupt sc will go against welfare for the health insurance, hospitals and drug companies, I got a willard reset button for sell.

Keep Up--Te gusta losing woofinpoofs?

March 21st, 2012
10:59 am

Kam, I think you called it correct on our newbie. That last comment was a dead giveaway.

Talking Head

March 21st, 2012
10:59 am

Adam,

“Talking Head: How are the exchanges somehow completely separate of the other types of health insurance?”

As I said earlier, no one completely understands how the exchanges will function but in the simplist of terms the exchanges will be run by an ‘advisory board’ that determines which insurance companies, insurance plans, and providers are to be eligible plus they determine the eligibilites requirements for Medicaid and SCHIP. Basically unelected bureaucrats will determine your healthcare coverage and possibly the level healthcare you are given.

JKL2

March 21st, 2012
10:59 am

Becky- You and people that think like you sicken me.

Coming from you I’ll take that as a compliment. Not to worry, as I am sure either of them would be able to figure out within 5 months what had happened to them. All the stupid people having problems seem to be obama supporters.

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 21st, 2012
11:00 am

USinUK

Common sense – because an erection is a god-given right
—————————-

Your damn right it is ;-)

DEFEAT May SERVE As Well As Victory

March 21st, 2012
11:00 am

@kayaker 71

March 21st, 2012
8:12 am
Even though Romney did not win a “majority” of the votes in IL, when he becomes the apparent nominee, there is little doubt that most conservatives and Republicans will turn out to defeat Bozo and send him back to Chicago. It is inevitable that Bozo will get about 40% of the vote because of his loyal base but that won’t be nearly enough. White middle class working America, a group that Bozo feels is beyond redemption and not worth his time to pander to, will make the difference, as well as independents who are sick and tired of this clown even though they might have voted for him in ‘08. There is a totally different electorate out there as compared to ‘08 and Bozo and his gang are about to find that out.

*******************************************************************

President Obama will DEFEAT the INFIDELS with the women’s vote along with hispanics, some independents, blacks and some REPUBLICANS.

Republican men have SHOT THEMSELVES in the foot by ATTACKING WOMEN, POOR PEOPLE, AND HISPANICS.

They WII PAY.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 21st, 2012
11:01 am

Keep

That’s why I threw out the bait about PP not using tax $ for abortions. Predictably, he took it — hook, line and sinker.

Gator Joe

March 21st, 2012
11:02 am

If the ACA is ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, and with at least 4 reliable, bought and paid for, conservative justices it may well be, we needn’t worry. The health insurance corporations, the pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, Republicans in Congress will do the right thing and make certain everyone will be able to recieve good, affordable healthcare….Right?

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
11:03 am

“Republicans in Congress will do the right thing and make certain everyone will be able to recieve good, affordable healthcare….Right?”

they have the “them that’s got shall get” policy.

Jefferson

March 21st, 2012
11:05 am

About 80% of the GOP supporters are misimformed; 20% are doing the lying. about 50% of the time… so to speak.

Becky

March 21st, 2012
11:05 am

Female voter-busted!

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

March 21st, 2012
11:08 am

All the stupid people having problems seem to be obama supporters.

Well, I guess Forrest was right……Stupid is as Stupid does.

Hi JKL2 — How’s life in Stupidville?

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:09 am

We could use better cons here on this blog.

They are pretending to be women.

Weird.

Bill Orvis White

March 21st, 2012
11:10 am

What’s occurring right now is a gentlemanly, spritited debate between three intelligent men with huge, bold ideas for taking this once-free nation back. With that fact clearly stated here on this lefty blog, if the honorable Gov. Romney wins the nomination, there is no doubt that He will easily win big in the South. A wonderful thought came to me the other day and that is I firmly believe that Gov. Romney would intensely listen to me about the Southern Coaltion of the United States idea. The Southern Coalition would concentrate these great states to govern themselves so that we could be guaranteed states’ rights, access to weaponry, a pro-business environment, school choice, privatized health care, a pro-life agenda and pro-Christian government whereby The Ten Commandments will be displayed in public once again. I can rest easy knowing that we in the South would definitely have a President Romney’s ear.
Amen,
Bill

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 21st, 2012
11:11 am

getalife –

We could use better cons here on this blog.

They are pretending to be women.

———————————————————————

Maybe that’s how they’re dressed for the day?

:-)

mm

March 21st, 2012
11:11 am

” Basically unelected bureaucrats will determine your healthcare coverage and possibly the level healthcare you are given.”

Sounds like an insurance company to me.

Peadawg

March 21st, 2012
11:13 am

And getalife is pretending to be a troll. Oh…wait…it’s not pretending when you actually ARE a troll.

:lol:

Bosch

March 21st, 2012
11:13 am

Gotta go walk the pack- later peeps!!

Becky

March 21st, 2012
11:13 am

BillOW-you are needed on the jeebus blog to spew your madness.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
11:13 am

Sorry if I don’t play the victim and think I deserve more just because I’m a female. A lot of people in this country play the victim constantly, and that’s fine, but for me, working hard and not expecting any handouts has worked just fine for me.

That’s worked for me too. But not everyone has that luxury, and the issue was never about females deserving MORE. It’s about females deserving equal treatment. The efforts on both the state and federal levels to limit your choices and rights is astonishing, and yet you try to frame it as “not wanting more.” That’s nonsense. There is no shame in fighting to keep the equal rights you have and to fight to become more equal. There IS shame in trying to pretend that any such effort is “just playing the victim.”

As to planned parenthood, I know in the liberal mind tax money doesn’t go to abortions, but in my mind, PP gets a lump sum from the govt which frees up other non-govt funds for use on abortions.

Well, thank you for that. You have proven that this is all conjecture and opinion on your part by saying that “in your mind” this is the way it is. The fact is that federal funding goes to what is covered under Title 10, not abortions. And if you think defunding it is somehow going to decrease abortions, you’re sorely mistaken, as the funding stream for the abortions is separate and would not be affected by that. However, every other service they provide would be. Congress has done quite a few investigations on this very topic, and found no wrong-doing. So check your facts before you continue in this belief, or don’t, and continue in this belief knowing that facts do not back you up, only your feelings do.

Libertarian

March 21st, 2012
11:14 am

“We could use better cons here on this blog.”

I agree but every time someone new comes on they get attacked for being a “troll” or no one believes they are who they say they are….hence, why the same 10 people are here all day everyday.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:14 am

Becky,

Bill is satire.

He is a lib.

St Simons - Island thug, mon

March 21st, 2012
11:14 am

Female voter – “I know many women, myself included,..”

oh, sooooo Saved^^^ for Joe Mama and Keep

Midori

March 21st, 2012
11:14 am

Hi JKL2 — How’s life in Stupidville?

God, that’s funny :lol:

godless heathen©

March 21st, 2012
11:15 am

Entirely speculation that Female voter is not a woman. Only Jay can tell if FV is posting from an IP shared by another poster. Sounds like the libs don’t believe women are capable of independent thought.

Becky

March 21st, 2012
11:16 am

getalife-maybe that is satire but most folks on here would read that as gospel. kwim?

JKL2

March 21st, 2012
11:16 am

DDR- Hi JKL2 — How’s life in Stupidville?

Never been there, what’s it like?

Please explain to me how you wouldn’t know if you were raped, pregnant, or a victim of incest within 20 weeks. It seems to be real offenseive to the left, but I have yet to figure out why? Do you have so much stuff coming in and out of your hoo-ha you can’t figure out what belongs to whom?

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
11:16 am

That’s because we are only approaching $4/gal. Wait until we get it up to $10/gal like Energy Sec Chu wants it to be.

Setting aside your dubious mind-reading skills, if and when worldwide markets make a gallon of gasoline 10 bucks American, that modest sum we spent incentivizing electric cars will look like money pretty well spent, won’t it?

Some people don’t have a choice in what they have to drive. That field isn’t going to get plowed, and all your Ho-Ho’s aren’t going to make it to Walmart in the back of your little car.

Field plowed? You may have accurately described about .035% of all full sized pickup truck drivers.

DEFEAT May SERVE As Well As Victory

March 21st, 2012
11:16 am

@Mick

March 21st, 2012
8:49 am
yaker

“Hell hath no fury like a women scorned”, surely that rings a bell or even better, hell has no fury like a scorned women with a literary agent…furthermore, women in this country are very intelligent and can read between the lines which the repub party, fairly or not, have been crossing way to dismissively…

***********************************************

The dominance of white men is over.

Attacking WOMEN especially WHITE women will be the Republicans’ DOWNFALL.

It was tolerated when they attacked WELFARE QUEENS, POOR CHILDREN and HISPANICS.

They crossed the line when they started attacking THEIR OWN WOMEN.

They HATE OBAMA more than THEY LOVE THEIR OWN WOMEN.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:16 am

lib,

Actually, troll was not used here until the cons started calling the libs trolls.

Yeah, a lib on a lib blog is not a troll but when do cons get anything right.

Do you agree with Florida’s new pee in a cup law?

Becky

March 21st, 2012
11:17 am

I haven’t been posting on these blogs for very long but seems like there are fewer trolls these days. Maybe Jay, et al did a purge?

Talking Head

March 21st, 2012
11:18 am

“If the ACA is ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, and with at least 4 reliable, bought and paid for, conservative justices it may well be, we needn’t worry. The health insurance corporations, the pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, Republicans in Congress will do the right thing and make certain everyone will be able to recieve good, affordable healthcare….Right?”

I am hoping that the ACA is ruled unconstitutional and we can create a more efficient based healthcare system. The ACA builds off the current (employer sponsered) inefficient system and makes it worse. I like the idea of the ‘exchange’ but I would change the advisory board make up and get the unelected gov bureaucrats out of the picture. We should be able to choose the insurance that’s right for us, and not what’s given to us by the government or an employer who will just try to give us a ‘one size fits all’ insurance plan (which is directly responsible for our high premium costs).

Female voter

March 21st, 2012
11:19 am

Adam, I have no interest in decreasing
abortions. I’m pro-choice. I just don’t think charities should receive federal funds. That goes for all charities…as I am not a hypocrite.

Anyway, I’m also in my third trimester or pregnancy and am supposed to keep the blood pressure down so I’m done here. Have a nice day everyone.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:19 am

Becky,

He has a blog that makes it obvious satire and we have another one named Redneck Convert.

Welcome to the blog.

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
11:20 am

“I just don’t think charities should receive federal funds.”

but they do – for a number of different reasons, from hunger to family planning to health care.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 21st, 2012
11:20 am

Please explain to me how you wouldn’t know if you were raped, pregnant, or a victim of incest within 20 weeks.

GHB
Rohipnol

Gator Joe

March 21st, 2012
11:20 am

I can hear the Right whining already if gas prices begin to drop between now and the election: “The President is playing politics with gas prices!”

Brosephus™

March 21st, 2012
11:21 am

I would change the advisory board make up and get the unelected gov bureaucrats out of the picture. We should be able to choose the insurance that’s right for us, and not what’s given to us by the government or an employer who will just try to give us a ‘one size fits all’ insurance plan

And the private sector has had how long to develop and impliment such a system?? Even in light of the passing of the ACA, what has the health care industry done towards implimenting changes on their own that would make the ACA unnecessary in relation to controlling costs?

JKL2

March 21st, 2012
11:21 am

adam- And if you think defunding it is somehow going to decrease abortions, you’re sorely mistaken, as the funding stream for the abortions is separate and would not be affected by that

So you’re all for defunding it since it won’t make any difference. That’s what we call a budget cut. Now if you could teach it to all your Democrat congressmen pals…

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
11:21 am

Also too–

aren’t going to make it to Walmart in the back of your little car.

“little car?”

Are you sh-tting me? I didn’t say what I drove, but you DO realize that ~3500 pounds is around what a V6 equipped Honda Accord weighs, yes? (the 4 closer to 3300)

Is this the new redneck math? an ACCORD is a “little car”?

Libertarian

March 21st, 2012
11:21 am

Do you agree with Florida’s new pee in a cup law?

I don’t know what you are referring to.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:23 am

th,

They would pass nothing and the costs would be too high for the majority to buy.

You want to collapse our health care system.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
11:23 am

I haven’t been posting on these blogs for very long but seems like there are fewer trolls these days. Maybe Jay, et al did a purge?

The real trolls get bored and leave. Some that stay are still nuts, just not trolls. Well, unless you consider Redneck Convert and BillOW trolls.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:25 am

lib,

A libertarian that does not know about more gop stolen liberty?

Google it and get back to me.

Thanks.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
11:25 am

JKL2: So you’re all for defunding it since it won’t make any difference.

No, I am not for that because of what that funding DOES support. How in the hell did you miss that in my statements?

Peadawg

March 21st, 2012
11:26 am

Adam,

I’d consider someone like Jm or getalife, who spout off the same 1-liners everyday, trolls.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:26 am

The banned ones hang out at kyle’s blog.

Paul

March 21st, 2012
11:26 am

Brosephus

Yeah, that coulda been filmed in blogger basements all across Atlanta!

Keep Up 10:50

Just tryin’ to look on the bright side -

DEFEAT May SERVE As Well As Victory

March 21st, 2012
11:27 am

The Big Story, By Cynthia Tucker

Why Latinos Are Walking Away From The GOP

If the Republican Party had an establishment with backbone and moral fiber, it would have pushed back against the prejudices of its ultraconservative base, educating them about the many contributions that Latinos — those who crossed the border with papers as well as those who sneaked in — make to this country.

For one thing, they have lowered the age of the average American worker, helping the U.S. stave off the population collapse that is facing countries such as Japan.

Instead, the GOP political class has decided to try to prevent those immigrants from voting.

OBAMA in 2012

THANKS REPUBLICANS :)

stands for decibels

March 21st, 2012
11:27 am

As to planned parenthood, I know in the liberal mind tax money doesn’t go to abortions, but in my mind, PP gets a lump sum from the govt which frees up other non-govt funds for use on abortions.

You do realize where this logic takes you, yes? Anyone who receives any federal funding is “freed up” to do something you or I don’t like.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:27 am

pea,

I have trolled rw blogs like bretbart.

Lots of fun.

JKL2

March 21st, 2012
11:28 am

Kamchak- GHB, Rohipnol

That covers an extremely small percent of 1/3 of your argument. Keep going…

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 21st, 2012
11:30 am

That covers an extremely small percent of 1/3 of your argument.

Not my argument, sport.

You wanted to know “how” and I gave you two examples.

catlady

March 21st, 2012
11:30 am

Well, when it was time for college for me (1970) there were many places I could not go because of my gender. Then, in 1974, I was asked to leave an establishment where I had gone to pickup burgers because “ladies are not allowed in here.” That same year, when my husband and I went to apply for a loan to buy a house, I was asked what kind of b.c. I was using, because as soon as I got pregnant I would “quit my job and stay home.”

You would think it would be better now, but in some ways it is still very bad.

Talking Head

March 21st, 2012
11:31 am

“And the private sector has had how long to develop and impliment such a system?? Even in light of the passing of the ACA, what has the health care industry done towards implimenting changes on their own that would make the ACA unnecessary in relation to controlling costs?”

Like many issues facing this country, this comes back to our ridiculous tax code. Employers receive a massive tax break (and incentive) to offer insurance to their employees

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:31 am

Ron Paul called the Secret Service welfare and would not force you to pay for his security.

Good point.

carlosgvv

March 21st, 2012
11:32 am

I don’t want any of my tax money going to fight useless wars, like in Iraq and Afganistan, where our soldiers have died and are dying for absolutely nothing. But, the politicians don’t listen to me. And yet, I am assured here that no taxpayer’s money goes to fund abortions. So, it’s one but not the other. I wonder why that is?

Don't Forget

March 21st, 2012
11:33 am

Del, how long would you give a woman to decide whether to carry a pregnancy after being raped. What, in your estimate is a reasonable time frame?

