Saturday October 12, 2013, 2:29 am
The Bible teaches that sowing the wind is not free. There is a cost. Republicans have tried to destroy Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid since their inception, because they hate the notion of anything other than death as the safety net for who cannot pay. They have failed because the American people support these valuable programs so much that Republicans have to pretend to be supporting them at the same time they are trying to destroy them. Faced with another addition to America’s safety net, Republicans sowed the wind. With lie after lie, they whipped up such fear of ObamaCare abound their rabid base they they felt sire they could stop it, while pretending to negotiate. But they failed. So they tried to prevent it’s implementation, right up to shutting down the government. Now they have failed, again, but the fear they generated has taken on a life of its own. Now they are beginning to reap the whirlwind.
Saturday October 12, 2013, 2:57 am
As I frequently point out all republicans are not rich. Many of them are wannabes. They have nothing and they need the same safety nets as most citizens do. Somehow they think they can shout conservative "values" but what they need will always be there.
Saturday October 12, 2013, 6:40 am
May they all crash and burn..... I hope and prey....that they not only reap what they have sown but that they reap the whirlwind they have created. Karma is a *itch and I hope she is about to embrace all of them.
Saturday October 12, 2013, 9:12 am
I like the analogy of sowing the wind and reaping the storm, or even better, a whirlwind, TomCat. But the Republicans being blown from the political map by a whirlwind is not something to rejoice in. Storms and whirlwinds are terribly unpredictable and only one thing is certain: they are going to leave a lot of damage in their trails. Sure, the Republicans are going to be blown away by their own doing, but there is going to be a lot of collateral damage too: namely to all of us.
How much storm and whirlwinds is it going to take for the people of America to say: "Enough is enough", take to the streets and demand that government is re-opened without concessions and the debs ceiling raised?
Saturday October 12, 2013, 10:35 am
"“The bottom line is we need that money in our economy to save rural hospitals and jobs in the rural areas,” Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) told the Arizona Daily Star on Thursday, criticizing the GOP’e effort to defund the Affordable Care Act. "
Surely, Hell has frozen over. I did not believe I would EVER find myself in agreement with anything Jan Brewer EVER said. It is SO good to see what I've known all along and that which the republican party has been saying all along, Americans support them. Americans don't want the ACA. That is and always has been a monstrous lie. Rachel and Ezra were wonderful as usual. All they included were yes and no answers in that poll, the polls I have seen that include gradations have been favorable in the high 50's overall. As woefully inadequate as the ACA is, it is still better than what we have had. There will still be far too many uninsured with this plan and the world, if not the republican party, knows this is a stepping stone toward single payer. If, and I don't really think if is the word, the Democrats retain the presidency, the Senate (and my bet there is that the 2010 Tea Party Senator's will be exiting in droves and may give the Senate a filibuster proof majority) and very likely the House as well, single payer will be on the agenda. The world is on this path, so too must we be, nothing less is moral. To let even one person die uninsured is to as the biblical parable Christ told about the shepherd and one lost sheep be a lie. We're better than that. We're better than the one percent and the entire republican party and the tea party, well, they had best head back down the rabbit hole where I do hope the Red Queen lops off their silly little heads.
Saturday October 12, 2013, 10:59 am
I hope their ratings plunge so low it falls off the graph. We could of been doing so much better in this Country but they throw roadblocks up at every corner. People are forced to suffer more, longer, and deeper due to their lack of Heart and deplorable tactics.
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:39 am
I do hope you are right TC and that they will reap the whirlwind that they have sown. I sympathise with Marva as I bet we all do – there is no talking to some people!
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:49 am
We should never try to confuse a Republican with either facts or logic - they are immune to both and just keep talking... and talking and talking and talking... I would LOVE to see the Red Queen lop off their silly little heads.
Saturday October 12, 2013, 12:30 pm
Thank you TomCat.
Your first comment runs right along the line I have been propounding: that the conservative agenda has long been, and continues to be to wipe out any remnant of the New Deal, and, as commented on another day, Obamacare smells, tastes, and feels, to them, as one more bit of new Deal stuff!
Dirty, rotten, greedy, rat bastard, sons of bitches!
Saturday October 12, 2013, 1:23 pm
the sad truth is that most people have been asleep at the switch just trying to tend to their little lives they have been fooled into thinking that they don't matter there is nothing they can do well their wrong you can vote and be heard the working class can only be defeated by their apathy
Saturday October 12, 2013, 2:53 pm
I, on the other hand, am less interested in their ratings than in getting progressives to vote! It really doesn't matter if their ratings are in the tank, if all of us figure that they are so hated our votes are not needed,, and don't vote. That is, not for quite the same reasons, what happened in 2010, and it could easily happen in 2014. But I guarantee these guys will vote.
