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I was raised by Southern Baptist democrats. Both my mother and dad were diehard democrats and were 2 of the biggest bigots I have ever known til the day they died.

Yes, I am a registered republican so I can vote. When I vote, I vote for who ever is closest to what I feel will do the best job. I have yet been able in 40 yrs of voting to agree totally with one side over the other nor have I ever voted a straight ticket.

Both sides have nutloaves, neither side is totally correct on anything.

Those that post on here that practice backbiting do a disservice to their parties.

I see many democrats today doing exactly what in years past they have accused the republicans of. The maligning goes on in both parties, neither is immune.

Does anyone not realize that if a newcomer to voting sees or hears these off color rants that it will turn them away from your party or even voting altogether? Teaching facts will get more honey than tirades.

March 25, 2010 at 6:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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I feel sorry for you. You are so full of bitterness and hate. Something very bad must have happened to you in your life.
I don't hate anyone for their opinions/beliefs, in fact I learn from others who see/believe things different than I.
I may not always agree with them cause I have the right as everyone else does to believe what I do.
But you come in this forum lately on a daily basis and post some of the most vile things.
You use every blatant opportunity to offload your festering insecurities onto others who do not agree with your point of view.
It's obnoxious, it's detrimental to the purpose of this site for people to run around taking out their personal vendettas on random strangers.

March 25, 2010 at 2:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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Health care should be a basic right in this country. It is not a basic right because of the health insurance companies.

ace__high — March 25, 2010 at 12:52 p.m

Yes ace, it should be and yes, it it's cause of the insurance companies. So why didn't our law makers do something about the ins. companies charging such high rates and the rates doctors and hospitals charge instead of coming up with the healthcare bill?

I remember as a kid we had county hospitals and doctors that cared for those who couldn't pay. Doctors in the city I grew up in took turns (donated their time) at the hospital. Paid for by the tax payers through sales tax, property tax and donations.

March 25, 2010 at 1:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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LB — March 25, 2010 at 10:35 a.m

I agree with your post.
I really don't think some of what is in the bill is called for like viagra and should have never been in it.
I ask again, why can't the D's compromise on this and some of the others? After all they did get what they wanted they got the bill, why not atleast listen to the R's and add or delete to make the bill better for all. They even voted "NO" to to prohibit any insurance premium increases.

Go read the full post on

March 25, 2010 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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In a Senate Obamacare vote that is certain to end up in 2010 GOP campaign commercials, Senate Democrats rejected a GOP amendment to Obamacare that would have banned the use of federal money to pay for Viagra for sex offenders:

Now tell me, who in their right mind wouldn't vote to ban the use of federal money to help sex offenders get viagra?

"As enticing as these amendments may be, Democrats are hoping to hold tough, and vote against any and all Republican amendments."

Why? No compromising on any?

"In addition to the Viagra amendment, Republicans have offered amendments to eliminate remaining special favors in the bill, enroll members of Congress in Medicaid and protect the rights of states to opt out of the legislation."

Why not enroll Congress AND the Senate in Medicad? Just because they are law makers doesn't mean they are any better than the rest of Americans.

The listed "NO" amendments so far some are a real eye opener.

March 25, 2010 at 10:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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I don't think ANY poll like that is accurate.
Like I said before... political polls undermine both parties.

March 23, 2010 at 9:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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67 percent of Republicans (and 40 percent of Americans overall) believe that Obama is a socialist."

llittle1 — March 23, 2010 at 7:50 a.m


Tell the whole truth not just a few words of a statement.

The poll of 2,230 Americans, taken during last weekend's health care showdown in the House of Representatives.

That 2,230 isn't even polling enough Americans to make such a claim.
Some ignoramus most likely stood on a street corner with a clipboard asked those that walked by and came up with the %'s.
How about it everyone......Ace, RWE, Craig, Giles, even you llittle1,... anyone...were you polled on this? I wasn't, I don't know of anyone who was.
If you are going to make a claim like this you'd better poll a heck of a lot more than 2,230. All this is, is a lie to make it look like this is the way the whole country thinks.
In Forrest Gumps words..."Stupid is as stupid does" and polls like this one undermines both parties.

March 23, 2010 at 8:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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Dems tap drug maker millions for PhRMA-friendly bill | Washington Examiner

March 17, 2010 at 1:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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So you might as well get some value for your contribution.

Giles_Winterbourne — March 16, 2010 at 9:17 p.m

That I do Giles as well as you do and everyone else in this country. If it wasn't for those like my Dad, father in law,
8 uncles, 5 brothers, 2 brother in laws, nephews, nieces, husband, daughter and others who have served, allows all of us to wake up in a free country. Free for even you to say what you want, work where you do, live the way you choose without fear. I disagree with about 99% of what you say and think your a flakey fake. Now go spew your crap to a pile of rocks cause that's about all that will listen to you.

March 16, 2010 at 10:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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And that -1,454,515 active duty military. - could hold civilian jobs, or public works jobs.

Giles_Winterbourne — March 16, 2010 at 7:38 p.m

Oh Giles, Giles, Giles......

Like I said find, give, or create civilian jobs for all of them. Love to see that when unemployment is as high as it is. Oh wait, I know theres always unemployment, welfare, oh and no healthcare, lets just drain the system even more.
Many of those as you say "have no real economic productivity; just a sinkhole" have civilian jobs and do duty in the Guard.
Seems to me there were a lot of the NG on site to sandbag when we flooded a few years ago.
They all, active and guard pay their fair share of taxes just like you and I do.

I agree with your March 16, 2010 at 7:03 p.m. post.
DC is nothing more than a money pit at the tax payer exspense.

March 16, 2010 at 8:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )