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By hark, February 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm Link to this comment
This is not partisan politics, as the media insists on telling us. It is ideological warfare. The Republicans do not represent ordinary people and care nothing for them except as they function as workers and consumers and voters to be exploited, and therefore have no use for the federal government at all, except for the military, that protects their capitalistic interests.
There’s no compromise possible. We are not all working for the common good with differences merely in the details to be ironed out and negotiated. It is the rich against the rest of us, except half of us peons are carrying water for the rich, having been brainwashed beyond hope of recovery through the culture wars.
By MarthaA, February 26, 2010 at 4:37 pm Link to this comment
The Democrats will go on without the Republicans, if the Republicans continue to choose to be obstructionists, as President Obama said, because health care in the United States is a problem for the American people and is going to be reformed. Democrats do not want the United States being the only country without health care.
By Vic Anderson, February 26, 2010 at 3:43 pm Link to this comment
Elephants remember; they’re not going to let Obummer co-opt their positions like
Clinton. Hence, they just say NO; counting on the FED-up public for feckless
miserepubilkan recoups in 2010/2!
By Blackspeare, February 26, 2010 at 11:55 am Link to this comment
Essentially this Obama/GOP imbroglio over health care reform is very similar to the Israeli/Palestinian situation. As long as each side sees the possibility for a victory neither side will compromise. The Democrats had the opportunity with Congress in their pocket, but they couldn’t get their house in order——no pun intended.
By MarthaA, February 26, 2010 at 5:55 am Link to this comment
GOP has a Genesis 4:9 Cain Syndrome, “Am I my brothers keeper?”
Obama is trying to help them understand that they are to be their brothers keeper for the benefit of the whole, and not take everything from the populace, but like Cain, the GOP see no reason to share.
The terrible Cain Syndrome of the GOP is devastating the whole. President Obama is trying to find some semblance of caring in the GOP to help with relief for the populace’s oppression and tyranny, brought on by conservative EXTREMISTS that the GOP continues to totally ignore, like the economics of the GOP, but ignoring, lying, and propagandizing by the GOP doesn’t make the populace go away.
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The Richest 1% Have Captured America’s Wealth—What’s It Going to Take to Get It Back? The U.S. already had the highest inequality of wealth in the industrialized world prior to the financial crisis—and it’s gotten even worse.
By MarthaA, February 26, 2010 at 5:53 am Link to this comment
Obama is trying to help them understand that they are to be their brothers keeper for the benefit of the whole, and not take everything from the populace, but like Cain, the GOP see so reason to share.
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