Saturday October 12, 2013, 5:07 pm
Obama has cut the deficit in half. He got the ACA passed and found legal. This with the obstruction of the GOP. Just think where we would have been if Bush had not stolen the election from Gore.
Saturday October 12, 2013, 10:09 pm
Republican's???don't WE ALL MEAN TO SAY, "THE KOCH BROTHER'S???"...YOUR NEW GOVERNMENT??.... A DICTATORSHIP BASED ON THEIR MONEY, THAT BOUGHT AND PAID FOR THE TEAPARTY, ALEC AND SO MANY REPUBLICANS THAT ARE IN POWER AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME, OCTOBER 12, 2013????.................OOHHH, I THINK IT IS TIME FOR ...NOT ONLY YOU AND I TO VOTE...(good luck trying to get others to listen, learn and make their own descision..I have for over 12 years...and still!!...no one that is downtrodden , cares.....just want to know , "..why those of us that do know...can't take care of it!!")...that is what I get, going door to door for over 12 years...(I know my neighborhood sucks..but it effects these people the most!!!)...2013!! it is!(we must educate our children!!! ..with the truth and the Fact that they have rights and so do their parents and ..HOW!!! ...TO VOTE AND WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT!!!......the kids get it in my neighborhood, but ...they say,"..I KNOW!! PLEASE DO!!..(I can't talk to ..I am here in the food line, ..so we can eat this week and I have tests this week at school!..."Shelly!, I got an "A" last week in history!!....said one young one and then another said "well, I got a B in my math, that is still good?"...I hugged them both!!..said how proud I was of them, ..gave them half my food, asked about what they need, if I can provide....they just hugged me at the same time!."we're fine!"...parents said thankyou for caring about our kids..no problem..can I help you?...NO!!!!...I just need a job, can you give me a job?"............argh...so we continue on, by taking care of each other, while we all go through this!
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:28 pm
When you put ideology (aka idiotology) above the national interests, the sheeple will eventually show their displeasure. The low approval ratings for the Republicanus/Teabaggers are an indication of that displeasure. Unfortunately, there are still some that blame the Democrats as well as evidenced by their dropping approval rating, although nowhere near that of the Republicanus/Teabaggers.
In yet another sign of trouble for the GOP, business interests are also showing signs of discontent, signaling a possible rift with Republicans ahead of the 2014 mid-term elections…
This could signal the beginning of the end for the Republicanus/Teabaggers and a return to sanity in government. Although I must say that Ted Cruz tried to put an interesting spin on the recent NBC/Wall St Journal poll — 20% of those polled were government workers or democrats and that that "failure" to conduct the poll properly and without bias skews the results. Cruz, always looking for an angle, is like a "whirling dervish" trying to find his political bliss by spinning and spinning.
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:49 pm
I feel the need to say this about voting ... because of the way this country has set up the two party system, with the electoral college, and all, it is extremely important that everyone realize that a vote for anyone but a Democrat is the exact same thing as voting for a Republican. And I have a sneaky suspicion that is how the Tea Partiers got elected in 2010. Whenever Dems get disillusioned with the Party, they tend to vote Independent, or more recently, Progressive or Green Party. Because the numbers to support a win of a National election in these parties just isn't there, no matter how much we'd like for them to be, a vote for any party other than Democrat ends up being a vote FOR Republicans. So please, let's not try making a statement with a non Dem vote. What is happening right now is proof that we must vote Democrat in order to get rid of the Republicans and move this country forward.
Sunday October 13, 2013, 1:33 am
Thanks to all, and kudos to many, but especially to Deb. I readily admit that the Democratic Party is a swamp that needs to be drained, but in order to do that, we mist first get rid of the vicious Republican alligators. (apologies to REAL alligators)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 5:37 am
The Republicans have been hell-bent on commenting political suicide since Pres. Obama was elected. Their hate is so outrageous it has fried their brains. RWHJ continue to destroy as much as possible. They are so far gone-- so dysfunctional, so "out of touch with reality. Facts & truth don't exist any more for them. WE REALLY Need to vote them out in 2014 & 2016----Register & Vote DEM. and ---of course---Vote for Dem. Women !!!
Sunday October 13, 2013, 9:33 am
Republicans have lost two elections in a row. As long as they focus on unseating each other they will be too weak to gather majorities of independents which they have always needed. The older coalitions of business leaders and evangelicals is fragmenting. Business leaders need stability in order to be profitable. Evangelicals support anti-abortion measures, oppose gay rights, and a dozen other issues that threaten their fantasy. As long as they collectively opposed the opposition more than each other the coalition worked for them. Now things are beginning to shift. Their dogma is getting run over by their karma.