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:34 am

I think super pacs should pay for their security.

th,

Do you agree that they will never reform the tax code because it is full of corporate welfare?

JKL2

March 21st, 2012
11:34 am

Stands- an ACCORD is a “little car”?

Mid-size, my bad. Still not a Kenworth.

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 21st, 2012
11:36 am

getalife

Ron Paul called the Secret Service welfare and would not force you to pay for his security.

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So can we call the members of the Secret Service welfare recipients?

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

March 21st, 2012
11:37 am

Becky: jkl2-there are no words to describe what a despicable “person” you are

Yep – Welcome to the blog Becky. JKL2 is one of the resident dirtbags; his claim to fame is his total ridiculousness and his need to belittle anyone on the board who doesn’t think like him.

Getalife: We could use better cons here on this blog. They are pretending to be women.

Usually they wait until the weekend.

JKL2: Please explain to me how you wouldn’t know if you were raped, pregnant, or a victim of incest within 20 weeks. It seems to be real offenseive to the left, but I have yet to figure out why? Do you have so much stuff coming in and out of your hoo-ha you can’t figure out what belongs to whom?

You know it amazes me that everyday you show again and again how very stupid you really are!! It’s like you set the bar lower and lower everyday.

To answer your question, (since you “supposedly” have a wife and daughter you should know this already), not everyone’s cycle is the same. I have friends who haven’t had a cycle in months and had to go on the pill to regulate it. I have friends who are as regular as the idiocy that daily comes out of your mouth.

One of the indicators of some pregnancies is that you don’t have a cycle; however there are some women who continue to have a cycle even though they are pregnant.

The biggest concern here for me though is WHY are republican men so obsessed with a woman’s body and NOT concerned with making jobs, fixing the schools, fixing these broken down roads and fixing the state of their broken down states.

I hope ya’ll get pimp slapped in November. Beeeyatches.

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 21st, 2012
11:37 am

getalife – I think Scout was in the Secret Service (SS?) :-)

Talking Head

March 21st, 2012
11:37 am

“th,

Do you agree that they will never reform the tax code because it is full of corporate welfare?”

I won’t say I agree that they will NEVER reform the tax code, but I do agree that it will be extremely difficult to reform it because Washington has been bought by corporations.

Brosephus™

March 21st, 2012
11:38 am

Like many issues facing this country, this comes back to our ridiculous tax code. Employers receive a massive tax break (and incentive) to offer insurance to their employees

That still doesn’t explain why the private sector has not retooled insurance and healthcare to keep costs from skyrocketing. Extrapolating from your reason, it would make one think taht employers would want insurance costs to keep going up so their tax break would get even larger. Seems like a very business minded company would have found a way to take themselves out of the loop a long time ago with respect to insurance costs. They did as much with defined pensions and retirement plans. What’s so different about health care?

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:39 am

“So can we call the members of the Secret Service welfare recipients?”

No, the candidates that demand security is welfare.

willard can afford to buy his security.

Super pacs can afford to buy their security.

They force you to pay for their security.

That is welfare.

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
11:40 am

“I have trolled rw blogs like bretbart.”

holy moly – you have more intestinal fortitude than I have …

and you must have a super-strong shower, too

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 21st, 2012
11:40 am

DDR – The biggest concern here for me though is WHY are republican men so obsessed with a woman’s body and NOT concerned with making jobs, fixing the schools, fixing these broken down roads and fixing the state of their broken down states.

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There are others of us that are also obsessed with womens bodies, just not to the exclusion of other equally important things dear ;-)

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:41 am

Common,

Yes scout is a socialist.

JKL2

March 21st, 2012
11:41 am

kamchak- Not my argument, sport. You wanted to know “how” and I gave you two examples

So I’ll add you comments to your normal “feeble and irrelavent” stack and accept your apology for butting in on something you admit having no interest in and couldn’t correctly answer anyway.

Thanks for playing. Come back when you can’t stay as long.

DEFEAT May SERVE As Well As Victory

March 21st, 2012
11:42 am

@Adam

March 21st, 2012
11:23 am
I haven’t been posting on these blogs for very long but seems like there are fewer trolls these days. Maybe Jay, et al did a purge?

The real trolls get bored and leave. Some that stay are still nuts, just not trolls. Well, unless you consider Redneck Convert and BillOW trolls.
************************************

“If you can’t answer a man’s arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.”

A blogger tries to diminish the argument of his opponent by calling the opponent a name that is subjective and unattractive;

Name calling is a substitute for a LACK OF INTELLIGENCE and KNOWLEDGE.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:44 am

UsinUK,

Most of the rw blogs banned me .

At Hot Air I was banned for calling torture evil.

Free Republic banned me for using the name Joe Wilson.

lgf banned me for being me.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
11:44 am

speaking of which, I haven’t seen timbo or Joseph post in a while. I had decided to not respond to them EVER a couple of weeks ago. EJ Moosa is on that list now too.

Sagegirl

March 21st, 2012
11:45 am

Jkl2- If a women can’t figured out she was a victim of rape or incest, and is pregnant within 21 weeks, I have serious doubts about her mental capacity too.

Dude…You should work on your reading comprehension. It’s showing how un-intelligent you are.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:47 am

“I won’t say I agree that they will NEVER reform the tax code, but I do agree that it will be extremely difficult to reform it because Washington has been bought by corporations.”

Check out the brain on th.

That is called getting real.

Adam

March 21st, 2012
11:48 am

I got banned from a facebook page for having a legitimate debate with someone over who and what is responsible for oil and gas prices, and he said “this is not a place for debate” and deleted all my comments after posting his own whining diatribe. Then he posted a few more times about how gleeful he was to have me gone in order to pull in people who say stuff like “I’m so proud to be a right wing conservative when I see a dem or lib get put in their place.”

What’s also funny: Days later, he posted 7 points of “how liberals argue,” and in each of the 7 points I could name a few examples of people here who do the exact same thing. Trouble is, all the examples I found were conservatives, not liberals.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:49 am

th,

That means the gop are lying about reforming the tax code.

It will not happen.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 21st, 2012
11:50 am

…for butting in on something…

“Butting in”? Post on an open forum, and you’ll get responded to, sport.

…you admit having no interest in…

Please show me where I “admit having no interest in”.

and couldn’t correctly answer anyway.

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JamVet

March 21st, 2012
11:50 am

Adam @9:42, that was as funny as Dennis Miller isn’t!

And what would have happened if it had failed?

Is that your round about way of admitting he did have something to do with OBL’s sleeping with the fishes, 2?

Besides the fact you would know absolutely nothing it if it had…

My answer is the same as it was last week when you said that – news of those dead/captured SEALs and/or destroyed helicopters and other equipment would be ALL over the news.

Try as they might, even the brass at the Pentagon can’t cover up everything. Ask Pat Tillman’s family…

JKL2

March 21st, 2012
11:52 am

DDR- however there are some women who continue to have a cycle even though they are pregnant.

Understood. Feeble, but understood. I would think the big belly and the kid kicking around would tip you off. But I’m just a guy, so what would I know.

Now on to the part about not knowing you were raped or an incest victim. kamchak was trying to enlighten me on the millions of date rape drug victims we have getting pregnant each year. What’s your spin?

Brosephus™

March 21st, 2012
11:52 am

catch y’all later… meds kickin’ in.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
11:52 am

Adam,

I don’t argue on facebook.

Did the cons send you nasty messages ?

Doggone/GA

March 21st, 2012
11:53 am

“But I’m just a guy, so what would I know”

Not much. Ever seen the TV show “I didn’t know I was pregnant”?

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
11:53 am

Kyle banned me last year for calling Little Barry Bailout to the mat. Apparently it was such a hit to one of his 3 loyal subjects that he has yet to restore my blogging rights. LOL :)

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
11:54 am

Adam – I had a HS friend “unfriend” me because I argued (calmly and with supporting facts) about inflation.

:roll:

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 21st, 2012
11:55 am

kamchak was trying to enlighten me on the millions of date rape drug victims we have getting pregnant each year.

Please show me where I ever posted about “millions of date rape drug victims”, sport.

JKL2

March 21st, 2012
11:55 am

sagegirl- Dude…You should work on your reading comprehension. It’s showing how un-intelligent you are.

Thanks for not answering the question.

Next deflection…

RB from Gwinnett

March 21st, 2012
11:55 am

Defeat, are you arguing that illegal aliens should be allowed to vot because they’re here???

Can my 12 year old vot too? She”s here.

DDR, the current conversations have been about the murder of unborn children and who should pay for birth control, yet somehow you think the topic is women’s bodies? Are you just not paying attention or are you trying to avoid discussing the actual issues?

Becky

March 21st, 2012
11:55 am

Do you suppose if we all just ignore jkl2 it will go away? Can we all practice the art of scrolling? Actually, the word scrolling sounds dirty so Santorum would ban that too.

Paul

March 21st, 2012
11:57 am

Brosephus

“meds kickin’ in”

Is that what you’re calling it now?

:-)

Seriously, get better, friend -

USinUK - missing the dogwoods ... not the pollen count ...

March 21st, 2012
11:59 am

“But I’m just a guy, so what would I know.”

Fanny Adams about what it’s like to actually BE pregnant.

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

March 21st, 2012
11:59 am

right on getalife!! I’ve gotten banned from Star Parker; NYTimes, Miami Herald, (sports blogs); I’m banned from Schultz’s blog (AJC sports) because some ignorant man told me to go and make him a sandwich when I told him, correctly that Bama’s 14 “National Titles” are only figments of their brain dead imaginations.

I’ve also been banned from this Maxine Water’s site (California); they told me I was nothing but a dumb white girl who didn’t know anything about the “black experience”. Nothing I said could convince them that I wasn’t some white chick pretending to be black! The reason for being banned from that one is because I said that Waters had set black women back 250 years with her ignorance.

Hey it’s good to be banned!! It means they don’t want to hear the truth!

getalife

March 21st, 2012
12:00 pm

I posted a comment on w’s page asking him to travel to the coast and calm down the cons after the BP oil spill.

My message box was full of nasty con comments.

Mick

March 21st, 2012
12:00 pm

ddr

The miami herald? Which thin skinned writer banned you?

Butch Cassidy

March 21st, 2012
12:01 pm

Becky – “Actually, the word scrolling sounds dirty so Santorum would ban that too.”

I don’t know where he would find the time. After listening to his speech last night, I got the impression that he will be far to busy trying to milk the planet of every natural resource until the earth is a lifeless hunk of rock like the moon. If that’s the GOP intent, maybe we need to vote for Newt. We’ll need the moonbase technology just to survive.

