September 10, 2012
How you know...
How do you know that Obama and Biden picked up support at the Dem Convention? Yesterday Romney claimed he would not get rid of all aspects of the Affordable Care Act. He would keep the part that would ensure that those with pre-existing conditions can obtain insurance--just like Obamacare! Whoa Nelly. Can't you folks take a joke? Of course, if Obamacare is killed, the insurance for those with pre-exiting conditions would last about one week's worth of vouchers! Then what?
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a good story about the burn center in Milwaukee. They do tremendous life-saving work. But it must be noted it is very labor intensive and very expensive. I am trying to figure out the GOP plan. Suppose a child is burned over say 60 percent of his body. He can be saved, but the initial cost will knock you over. The care will far exceed the maximum lifetime figure bandied about. What would Romney/Ryan say? Let the patient die?
Mittens was not finished. He told Meet the Press that he liked Bill Clinton's speech at he Dem Convention, and he said Obama has made us safer! I am not making this up.
I can't believe it, but the election is just a couple months from now. Will the big money ensure the election of Romney? Will vouchers, that do not work in public schools, be given new life in health care?
Se you Friday night at the Goodman Community Center in Madison with Phil Donahue, Jim Hightower and others.
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Is Romney etching this week, or is he sketching?
-Griebnotz Doerkpfester | (Glad) I Escaped, WI. | September 10, 2012
Well thank goodness, we're saved.
Canada for U.S. President
( http://www.americabutbetter.com/ )
- Canada thinks Obama is too polite.
- They'd build the Keystone pipeline, but send maple syrup instead of oil.
- The Queen endorses Canada for president.
Have fun with this one.
-Mad Hemingway | Heart of Badger country | September 10, 2012
Not only what would Mitt the Twit and Lyin' Ryan say, but what would they do if it were their child in the burn unit? Talk is cheap, especially when it's the other guy's problems.
For anyone of us, our lives could change at any point during any day. At any point we could become that patient who will drain the system.
Yeah, what would Romney and Ryan do?
-Pietr Haikuu | Hurley, Wis | September 10, 2012
If you'll remember Clinton's speech (a masterpiece in my estimation), he made a point to explain that he did not have any hatred for Republicans and never did. That message has been pervasive in the Democrats strategy to expose the Teabaggers for what they are.......people who are unable to accept an African American president.
So as it turns out, now the Republicans(and I use that term loosely)have grasped on that notion of not being so obvious. Add that to the fact that the electorate is fed up with the bickering and B.S., now Romney is saying that he liked Clinton's speech, and he is willing to give up something(pre-existing conditions). Too little and way too late for a candidate that makes Birther jokes. It is an insincere strategy and it makes the Romney/Ryan ticket look weak, unsure, and pathetic. Don't they know that they don't have to make themselves look pathetic? They got, "special top-secret guest speaker," Clint Eastwood to do that. I never saw a smug jackass ever put words into a president's mouth before. Mr Eastwood is such a great man, let's just chalk it up to the fact that he was talking extemporaneously. It was disrespectful hate-mongering and the Republican party and Eastwood can shove it up their Dirty Harry a---s.
-Ty O'Mara | Grayslake, IL | September 11, 2012
I know that commentators/pundits have to take these right-wing 'solutions' to social problems seriously, even if it's just to be able to show how poorly they would actually work, but I've come to believe that these 'solutions' ultimately don't really even rate a serious response. They're NOT serious/good-faith solutions, they're just sociopathic propaganda meant to inflame people on the most false, superficial level, with the hoped-for result being a consolidation of power (and concomitant wealth) by the already powerful. If these lies don't work, they'll still keep repeating them but they'll think of new versions just as casually - - - all in the purpose of their serving the narrowest of interests, those of the 1% (and no, Virginia, that ain't you or me).
-Big Em | Milwaukee, WI | September 11, 2012