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 21st, 2012
12:02 pm

USinUK -
I had a HS friend “unfriend” me because I argued (calmly and with supporting facts) about inflation.

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What else would you expect from someone who grew up/lived in the Nutster’s district?

:-)

Mick

March 21st, 2012
12:02 pm

usinuk

Mick don’t do facebook, nothing lost there…

JamVet

March 21st, 2012
12:02 pm

…Bama’s 14 “National Titles”…

Debbie, that is as absurd as my beloved Cornhuskers having 11.

Don't Forget

March 21st, 2012
12:02 pm

Seems like Jay’s criteria for banishment is a lot more reasonable than some of these blogs.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
12:04 pm

Dang Debbie.

Got me beat.

You can bring it.

sheepdawg

March 21st, 2012
12:04 pm

i miss newt, he’s a funny little dude

Adam

March 21st, 2012
12:05 pm

getalife: nah, he deleted my comment and all references to me so they didn’t have a chance. T hey only knew my first name and they weren’t paying attention anyway probably. The guy obviously felt powerful wielding his block button.

JKL2

March 21st, 2012
12:07 pm

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I’m sorry if someone beside yourself couldn’t accept your feeble response and it blew your mind. Please enlighten me on the millions of date rape drug victims who get pregnant and can’t figure out within 5 months that either event happened. It’s such an epidemic, I can’t hardly get down the hall with all the unwittingly pregnant girls roaming around.

Bruno

March 21st, 2012
12:07 pm

I should’ve added @ 8.54, current ACA legislation assumes private individuals WILL be paying for their own healthcare, in the form of private insurance premiums, either subsidized through their employers or purchased on the open market.

sfd–Let me enlighten you a little bit. The ACA has little to do with folks paying for their OWN healthcare, and everything to do with folks paying for OTHERS health care. Maybe in your world this is a societal value we should strive for, but it is the antithesis of the value I think should be emphasized: self-reliance.

What kills me about some of you Libs is your vocal disdain for the Military Industrial Complex, yet nary a peep about the Medical Industrial Complex and how it has nearly bankrupted our country. We really have only real problem in our health care system, i.e. out-of-control costs, and ObamaCare is only going to make things worse. Yet you guys keep cheering as if we have accomplished something.

JKL2

March 21st, 2012
12:12 pm

DDR- The reason for being banned from that one is because I said that Waters had set black women back 250 years with her ignorance.

I can’t believe I find myself standing and applauding you on this one.

Nancy Pelosi couldn’t have been more right when she said we need to “drain the swamp” (not knowing she should be near the top of the list). Both sides are long overdue for an overhaul.

getalife

March 21st, 2012
12:12 pm

Bruno,

“The ACA has little to do with folks paying for their OWN healthcare, and everything to do with folks paying for OTHERS health care.”

No, the mandate forcing you to buy health care for you not others. Stop lying.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 21st, 2012
12:13 pm

Please enlighten me on the millions of date rape drug victims who get pregnant and can’t figure out within 5 months that either event happened.

I’m not going to defend a position that I did not take, sport.

I may have been born at night, but it wasn’t last night.

Heading upstairs now….

Mick

March 21st, 2012
12:13 pm

**Medical Industrial Complex and how it has nearly bankrupted our country.**

Well, finally something new that needs to be expounded on. How do we deal with this M.I.C. ?

getalife

March 21st, 2012
12:14 pm

“We really have only real problem in our health care system, i.e. out-of-control costs, and ObamaCare is only going to make things worse. Yet you guys keep cheering as if we have accomplished something.”

The costs were unaffordable so they passed this law to lower the costs. It is a open law for future changes to make it work.

Lets get real bruno.

Tundra Dude

March 21st, 2012
12:19 pm

Looking at the schedule, it is now quite conceivable that Romney can have it all wrapped up….

Oh, goody!
We might be rid of this Food Stamp president.
Romney will be the Soup Line president!
(no, not another gubmint giveaway….peeps will be required to bring their own soup)

Mr_B

March 21st, 2012
12:20 pm

Bruno @ 12:07. Then you should logically abstain from the purchase of any insurance, since the whole point of insurance is to get other folks to pay for your healthcare, accidental loss, liability or death.

BTW, I agree that health care costs are at the bottom of our problems. The fact that about one in six dollars in this economy go to health care is beyond ridiculous.

Darwin

March 21st, 2012
12:29 pm

Can’t wait to hear from the die hard Republicans in this state why they’re voting for a guy who instituted government run health care over a guy who instituted government run health care.

timbo

March 21st, 2012
12:36 pm

If you really believe that ObamaCare is great, talk to a Doctor.

BeeJay

March 21st, 2012
12:43 pm

Headline has nothing to do with the article, which has fewer words than my last facebook status. And Bookman’s being paid for this?

BeeJay

March 21st, 2012
12:45 pm

I will answer “Darwin.” I will vote for Romney over Obama because I would vote for ANYone over Obama, Mr scaryass president who has run our country’s economics, security, and pride into the ground.

Sagegirl

March 21st, 2012
12:46 pm

jkl2- Thanks for not answering the question.

Next deflection…

In case you haven’t been listening, Let me splain it to you.. 1. Women know when they’ve been raped, unless they’ve been drugged out ot their minds by their date or in some cases, husbands. 2. Most women take abortion seriously. It’s not something they run out and get just to make “it” go away. It’s a hard, emotional choice that we don’t take lightly. I’ve never had an abortion and probably never would, but I am not going to stand by and watch as women rights are slowing chipped away. So if they need up to 26 weeks, so be it. 3. I don’t want an old white guy with an R behind his name telling me what I need to be doing with my body and getting in between me and my doctor. It’s MY uterus, MY body, MY choice and until he’s been raped, can give birth, or walked in a woman’s shoes, he needs to keep his mouth closed.

Hope that helps!

My Party has ALL the answers. Your party is full of poopyheads! (formerly That Black Guy)

March 21st, 2012
1:04 pm

Adam

March 21st, 2012
9:05 am
What the hell is wrong with home schooling your children?

For starters, teaching them that evolution and global warming aren’t real and keeping them away from anything that might show them evidence that they absolutely are. And hell, you wouldn’t want them to think SCIENCE is anything other than god magic…. Think as you’re told, not for yourself!
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Yup, because EVERYONE who home schools believe that and the ALL teach their children that way. :roll:

“Ding Dong” (doorbell)
Adam. “who is it?”
“I have a delivery of extra strength generalization and a extra large broad brush”
Adam “OH Goody, just in time. I’ve used up my last 2 55gal drums of the stuff on the blog already”.

timbo

March 21st, 2012
1:10 pm

Adam,

You do have proof that global warming exists, right? Because you seem to be the expert here on this blog.

ken

March 21st, 2012
1:19 pm

Mass was 48th in growth because not one NE State is growing in population. No people, no jobs. All blue states by the way.

Darwin

March 21st, 2012
1:21 pm

That’s what I thought BeeJay. No specifics. Just hard won prejudice and ignorance.

oblama

March 21st, 2012
1:21 pm

Here I am again on the “Bookman for Oblama” love line again. Oblama’s mug on that hideous flag the other day reminds me of his cousin Castro’s face on the Cuban flag. Birds of a feather flock together. Contraceptives at CVS are $10 a month – not $3,000. We have Erkle in The White House. This is America and we don’t worship Oblama. My leader is Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior.

DEFEAT May SERVE As Well As Victory

March 21st, 2012
1:32 pm

@RB from Gwinnett

March 21st, 2012
11:55 am
Defeat, are you arguing that illegal aliens should be allowed to vot because they’re here???

Can my 12 year old vot too? She”s here.

DDR, the current conversations have been about the murder of unborn children and who should pay for birth control, yet somehow you think the topic is women’s bodies? Are you just not paying attention or are you trying to avoid discussing the actual issues?
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WHEN did some of you start STAYING ON TOPIC?

YOU people JUMP all over the place.

So don’t question what I WANT TO TALK ABOUT….that is my right.

oblama

March 21st, 2012
1:43 pm

Planned Parenthood owns the Dems……. keep your eye on the ball America. Our problem is not $10 a month contraceptives but a $15,000,000,000,000 debt. You can buy a WHOLE lot of birth control pills for $15 trillion. Think about this. The day your baby is born, if Planned Parenthood doesn’t talk you in to aborting him or her, your BABY will automatically owe $47,000 as his/her part of the bill for the national debt. Oblama is not a bad man but a very NAIVE and misguided man. If you think Mitt Romney’s 47 % win in Illinois is ugly then take a look at Oblama’s so called “plan” to reduce the national debt. His plan is TAX and SPEND. That’s where we have been ever since Lyndon Baines Johnson (democrat) got us in debt in Viet Nam – tax, big government programs and spend beyond our means. FIFTY years of TAX and SPEND has gotten us a 15,000,000,000,000 debt. That is what I call UGLY.

MrLiberty

March 21st, 2012
1:49 pm

Winning by cheating doesn’t seem to be an issue either. Just look at what happened in Iowa, Washington, Maine, and several other states where all indications are that Ron Paul won. Once you eliminate the momentum, get the media to perpetuate the lies for you, you effectively reinforce the belief that he cannot win. The history of this election cycle will go down in the history books as by far the most corrupt for the GOP and the complicit media who will do everything possible to prevent Ron Paul from restoring the constitution to this country along with freedom and liberty.

My Party has ALL the answers. Your party is full of poopyheads! (formerly That Black Guy)

March 21st, 2012
1:50 pm

Adam

March 21st, 2012
10:33 am
If you care to have a legitimate debate about that, I will consider that you may actually be an independent.
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Female Voter, don’t fall for it unless you want to be smaked with broad generalizations, assumptions and wish to be told what you are “actually” thinking or saying.

My Party has ALL the answers. Your party is full of poopyheads! (formerly That Black Guy)

March 21st, 2012
1:51 pm

oops make that *smacked*

Janney

March 21st, 2012
1:51 pm

Adam: Late to this blog, and only have gotten to page two of the comments, but THANK YOU for your 8:55 post. “What the hell is wrong” with them, indeed!

oblama

March 21st, 2012
2:10 pm

Did you see on the video on Yahoo where Celo Green gave an Oblama fund raiser the finger and told him to (F word) off? Guess he was tired of people leeching off of him.

oblama

March 21st, 2012
2:12 pm

Get on the Bookman for Oblama band wagon before the wheels come off.

oblama

March 21st, 2012
2:17 pm

$15,000,000,000 national debt but what about free birth control? In Georgia you can go to the health department even if you are rich and get free birth control. CVS sells them for $10 a month. In a 4 way race for president Oblama wouldn’t get a majority either so why does Bookman see 47 % in a 4 way race for the Repub nominee as being ugly? He is a DEM – that’s why.

Jim

March 21st, 2012
2:19 pm

Jay. you are a horrible excuse for a human being.

oblama

March 21st, 2012
2:30 pm

Jim – that is your opinion? Are you kin to Jay? What can you tell me about him – other than he is left of center? I don’t necessarily think that makes you a horrible human being – but it doesn’t help any.

GT

March 21st, 2012
2:31 pm

Ari Fleischer should be cast as a hit man in the Godfather. Last night he coldly declared money is a form of voting, if the others were hot they could raise money. Buying an election is an American tradition which explains all you need to know about the GOP Party. A few nights ago he was calling Obama out for now supporting the super pac, a flip flopper. What is really driving Ari crazy is O lets him pick his weapon only which ever one he picks they both have the equal use of it. Wouldn’t it be cool if Mit had all the money and the president sat out the dance on moral protest. The only hope the Republicans have to win this election is to out spend , out lie, out promise the left, just as Mitt is doing to his follow Republican. When the other side has no money you can cover up a lot of wrong with yours. Ari in his GOP George Bush roots tried to bully his point across that money is not bad and if that is all you are about I guess I see his point. Mr. Smith does not go to Washington anymore, they don’t even pretend he is there. Sad but our country is not run by who can run the best commercials like everything else.

My Party has ALL the answers. Your party is full of poopyheads! (formerly That Black Guy)

March 21st, 2012
2:55 pm

Adam

March 21st, 2012
11:48 am
What’s also funny: Days later, he posted 7 points of “how liberals argue,” and in each of the 7 points I could name a few examples of people here who do the exact same thing. Trouble is, all the examples I found were conservatives, not liberals.
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SHOCKER!!!!!!!! :SHOCK:

My Party has ALL the answers. Your party is full of poopyheads! (formerly That Black Guy)

March 21st, 2012
2:55 pm

My Party has ALL the answers. Your party is full of poopyheads! (formerly That Black Guy)

March 21st, 2012
3:07 pm

I’ve been banned from HuffPo after having a “debate” suggesting that the political tone in this country is caused by D’s AND R’s. Go figure.

I also was banned from the Dallass Kowbouys site until 2098. But I was being an azz :lol:

Joseph

March 21st, 2012
3:07 pm

Kinda like the way Obuma defeated Hillary??? Ugly???

My Party has ALL the answers. Your party is full of poopyheads! (formerly That Black Guy)

March 21st, 2012
3:16 pm

Sagegirl

March 21st, 2012
12:46 pm
3. I don’t want an old white guy with an R behind his name telling me what I need to be doing with my body and getting in between me and my doctor.
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Is it ok if there is a D behind his name? Obamacare.

oblama

March 21st, 2012
3:27 pm

Definition of a Dem: We are going to save the world with YOUR money.

GT

March 21st, 2012
3:39 pm

And what a good cause for the Republicans to spend their money on don’t you think?

Billybob

March 21st, 2012
4:10 pm

granny,
winning ugly is defined as 73 million people voting a socialist and a marxist into the white house…….losing ugly will be defined by barrack hussein obama mmm, mmm, mmm this fall…..enjoy the exposing of hussein this time around and the utter didsdain for his radical leftist views from republicans, independents and moderate dems who now realize this isn’t what they voted for…….good day libs…..
road scholar,
fluke was brought up at the last minute and had no expertise on the actual subject of the hearing which is why she was not allowed to testify…….your ilk are lying to you if that is your belief of the events that transpired……and the dems did not hold a hearing on the actual topic of the republican hearing, what they held was a press conference for another one of their ‘victims’……they parade victims out in order to try to promote their ideas, you need to wake up and understand….. i know jay does understand and he hates to see people like me on this blog enlightening all to the chicanery of the left……it’s fun

dude

March 21st, 2012
4:40 pm

So Eric Fehrnstrom says the positions Mitt takes can erased just like an Etch a Sketch. You guys have no core values except one; dollars!

bob from account temps

March 21st, 2012
4:52 pm

Becky

March 21st, 2012
8:40 am
What you need to remember becky is that you can still get your abortions or buy any birth control you like. nothing changed in spite of what the libs tell you.

AndyInAtl

March 21st, 2012
5:08 pm

There are so many liberal morons posting here you’d think this website is for some rag in Maine, and not in Southeast. If a guy wants to use contraception, he goes and buys condoms. If a girl wants to use contraception, she can go and and purchase whatever her method of contraception is. It’s not rocket science; it’s very simple stuff. Insurance is not going to cover that. Nor should insurance cover Viagra, Cialis or other thought up garbage that is direct result of unholy communion between “doctors” and drug companies. Erectile disfunction is not a disease, and as result the little blue pill should not be covered under insurance plan. Neither should contraception be covered. What’s next, prescription for ky jelly? Or maybe for a vibrator for another disease that is yet to be dreamed up?

I would like someone to...

March 21st, 2012
5:41 pm

explain in laymen’s terms who the healthcare plan will cut healthcare cost.

Who is the voice for the...

March 21st, 2012
5:47 pm

aborted fetus? What about their bodies? Oh yeah, that is just one little tid bit the women spouting off about their bodies like to forget.

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